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Official TiVo HD thread

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

  1. sfhub

    sfhub Active Member

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    Play back a recorded show or watch livetv.

    Press the following sequence on the remote control:

    Select-Play-Select-InstantReplay-Select
     
  2. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    clark_kent, if you are really serious about getting clear QAM working there actually is a user solution to the problem that involves some hacking (messing with the file system a little). See this thread:
    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=354008
    Problem with that method though is if any of your QAMs move around then you have to re-do the hack again. Also looks like not much came from it as that thread has been pretty dead for a while.
     
  3. sfhub

    sfhub Active Member

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    I wonder if they can do a WIRNS style proxy to replace the guide dynamically with new mappings. Maybe you can even get 7.1 to specify a cable channel.
     
  4. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    I think there is a lot more encryption happening during Tivo service connects so setting up intercept proxies I don't think would be trivial.
     
  5. Ken7

    Ken7 New Member

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    Does anyone know the difference in terms of the THX Certification on the S3 and not having it on the Tivo HD? Is there any real difference in not having the THX Certification in terms of a Tivo? I know sometimes companies try to save money by simply not applying for it on cheaper models.
     
  6. clark_kent

    clark_kent Member

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    sfhub: thanks for that tip on the status display... is there a link to other know codes?

    RE tuner 0/1 and black screen:

    Individually, both tuners appear to exhibit about the same non-functionality. If I tune a QAM channel on one tuner and it displays black and then tune a different QAM channel on the other tuner and that tuner displays a picture right of the bat, the black QAM channel tuner stays black, however, if I tune a QAM channel and it displays black, and then tune a different QAM channel on the other tuner that had also displayed black, then both (different) QAM channels magically display the picture. The only way I seem to be able to get both tuners on to the same QAM channel is by selecting the meter reading function, which seems to always bring in the picture on a black channel. I would think that TiVo engineering would be interested in this. If I “jump” to the TV tuner, it never comes in black. Anyone have any thoughts?
     
  7. jazmaan

    jazmaan New Member

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    Does anyone here use the new HD Tivo with Time Warner in Santa Monica or West L.A.? If so please tell me if you are happy with the service? Does Time Warner Santa Monica have Multichannel Cable Cards available? How much do they charge? Is SDV an issue with Time Warner Santa Monica?

    Thanks
     
  8. lessadventurous

    lessadventurous New Member

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    I ordered my TiVo HD on Monday at about 10 p.m., but wasn't one of the lucky ones to receive a tracking number (though it did say "Shipped" for a few hours). Bummer... So those ones really got shipped and received? Well, now I'm wishing I waited to go to Circuit City or something.

    And I just have one quick question. The Wireless G adapter will work with the unit, right? On Amazon, at least, it says it's for Series2 DVRs only.

    I'm excited to have a TiVo of my own, when it finally comes! My parents got their first about 5 or 6 years ago (I was 16 or 17), and after getting used to it, it was hard moving out and going to my dorm or apartment where there wasn't one!
     
  9. aus1ander

    aus1ander New Member

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    Yes, the Wireless G works. In fact, I have one plugged in right now.
     
  10. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Shouldn't it work the same as the premium Series 3 or even the Series 2 machines?
     
  11. linkgirl

    linkgirl New Member

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    Sorry yours is taking so long to get to you - mine arrived on Thursday. I must have just made the cutoff.

    If it helps - I still have to wait another 5 days for the cablecards even tho I ordered them the same day as the Tivo!
     
  12. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    It's different hardware so that's one reason it might not fly.
     
  13. ldc3000

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    It says Series 2 only because at the time it was made there wasn't a Series 3. The Series 2 only is referencing Series 1 and Direct Tivos.
     
  14. spcedog

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    Hi everyone...this community is amazing. I've been scouring all the posts and reading the reviews and I'm really excited to get my first tivo....the Tivo HD....in fact I have it in my possession...got it from Circuit City in Huntington Beach, CA today...let me tell you all of my journey...

    1. I arrive there after ordering the unit on the web at like 10 am with in-store pickup...following a tip off here I used a coupon I bought off ebay for a buck to get 10% off...got the tivo for 269.99...awesome right? Today at about 2 pm I make it over to the store. Oops...their system for web orders is currently down (went down at around 11:30)...argh...they said come back later and I'll get a $24 gift card for their 24 minute in store pickup guarantee...alright...not so bad.

