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Cable/Satellite Box Compatibility & Codes List

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by ccwf, Aug 24, 2003.

  1. Feb 8, 2007 #361 of 533
    ashu

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    Excellent question. Although, of course, the S2 would only record SD outputs from such ATSC devices, which would, I imagine, be capable ot HD tuning and component/HDMI output.

    Again begging the question - is the market large enough, when most folks' next TV is going to be HD anyway? Just release a 'simpler' S3.5 unit for OTA only (heck, Moxi plans to do this too, right?)
     
  2. Feb 8, 2007 #362 of 533
    petew

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    With the posibility of the goverment giving out vouchers towards the cost of the box I see a market for an SD only unit with just standard composite out.
     
  3. Majic

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    Have No idea how too use i have a tivo 2 and a dish 301 sub 301 is bellow of 301 i plug in and tv 301 to tivo tivo to tv After that i am lost i get a tivo menu but of corse no control or view of dish channles wat to do ?.
     
  4. ashu

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    Read the manual, look through the setup suggestions/instructions at tivo.com and then start Guided Setup. Is this a new, or an already setup (for someone else's provider) TiVo?

    Further discussion would not be appropriate in this thread. Suffice to say the IR cable from the S2 TiVo DOES control a Dish 301 receiver flawlessly.
     
  5. henryseiden

    henryseiden New Member

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    I think I have the Motorla DCT6208 going by the Motorola web site's pictured unit and description. It is HDTV, has a DVI connector, and 'PVR', not the upgraded HDMI unit (upgrade not working on my Comcast system but works on others in this So. FL area).

    No other features are enabled by Comcast. Also no Tivo (yet).

    However there is a rumor that Comcast is going to offer this service. So my question to this group... Can any nifty features and/or Tivo be installed here? What compatibility is known about here with Comcast and Tivo?

    :rolleyes:
     
  6. Mar 4, 2007 #366 of 533
    iimch4u

    iimch4u New Member

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    is there anyone out there that has diagrams for modifing digital pioneer voyager cable boxes! :confused:
     
  7. Mar 4, 2007 #367 of 533
    gastrof

    gastrof Hubcaps r in fashion

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    Potato and pen.

    What sort of modifications did you have in mind?

    We don't discuss theft of service here on these forums.
     
  8. Mar 8, 2007 #368 of 533
    Mars

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    I've been experimenting with my Winegard RC-1010 which appears to be identical to the Zinwell ZAT-600HD set top converter box. You can use a TiVo serial cable to connect this box to the serial port of a computer running hyperterminal. Seems that you might hack your way into the channel changing commands and then move those into the TiVo, but this is getting out of my capability. Anyone else want to try? The hyperterminal setup is ASCI 115200 8-N-1. You will get a message on power up of the Zinwell. Maybe the nice TiVo people could do this for us!
     
  9. Mar 8, 2007 #369 of 533
    ashu

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    Adding Serial control for unsupported devices to TiVo would require SERIOUS hacking (nicluding hardware/soldering I think) that is never discussed here.

    you can certainly experiment with Hyperterminal and send your findings to the TiVo folks and request it be added ASAP, and also drum up support from other TiVo/Winegard tuner using folks to add credence to this. Good luck!
     
  10. Mar 8, 2007 #370 of 533
    Mars

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    Traverse...
    This would not require any soldering, should not be any harder than replacing a driver type file so the TiVo can output a new control code, and that is already being done. It seems that anytime someone brings up a new radical subject, someone else who doesn't understand it wants to say it "can't be discussed here". ASHU I would rather you just not respond to anything I post starting with the period at the end of this sentence.
     
  11. Mar 8, 2007 #371 of 533
    azitnay

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    He never said it "can't" be discussed here... He said it's "never" discussed here. Big difference.

    Although there are plenty of things that "can't" be discussed here (and by here, I really mean the TiVo Underground forum, as what you're discussing is certainly beyond the scope of the TiVo Help Center forum), this doesn't sound like one of them. That doesn't change the fact, though, that the TiVo Underground forum is pretty dead nowadays, and that there are other forums out there on the web that aren't so dead.

    Drew
     
  12. Mar 8, 2007 #372 of 533
    ashu

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    Sheesh, Mars - lighten up. Take a chill pill or something. Or whatever helps with your 'period' :rolleyes:

    YOU doing it WOULD require heavy 'hacking'
    TiVo agreeing to do it would be EASY.

