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Hey, I'm new here & saw some posts regarding this & I'm hoping someone can help.<br><br><br><br>
I am in the Augusta, GA area & I get my cable tv through Comcast. I just switched to Digital - got the converter over the weekend. I had to because they were slowly but surely taking away my favorite channels from analog & the only way to get them was to go digital.<br><br><br><br>
I like to record several shows a week - sometimes on different channels on the same day. I also like to watch one show & record another at the same time. Well, I was informed that with digital, you can only record the channel that the converter is tuned to. This has me very upset.<br><br><br><br>
Of course they offer a DVR for $9.95 per month. Like I can afford more on my cable bill. It's high enough!!! My VCR is paid for. No one can tell me that with today's technology that they can't figure a way to do this with your existing VCR. I think this is just another way for the cable companies to take more of our money. Can't the govt or FCC make them do something? Who's looking out for the consumers? I just know that if the govt. made the cable co's come up with something, I feel sure someone who is technologically minded there could figure something out.<br><br><br><br>
Who can I write to to complain? The FCC, some govt committee? Does anyone know?
 

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Um, if your cable box is anything like mine, you can set it up to change to the correct channel when the show you want to tape is on. Then just set your VCR to channel 3 or 4, and set it to record that channel when your show's supposed to come on. Comcast should have given you some documentation. If not, check out their website.<br><br>
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Wonder, Thanks for your reply. The cable guy did show me how to record by setting the channel to record to 3. Then I have to set the digital converter to whatever channel I want recorded.<br><br><br><br>
The problem is that if I'm gone to work all day, there is no way to change the channel on the converter while I'm gone so that I can record one show on one channel in the morning & then another on another channel in the afternoon. Or, if I want to watch one channel & record another at the same time. You can't do that according to the cable guy unless I rent a DVR.<br><br><br><br>
There has got to be some way around this. I can't imagine that I'm the only one who is upset over this.
 

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<a href="http://www.comcast.com/customers/faq/FaqDetails.ashx?ID=2689" target="_blank">http://www.comcast.com/customers/faq...s.ashx?ID=2689</a>
 

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Wonder, Thanks for the info. When I get home, I'll try it out. I'll let you know if it works. I don't know if my box is the same kind they're talking about. I have a digital converter. Anyway, I'll let you know.<br><br><br><br>
Thanks again.
 

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I have comcast digital as well. The only way I've found to be able to do it is having the tv ON the channel I want recorded, & the vcr on channel 3.<br><br><br><br>
I remember trying to use the Record Future Program before and it didn't work. I will have to try it again, though.
 
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