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Series 3 Verizon FIOS HD compat?

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

  1. markp750

    markp750 New Member

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    Nope. Didn't work. I tried Repeat Guided setup with first my own zip code and then the one you sent me for Anne Arundle county. No luck. Still wrong logos and many gray channels on the old line up. Oh well, I will just wait and expect many gray season passes.
    Jeese, I miss DirecTV's perfect interface. Anyone want to buy my Hughes DVR340 with about 350 hours of record time?

    Mark P.
     
  2. wkearney99

    wkearney99 Bill Kearney

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    Try using zip 10001 and select the New York Plus lineup. That works over here in Bethesda 20817.
     
  3. markp750

    markp750 New Member

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    I did realize that I still selected Md Fios instead of Anne Arundlel so lets try this again. Gosh, this should be EASY.

    Mark P.
     
  4. markp750

    markp750 New Member

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    OK, It worked. I did the Anne Arundle zip code and selected Ann Arundle instead of DC Fios. Now I have correct channels. Channels are showing correct but Season Passes are still wrong. What a mess. Il will wait to see if this mess corrects itself.

    Marl P.
     
  5. rocko

    rocko Cuckoo for TiVo

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    It will take a little bit but the SPs will correct themselves.
     
  6. nemein

    nemein New Member

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    A quick way to force an update of the SPs seems to be to swap the order of the top two. One other thing to note is even after the SPs and channels were all correct, the "To Do" list may still show the wrong channels. It didn't seem to matter though, it recorded the correct shows for me tonight :D
     
  7. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Right after I did the guided setup I had the box connect to the TiVo service. As soon as that was completed all my favorites I set up with teh new channels showed up and all my season passes changed to the correct new channel numbers.
    If you don't force a connection it could take a while for things to be right. Everything was fine on my four boxes after forcing a connection. Although the whole process, including the guided setup to over 40 minutes for me which included the OTa channel scan..
     
  8. pandiegirl

    pandiegirl New Member

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    Ah, so that explains why I can't control the quality. Does anyone know how many hours the TiVo HD (regular, not XL) can record of the standard definition digital video? I just upgraded a Comcast/TiVo Series 2 to Fios/Tivo HD (the 160 GB, not the older 250 GB series 3 model) and I was surprised to find that after adding about 10-12 shows to my Season Pass manager, I wasn't able to add anymore because I'd run out of necessary space. I've not added any HD shows, and have all the usual settings like recording no more than five episodes of each show and deleting shows when the space is needed, so I'm a little worried. Could I be inadvertently recording everything in HD mode, without actually getting HD, of course, as these are not HD channels I'm recording.

    What a pain about the DC channel lineup. I got home to discover that my Daily Show was instead No Reservations on the Travel Channel. Thanks on the tip to use the Arundel channels.
     
  9. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    My hourlong SD shows on FIOS seem to be between 1 GB and 7.5GB depending on the channel. Some SD channels seem to take up as much space as an OTA HD channel even though it's an SD channel.

    When you look at the description of the program in the "Now Playing List" hit the info button and at the bottom of that screen you can see how much space the recording uses.
     
  10. richsadams

    richsadams Active Member

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    I've run into situations where I've recorded the same show (SD and HD) on our Series3 and our TiVo HD and the recording size is different...almost always larger on the THD. :confused:
     
  11. b0rg

    b0rg New Member

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    I called Verizon to order new FIOS service in NJ. I was going to order online, but I can't get CableCards ordered from their website, as far as I can tell.

    The CSR told me that there would be an installation fee of $79 PER card. Is this accurate? It will cost me $160 to have someone come out and installed the cards? It's absolutely ridiculous. I believe Comcast charged me $25 total.

    Please let me know if anyone has had similar experience, and if you been able to get out of paying that inane amount.

    Thanks so much!
     
  12. SeanC

    SeanC ECT

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    Sounds wrong to me, the initial install for me, phone, internet, cable box, and 2 cable cards was for a single 80 dollar charge.
     
  13. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

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    They charged you for your initial install? WTF?
     
  14. b0rg

    b0rg New Member

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    So what should they charge me? I assume at the very least they should charge once for both cards, not for each?
     
  15. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

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    Initial install, they should charge you $0. The $80 is a per-visit charge (definitely not per-card) for post-install tech visits. That would apply if, for example, you'd had Fios installed, and only later decided to get a TiVo HD, and needed cards. Even in that case, you may not have to pay it.

    Disclaimer: I haven't had a tech visit since they imposed the $80 policy, so I may not have the fine points down.
     
  16. b0rg

    b0rg New Member

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    I just called back and placed my order. Spoke with a very nice lady (Lynn) which was super helpful. No CableCard install fees at all.

    Much happier..
     
  17. webin

    webin New Member

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    Yah, whoever you talked to before was highly confused.
     
  18. sender_name

    sender_name I remember XM 202!

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    yeah...I think someone was being lazy and didn't want to do any more work before they took their break...You can get them to waive just about every fee there is...
     
  19. dlesando

    dlesando New Member

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    All you need is the cable cards that verizon will supply for 6.99 a month.
    I have had no problems until verizon decided to renumber their channels. It took a few days and then tivo updated the guide and it works great.

    Dan...
     
  20. jap3

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    Please let me know how you make out with the S3 and Fios. I just got mine installed last week in Salem, NJ. I love the internet over DSL. I'm not too impressed with the TV. I've had D*TV for 10 years and Tivo Standalone, DirecTivo an HD Tivio.

    My SD channels are not as clear as D*Tv. I do like the variety of HD with Fios though. I have a MOTO box and I HATE the fios guide. :thumbsdown::thumbsdown::thumbsdown:

    When you do get your cable card(s) can you let us know if they are the "S" or "M" cards? Everything I've read said the "M" cards should be out by now. Though I did read one post that said October.

    Thanks,
    John
     

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