    I still failt to see why you took offense to my post ... after all, I'm NOT the forum police.

    As for your "you don't get it, you're dumb' implication ... I could, if I chose to waste my time, hack a TiVo into oblivion and beyond. I have better things to do with my life, so I buy simple, supoprted HD receiving devices - like an S3 TiVo. And keep away from DIY solutions. I'm not trying to dissuade you from wasting your time, but desist from making general assumptions about the abilities of folks you don't know. [/condescending]
     
  13. jevo

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    I am using a new satellite box that I don't see listed.

    Directv D12-300 using the fast IR code. Working just fine.
     
  14. Apr 5, 2007 #374 of 533
    manduck

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    I have a DCT2000 series, and I find its channel changing to be a bit flaky. I am trying different codes to see if I can make it behave, and I'll probably try a fort too, but I'm wondering if I may get better performance from a DCT2500-series. My cable company now offers those. Is the DCT2500 a more reliable channel changer than the DCT2000? I don't think my cableco enables the serial mode (I know it doesn't work on my current box), so I'm asking about the IR method here.

    As long as I'm here: I have seen references in this thread to slow, medium and fast variants of the codes. My TiVo refers instead to A, B and C variants. E.g. 10093-A, 10093-B, and 10093-C. Does that mean that A=fast, B=medium, C=slow or is it something else altogether?
     
  15. Apr 6, 2007 #375 of 533
    TiVoJerry

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    I keep forgetting to post this info:

    A = Medium
    B = Fast
    C = Slow
     
  16. Apr 8, 2007 #376 of 533
    manduck

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    Thanks! That would have been my last guess :)

    Any opinion on the DCT2000 vs. DCT2500 question?
     
  17. Apr 9, 2007 #377 of 533
    TiVoJerry

    TiVoJerry 00-16 TiVo Employee

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    In general, the DCT2xxx series should behave relatively the same. 10046 is proably the best IR code for that platform, keeping in mind that IR position is extremely important (centered and sticking out as far as possible) and that an IR tent will reduce/prevent outside IR interference (including from the TiVo remote).

    That being said, there were numerous early hardware versions that could account for some difference, so updating to a 25xx model might improve reliability.
     
  18. manduck

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    Thanks again. I've been using 100093-C for the last few days and so far haven't had a bad channel change. Strange thing, though: After it finishes recording a program it will change the channel again, but to the same channel it's alreay on. E.g., after recording something from channel 73, you can see it changing to 73 again (you see the numbers appear in the cable box display). This is even though it has nothing else scheduled to record on that channel. Sometimes it will drop a digit or two during that unnecessary change, i.e. going to channel 7 instead of 73 etc.

    Is that normal Tivo behaviour? What could be the reason for it?
     
  19. rundownhouse

    rundownhouse New Member

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    Comcast forced me to switch to digital cable, and now I can't figure out how to make the TiVO compatible. I can change the channel on the cable remote, but if I use the TiVO remote to change to anything other than channel 3, I get the "lost signal" blue screen.

    I spent over five hours on the phone today, simply to get any signal whatsoever. I had no desire to change my cable service, but was informed that I had to. I was told that a service rep was on his way, and then told that I would have to wait until Saturday for anyone to come look at the problem. All of this while Comcast spams just about every channel with a campaign trying to convince the public that competition, in the form of AT&T being allowed to offer services, would be bad.

    Guess what, Comcast? You suck, and your government-granted monopoly is no longer necessary. Gone are the days when the infrastructure costs - laying miles and miles of cable, and everything that goes with that - necessitate one government-sponsored provider. Here is a competitor proving that they are willing and able to provide services, should they find anyone willing to pay, and your response is a smear campaign about how its detrimental to everyone? Sorry, Mao, capitalism and competition have ever been the way over here, and I can only hope that such old-fashioned monopolies such as your own fall by the wayside in the face of technology that eliminates barriers to competition.

    So. I have no idea how to coordinate my TiVO and my sparkling new Comcast box. Any ideas?
     
  20. TiVoJerry

    TiVoJerry 00-16 TiVo Employee

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    It sounds like you need to Repeat Guided Setup to tell the DVR that you are now set up for cable with a box. Up to this point, it has been using the internal tuner. RGS for "w/box" will tell it to rely on the digital cable box to do the tuning.

    For more, please visit our online support articles here.
     

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