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Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by MickeS, Jul 24, 2007.
On my S3 I was on encrypted channels when the test occurred.
I just had an EAS test come accross on one of the tuners I happened to be on, neither tuner stopped recording.
Comcrap tech was just here
tried to tell me the Comcrap box is better then TiVo and how they are trying to steer away from Cablecards and how they never have issues with the company boxes
Anyway, the guy was a tool and had all the troubleshooting skills of a lemming.
Not for nothing but at this point my SA 8330HD is making my Tivo HD look like the Yugo of PVRs.
Charter does not have cbs hd anymore. So i got tivo hd to record it ota I think i will get rid of my charter dvr and just get a charter hd box. since most of the hd channels
on charter repeat the same shows all week. I wont be able to record hogan's heroes on hdnet anymore. but i got them all on dvd in my sony 400 dvd player.
He probably thought as charitably about you as you did about him.
I've found the Comcast techs around here to be professional, intelligent and hard-working.
You know what, not his job to try and sell me on a Comcast box, it's his job to be a tech and well, do his job.
Also helpful if he actually knew what he was talking about and not just regurgitating the party line.
It is his job to do his job as his employer instructs him. Regardless, I've found the Comcast techs around here to be professional, intelligent and hard-working.
Yes, but were they professional, intelligent and hard-working?
Youre lucky! its all sub contractors in my area... the guy who installed cable wasnt happy with the run he had to do and moaned the whole time (new house without cable) so I pulled the internal run through the wall for him using my own coax out of pity.
The guy installing cable cards argued with me that they werent for tivos.
My dish install was amazing compared but dish CSR are awful.
They get paid by the job, so it must suck when a 20 minute job takes 3 hrs.
I've answered some of my own questions here, so I just thought I'd post to share the info.
I verified that the channels coming in on the analog trunk are coming in and being mapped by my CableCARD as digital channels (although with different channel numbers.) This happened when they previously installed the CableCARD in my TV.
So, it looks like it will be an easy setup: just don't connect the second trunk to anything, and all the channels I get will come though in digital (plus the broadcast channels in HD). I verifed this by tuning to the non-HD channels I have available to me in my lineup - all were coming through the QAM tuner in my TV.
Not bad since I am only paying for basic (analog) cable service, and Comcast doesn't charge a monthly rental fee for the CableCARD (outside of a nominal hookup fee.)
Well, I'm on the bandwagon. Purchased my HD Tivo about a week ago, MCard was installed on Friday. Performed great over the weekend. I do get some very minor tiling on occasion but nothing that I can't live with.
Ehh I finally got my TivoHD up and running (somewhat, waiting on the tech to get a working cablecard for the 2nd slot), but the menus are slow as hell when it comes to loading. For all the pitfalls of the Comcast Moto DVR, it loaded menus a LOT faster. I'm new to Tivo, so maybe it's something I'll get used to with time.
It will take a day or so for the initial data to index. After that, you should see things a bit faster.
In addition, there are UI performance improvements in the 8.3 branch of code (that the S3 has now, but the THD doesn't yet) that will make things faster.
I posted my positive install experience with Comcast San Jose in a couple of other threads. I'll summarize here by saying that Comcast, both the 800 number and the tech, knew exactly what they were doing wrt TiVo and cablecards and the installation went quickly and painlessly. I was amazed too!
That's the heart of Silicon Valley. I'd be much more amazed if an install by the local cable monopoly in Podunkville, Arkansas went as smoothly.
I have gotten the "grey screen hang" a couple of times on both of my Tivo HD units (both purchased within the last week or so). Rebooting fixed the problem.
Both auto-rebooted yesterday, something I guessed had to do with a software upgrade, but I am not certain.
I finally got around to getting my TiVo HD review up..
(mods: if its not the appropriate place to post reviews for the TiVo HD feel free to delete)
Don't worry, that's the kind of thing that can be fixed with software updates.