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Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by automick, May 8, 2012.
I've just lost what little respect I had left for weaKnees.
Perhaps they did steer the OP to something more recent, we don't know that. To pay $700 they would have also paid for an upgraded internal drive, which was not indicated.
The OP seems to be thinking they had the ability to record digital content, and I would doubt an outlet like weaknees told them it could.
To the OP, if you have a Series 2 DT, your best bet is to hook it to a cable box from Comcast (NOT the same as a DTA). That way you can still record 2 channels.
For $800 the wife just got the series 4 Elite with four tuners with lifetime. The cable card installation was a breeze.
Took the older series 3 to our vacation home and hooked up the older series 2 to the digital cable box. Comcast Florida. It can record one digital channel off the comcast box and since Comcast in Florida still sends out the network analog channels the series 2 can record those on the other tuner.
Until they go all digital, he doesn't need anything. Once they go all digital, he will only be able to record one channel.
Go read the weaKnees page about the S2DT and think about it some more. At the very least, they are being disingenuous.
From the page (emphasis mine):
Note that it says you need a converter box for digital antenna but does not say you need one for digital cable.
Actually, you can set it up to record one channel in analog and one in digital, so in most cases you can still record 2 channels. Depends on what Comcast is doing in your area. In Seattle, we set up the box like this for my mother, since they are still retaining some analog channels (channels 1-30) for now. Works for her (for now).
I agree that statement from Weaknees is BS. I'm just saying we don't know what the OP was told compared with what the OP understood.
It seems to be a one and done poster, with no additional comments. Not sure if they gave up, or realized that they had made a serious error. Hopefully they took this list of advice and are minimizing their issue operationally and/or financially.
Did you miss the part where I said "once they go all digital"? Yes, he can do as you suggest if they only go partially digital and he still wants to access some of the channels that have gone digital. Depending on the package he has, it may cost him extra.
Or hopefully who ever he got it from or tivo helped him out.