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Series 3 Verizon FIOS HD compat?

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

  1. Oct 2, 2007 #501 of 2214
    stevieboy

    stevieboy New Member

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    I have Fios and I'm getting two CC's installed for my new HD TiVo on Thursday. Anything I should do to make the install go smooth? Also, has anyone gotten 2 CC's for the price of one because it is only one outlet? GREAT FORUM!!!

    Thanks
    Steve
     
  2. Oct 2, 2007 #502 of 2214
    Ron Tobin

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    Each cable card is $2.98, so you're looking at $5.96 for your two cable cards.

    P.S. Send your installer my way, when finished, as they still owe me one card relative to the home visit I had this past Saturday. ;)
     
  3. Oct 2, 2007 #503 of 2214
    brimonte

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    as far as i know....he has yet to call them. and as far as our tech support is concerned, they haven't fixed it yet. anything else i hear I'll post it.
     
  4. Oct 4, 2007 #504 of 2214
    jerich007

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    Hello -

    I'm seriously considering picking up a Series3 from Costco... my question is: are there any options for doing something like Verizon's MultiRoom DVR setup? I'd love to use the Series3 centrally in the living room, and using another device (homebrew or otherwise) to access it from the bedroom, office, etc.

    Thanks
    - J
     
  5. Oct 4, 2007 #505 of 2214
    bdraw

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    No, there will be MRV in November, but that will require a TiVo at every TV.
     
  6. Oct 4, 2007 #506 of 2214
    frombhto323

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    Do you mean every TV that you want to utilize MRV with must have a TiVo, or every TV in the house, regardless? I plan on having 2 TiVos in my house with 2 Fios boxes at the other TVs. I hope you are not saying this won't work.
     
  7. Oct 4, 2007 #507 of 2214
    TexasAg

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    What are you expecting, that the Tivo boxes talk to the Verizon DVR boxes? They're completely different boxes using completely different technology to do MRV (IP vs. Moca).
     
  8. Oct 4, 2007 #508 of 2214
    bdraw

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    I mean every TV that has a TiVo will be able to watch content from any TiVo in the house.
     
  9. Oct 4, 2007 #509 of 2214
    frombhto323

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    No. I was just trying to verify that all TVs did not need to have Tivos in order for MRV viewing to work between those TVs that do. I asked the question because it seems obvious to me that MRV won't work on a TV that does not have a Tivo box connected to it.
     
  10. Oct 4, 2007 #510 of 2214
    TexasAg

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    You're right, MRV works between any two Tivos (depending on what kind they are and if they've all been updated, hopefully shortly).
     
  11. Oct 4, 2007 #511 of 2214
    aaronwt

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    Why wouldn't you have a TiVo at every TV? No point in having a TV without a TiVo connected to it.
     
  12. Oct 4, 2007 #512 of 2214
    JustAllie

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    Wait... a TV will work without a TiVo attached to it? :confused:

    I have not tried that since... um... the fall of 2000.
     
  13. Oct 5, 2007 #513 of 2214
    denm316

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    Hello,

    I just got my Series 3 and Verizon is coming out to install the Cable Cards on Saturday morning. Is there anything I should know that can help me out or make the porcess a little easier.

    Anyone using a Series 3 in the Bucks County area of PA.

    Thanks,
    -Dennis
     
  14. Oct 5, 2007 #514 of 2214
    bdraw

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    Yes, go ahead and run guided setup before they get there.
    Then make sure they use slot 1 first.
    They will need 4 numbers to enter into their computer.
    One is on the back of the card and the other three show up under the CableCARD menu (can't remember which menu item, but I think it's the top one).
    After they activate the card there will be an error, I believe it's 161-4, but read through this thread to be sure.
    It might take some time for them to activate, don't assume the card is bad unless you get an error. Take that error number and search this thread to see if anyone else has gotten it before.

    Honestly, there have been a few issues, so to be on the safe side it'll be worth your while to read this entire thread.
     
  15. Oct 5, 2007 #515 of 2214
    andrews777

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    You may get a bunch of those errors. I did, but things have been working fine for weeks after everything was setup.

    Brad
     
  16. Oct 5, 2007 #516 of 2214
    JustAllie

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    I second this motion -- there are useful posts buried in the thread that will help you out when the technician arrives.
     
  17. Oct 6, 2007 #517 of 2214
    cxpistol

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    verizon techs have been out 3 times now trying to correct my pixelation problem on channels 825 thru 834. still no luck, but they seem to be intent on fixing this. I know it's not the Tivo series 3 because I have a cable card directly in a 32" Sony and it does the same thing. I'll send another post when this gets fixed.
     
  18. Oct 7, 2007 #518 of 2214
    gages97

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    I am currently a DirectTV user with the HR10 unit.

    I have FIOS for internet and phone. 3 questions:

    1. For the FIOS TV what additional cables need to be run from the ONT to inside the house? Is this coax cable and if so how many?

    2. Once in the house, how does the distribution work? Does the cable from the ONT come into some type of splitter/multiswitch and how many ports does the splitter/multiswitch have?

    3. I assume that the cable between the splitter/multiswitch is coax. If I am going to use 2 cablecards in the Tivo, I assume I need 2 coax cables (like I do now for the 2 DirectTV tuners)


    Thx,


    Steve
     
  19. Oct 7, 2007 #519 of 2214
    acvthree

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    1. Is your internet Ethernet now? There will also need to be one coax from the ONT.

    2. The coax would go to a splitter. My installer chose the splitter to match the decibal level of the output from the ONT (ONTs have a hot output and some attenuation is sometimes needed). For my installation, that was an 8 way splitter even though four of the outputs are terminated.

    3. No. Just one cable to the HDTivo. For my installation I have one coax cable going to my Series 3, one cable to the Actiontec router (needed for some of the TV functions) and one cable to a standard STB is a secondary room. You will also need to run an Ethernet to the HDTivo or use WiFi (the preference is Ethernet).
     
  20. Oct 7, 2007 #520 of 2214
    Raphael

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    I am currently a DirectTV user with the HR10 unit.

    I have FIOS for internet and phone. 3 questions:

    1. For the FIOS TV what additional cables need to be run from the ONT to inside the house? Is this coax cable and if so how many?
    If you already have FIOS Internet then no new cables are needed. The do hook some sort of box up to an ethernet connection to help control FIOS-OnDemand.

    2. Once in the house, how does the distribution work? Does the cable from the ONT come into some type of splitter/multiswitch and how many ports does the splitter/multiswitch have?
    They just connect the ONT to your existing TV distribution cables. So they'll disconnect the coax running from DTV and connect it to the ONT.

    3. I assume that the cable between the splitter/multiswitch is coax. If I am going to use 2 cablecards in the Tivo, I assume I need 2 coax cables (like I do now for the 2 DirectTV tuners)
    Just need one coax into the TIVO. The 2 Cablecards can split the signal.
     

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