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SDV FAQ

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

  1. Jul 2, 2008 #1701 of 2401
    bicker

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    I'm surprised to see TBS on that list.

    I think the reason why we're seeing fewer apologies is because they tend to foster expectations in too many customers that they're owed something tangible, beyond the apology.
     
  2. Jul 2, 2008 #1702 of 2401
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    Ah--that was TBS! I was thinking about TNT. I could definitely live without TBS, the network of endless syndicated sitcoms.
     
  3. Jul 3, 2008 #1703 of 2401
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    Does anyone know if the MTR-700 and/or STA-1520 tuning adapters received Cablelabs' certification in Cert Wave 60?
     
  4. Jul 3, 2008 #1704 of 2401
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    Comcast is expanding their SDV tests to two more cities: Minneapolis and St. Paul. They also appear to have scaled back from their original plan to deploy of SDV in 15% of their service area by the end of the year.

    source
     
  5. Jul 5, 2008 #1705 of 2401
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    Anyone have an update for TWC in Rochester, NY?
     
  6. Jul 6, 2008 #1706 of 2401
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    I was thinking that these 'dongles' or adapters are going to be offered at no cost, maybe because TiVo is footing the bill for them? Anybody know this for sure to be UNTRUE? Just a theory at now...less than a theory, more of a thought.

    Steve
     
  7. Jul 7, 2008 #1707 of 2401
    bicker

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    I agree: "Less than a theory." TiVo has a hard enough time making profit without footing the bill for stuff like that.
     
  8. Jul 7, 2008 #1708 of 2401
    mikeyts

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    I believe that the no cost thing is just the cable industry being apologetic for deploying switched broadcast, when they'd commited to supporting unidirectional CableCARD. Creating and distributing the Tuning Adapter is an act of contrition which would seem much less sincere if they tried to profit from it.

    Even though TiVo said that they expected cable to offer the device at no cost to their subs, I'm a bit surprised that it looks as though they might be right. Of course, at this time there are only a few hundred thousand cable subscribers nationwide who might have a use for the TA--big woo. If the FCC endorses the TA solution and the CE industry responds by creating a slew of low-end products with TA compatibility built in, demand for the thing could become a much more serious financial hit for the cable industry.
     
  9. Jul 7, 2008 #1709 of 2401
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    I've written a few people and CC'd the head of the Rochester, NY office but no response yet. I know we were unfortunately one of the first areas to get SDV so I would think they should be testing the dongle early.
     
  10. Jul 8, 2008 #1710 of 2401
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    Sorry if asked before, but once the dongle comes out, does this mean that Tivo can make Comcast "On Demand" work?
     
  11. Jul 8, 2008 #1711 of 2401
    SCSIRAID

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    Nope.
     
  12. Jul 9, 2008 #1712 of 2401
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    No
     
  13. Jul 9, 2008 #1713 of 2401
    mikeyts

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    A thread search for '+VOD +dongle' turned up a discussion from October, starting with this post, while '+"on demand" +dongle' reveals another from December which starts here. Don't apologize--just search for an answer before asking and only ask if you don't find one.
     
  14. Jul 9, 2008 #1714 of 2401
    supie

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    I have searched and searched but could not find an answer to my question.

    If Tivo solves the SDV issue with a dongle or adapter on the USB Expansion Port will the external eSata Drive still work? If so how?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  15. Jul 9, 2008 #1715 of 2401
    classicsat

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    esata and USB are wholly separate. Adding an SDV adapter should not affect an esATA expansion drive.
     
  16. supie

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    Thanks for the answer, I was thinking the eSata was also USB depending on the cable you used (as with external drives on computers) I now see what you are saying.

    Much Appreciated
     
  17. Firekite

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    This is wildly incorrect, including when it comes to external drives on computers. eSATA and USB are completely different technologies, separate, just as Firewire and USB are not the same thing.
     
  18. lrhorer

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    True, but many external drives have both USB and eSATA connections on them, which is perhaps why the OP was confused. Once cannot, however, upgrade a TiVo by plugging a drive with a USB port into one of the USB ports on the TiVo.
     
  19. cdp1276

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    I finally heard back today and got this:

    My apologies, I thought I replied to your first email shortly after you sent it to me. It appears my response fell through the cracks. I did reach out to one of my corporate contacts and he provided me with the following information regarding the Tuning Adapter.

    Time Warner Cable has worked with the cable industry and TiVo to develop the Tuning Adapter to be used with certain UDCPs, including TiVo Series 3 and TiVo HD digital video recorders, which will allow access to programming delivered via SDV channels. Time Warner Cable expects the adapter to be available later this year and will contact TiVO users when it is available.

    Rochester currently is not part of the beta test program for this product.

    This is all the information I have at this time. I will certainly keep you in mind when the adaptors are released for general deployment later this year.

    Best regards,
     
  20. Firekite

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    I wish I knew which areas are in the beta test program. Allegedly San Antonio is on that list, though...
     

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