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SDV Tuning Adapter - Cox No. VA

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by milo99, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. Dec 11, 2008 #81 of 400
    Timber

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    Should I run Guided Setup to get the new HD versions of the stations to map to my Season Passes?

    -=Tim=-
     
  2. Dec 11, 2008 #82 of 400
    milo99

    milo99 Well-Known Member

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    you're going to need to redo your season passes, as they are specific to a channel.

    no need to redo guided setup though
     
  3. Dec 11, 2008 #83 of 400
    Dark Helmet

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    When I FIRST got my Series3, they were in digital, but at some point they got moved over to analog.

    I'm glad the basic cable channels are in digital now, but one thing that I actually liked when they all went analog was that there were no copy protection issues with those shows. Ah, well.
     
  4. Dec 11, 2008 #84 of 400
    Revolutionary

    Revolutionary Too sleepy for TV...

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    That's great news! Now all our daily recordings from the analogs won't take up even a quarter of the disk space they used to! (Not to mention the abysmal picture quality...)

    Which will help offset the huge jump that so many of our other shows are going to see since we can now get them in HD! :D

    Thanks for the updates!
     
  5. Dec 11, 2008 #85 of 400
    Revolutionary

    Revolutionary Too sleepy for TV...

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    Cox didn't raise the CC rates because a number of us complained and pointed out that the FCC regulations more or less forbade them from doing it. (I'm oversimplifying -- it was a while ago). PLUS, the TA is supposed to be free. Not exactly cool to raise the rate for the CC because of the TA, even though the TA is free.
     
  6. Dec 11, 2008 #86 of 400
    djones18

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    Milo 99: Congrats!!

    I'm now trying to understand the instructions that came with my new Cox Fairfax TA which I picked up this morning and my new TiVo HD which is being set up by the technician as we speak.

    Question: Should the TiVo be unplugged (no power) during the initialization of the TA up to the step where it says to turn on the TiVo (plug it in?), then plug in the USB? Thanks.
     
  7. Dec 11, 2008 #87 of 400
    bentley01

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    that TiVo units are 1 way and not 2 way devices. Maybe the complaints should be directed at TiVo for developing an inferior 1 way product in an increasingly 2 way world. Just a thought!!
     
  8. Dec 11, 2008 #88 of 400
    Timber

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    btw, huge congrats to TiVo. It could not have been simpler (and more bug-free) at the TiVo end of this.

    -=Tim=-
     
  9. Dec 11, 2008 #89 of 400
    milo99

    milo99 Well-Known Member

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    um. yeeeaaa... considering that the Tivos were designed to work with what cablelabs gave them to work with, yeaaaa... that's Tivo's lack of foresight. Too bad they didn't even put in something like a USB port to allow for future additions to handle *oh my gosh* something JUST LIKE THIS. :rolleyes:
     
  10. Dec 11, 2008 #90 of 400
    milo99

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    i can't remember the instructions, it should say it in there though.
     
  11. Dec 11, 2008 #91 of 400
    jfranklin

    jfranklin CSR, Cox Hampton Rds

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    The TiVo can be powered up, just make sure that it is running the most recent version of the firmware before you connect the TA to it. Also be sure that the TA is activated (the status light is burning solid) before connecting it to the TiVo via USB. The cable connection can be made between the TA and the TiVo before the activation.
     
  12. Dec 11, 2008 #92 of 400
    Timber

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    Jody, much credit to the Cox Communications organization. On Friday the Retail Center reps had not heard of Tuning Adapters, today they were handing them out and they were being authorized automatically!

    -=Tim=-
     
  13. Dec 11, 2008 #93 of 400
    amyflick

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    Mine's been activating for about 10 minutes now. I hope it works!
     
  14. Dec 11, 2008 #94 of 400
    djones18

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    My TA question is moot for now. The technician setting up my TiVo HD has left my house in search of cablecards. What a nightmare. After explaining to the CSR two days ago to send experienced tech and at least 4 M-cards, the tech shows up expecting to put a single cablecard into a TV. Yikes! I explain it's a TiVo HD...and get a glimmer of understanding. He thinks he may have an M-card in the truck. He does...one card! I show him TiVo's instructions and he says he's done this before. He checks the coax signal into the house, it's good. Then he tries to put the cablecard into the TiVo before reconnecting the coax cable into the TiVo. I say STOP! That's not what the instructions say. He gets back on track and tries to put the M-card into the TiVo. It won't fit for some reason. He tries harder. Finally he pulls it out; it's cracked. So now he's off to find another truck nearby with some M-cards. I'm gonna be watching like a master surgeon over a two year intern. It's gonna be a long day.

    Maybe, just maybe we'll get around to the TA tonight.
     
  15. Dec 11, 2008 #95 of 400
    milo99

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    i didn't realize m cards were available in Fairfax. but if you have a Tivo HD, you only need 1, not 2. the Series 3 need 2.

    Single stream cards you need 2, but not M cards.
     
  16. Dec 11, 2008 #96 of 400
    jon96cobra

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    Picked mine up just have to wait till I get home from work to install it.

    One of the people I talked to at Herndon location was trying to tell me I needed to bring in my cable cards to do the installation. I had to explain to them That was not the case. One of the other people behind the counter had to corrrect the person I was talking to.

    I'm just glad the call is automated for the install I might wait till later tonight so I don't mess up any shows recording tonight.
     
  17. Dec 11, 2008 #97 of 400
    djones18

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    Jody, thanks for the information and tip. My new TiVo HD, activated two days ago, still has version 8. something, so I guess I'll wait till it updates firmware before attaching the TA.
     
  18. Dec 11, 2008 #98 of 400
    jfranklin

    jfranklin CSR, Cox Hampton Rds

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    I believe the firmware that supports the TA is version 9 and higher. I would say go ahead and force a connection to TiVo in the network settings menu. Shouldn't take but about an hour to get the update and install. (maybe a little longer since a lot of people will be force updating today)
     
  19. Dec 11, 2008 #99 of 400
    bentley01

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  20. amyflick

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    Arrrgh! The blinking finally stopped, I plugged in the USB cable and now it's blinking again. Nothing on my TV screen. I so hoped this would go smoothly, I guess not.
     

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