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NYC TWC CableCard info and no BestBuy S3 Tivos until Sept 17

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

  1. healimonster

    healimonster New Member

    Mar 5, 2004
    I am also interested in how usefull a TIVO HD would be and how it would perform using the default no cost NYC TWC without a cable card.

    I get plenty of HD channels without a cable box or a cable card straight through the tunner of my TV, but I am guessing most of these TIVO won't be able to do any thing with because they are not mapped right due to the lack of a cable card.

    With out a cable card does the HD locals like CBS, NBC, and ABC map correctly at least?
    I might be tempted to get a TIVO HD if I can set season passes for the big 3 networks.
  2. MurrayJimW

    MurrayJimW Member

    Apr 20, 2004
    This simply won't work for you. I've tried it. The channels are not mapped and therefore Tivo doesn't know what's on them or when. The only solution I've found for a HD Tivo with no cablecard is using an antenna to get your local network affliates. This combined with analog cable works, but you will still be unable to use guide data for the HD channels that are on the cable system even if you receive them in the clear. I even went so far as to order a cablecard off Ebay in the hopes that even if it was not authorized by my cable company the Tivo still might receive channel mapping from it, but that did not work either. I got NO channels with an unauthorized cablecard.

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