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Official Time Warner Cable Thread

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by tunnelengineer, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. Fofer

    Fofer XenForo Rocks! TCF Club

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    No, the TiVo HD (with cable cards) replaces the cable box. It's basically a cable box with TiVo software built into it. You have no need for the cable box any longer.
     
  2. SCSIRAID

    SCSIRAID Active Member

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    One need you may have for it is to keep yourself eligible for a 'package' such as Digipic (which comes with a cablebox). If you dont have at least one box, you may be going 'ala carte' which could cost more. Just put it in the closet if that is the case :D
     
  3. Fofer

    Fofer XenForo Rocks! TCF Club

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    Ah, gotcha. I don't think my market (SoCal) has any such "packages."
     
  4. LA Dave

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    I live in the Los Angeles area and Time Warner in December added several HD channels such as USA Network HD, SciFi HD, etc....

    My problem is that all the channels state 'To Be Announced' for the guide.
    Tivo appears to know what the channels are since they are listed properly on the Guide listing, but there is no data.

    I cannot manually record any shows - the record button does nothing and setting up a manual season pass automatically gets removed every time the guide data is refreshed.

    I found a thread via Google on tivoblog com/archives/2008/02/08/tivo-guide-to-be-announced-now-thats-what-i-call-customer-service/)but the link to submit/update channels is no longer working.

    Does any one have any suggestions?


    Thanks
     
  5. PumiceT

    PumiceT Mentally Drunk

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    I have a similar problem. In our area, channel 700 sits essentially empty all the time, showing Time Warner self-promos, but during Buffalo Sabres home games, it's where the MSG HD feed is shown. My problem is, although TiVo can watch that channel (yes, this usually empty channel is NOT SDV—waste of bandwidth?) the guide data on TiVo shows all sorts of Weather shows. The guide data on the Time Warner box is (relatively) accurate, so I can set the TW HD DVR to record the games, but I'd prefer to use TiVo.

    Is there a (new / current / working) way to help TiVo pick up the Time Warner guide data?
     
  6. jotsbox

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  7. Gilgamesch

    Gilgamesch New Member

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    Okay maybe I am wrong, but my understanding is I will need a cable box because my TV (an older Sony KP-51WS510) needs a tuner to decode the HD signal because it is only HD capable. Does the TIVO HD with the cable cards decode the signal for the TV? Sorry for all the questions.
     
  8. SCSIRAID

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    Yes. The TiVo has two tuners and does all the tuning and decoding. Your set is probably a 'monitor' and doesnt have any tuners in it. It probably has component video or perhaps DVI which TiVo also supports. If you try to do DVI, your display must support HDCP.
     
  9. PumiceT

    PumiceT Mentally Drunk

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    The TiVo REPLACES the cable box. The TiVo will provide your TV with an audio/video source, the same way the Time Warner box does, effectively rendering the cable box useless.

    Of course, none of this mentions the likelihood of SDV (Switched Digital Video) channels in your area, which TiVo won't be able to tune without a Tuning Adapter. TiVo by itself can't send channel requests to the cable company like their cable box can. A Tuning Adapter sends the appropriate request for SDV channels on an as-needed basis.

    Make any more sense now?
     
  10. SCSIRAID

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    I looked up your set and it isnt just a monitor. It is NTSC only as far as its tuner. It supports 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i. It has DVI and says its HDCP compliant. I would set the TiVo to Hybrid mode and use either DVI or Component. I would recommend component as older TV's tend to have HDCP issues. The TiVo will act as the 'cable box' (but in a FAR FAR superior manner ;) )
     
  11. Gilgamesch

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    Guys thanks for al the information. You have all been very helpful. I will just get the cable cards and plan to give the DVI hookup a try since I already got the HDMI to DVI cable and if that does not work I will try component.
     
  12. tgrad

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    Being in the same area I have the same problem. I usually record whatever it says is on the weather channel then change the settings and add three hours to it. That is the only way I can record the Sabres in HD.
     
  13. PumiceT

    PumiceT Mentally Drunk

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    Yeah, I pretty much set a manual recording. The point is, I thought the days of programming based on time and channel went away with the VHS VCR!! :)
     
  14. eddieb187

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    Another day with TWC and Tivo problems.
    TWC tech came back again today.
    Different guy with one M card and one S card.
    They should know to bring two single stream cards, no?
    Anyway after 3 hours I am still not getting 13 HD channels.
    They confirmed that SDV is not active in Hudson Valley NY TWC.
    The person on the phone with the tech at my house had a Tivo HD DVR at the TWC office and she said she was getting all those channels I'm missing.
    So they are going to come back tomorrow with the cable card from her Tivo.
    I hope that works because no one seems to know what's wrong.
    I guess they have not done many CC installs up here.
     
  15. notting

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    Ah, so this is a global corporate policy? I've noticed this in the Carolinas and have been poking them via e-mail about it, but I was hoping that this was local misconfiguration.
     
  16. AgentMunroe

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    I don't know if it's a corporate policy, but we have the same problem here in Rochester - everything except for the HD locals are copy protected.
     
  17. m_jonis

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    I was told by the CSR that this was "Corporate Policy" but others have posted, I think in Austin TX, that this is NOT the case (ie, not all their channels are CCI byte=2 or whatever it is).
     
  18. cableguy763

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    All but the locals are set to CCI 2 in Austin.
     
  19. ljcaswell

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    I'm considering getting back into the Tivo world after a two year hiatus. I upgraded to HD a couple of years ago and had to ditch the Tivo. Now I see the Tivo HD has come down in price, and I'll be very happy to get rid of the TW DVR (SA8300HD)

    I realize I'll lose my On Demand service...I have an Apple TV that happily feeds my movie fix.

    However, I'm concerned about a note on TW's web site that says "*As of January 2006, any new digital services added will NOT be available with a CableCARD" and then goes on to list a host of HD channels that aren't available, many of which I watch regularly.

    Is this true, or does the release of the tuning adapter make this statement obsolete?

    Is there any thing else I'm overlooking or will be losing by making this switch?

    TIA
     
  20. skaggs

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    The release of the tuning adapter makes this statement obsolete.
     

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