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Cox Fairfax Starting SDV Sept 10

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by phoenixZed, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. djones18

    djones18 New Member

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    Fairfax Cox Users:

    Please let us know when this happens and the effect on your TIVO HD. Thanks.
     
  2. jcaudle

    jcaudle Member

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    I now own a system 3 with S cards from SA. Do the M cards have 2 way functionality when used with the Tivo HD? do they work around SDV? I had been thinking of buying the HD as a second unit, but not sure that I should with the uncertainty.
     
  3. Revolutionary

    Revolutionary Too sleepy for TV...

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    It hasn't happened yet for me. But the effect is easily predictable: you won't get those channels anymore. There is no other option.
     
  4. Revolutionary

    Revolutionary Too sleepy for TV...

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    You should read the SDV FAQ. But the short answer is no and no (please, please, for-the-love-of-God please, nobody feel the need to chime in "technically, yes -- all Cablecards support 2-way, blah blah blah...).
     
  5. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    FIOS charges around $43 for their digital tier which includes all the HD cahhensl(except for premiums like HBO). You can get an even better deal by getting the triple play and still getting the same channels.
     
  6. MickeS

    MickeS New Member

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    Actually, nobody needs to chime in with that, since the question was "do m-cards have 2-way functionality when used with the TiVoHD". :) The only correct answer there is no. :)
     
  7. Revolutionary

    Revolutionary Too sleepy for TV...

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    You think that's funny?



    You think that's FUNNY?



    YOUTHINKTHAT'SFUNNY?!


    *Head Explodes*
     
  8. precarious

    precarious New Member

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    Got the official letter in the mail from Cox Fairfax today: Switched digital starts October 16th with the offer of trading in my cablecards for a STB in order to continue receiving the channels I would be losing (nothing really important) and any new high definition programming that would be added after October 16th (very important). What a bummer!
     
  9. jrm01

    jrm01 New Member

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    Ah, let's see if I can come up with another answer.

    Yes the m-cards do have 2-way functionality when used with a Tivo, however the Tivo is not able currently to take advantage of this functionality. :D
     
  10. BrianAZ

    BrianAZ Back on the wagon

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    Can you confirm that the channels going to SDV are the same the "customer loyalty specialist" mentioned? Also, I assume "All PPV" includes the sports package channels (MLB, NHL, etc)? I'm in Phoenix w/ Cox.. dreading this.

    Hopefully we'll get a SDV solution before they start moving channels I care about.

    :mad: :mad: :mad:

    Thx
     
  11. boywaja

    boywaja Active Member

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    Yes same channels

    • Pay per view channels including movies, events, sports packages and preview channels
    • Paquete Latino Tier
    • The following networks:
      CMT Pure Country
      NASA
      Jewelry TV
      Cable Market Place II
      American Life TV
      Ovation
      Cspan3
      BET JAZZ
      SBTN
      Bridges TV
      ART
      Zee TV
      TV Asia
      TFC (The Filipino Channel)
    • Any future new channels added to cox digital cable
    • Any future channels added to cox hd
     
  12. cmonroe

    cmonroe New Member

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    Has anyone heard anything about Cox's Santa Barbara market? I purchased a TiVo HD and switched to cable a couple weeks back and couldn't be happier, I was impressed with how well the cable setup went and how knowledgeable my installer was while setting up a S/A MCard in my TiVo. So far everything is great but SDV concerns me. How far off are the SDV USB dongles? I've read all of the threads here but couldn't seem to get a rough estimate on the date.
     
  13. appleye1

    appleye1 Active Member

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    I was seriously considering a switch from DirecTv back to Cox Cable now that HD Tivos are fairly affordable. Glad I waited. Cable jackasses. It's crap like this that made me so glad to leave cable 11 years ago.

    There's no sense in switching back now. Then again, they're supposed to be working a deal with Tivo right? Or is that vaporware?

    I guess, as much as I hate to do it, I'll have to make the switch to the DirecTv HD-DVR pretty soon.
     
  14. cmonroe

    cmonroe New Member

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    Aside from potential SDV issues, Cox in Santa Barbara has been great so far, much better than DishNetwork who we had before. I really wanted a TivoHD but was unsure about the switch to cable. I tried it anyway and so far so good. Supposedly there will be a method (via USB dongle) for TiVo to communicate with the cable head end and work around SDV issues. I have not seen a date as to when this will be available, but there are tons of threads on it around here.
     
  15. BrianAZ

    BrianAZ Back on the wagon

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    I don't believe there is any ETA on the dongle yet. From what I've read it looks as though they are pretty far along in concept.. but as for how close they are to actual distribution, that's anyone's guess. I say a little prayer each night that I'll wake up to a PM/thread from TivoPony announcing they're up for sale or asking if I want to beta test :D . Nothing so far... I'm still hopeful.
     
  16. Timber

    Timber Active Member

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    I'm in NoVA, if Cox adds an HD channel that I can't get 'cos of SDV I'm switching to FIOS. Maybe I should anyway as I can bundle my cell and home phone.

    Its not complex.

    -=Tim=-
     
  17. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    A large % of cable subscribers do not have FIOS option as of yet so not so easy for most.
     
  18. BrianAZ

    BrianAZ Back on the wagon

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    Exactly. I would jump to FIOS in a heartbeat if it was available. If the TivoHD worked for satellite, I'd make that move as well. I'm limited to COX unfortunately.
     
  19. jcaudle

    jcaudle Member

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    They delayed this change until Oct. I got a letter from them this weekend. They are offering 3 free months of The SA 8300 DVR or 12 free months of a regular Digital STB for cable card customers. FIOS isn't in my area yet...where are you FIOS???
     

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