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Series 3 Verizon FIOS HD compat?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by mchad, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. Jan 23, 2007 #261 of 2214
    ATB

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    Probably a silly question, but since FIOS has different channel line ups in each region (2 in NJ alone), how does the S3's guide know the channel line up?
     
  2. Jan 23, 2007 #262 of 2214
    acvthree

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    You give the S3 your zip code and then it give you the choices for your area. Fios will be one of them. It thien uses that information to determine which channel line up to use.

    Al
     
  3. Jan 23, 2007 #263 of 2214
    ashu

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    Yeah, the TiVo S3 & Verizon's Media Center viewing solution thingamajig are completely unrelated.

    Not sure about the 'better than OTA' claim. Verizon likely retranmits locals just as they receive them - usually OTA! I doubt they massag it to look better :) That's just sales talk.

    But I DO agree that they (Verizon) won't do what DirecTV?dish (always) and Cable (sometimes - but not in our area) do - and that is massage the HD feeds down to use less bandwidth! That' because they have more than enough bandwidth for all the channels they currently carry.
     
  4. Jan 23, 2007 #264 of 2214
    avpman

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    I'm also in Tampa and just got my FIOS and S3. When you say "To get around the PPV and on demand not offered through the cable cards I had them provide me an extra HD box on the same TV." Did they provide the additional box for free or at a monthly charge?
     
  5. Jan 29, 2007 #265 of 2214
    kurtster

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    OMG I'm glad I found this thread!

    I went to the Burlington Mall in Burington, MA and spoke to the person in charge of the FIOS kiosk in the mall. She told me FIOS TV would NEVER work with TiVO because of things Tivo's business practices. Hah! People have their S3 working with FIOS I see and she is full of it.

    Frankly I couldn't believe how she kind of went off on Tivo like they did something to anger Verizon. I don't think the people working at this kiosk have a clue how cool Tivo is and why people want it.

    Anyway, I'm still with DirecTV and two HR10-250s but my Internet service is FIOS. I can't bring myself to switch just yet because I will lose the MLB Extra Innings package, and the cost of two S3s and a switch to FIOS TV would be more of a financial hit than I can take right now. I've got two HDTVs so putting SD on one of them would drive me nuts. Can't wait 'till prices come down on S3 boxes eventually. Sweet things they are.
     
  6. Jan 29, 2007 #266 of 2214
    acvthree

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    It is an interesting reaction. It wasn't quite that bad, but I had the same sort of response from the person I placed the order with.

    It's really too bad. Tivo Series 3 and Fios seem to be a great match. A good marketing team would see an opportunity here to bring in some high end customers.

    Al
     
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  8. Feb 1, 2007 #268 of 2214
    TexasAg

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    That press release is almost 5 months old!!!
     
  9. Feb 3, 2007 #269 of 2214
    wmcbrine

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    Same here, also on 496 (Bridges), and my local sports networks CSN (65) and MASN (66).

    No problems with 200 here.

    70 is CNN; 71 is Headline News.

    71/520 is blank for me as well.
     
  10. Feb 3, 2007 #270 of 2214
    avpman

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    FIOS, Tampa, Florida.
    70: CNN
    71: CNN Headline News
    520:CNN Headline News

    All active on my S3
     
  11. Feb 3, 2007 #271 of 2214
    wmcbrine

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    Yeah, I think 70 is active for everyone, and willettg was just getting it confused with 71. 520 is just a mirror of 71, so you'll either get both or get neither.

    How about the sound on 81 and 496?
     
  12. Feb 3, 2007 #272 of 2214
    avpman

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    No sound on those two channels. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr :confused:
     
  13. Feb 5, 2007 #273 of 2214
    wmcbrine

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    Anyone else? I suspect the problem is universal.

    We need to get Tivo and Verizon working on this. I did call VZ about it last week... they said they'd get back to me, but haven't. But if this is a system-wide problem, dealing with it on the CSR level probably won't work anyway. What can we do, that won't just get Tivo and VZ pointing fingers at each other?
     
  14. Feb 5, 2007 #274 of 2214
    fl_dba

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    Is the SDV problem coming down the road for some cable companies something that FIOS might also try to use someday? Or is it not relevant for this technology.
     
  15. Feb 5, 2007 #275 of 2214
    ah30k

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    Verizon has its hands full right now just rolling out the basics. Remember they are decades behind the traditional cable companies in terms of established experience. Once they settle down and hit steady state, they might consider it. The FIOS infrastructure is slightly different from the cable companies in that they use IP for much of their interactive content. This frees some bandwidth for now.
     
  16. Feb 5, 2007 #276 of 2214
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    No sound on 81 here.
     
  17. Feb 5, 2007 #277 of 2214
    Black Max

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    No sound on channels 81 and 496 in my area either.
     
  18. Feb 6, 2007 #278 of 2214
    wmcbrine

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    ...and the finger pointing has officially begun. Verizon did get back to me after I posted yesterday, and sent out a crew. They wanted to try swapping CableCards, but didn't have any, so they just checked the error logs on my one VZ STB (fine) and left, promising to come back with CCs today. A different crew came with CCs today, but they never tried them. They tested the signal on the line (fine), then called home, and said they were told "it's a Tivo compatibility problem." They wouldn't do anything else at that point. Not that I think that swapping the cards would've helped.

    :mad:

    P.S. Anybody in the Metro D.C. area, or Anne Arundel/Howard County, are you getting sound on CSN (65) or MASN (66)?
     
  19. Feb 6, 2007 #279 of 2214
    Roderigo

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  20. Feb 8, 2007 #280 of 2214
    resanders

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    I live in New Jersey... Is anyone having problems with receiving certain FIOS HD National channels (TNT (825), ESPN (826), etc? ) I was on the phone with tech support last night and they've escalated the problem and hopefully will get to the bottom of it. I was able to have WWE on demand and France channel added but no luck with HD content although I was set up with HD premium channels (HBO, Cinemax, etc.) when they first installed. I tried to clear and delete everything and re-run guided setup to see if that would bring in those channels but no luck. Just curious if anyone else is expriencing a similar problem.
     

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