The Motley Fool Discussion Boards

Previous Page

Personal Finances / Living Below Your Means


Subject:  Re: Digital cable blues Date:  3/30/2002  3:37 PM
Author:  paulfife Number:  260416 of 890173

I have been through the instructions on the digital box that got installed here earlier today. Nowhere can I find anything that would cause it to do an automatic channel change. The old analog box would do that so I could record from different channels during the night (actually able to program in 8 channel changes), but nothing on this new box. Grrr...

Most digital boxes have the option to control your VCR with an "IR Blaster" attatchment. My cable company brags about it on their website but fails to mention it isn't included. Typically what I want to record is in the analog range (below 100) so I haven't bothered to inquire about it.

In examing the materials left by the installer, it l