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Official TiVo HD thread

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

  1. gbnyc

    gbnyc New Member

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    I just called TiVo to order a TiVoHD and then transfer my lifetime from my pre-2000 Series 1, and the customer service person explained that that offer does not apply (at least for now) to the TiVoHD. :thumbsdown:

    Just to make it more frustrating, she said it also is not available for refurbished Series 3 TiVos, and that I could only transfer to a Series 3 if I bought it from a different seller, not directly from TiVo. :thumbsdown:

    Not surprisingly, I've been convinced to NOT buy either one, at least until something changes.

     
  2. MickeS

    MickeS New Member

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    She was wrong.

    Grandfather transfer: The one-time "Grandfather transfer" (for people who purchased Product Lifetime on or before January 21, 2000, and who have not already used their one-time transfer) is still allowed and will also be honored for future hardware releases from TiVo, such as the Series3. If you have any trouble when you call, please mention KDB code 09-07-04 to the agent.


    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=290723
     
  3. megazone

    megazone Hardcore TiVo Geek

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    Well, you have an Origin Scan - that generally means it is on a truck. Good luck, we're all counting on you. ;-)
     
  4. jfh3

    jfh3 New Member

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    I'm sure it will work the same as the S3 and the answer is "it depends on the cable company". If they have ADS configured correctly, you will see the digital version of any channel that is sent in both analog and digital.
     
  5. MediaLivingRoom

    MediaLivingRoom New Member

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    I really hope they would place a Gigabit, but I do think it is.
     
  6. MediaLivingRoom

    MediaLivingRoom New Member

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  7. Legacy679

    Legacy679 New Member

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    So if my TiVo HD shows up on Friday, could I potentially steal a CableCard from my Series3 until I can get 2 additional CC's from my cable provider? Btw, showing it in transit right now from Fort Worth, TX (ordered direct from TiVo).
     
  8. btwyx

    btwyx Substantive Member

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    It'll do what the cable company tells the cable card to tell the TiVo what to do. The cable company could tell the TiVo to record either. The problem is the cable company doesn't know this.

    There's ADS on my cable system. When I first got cable cards, I got the analog version of all channels. I asked them to switch me to digital, they said it wasn't possible. A person claiming to be a senior tech said it wasn't possible. The way to make it happen was to get a digital only box from the cable company, as soon as that was put on the account the computer switched me to digital. Then I gave the box back, I still have all digital channels.
     
  9. btwyx

    btwyx Substantive Member

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    And before that, since the HR10 was relased.
     
  10. megazone

    megazone Hardcore TiVo Geek

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  11. linkgirl

    linkgirl New Member

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    Mine is also on a truck but looks like I'm a day behind you for delivery - darn!! :)

    Type: Package
    Status: In Transit - On Time
    Scheduled Delivery: 07/27/2007
    Shipped To: SIERRA MADRE, CA, US
    Shipped/Billed On: 07/24/2007
    Service: GROUND
    Weight: 18.00 Lbs

    Package Progress
    Location Date Local Time Description
    VERNON,
    CA, US 07/24/2007 11:19 P.M. IN TRANSIT TO
    FORT WORTH,
    TX, US 07/25/2007 1:18 A.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
    FORT WORTH,
    TX, US 07/24/2007 7:15 P.M. ORIGIN SCAN
    US 07/24/2007 11:00 A.M. BILLING INFORMATION RECEIVED
     
  12. doormat

    doormat New Member

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    I've got scheduled delivery for Monday! Doh! I was hoping for friday.
     
  13. jfh3

    jfh3 New Member

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    She is confused - you can transfer a grandfathered lifetime, but I don't think tivo sells boxes without service. Buy a box from BB or CC and then call again. :)
     
  14. c3

    c3 TiVoholic

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    Silicon...
  15. MediaLivingRoom

    MediaLivingRoom New Member

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    So, if the Kernal is improved to read more that 2TB and a hard drive that is paired with "SiI5723 chip" it can be daisy chained. http://www.siimage.com/docs/sii5723_pb_FINAL_11-28-06.pdf
     
  16. c3

    c3 TiVoholic

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    Yes, IF the SiI5723's virtualization feature is used.
     
  17. megory

    megory Advanced TiVoOligan

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    I'm in the first month of a new 3-year contract with a Series 2.

    I will buy the new HDTiVo for $299 from someone, preferably from TiVo directly. However, they require me to sign-up for a new contract.

    Will I be able to transfer my contract from the Humax to the new HDTiVo?

    Or, will I need to cancel my contract before the month is up, buy the HDTiVo from Circuit City, and then sign up again?

    Are there other options? What looks to you like the best way to go?

    Thanks beaucoup!
     
  18. GoHokies!

    GoHokies! O2->CO2 Converter

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    Megory,
    If you don't want to have service on the S2, DON'T buy from Tivo. Buy the box somewhere else, then TRANSFER the service from your S2 to your new THD.
     
  19. aus1ander

    aus1ander New Member

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    Haha, well I have a hard time believing a package can get from OH to MN in 1.5 days by ground, so I'm sorta expecting UPS to push back the delivery date to Friday. But if it does show up on Thursday, I'll be even happier.
     
  20. Globular

    Globular No time to hack

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    Waahhh! I ordered mine yesterday afternoon, but no shipping notice. :( I'm in the Northeast, so maybe the batch that has gone out hasn't reached here yet?

    I'm not complaining, just being anxious. The TiVo HD is just what I want, and when ESATA, TTG and TTComeback (especially the latter) are all working, I'll be a happy d00d!

    Bummer about the Ethernet connector being only 10/100. I wonder if using a USB 2.0 Gigabit adapter will work (understanding that USB 2.0 only goes to 400+ Mb/s)? Has anyone tried one on an S2?

    -Matt
     

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