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Series 3 Verizon FIOS HD compat?

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

  1. Nov 1, 2008 #1241 of 2214
    markp750

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    Hi all.
    Just read a Tivo message about new HD channels added. They are now in my lineup but I receive nothing. Just gray. I have a series 3 with two cards.
    Will these new channels appear in a few days or does some tech have to update my cards?

    Thanks in advance.

    Mark P.
     
  2. Nov 1, 2008 #1242 of 2214
    wmcbrine

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    markp750

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    wmcbrine

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    Read the thread I linked to.
     
  5. Nov 2, 2008 #1245 of 2214
    moneytrain8

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    Rich... Yup, no issues so far with the M cards. Looks as good as it did with Comcast. No sure HD can look that much "better" anyway. :) Good luck with whatever you decide.

    Extreme HD/Phone/Internet is $99 a month (plus taxes/fees) here in Baltimore. When you are on the phone, tell them you want to the $10 a month discount you'd get from ordering online. They'll give it to you with little/no pushing. Otherwise it's $109/month. Still cheaper than the $160 I gave Comcast each month for the same thing.
     
  6. Nov 2, 2008 #1246 of 2214
    Gregor

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    Actually, the HD looks better that Comcast (imho). Remember that Verizon does not re-compress HD channels, while Comcast does. I noticed an immediate difference in PQ when I changed.
     
  7. Nov 2, 2008 #1247 of 2214
    richsadams

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    Thanks for the support...and the tip! When I looked everything up on line and ordered it, (but didn't complete the order) the same services came out to $109. :confused: Wonder if it's $10 higher out here? Our Comcast bill is about $160 as well, so whatever it ends up being will be a huge savings! Thanks again. :up:

    A number of other folks here said the same thing. That's what I'm looking forward to!! :)
     
  8. Nov 2, 2008 #1248 of 2214
    aaronwt

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    I have fourteen months on two of my cable cards and around eleven months on six cable cards with FIOS. They have been working fine. Although I have the single stream cards.

     
  9. Nov 3, 2008 #1249 of 2214
    David Platt

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    Just to give you a bit of comparison since I'm in your area, I have the 20/5 internet, TV with HBO, and phone and I pay right around $160/month.
     
  10. Nov 3, 2008 #1250 of 2214
    richsadams

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    Thanks David...sounds good, especially the speedy/unlimited broadband connection. As someone else mentioned, if we start downloading movies from Netflix that will cause us to hit Comcast's bandwidth cap pretty quickly (particularly if/when they offer HD downloads). It'll be a great not to have to worry about that with VZ.

    Thanks again! :up:
     
  11. Nov 4, 2008 #1251 of 2214
    Gregor

    Gregor save the princess save the world

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    One thing that's not in the $109 price is all the taxes, franchise fees, etc, so that will affect your savings.
     
  12. Nov 4, 2008 #1252 of 2214
    sender_name

    sender_name I remember XM 202!

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    i see people posting that they have multiple M cards in the same tivo...I thought the s3 only needed 1 M card or 2 S cards...if you have an M card and only need 1 that would save you $4 a month on renting 2 cards
     
  13. Nov 4, 2008 #1253 of 2214
    rocko

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    The S3 requires 2 cards regardless of S or M. The TiVo HD and HDXL can operate with a single M card or 2 S cards.
     
  14. Distortedloop

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    Are you sure about that...?
     
  15. sender_name

    sender_name I remember XM 202!

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    yeah, i thought the S3 was multi card compatible
     
  16. philhu

    philhu User Since Day ONE!

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    Yes, the S3 has a 'bug' that requires 2 cards for 2 tuners

    The HD can use 1 M-card
     
  17. tdel73

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    Verizon is coming tomorrow to install FIOS...crossing fingers that all goes well!!

    EDIT: the install went very smoothly yesterday, he got the Tivo up and running in no time, so far so good! Thank god I'm done with Cablevision!!
     
  18. markp750

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    Darn, I was hoping to watch the Shuttle launch tonight and I can't find it on FIOS. I guess they don't carry it. Jeeze.

    Mark P.
     
  19. markp750

    markp750 New Member

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    NASA TV that is.

    Mark P.
     
  20. webin

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    The shuttle launch is being broadcast in HD on HDNet, channel 569. Coverage starts at 4:30 pst (7:30est) and runs 35 minutes.
     

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