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Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by jcaudle, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. LynnL999

    LynnL999 Member

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    In other news... is anyone else having trouble with 1002? I am getting a lot of uncorrected errors, on both machines, on that channel only.
     
  2. Johncv

    Johncv Active Member

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    "Uncorrected errors", need more details please. :confused:
     
  3. Johncv

    Johncv Active Member

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    Today, I just found out that the TiVoHD can no longer receive USAHD (1002). :mad:

    I live in Chula Vista, which is part of Cox South San Diego. What part of San Diego do you live in Lynn, look like some of your channels disappear also.

    Anyone else not receiving channels?
     
  4. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    For the benefit of future readers, this is not because anything about the TiVo itself has changed.

    Once again, one's first instinct should be to assume the cable company is to blame and did to screw customers.
     
  5. Johncv

    Johncv Active Member

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    This is where you are wrong, Cox is not screwing the customer, Cox is only providing a better video format. For all we know it may USA, or SyFy that change the video format. TiVo, however is screwing the customer because TiVo can push an upgrade to the TiVoHD to allow it to receive channels in the H.264/MPEG-4 format.
     
  6. Optics

    Optics New Member

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    I'm in South Orange County, and am still able to receive 1022 USAHDP and 1061 SYFYHDP.
     
  7. LynnL999

    LynnL999 Member

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    1002 is KCBS for me, and IIRC, this has happened before with this channel here.
     
  8. tvmaster2

    tvmaster2 Active Member

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    if this is true, i.e. if TiVo can update the TiVo HD software, who should we start calling to begin the campaign?
    while I can see your point regarding Cox providing a "better" format, I really wasn't having any problems watching my HD content in MPG2. Cox knows damn well that a change would effect many TiVo owners.
     
  9. tvmaster2

    tvmaster2 Active Member

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    on a TiVo HD?
     
  10. LynnL999

    LynnL999 Member

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    I would try @tivodesign on Twitter.
     
  11. tvmaster2

    tvmaster2 Active Member

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    I don't use Twitter, but at least there are some links to that woman there that may be of use.

    Are TivoHD owners just going to roll over and watch as cable companies make viewing HD material impossible on the TivoHD?
     
  12. LynnL999

    LynnL999 Member

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    I have tweeted Margaret and am waiting to see if I get a response.

    To tell you the truth, I am feeling pretty exasperated by the whole thing. I get that TiVo's priority is its newer hardware, but leaving the HD owners in the cold is upsetting. I spent a considerable amount of money on two TiVo HD's with lifetime only about 3 years ago. Other than possibly replacing a harddrive, I expected these to last another few years at least. (My original TiVo 2, now in the home of a friend, is still working at 11+ years.)

    I was thinking about getting a newer 4 tuner TiVo, but honestly, if in another 3 years I'm going to have more issues like this, after TiVo has moved on to the latest greatest thing, why not save myself the headache and get the 1 TB Cox DVR when it comes out. At least I know it will be supported. We cable card users are just bastard red-headed stepchildren to the cable co's.

    Sorry to vent, I am just frustrated.
     
  13. LynnL999

    LynnL999 Member

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    Here's what she said:

    "@lynnl999 Sorry, that isn't going to happen. Only Premiere supports MPEG4."
     
  14. Johncv

    Johncv Active Member

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    Can I join you, we should pop a bottle of wine and vent away. :D Just found out on Monday (26) that I lost my last Showtime channel now NO Showtime channels on the TiVoHD. It did record "Homeland" on Sunday, but now I have to move that show to the crappy Cox DVR. :mad:

    So far I lost:

    All the premium +Channels
    All the Showtime Channels
    BBCHD
    SyFyHD

    I am with you Lynn, I was considering a four-tuner TiVo. Now I just going wait it out till Cox come out with their six-tuner box and compare it with what TiVo come out with next year. I will just let my Amazon points build up.

    Why is it that the tenth largest cable company Cable One, will sign up to use TiVo, but Cox give us crap??
     
  15. Johncv

    Johncv Active Member

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    :thumbsdown::thumbsdown::thumbsdown:
     
  16. tvmaster2

    tvmaster2 Active Member

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    wow, that's a brutal response. how about if we start a thread, and keep track of all the TiVo owners who sell their Tivos ans convert to a competitor? A TiVoHD should record HD...period, regardless of what the cable company technology is. My VCR from 1982 still records 525 lines of SD tv, just like it did 30 years ago. 3 years with "lifetime" that TiVo has planned to kill after 3 years isn't lifetime at all.
    Tivos argument will be that it will record OTA HD.
    TiVo, as a corporation, needs to be exposed.
    I'm pissed
     
  17. tvmaster2

    tvmaster2 Active Member

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    at the very least, TiVo should make HD owners a very inexpensive trade-up offer, say half the cost of their lowest cost Premiere.
     
  18. Optics

    Optics New Member

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    Yes, on a TiVoHD
     
  19. tvmaster2

    tvmaster2 Active Member

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    On the phone with tivo....they wont even offer a discount, or move the lifetime service from my HD to a Premiere.

    I guess Cox wins, aka why would I buy another Tivo box if "lifetime" means three years max?

    Or, go with satellite and to hell with both of them.....argghhh
     
  20. LynnL999

    LynnL999 Member

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    I would accept just letting me transfer my lifetime service.
     

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