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Official TiVo HD thread

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

  1. btwyx

    btwyx Substantive Member

    Jan 16, 2003
    She might be justified in the blank stare, what you're looking for is a Multistream Card, or just M-Card. They're all multichannel.

    Last time I talked to a Comcast CSR, he knew what an M-Card was (it surprised the heck out of me he even knew what they were) but expected them to be available "soon". By soon I think he said Semptemberish.
  2. knownzero

    knownzero Seeker

    Feb 26, 2001
    Columbus OH
    Well, I just got my cablecards installed (single stream) and I'm waiting for the programming info to organize. The install went pretty smoothly, one of the numbers got transposed when it was called in and I kept getting an error message (161-4 I think). After they got that fixed, looks like everything so far is good. I'll reserve final judgement for after the guide data is in and whatnot. Took about 40 minutes total (a little less actually, he gave me a new cable modem since the one I had was ancient). The guy had done a couple of S3's before but he hadn't seen one of these although he insisted that he did one of these a little over a month ago (maybe someone around me was a beta tester?)
  3. knownzero

    knownzero Seeker

    Feb 26, 2001
    Columbus OH
    Ok, so there's an issue and an odd one at that. I noticed after installation of the cable cards that there was some randon pixellation on some of the channels, only happened a couple of times and with no one particular channel. But, I'm in the Channel List setting up my favorites and the *background* of the channel list guide just pixellated for a second. :confused: Has anyone seen a background get really pixellated before? It's pattern seems to be almost the exact same spot as when it happened on the channels when I noticed it.
  4. WeBoat

    WeBoat Member

    Nov 6, 2002
    I'm noticing pretty heavy pixelation on a lot of channels. After 3 hours today, my install is still not done. I'm getting about 1/3 of the channels I'm supposed to. They are coming back tommorow with new cards.

    We'll see.....
  5. jazmaan

    jazmaan New Member

    Aug 30, 2002
    Still dragging my feet on this - but I did buy a coupon on Ebay that's good until Dec 31. I want to see how some of you bleeding edge people fare before I jump in.

    I am intrigued by the ad copy saying you can "Download thousands of new releases". I presume you need the Wireless G adapter for this? Since Time Warner's On Demand programming won't work with Tivo (from what I've read here), is this feature a good substitute? What do the downloads cost, where do they come from and do they have a good selection of current movies to choose from?
  6. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

    Aug 2, 2003
    No, an Ethernet cable to your router is enough.

    It varies, Amazon.com, and yes. For more details, look for the threads that mention "Unbox" in the title.
  7. jazmaan

    jazmaan New Member

    Aug 30, 2002
    "An ethernet cable to your router is enough"

    Hmmm. That raises another question. I use the High Speed 200mbps "suitable for video streaming" version of Homeplug to network through my house wiring. So instead of the Wireless G, couldn't I just use Homeplug? Another Homeplug adapter would cost me $78. Not that much more than Tivo's Wireless G adapter and probably faster.

    Also, does the new HD Tivo still have the ability to play your music files and show photos from a networked computer?
  8. megazone

    megazone Hardcore TiVo Geek

    Mar 3, 2002
    Yes you could use Homeplug. And yes the TiVo HD has music and photos support.
  9. shizle

    shizle New Member

    Jul 31, 2007
    I just bought a second router, a Linksys WRT350n, and relegated my older WRT54GS to my living room. I'm running DD-WRT (a third party firmware) on both routers, and the WRT54GS is in bridged mode and the TIVO and my HD-DVD have been assigned static DHCP ips. Saved me the hassle of wiring, and I wanted to get a draft-n/gigabit router that ran linux anyways!

    Cox cable guy is due out tomorrow to install my CC's, can't wait..
  10. jfh3

    jfh3 New Member

    Apr 15, 2004
    Denver area
    In case no one answered this - 8.3 is not out for HD only the S3. When there is new software, Tivo will automatically download it to your box and reboot at 2 am.
  11. rcamille

    rcamille New Member

    Dec 23, 2002
    Long Island, NY
    I apologize if this has been posted elsewhere, but can someone tell me what software version the Tivo HD shipped with? To anyone's knowledge, has there been an update?
  12. andyw715

    andyw715 Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2007
    I am a current S2 owner (for only about 2 weeks) and decided to return the S2 for the TiVo HD. Does Galleon work well with Tivo HD (specifically goback). How about the other apps?

    I searched for "Galleon and Tivo HD" but no results came back.

    Thanks for your time.
  13. cgould

    cgould Member

    Dec 28, 2002
    Bay Area, CA
    No video transfers to/from any HD boxes. Yet. Maybe before end of year. Other (music/photo) apps should work like others.
  14. andyw715

    andyw715 Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2007
    Thanks, is that _all_ video files or just .tivo ? (i.e. no transfering my home/personal videos, mpegs, etc)
  15. aus1ander

    aus1ander New Member

    Sep 17, 2004
    Its some form of 8.1. That just indicates where the development tree branched for the TivoHD (the base code). As far as I can tell, the TivoHD has almost everything feature-wise from 8.3 on the old Series 3 (HD categories in searches, wish lists, program guide, HD folder now kept at the bottom, etc).
  16. JSlovesBM

    JSlovesBM New Member

    Jul 31, 2007
    I just ordered my TiVO HD at Circuit City's website which had it $41.00 off the price. No need for the $40 off coupon. However, I will bring the coupon to the store tonight and see if they'll honor it and try for an additional $40 off.

    Thank goodness I got the $41 off because then I called Cablevision and asked about the cablecards. What a nightmare. They charge $46.95 just to come out and bring you the cablecards. They don't offer the cards at the local stores so you have to make an appointment to have them delivered to you and configured. I thought the TiVo automatically configures the cards for you? The good news was that the cards would only cost $1.25 each to use each month. More bad news followed, they can't come and deliver me my cards until next Tuesday!!!! What good is having my TiVo box and not being able to use it!!!!
  17. simonkodousek

    simonkodousek New Member

    Apr 12, 2007
    Nashotah, WI
    Sorry if this has been answered before, but I have a question about the TiVo HD. Does it support phone lines or just ethernet and USB lines? The reason I am asking is because I don't have a phone line or ethernet line near my TV that I'd like to connect and it is very difficult to get a wireless signal since this room is in a finished basement. I am planning to buy a wireless phone jack system only if TiVo supports phone inputs.

    ~Thanks! :)
  18. Zaph32

    Zaph32 New Member

    May 22, 2000
    Yes, it supports phone, wifi, or ethernet.
  19. SullyND

    SullyND L:45-21 TCF Club

    Dec 30, 2004
    Chicago Burbs
    Should note that Wifi requires a seperate adapter.
  20. Balzer

    Balzer Member

    Nov 12, 2006
    Sioux Falls, SD
    Thanks for the tip! I purchased from the CC website last week for $299.99. I called them, and they are going to refund the $41 difference to my card "within the next 7 to 14 days".

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