Last night AMC went missing again and I couldn't record The walking Dead or Interview With A Vampire.
The last time it happened was in April;old post below.
The schedule is there and you can set a program to record.At the appropriate time,the red record light comes on and it shows up on the recorded and scheduled recording screen.At the end of the recording,if I press play,I get a message"Recording Not Available""this recording can't be played .The channel might have been blank during the recording or the program is on a disconnected external disk".After the record light goes out at the conclusion,nothing shows up on the recorded list.
The last time it happened,it came back days later with a signal frequency change and I hope the same thing happens again.For a while,after the first occurence,I would test the channel to see if it was on before I set a recording.I had stopped doing this.
The signal strength is fine and I have a theory of what happens.There are numerous frequency changes occurring
all the time and numerous channels have the same frequency.I wonder if a frequency of the channel gets locked and then Rogers makes a frequency change but the old frequency is still attached and that channel goes black.
I don't know if this is significant,but this morning both HBO 01 and AMC had the same frequency.Last night I was recording both of these channels at the same time,for the same time period.
Last night after The Walking Dead did not show up when I tried to watch it after watching House Of Dragons,I set a couple of other recordings later,but none of the recordings showed up this morning and the AMC channel was black.I did not think to check it last night before setting the new recordings.
Why do I just have this problem with AMC?
Rogers:The gift that keeps on giving.
Shortly after posting yesterday,I checked for AMC and it had returned already with the same frequency as in the morning when it was black.I forgot to check the frequency of HBO 01,but this morning I checked and its frequency had changed.I don't know if there is any relation.
I also been having problems with AMC HD channel for the last few days, the AMC HD channel been black for a few days now. The SD channel of AMC is working but not the HD. User a084299 you can always check out The Walking Dead on Rogers on Demand if you missed it.
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It is now Friday Oct 14 8:30PM and still just a blank screen on AMCHD Ch.482 on digital cable out of the Scarlett Rd. headend, with 2 SA8300HD STBs.....
Both STB's have been power cycled several times and rebooted by support.
Update: Oct 18th 5:30PM
2 service contractors spent 3 hours yesterday examining my in-house wiring, before escalating to the maintenance department.
I even ran them a new line from the tap to the PVR input, and still had just a blank screen on AMCHD on both PVR's.
Unfortunately no one had a digital cable box that was authorized for this headend.
Maintenance came by later that evening but reported it was working at my tap. No mention of a test box used and if so what model.
I am now forced to wait 4 more days for the service contractor to return from his days off with an authorized test box. 😕
That's actually a good thing (that their boxes failed). Rogers should now be able to authorize your existing boxes properly. This takes no time at all once you have them on the line, so you may wish to call them (I always ask them to wait on the line while I check if their efforts have had an effect on the box (when it comes to channels, because that change is instant). They often close tickets very quickly and often don't advise you either...
After opening another ticket I finally reached a support tech who reviewed all the closed tickets and escalated the issue to her manager. The manager arranged for a Rogers Senior tech to come and investigate.
That tech confirmed my issue and related that he had seen this issue before.
He escalated the issue to the Maintenance department, who then escalated the issue to the headend techs.
After opening a line of communication between us, they tried a solution, but it failed to resolve the blank screen issue.
However most headend service affecting processes must be performed during a maintenance window (4:00AM-6:00AM), and by this morning my AMCHD channel was finally restored.
I got the run-around for 20 days, with several tickets closed with no results. All the time telling me it was my hardware problem, even though their STB's would not work also. I tested, developed the network management system, approved and supported the NOC for the SDV platform starting in 2008, but all the level one support staff (except for the new girl...2 weeks on the job) just ignored my input.