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Notes and Limitations: This program is only good for channel number 64 or less, and requires the use of start times and durations that are multiples of a half hour. The complete coding system is a trade secret of the patent holder, see notes below.
Number mapping - many stations are listed in local papers with code numbers given, these numbers may be remapped to different channel numbers by your VCR, for example broadcast channel 41 might be referred to by channel 27 in the VCRplus codes. Check your VCR for channel guide code mapping options.
So what about cable TV channels that have names instead of numbers? Many of them have been mapped to channel numbers for use with VCRplus. The problem then is that you may actually have a local station at that channel number, separate from the cable network channel reserved for that VCRplus channel number. And, of course, your local cable TV provider has probably mapped all the channels to different numbers anyway for the service they provide. Here's a chart of cable channels I know about: (Thanks to Paul Schluter for the channel updates.)NAME NUMBER DESCRIPTION A&E 39 Arts & Entertainment Network AMC 35 American Movie Classics ASN 19 Arizona Sports Programming Network BET 57 Black Entertainment Television BRV 54 Bravo CNN 42 Cable News Network COM 53 Comedy Channel (was 24) CSP 30 C-SPAN DIS 61 Disney Channel (was 53) DSC 37 Discovery Channel E! 63 E! Entertainment Television ESN 34 ESPN FAM 47 Family Channel FSN 59 Fox Sports Network HBO 33 Home Box Office HIS 31 History H&G 26 Home and Garden LIF 46 Lifetime MAX 45 Cinemax MTV 48 Music Television NIK 38 Nickelodeon SHO 41 Showtime TBS 43 TBS TLC 51 The Learning Channel TMC 58 The Movie Channel TNN 49 The Nashville Network TNT 52 Turner Network Television USA 44 USA Network VN1 62 Video Hits 1 WGN 55 WGN, ChicagoAnd some others this software package can't use because the channel numbers are too large:AT 85 America's Talking CAR 78 Cartoon Network CNB 74 CNBC ES2 76 ESPN2 FX 89 FX SCI 87 Sci-Fi Channel
Background/History: See Curt Welch project's page
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