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Official TiVo HD thread

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by MickeS, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. megory

    megory Advanced TiVoOligan

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    I don't really understand your suggstion. If you're saying to buy the expensive HDTivo instead of the new TiVo light, no can do. My HDTV died a few weeks ago, and I have to replace that too.
     
  2. megory

    megory Advanced TiVoOligan

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    DVRMe: I've had my Humax800 as well as SVR2000 and SVR3000 (currently unregistered) for several years, and just re-upped my Humax only, under the new, exciting price plan <vbg>

    So, when I'm ready, I'll either give my old TiVos away or sell them on eBay.

    Sounds like returning your box was the best way to go!
     
  3. megory

    megory Advanced TiVoOligan

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    Anyone here have BrightHouse in Tampabay or have a clue what cards will cost and procedure/experience in getting cards for your HDTiVo?

    Will the cards be the same for the HDTiVo light?
     
  4. jrm01

    jrm01 New Member

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    Actually I think that Tivo has attempted to clarify their pricing plans. If you create an account on Tivo.com and enter your desired purchases it shows you what the sub price options are (including MSD).
     
  5. oldnacl

    oldnacl New Member

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    I have a question regarding the new TiVo HD:
    For anyone who has one - can you watch a recorded show while sending another show to VCR? That's one feature the SA8300HD STB offers that I REALLY missed on the S3.
     
  6. jblake

    jblake New Member

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    No. All the outputs show the same program.
     
  7. Globular

    Globular No time to hack

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    What is this.. this... VCR of which you speak?

    :)
     
  8. jrm01

    jrm01 New Member

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    Very Crappy Recorder
     
  9. megory

    megory Advanced TiVoOligan

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    I'm happy to hear that the pricing plans are clear to you.

    Perhaps I misunderstand, but I don't think it relates to getting a better plan/price from buying elsewhere, and/or canceling service, does it?

    Whatever, their policies are not within my purview, so I will do what y'all tell me is best <vbg>
     
  10. Dmon4u

    Dmon4u Unresponsive User

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  11. HDTiVo

    HDTiVo Not so Senior Member

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    TiVo doesn't sell an HDTiVo. And HDTiVo isn't for sale either.

    So I recommend you spend your money on a TiVo HD. :up:
     
  12. jkalnin

    jkalnin Baad Spellor

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    Please forgive my ignorance on pricing plans but....
    I have a S2 with lifetime service. Right now there is no transfer to the new HD tivo - correct.
    If I buy a new HD Tivo from Circuit City (or TIvo.com) is it elidigible for MSD of $6.95 a month? (Edit: answer is YES)

    Also, can I just hook my digital cable box to it without getting a cable card? I am a bit confused on this feature.

    One last question - can I connect the HD tivo to my PC to transfer shows - ala Tivo-to-go? (Answer: NO! - in FAQ on Tivo)

    EDIT: I answered some of my own questions.
     
  13. gbnyc

    gbnyc New Member

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    I'm on the phone now with TiVo. Rep says that they reversed their policy since yesterday, and now will honor a grandfather transfer for the new TiVo HD!

     
  14. Eitel

    Eitel Active Member

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    Yes. You will just need to re-run guided setup if you get cable cards in the future.
     
  15. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    the plans are not convoluted in the least.

    buy both TiVo HDs from anywhere. go to activate service and get the 3 yr prepaid on the first. then activate the second and do the 3yr comittment and get the MSD rate
     
  16. jrm01

    jrm01 New Member

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    No you can't. The Tivo HD does not have the capability to control a set top box. You can connect the coax directly into the Tivo and get basic channels until you get cablecards.
     
  17. BlackBetty

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    The fact that cable cards are not bi-directional is holding me back. I like having VOD and being able to order PPV. Losing those features is not worth it to me.

    Is there a time line for bi-directional cards? Or is it up in the air?
     
  18. Balzer

    Balzer Member

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    I purchased an original Phillips Tivo in the fall of 2001, and it has worked great. A few years ago, I started using a Motorola HD DVR from my cable company with my HDTV. When I started using the cable box, I called Tivo to cancel my Tivo service. They said since I was a "good customer", they would lower my monthly rate to $6.95 if I kept the Tivo service. I said sure, since I still use the Tivo in my computer room, as a backup in case I have a 3rd show that I want to record at the same time.

    Now that I've ordered a TivoHD, I am wondering if I would be able to transfer that Tivo service to the new DVR, and keep my $6.95 rate...

    This is what the FAQ says...

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    How Do I Transfer My TiVo Service to a New DVR?

    You can transfer any service agreement to another TiVo DVR of any make or model at any time.
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    Yea, I doubt it, but I will try. It says to do it under "Manage My Account". From what I've read, my Series1 is old enough that it may work for manually recording shows without the Tivo service.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks,
    Jeff
     
  19. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    you can not hook the cable box up to the TiVo HD. There is no way for it to ocntrol the box like a sereis 2 does. So leave the cable box on the DT.
    You can hook the cable up and get all the analog channels only or get cable cards and get both analog and digital.

    Correct there is no TiVoTogo for now. TiVo has stated they are working on enabling it on the S3 line by the end of the year.
     
  20. dvr4me

    dvr4me New Member

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    Updated information regarding this on [post=5351201]the TiVo HD FAQ.[/post] Thanks!
     

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