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TV Channel Changes in August
Three changes in programming took place in August.
457: The Speed Channel has been renamed Fox Sports 1.
484: The Halcion Channel has been renamed Pivot.
401. Currnet was purchased by Al Jazeera America.
All three of these channels require a cable box or TiVo with CableCARD. A subscription to the Digital Variety Pak is also required. The printed TV Channel Lineup Sheets have been updated -- links appear in the left-hand column.
Local HD Channel Issues
We've noticed very intermittent problems on some local HD channels. The intermittent nature of these problems make them very difficult to diagnose, but we will try to get a handle on the problem as soon as possible. The workaround, of course, is the analog versions of the local channels (2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, and 11).
Considering TiVo? Read this first!
Many of our customers enjoy two-tuner TiVo boxes instead of traditional cable boxes. But TiVo has recently introduced a new unit with four tuners -- meaning that you can record four programs simultaneously. These new units are NOT a good choice on Lucas Valley Cable because they lack an analog tuner. That is, they will only work on the digital channels on the cable. Many programs on our system continue to be analog (those without a decimal point in their channel number). CNN, CSNBA, CNBC, Cartoon Network, just to name a few) and are not available on the 4-tuner TIVo. Purchase the TiVo Premier, which has two analog and digital tuners, instead.
Wireless Upgrade -- You May Qualify for a Free Wireless Router!
There has been enormous interest in wireless recently, especially due to tablet computers and smart phones. Lucas Valley Cable has various options to give you the wireless performance that you need.
When you order a wireless upgrade from Lucas Valley Cable,
- We will help you decide on the best wireless solution considering your coverage area (wireless router or separate wireless access point).
- We will install and set up your system with an appropriate encryption method to protect your privacy.
- We will replace any failed router or access point that we install as long as you continue your service.
If you are presently using our Legacy or Basic plan, an upgrade to our Plus Internet plan or higher entitles you to a free wireless router. There is no special installation charge for wireless upgrades that can be accomplished by adding a router. If we recommend a separate access point and you agree with that recommendation, we will provide both the access point and a power-over-ethernet kit for a combined cost of $129 plus tax (wiring to the access point is extra if required).
Please give us a call at 259-5856 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to discuss a wireless upgrade.