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No longer need a Cablevision tuning adapter

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by ADG, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. asg618

    asg618 New Member

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    Hi Allan - I'm in Northern NJ and have recently been having trouble with the tuning adapters provided by Cablevision. It affects 2 out of 3 of my Tivo-connected TVs. I had never thought about going without the tuning adapters, but in searching these forums, I came upon your posts.

    It's been almost a year since your posts on this - have you had continued success without the adapters?

    Thanks!
    Alan
     
  2. Dr_Zoidberg

    Dr_Zoidberg Member

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    I'm in Central NJ in the Raritan region. I removed my TA just as long ago. I have HBO and Showtime packages, and I do not miss the TA at all. I get all the major broadcast networks and cable networks, but there are channels they've added above 1000 that I do not get. No regrets, here.
     
  3. JWhites

    JWhites New Member

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    According to a TiVo tech I spoke to yesterday, he indicated something about the new 20.4.2 update brought "embedded switched digital video" support for the first time so I think it means the external tuning adapters won't be needed anymore?
     
  4. aristoBrat

    aristoBrat Active Member

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    ^^^ that'd be awesome, if true!
     
  5. gigaguy

    gigaguy Member

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    Would love that but as a TWC customer I doubt we'll see it.
    I hate the TAs, at least once a month, groups of channels won't tune and I have to unpower the TA and cycle to get the channels back. I don't use premium channels, these are regular cable channels.
     
  6. JWhites

    JWhites New Member

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    One of the reasons why, as a Comcast user, I'd never move to an area serviced by Time Warner unless a gun was being pointed to my head and even then there'd be some hesitation :thumbsdown:
     
  7. SullyND

    SullyND L:45-21 TCF Club

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    It's for certain partner MSOs only and requires head-end support.
     
  8. sehale

    sehale Member

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    In my Comcast package, I get a DVR included. I used their Tuning Adapter/Cable Card in my Tivo Premiere XL which counted as the DVR (I think). Forgive my ignorance but am I correct to assume that I could return that cable card and pick up a Comcast DVR (if they are free, might as well throw one in somewhere else in the house...) and use that for no extra cost? Assuming again that the Premiere no longer needs the Card?
     
  9. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra Cable only TCF Club

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    A cable card is used to convert the QAM channels to channel numbers that display on the TiVo guide. If you can give up the guide and everything that it supplies, manual recording can be done if your QAM is not scrambled. With Comcast that is getting very rare. For full functionality a TiVo needs that cable card.
     
  10. sehale

    sehale Member

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    I figured I had no idea what I was talking about. Thanks!
     

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