Skip Channels On Rogers Digital Cable

In these dog days of Summer, you may start to glance at TV shows on
some of the more obscure channels on your cable box. Or at least you
try to, until you realise you'd have to pay extra. And you are not
about to pay extra to watch TV in the Summer.

The solution with the Motorola digital cable box Rogers has in NB and
NFL is to skip channels (this may be possible in Ontario on the
Scientific Atlanta boxes, but I don't know how). The process is quite
simple, but somewhat time consuming.

1. Write down the channels you don't get (start at 01 and press
channel up). Take your time as some of the channels may take a few
seconds to appear while showing the 1-888 number. I ended up writing
some of them on my notepad on my iPhone, which is why I have the list
below (basic digital in Moncton, but with TMN and an HD TV).

2. Press settings, press it again, select My Preferences, scroll down
to Skip Channels, press select on each channel you don't want. You can
exit at any time by pressing "exit" (return by pressing settings

3. Once you are done and have pressed "exit", press "guide", then the
yellow "A". Select, Custom, Hide, Hide Skipped Channels, B Use Always.
And voilà!

4. An other way to do it would be to press the favourite button
(bellow the blue B) on each channel you are remotely expecting to ever
watch, then guide, the yellow A, then Custom, Display, List Favourite
Channels, select B Use Always.

5.Then you might want to sort them alphabetically (Guide, A, Sort ABC)

6. If you have been overzealous in your TV channel skipping, just
press Guide, List All.

7. If you have your A button set to custom hide skipped channels, the
B Theme button becomes quite useful. For example, If you select
news/public affairs, it won't try to get you to watch CNN or Fox News
(If you skipped them), but instead will recommend specific shows on
CPAC, PBS and NBC, channels you already pay for.

Some of the channels I skipped (I have basic digital cable in
Moncton). Some others were obvious and I didn't write down.

287 292 293 297 298 299 307 308 310 315 324 325 326 330 331 332 334
335 336 337 338 339 340 342 343 344 345 361 to 384 386 397 408 415 416
417 418 420 421 427 428 429 430 to 499 511 512 513 536

Note that you can skip the music, radio and On Demand channels, as
they are easily accessible (Settings, right arrow).

(Via iPhone)

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