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Official Time Warner Cable Thread

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

  1. Tivo II Jack

    Tivo II Jack New Member

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    That's a shame on me there. Another BB community I visit daily is made up of people who work or used to work together. There is one member who has been advocating such a thing for months. This was also the cover story on the most recent issue of Consumer Reports.

    The person above has several services, some free and some with fees such as Netflix, Vimeo and another service I used free for one month during the phony TW vs. CBS dispute last year. He claims he can get just about everything on cable for a fraction of the price.

    It sounds like a lot of work and confusing programming so I haven't looked into it at all. Just now I took a look at Vimeo and saw a price of $199, way higher than cable. Then I realized it was $199 per year. Really wish I knew more about this and how it works.

    For instance, does your setup allow you to record shows to Tivo?

    Had to come back and add this. I would never opt for anything that would eliminate Tivo. If Tivo were to disappear tomorrow I think I would throw out my TV set and stop watching altogether.
     
  2. wtherrell

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    +10 on the Roku TWC on demand. No closed captions on the Roku TWC OD like there is on the PC version, tho.
     
  3. artemis89

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    Tivo Jack,

    There is no fee associated with a Roku, just the upfront cost, about $99. I use mine to stream Netflix ($7.99 a month, which I've had for years) and Crackle movies (free) and then when TWC added their app to it, I used it to access channels and OnDemand content at no extra charge.

    I use my Tivo to access my channels and record my shows onto it for later viewing. TWC app isn't for recording, just for OnDemand content and watching live shows.

    I really like my setup. I don't find Roku that confusing.
     
  4. hytekjosh

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    I think the Roku 1 was just for sale on Woot or some similar site for $29 for a refurb unit. I use a Roku 3 for TWC on-demand, HBO, SHO, Amazon, etc, and its pretty good. I wish Tivo had this all built-in though.
     
  5. artemis89

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    Yeah my Tivo has built-in Netflix but I never use it. I have a series3 HD one and the Netflix interface is awful, slow and clunky. I just use my Roku for all things streaming and use my Tivo for Live TV and recording/watching only.
     
  6. Tivo II Jack

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    I appreciate all the responses and suggestions here, but I need to do some research because I am still finding all this confusing. One said there is no cc on Roku and that is a deal breaker for me.

    I also do not want to watch ANYTHING live or that I haven't recorded, I am totally spoiled by Tivo and the great capabilities it gives us.
     
  7. wtherrell

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    No cc just on TWC app. Netflix, Hulu +, others, have subtitles or captions just fine.
     
  8. Tivo II Jack

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    OK, I decided to dive in and start with TW App. I went to Google play and installed the TW App. Prior to installing it indicated that it was going to install to my Galaxy S4 phone.

    I am assuming I also have to install it on my computers, but when I go back the the installer it just says Installed with no option to install on another device.
     
  9. randymac88

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    Getting back to the original issue at hand, I was actually able to fix my SD-only issue on 2,4,7 etc. It was indeed related to the tuning adapter. I had the USB cable installed, but by restarting it, flipping the power button on and off a few times, having TiVo tell me that there was no tuner installed, and then toggling the TA so TiVo finally saw it, the TiVo spontaneously restarted. When it came back, I had all my HBO channels available. No call necessary.

    I don't really know what I did, but messing around with the TA seemed to do the trick. Hope that's at least moderately helpful to a few on here.
     
  10. randymac88

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    Getting back to the original issue at hand, I was actually able to fix my SD-only issue on 2,4,7 etc. It was indeed related to the tuning adapter. I had the USB cable installed, but by restarting it, flipping the power button on and off a few times, having TiVo tell me that there was no tuner installed, and then toggling the TA so TiVo finally saw it, the TiVo spontaneously restarted. When it came back, I had all my HBO channels available. No call necessary.

    I don't really know what I did, but messing around with the TA seemed to do the trick. Hope that's at least moderately helpful to a few on here.
     
  11. bsc77

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    That's great news. If Tivo told you there was no tuning adapter connected it was definitely an issue with your USB connection. The USB connection is the only way that Tivo recognizes that a TA is installed.
     
  12. Tivo II Jack

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    OK, sorry about changing the subject here but discussions will always drift in any community. Once something related comes up, it is human nature to begin discussing that also.

    I would still like to know more about these various apps for watching on demand and other things on devices. I installed the TW app from my computer, but it installed itself on my phone and I can't find any way to get it to install on any other device such as my computers and I would sleep in a barrel of broken glass before watching ANY TV on a phone screen.

    Again, sorry for changing the subject but the people who seem to have the answers are right here in this string. If you can tell me where, I will gladly drop this and relocate to another more appropriate string. In my quest for info, I now see the networks also have apps for watching their programs on devices and since TW treats Tivo users like red headed step children and denies us access to On Demand (WHICH WE PAY FOR), I would like more info.
     
  13. cwoody222

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    The TWC app is only available for mobile devices, not computers.
     
  14. Tivo II Jack

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    Re TW...DUH! That's on me, not you, but what about other apps for getting on demand on computers. It looks like each network has their own.
     
  15. wtherrell

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    Wrong! I have it on my computer. The computer version has closed captions available.
     
  16. Tivo II Jack

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    OK, how do I do that? As said, when I downloaded the app from my computer it was installed on my Galaxy 4S and when I return to the download site on my computer I get the message 'already installed.
     
  17. wtherrell

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    I believe that I found it on the TWC website. You sign in through your browser. They verify your account information and then they give you access to all the OD content. So it's not an app but a website. You stream it to your PC. If I get time tomorrow I will see if I can look up the URL and post it if you have not found it by then.
     
  18. Tivo II Jack

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    I think I found it and if so it is as useless as TW is in general.

    http://www.twcondemand.com/

    I went to ABC and looked for a show at random, it wasn't listed. I then did a search for it and the search results showed RESULTS - 0. It is a show currently running on ABC.
     
  19. nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    Cox Cable...
    I wonder where you got that correct information from... ;)

    It can also be anything that causes the internal operation of the USB port on the TiVo or the TA to simply not acknowledge or respond.

    I've had my TAs go into states where the TiVo logs show the TA is not responding to the USB serial link, and there was absolutely no issue with the USB cable, or the connections. The TA just needed to be power cycled (via the power cord) in this case. I've also had the cableco check my TA, and the TA reported fully operational, but that the USB serial link was down. Again, no issues with the cable, or the connections. In this case the TiVo needed to be rebooted.

    Sometimes it's just a matter of unplugging the USB cable for a while, then plugging it back in to re-establish communication.
     
  20. bsc77

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    LOL, if there were reputation points on here I'd give them to you.

    I wish that the Series3 had some kind of error message such indicating there was not tuning adapter attached. Before I had the cable installed when I went to the tuning adapter setting in "setting" it said something to the effect of "a tuning adapter is a piece of hardware provided by your cable company", it didn't say anything like "there is no tuning adapter installed" or anything else. In other words it should be very obvious that a TA is present or not in that menu, but there haven't been any software updates or enhancements to Series3 boxes.
     

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