    2. I wait patiently, trying not to call every 30 minutes asking if the system is back up. I finally call at like 6:30...it's up! I zoom over in my car and walk up to the pickup counter...with no line! awesome! I hand them all my stuff and they go to search for the Tivo HD...which I had just seen on the shelf when I picked up my wireless adapter that I was going to buy with the $24 gift card! The guy comes back with the Tivo Series 3...I keep quiet hoping they'll just fork it over...but alas they compared model numbers....and went back to find it. Guy comes back 10 minutes later and says they don't have it so they'll refund me the charges!!! In my calmest voice possible, I tell him they're on the shelf! I saw them! He says he'll look again...finally he comes back with the box. I make my purchases (got the 5 year protection plan) and go home.

    3. I get back home at like 7:30 and eagerly unseal the Tivo HD box and open it up...expecting the golden glow to burst from the box. Inside the box there is the Tivo encased in two pieces of styrofoam...wrapped in plastic...and NOTHING else. That's right...no manuals, remote, power cord...NOTHING! I began laughing hysterically...I'm starting to doubt if I'm meant to get Tivo HD. The box was totally not opened previously. I think Tivo just forgot to put the little pack in that has everything. Circuit City closes at 8 pm on a sunday and I would never make it there in time. Keep in mind, I live in Los Angeles and am moving on tuesday, have a lot of packing to do, and was just down in Orange County for the weekend at my parents because it was my birthday. Now I have to stay down here till 10 am tomorrow when Circuit City opens back up again and exchange the unit. I know I could probably go to any Circuit City...but I just want to return it to the store I got it from just to be on the safe side.

    Thank you for reading my saga thus far. I have my cablecard installation set up for my new apartment on August 1st with Time Warner Cable. When I asked for two cablecards for a tivo, the csr repeated, "Ok I have you scheduled for a two tv setup..." to which I replied, "but it's a tivo..." and he cut me off and repeated the same thing with a knowing inflection in his voice. I think what everyone is saying about the cable companies is really true. They don't want us to have the power of Tivo for ourselves. I hope I can find a Tivo with a power cord before then :p It'll be me surrounded by towers of boxes listening to those joyous popping noises I always envied at my friend's house.

    Ok. Longest first post ever probably. I apologize....but I just had to vent! Thanks :)
     
  15. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Judging by the influx of new 1st time Tivo users posting in these threads I would say Tivo has hit the mark and right price point with this new unit - better a little late than never.
     
  16. aus1ander

    aus1ander New Member

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    Everybody needs to vent sometimes. Either way, welcome to the Tivolution! Hopefully those cables and manuals will show up somewhere.
     
  17. jazmaan

    jazmaan New Member

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    I just visited TWC in Santa Monica to ask about Cablecards. The girl gave me a blank stare when I asked about a single Multichannel Cable Card. She disappeared for about 10 minutes to ask someone else. When she came back she said I would have to rent two cablecards at $1.75/month each. :mad:

    And of course they have to schedule an in-home installation visit just to pop in the cable cards, like I couldn't have done that myself. This was just an informational visit - so I didn't schedule an appointment yet. I have to check availability in my local Circuit City and also make some decisions about if I want to Grandfather out my old Sony 30gig Series 1 Lifetimed workhorse, or keep it alive on another TV while paying $6.95/month for the new box.

    Here's another question - I presently have plain vanilla analog service - not even a Cable box - just a coaxial cable out of the wall into some splitters that serve 4 TV's in my house. The TV with Tivo has a splitter that allows me to watch one channel while taping another.

    If I switch from analog to HD digital, will my other TV's without cable boxes stop working? Or will their internal tuners still be able to function so I can watch regular (non HD/Digital) TV like before?
     
  18. AGBulls

    AGBulls New Member

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    So where can I find this elusive Circuit City coupon?
     
  19. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    They will continue to work just fine. The analog channels and all the digital SD/HD channels are all carried on the same line at different carrier frequencies that do not interfere with each other.
     
  20. spcedog

    spcedog New Member

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    just search for circuit city coupon on ebay...they are 10% off $199 or more coupons...save you $30 bucks and only cost about a $1.50. Just a special note, I had to call in to the Circuit City toll-free number to order because the coupon didn't work just doing a web order. They were able to make it work with no hassle at all.

    Brought in my remoteless, power cordless tivo this morning...and the guy at the Customer Service counter opened up another box and gave me the little cardboard package out of it. Didn't even do anything in the computer. Circuit City can be really strange. Although I think it was probably easier this way because I got the extended warranty on this box.

    Just completed guided setup...everything is looking fabulous...except for the actual cable channels because I don't have my cards yet. I'll just have to wait patiently till wednesday.
     

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