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SDV FAQ

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by bdraw, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. doraemon

    doraemon New Member

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    Yeah, I think AT&T uses FTTN (fiber to the node) rather than FTTP (fiber to the premises). I wouldn't expect them to significantly improve available bandwidth to each house unless they rewire (or come up with a better compression scheme, I suppose).
     
  2. mfogarty5

    mfogarty5 New Member

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    I created a new thread, but decided to cross post it here since some of you probably get notifications on this thread.

    The hdguru's most recent post is about how SDV breaks CableCards. It's a pretty good read, but the part I found most interesting is quoted below.

    "The HD Guru™ has surveyed several makers of CableCARD ready sets, and all said their sets were never designed to add such a device and even if their respective sets have USB ports, they will not be able to accept such an adapter.

    So this leaves only the owners of high definition TiVo DVRs. The adapter device should work with HD TiVos, however, according to a Cisco spokesperson, its version is now undergoing testing at Cablelabs and is not expected to be released until sometime this summer. A Motorola source would not provide any status or a release date, likely missing the promised availability in the second quarter 2008."

    This is the first confirmation of a Scientific Atlanta / Cisco Tuning Adapter.

    http://hdguru.com/how-the-cable-industry-plans-to-cheat-10-million-hdtv-owners/233/
     
  3. Surrealone

    Surrealone TiVoOnThEmInD

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    Ok this is my thinking I'm calling COX today and asking for a refund for the HD channels I'm paying for and not getting and if they tell me no way. We all should file a class action law suit..... anybody with me???????
     
  4. Surrealone

    Surrealone TiVoOnThEmInD

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    email me or PM me if you are in the same boat.
     
  5. HiDefGator

    HiDefGator New Member

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    You bought a box that had known technology limitations at the time you bought it. So why do you want to sue Cox? I can't see where they had anything to do with your problems.
     
  6. ajwees41

    ajwees41 Active Member

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    you should sue tivo not cox since they sold you the dvr.
     
  7. Surrealone

    Surrealone TiVoOnThEmInD

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    Tivo works great and it always did till cable company change technology and did not make it work work other receivers. And we had no limitations till the switch
     
  8. Surrealone

    Surrealone TiVoOnThEmInD

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    I'm not looking for a fight just for the cable company to support the customer. And my right to choose receiver. So one month (many months ago) I get a tivoS3 I call cox and have them add HD package and cable cards with no problems and everything works GREAT and slowly they take away HD channels but keep billing the same hummm. Is this a tivo thing? I think not
     
  9. ajwees41

    ajwees41 Active Member

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    all I was saying was tivo didn't add two way hardware, but cox and other cable companies use it for PPV,eod,and SDV. so it is Tivo you should sue.
     
  10. HDTiVo

    HDTiVo Not so Senior Member

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    I think it is exactly the right approach to ask for a programming discount for the units which can't get the channels...thanks, but non thanks for the temporarily free STB offer, however, I would like a reduction of $.XX/mo per channel for each CC (or UDCP)

    That´s what I will do if I ever bother.

    You might consider your initial asking price to be something related to the $$/channel the cable cos use in arguing against ala carte pricing.
     
  11. mikeyts

    mikeyts Stream Warrior

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    There's no basis for suit there unless there was some kind of explicit guarantee from TiVo that the product would work with all current and future cable technologies, which is something he couldn't possibly do. Both TiVo and the cable companies have made it clear from the beginning that you can't access IPPV, VOD and the cable providers' interactive guides with CableCARDs.

    If you're unhappy with your cable company making it impossible for you to access HD services that you started out with with your equipment, with no offered decrease in price, then you have a greivance that you can file with your local franchising authority (a city or county office--you can find out who they are from your cable provider).
     
  12. bicker

    bicker bUU

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    And no basis for any discount. If you don't like the service as they offer it, unsubscribe. If you don't like your TiVo, sell it.
     
  13. Surrealone

    Surrealone TiVoOnThEmInD

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    good point {{{{{NOT}}}}} if you pay for a service you should get it. I have no problem with COX or Tivo. But if you pay for a PPV fight or movie your should get it right? But if you don't it then you have no basis for a refund. hummmmmmmmmm. It's really simple you pay for service then you get it.

    And I love my Tivo and sleep with my Tivo and would never sell it. :)
     
  14. mikeyts

    mikeyts Stream Warrior

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    There are dozens of discussions in this forum about suing TiVo and/or cable providers for people not being able to access channels with TiVo that are now offered as SDV services. I'm sure that several such discussions have been held in the first 1400 posts in this thread. I don't think that we need another.
     
  15. Surrealone

    Surrealone TiVoOnThEmInD

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    You are right about suing anybody that was more of a point then a threat.
     
  16. bicker

    bicker bUU

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    Your perspective will lead you to a never-ending series of disappointment and frustration, of your own making.
     
  17. Surrealone

    Surrealone TiVoOnThEmInD

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    Cool thanks for the input dude.
     
  18. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Mission...
    Just recently Cox OC did enable all the new HD channels for CableCard users (after a pretty long period where that wasn't the case) so I don't know what your beef is currently. If/when SDV actually deploys (which could be any day now) that may change but for now you can tune almost every channel there is.
     
  19. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    Cox made it unable to view channels you are paying for, so it is their responsibility to provide those channels on the hardware you purchased, or provide you a package option that excludes channels your hardware is incapable of receiving.
     
  20. Surrealone

    Surrealone TiVoOnThEmInD

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    Thanks Moyekj, But last time I looked many channels were not working but I will check tonight.
     

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