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Official TiVo HD thread

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

  1. rudolpht

    rudolpht HD Maven

    Mar 8, 2003
    This will be the deal maker for me. I have a big Appian drive and didn't want to pull apart my Series 3 (already internally upgraded) to make it work.

    Will the same key sequence work with the TivoHD?
  2. Globular

    Globular No time to hack

    Jun 9, 2004
    Groton, MA USA
    Does anyone know if the Ethernet connection is gigabit? It doesn't say on the web site.

  3. Marty1781

    Marty1781 New Member

    Jan 2, 2004
    Please forgive the newbie question but I noticed on the feature list the Tivo HD says it supports M-cards. Does this simply mean we no longer need 2 cable cards or does it also means Tivo HD supports VOD from companies like Comcast, etc?
  4. davezatz

    davezatz Funkadelic

    Apr 18, 2002
    I have the same feeling, though I'm not holding my breath.

    The M-Card will allow you to dual-tune with just one card instead of two. M for Multistream. It doesn't support bidirectional services like VOD.
  5. b3ar

    b3ar New Member

    Dec 1, 2005
    No VOD/PPV. There was a post with the license terms from CableLabs that was around here about 6 - 8 months ago, but basically TiVo is not allowed to use 2-way hardware in these devices until the son-of-OCAP (i.e., "OpenCable") license/standard is ready. This really means that we are looking for a "Series 4" to have a direct connection upstream. I figure about a year...
  6. SnakeEyes

    SnakeEyes Active Member

    Dec 26, 2000
    No PPV meaning you can't order using the box, right? You can order over the phone, yes?
  7. ChrisP21

    ChrisP21 New Member

    Dec 21, 2000
    I've been hanging on to my two Series 1 DirecTivos (DSR6000s) for a long time now, and I *was* waiting for the Comcast Tivo STB rollout to jump back to Comcast (I already/still use Comcast HSI for work). But the Tivo HD may make me jump sooner...

    But I'm afraid that Comcast's support and installers, just as they've almost figured out how to handle dual single-stream CableCARD setup for the S3 boxes, are going to be thoroughly confused all over again now that we can get a single MCard for the Tivo HD boxes...

    Anyone want to place a bet on how many new Tivo HD owners will get suckered by Comcast into paying extra for two CableCARDs per box? I may wait a little longer to see how that shakes out...

    I'm also curious if the Ethernet is gigabit...
  8. davezatz

    davezatz Funkadelic

    Apr 18, 2002
    Not all providers/regions may even be providing M-Cards yet. Which could add time/confusion to the learning curves of installers and phone agents. I didn't want to tempt fate and didn't even try to get one for my review unit, just went with OTA and analog cable.
  9. drew00001

    drew00001 New Member

    Jan 13, 2007
    Acording to a Seattletimes.com article, the eSATA hack is not available on the TivoHD.

    "The box has a fast eSata port but it won't work until TiVo provides a software upgrade. Creative Series 3 users have figured out a hack to add external drives, Denney noted, but the hack won't work on the TiVo HD."

    The link is as follows.

  10. mweiler

    mweiler New Member

    Jul 24, 2007
    I ordered mine this morning and I already have an email that it has been shipped w/ a UPS tracking number. Anybody else get this? Is this standard operating procedure for a preorder like this or is my box really on its way today?
  11. HDTiVo

    HDTiVo Not so Senior Member

    Nov 27, 2002
    I think it was the Reuters article which said TiVo was bulking up/stepping up to the CC support plate. Sounds like they are expending more resources to deal with issues and cut out the "its not my (cable/TiVO) equipments' fault" bind people find themselves in. They are starting a special unit.

    No Multichannel News:

  12. AbMagFab

    AbMagFab What happened, TiVo?

    Feb 5, 2001
    I bet the take-out-the-drive method will work, maybe not the kickstart62 method. Unless the drivers aren't even in the OS yet (I think one review said the TivoHD was 8.1 while the S3 is 8.3?).
  13. Mongoos150

    Mongoos150 New Member

    Jul 23, 2007
    Now to decide whether to pre-order from Tivo.com or wait until CC/BB has it in stock. Which will get it in my paws faster?
  14. jestyr40

    jestyr40 New Member

    Jul 24, 2007
    Ok, I may be confused from all the switching the site did when they were getting the new Tivo HD online.

    I think the Tivo HD only allows one Digital, and one analog recording at a time.

    Is this correct? Why do they need two cable cards if this is true.

    Ok.. here's my FAQ. can someone fill in the blanks for me?

    1. Can I record two HD channels at once?
    2. Can I record two digital channels at once?
    3. Can I record two SD channels at once?
    4. Can I record any mixture of the above at once (within the 2 tuner limit)
  15. linkgirl

    linkgirl New Member

    Dec 19, 2003
    I ordered from Tivo very late last night and it shipped this morning
  16. Krellion

    Krellion ...

    May 17, 2002
    Hampton, VA
    That sounds like a challenge! :D
  17. Mongoos150

    Mongoos150 New Member

    Jul 23, 2007
    I call shenanigans. The box says it's not shipping for 2-3 weeks (if you really did get this message, it's likely an error, as was the early pre-order page).
  18. doormat

    doormat New Member

    Sep 15, 2004
    I've got a UPS tracking number already, I dont think its shens.
    Tracking Number: 1Z 1X3 V72 03 123x xxx x
    Type: Package
    Status: Billing Information Received
    Shipped To: LAS VEGAS, NV, US
    Shipped/Billed On: 07/24/2007
    Service: GROUND
    Weight: 18.00 Lbs
  19. linkgirl

    linkgirl New Member

    Dec 19, 2003
    *shrugs* I'm looking at the ups.com page that was just updated to show my shipping address and an 18lb package coming my way.
  20. Balzer

    Balzer Member

    Nov 12, 2006
    Sioux Falls, SD
    Oh yea.. I've been thinking of getting a Series3, but decided it was cost prohibitive. I WILL be getting the new HD box now! I still have an original Phillips Series1 box that is still working as a backup after over 5 years now, so I can't wait to get back to the original and best DVR.

    I just have one question. My older HD TV does not have a HDMI connection. It has DVI. I use a HDMI to DVI cable with my cable company's Motorola box. I assume that sort of connection works with the Series3, and will work with the new HD box, correct?

    I suppose I could go back to component if it doesn't work.

    Thanks for any assistance.

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