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Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by mchad, Sep 12, 2006.
I took a quick look and didn't find the article. Do you happen to have a link? TIA!
Most of the Verizon techs I have spoken to are very cool. Even the contractors that wired part of my building are more than willing to share information. I'm pretty excited about the install...
I ran a conduit through my ceiling for the DC power cable too (there's no AC outlet in my closet).
Love that fiber
Yes, but it has to be provisioned by Verizon to work.
The tech who did my install had only my house. He was heading to a trouble call when he finished up.
It is an Alcatel 211-G. It is a little smaller and in a grey (not white) case, I guess to match the rest of the telco's equipment. Tech said it used GPON instead of BPON as the protocol.
No pressure, you KNOW you want it!
I think you guys in the Northwest are getting Westell's, but the same instructions should work.
After 2 years of DirecTV, I recently moved to a house that can get FIOS, so I signed up. Since the Tivo I had was a DTV Tivo, and wouldn't work on FIOS, and the multi-room DVR set up sounded nice, I decided to give the FIOS DVR a shot. It only took about 30 minutes before I realized this was a mistake, and about 2 days before I had a new Tivo HD being sent to me. So first, for anyone who has Tivo and is even thinking of going to the FIOS dvr, GO BACK! There are numerous reasons why it's so much worse, and this isn't the forum for that.
My tech roll is tomorrow morning for the CC install. I've got the Tivo box already sent thru its guided setup, but now I guess I need to make sure I have version 11.x or else the M-card won't work. At least that's what I've gotten from this thread.
I'm a little worried about pixellation as well. After the FIOS tv install, we noticed that about half of our premium movie channels were pixellated. After a call, they came out, tested the line a million times, then gave me a new FIOS box, and that fixed the problem. Hopefully the Tivo won't bring it back.
I also had DirecTV and left it because they abandoned Tivo-based DVRs. Now that I've had the combined FIOS TV/Internet/Phone package I have no desire to go back to paying DirecTV more... while getting less. I also succeeded in getting over a dozen friends and neighbors to drop DirecTV as well.
I agree, the Verizon supplied DVR is HORRIBLE.
I've had no pixelization troubles with FIOS and Tivo HD units, both with S cards and a single M card. This across all channels, SD, HD and premiums.
FIOS tech arrived at 8:50 am, and the first thing he told me was, "Oh, this is a Tivo cable card install? I've never done one of those before." I told him I have the directions right here for him, and we'd walk through it together. "Good", he said. "I've only done one other one of these anyway." I thought this was going to be trouble, but he (Andy) was actually quite happy for any help I could provide. He had the 1 M-card (he said he was told in the work order from Verizon that he needed 2, but a guy in the shop told him, "no, just use 1 M-card"), so we wrote down the CC #, put it in, it brought up the tech help screen. He wrote down all those figures, powered up his laptop, plugged them in, 15 minutes later the TV was working. I don't have HD (yet), but all channels were working on both tuners.
I do have gray screens for 1/2 second when i change channels or go to Tivo Central, but I only updated to version 11.x last night, so I'm hoping what I read on here, that it'll go away in 48-72 hours is correct.
Sorry for the long post, just wanted to pass along a success story!
The grey screens definitely go away after 48-72 hours. I had the fios install done thursday of last week, they were gone by the weekend.
Can the guys that just got FiOS TV installed tell us what kind of ONT they used? Also, keep us updated on the pixelization issues - good or bad. I'm particularily interested in good installs and trying to find some common denominator as to Tivo works fine in your market vs. others that have had persistent issues.
I have a Motorola ONT1000 and am having no pixelization problems on either the Tivo HD or HDXL.
Where do you find the model number for your ONT? I had a recent install and the ONT is inside my garage and my neighbor's is on the outside of his house. They are different (obviously). I am getting pixellation on all the HD locals in the 500 range. I am waiting for a low pass filter to arrive that I ordered to see if that helps. Attenuating did not help. I did get the SNR down to 31/32 but to no avail the locals are horrible.
Where are you located? I hate to tell you but your situation sounds much like mine....and I've been fighting this for over 6 months.
As far the ONT type, you can probably call the FSC and they should be able to tell you the model. I've never looked carefully enough at mine to tell which Motorola model is installed. I assume you do have a Motorola ONT though?
I am in Southern New Jersey outside of Philadelphia.
I had FIOS hi-def TV installed back on March 20th, and I have had no pixelization issues on SD or HD channels with my Tivo HD XL. I am in the Northern Virginia area . If it matters, this was not a new FIOS install, i already had internet and phone, this install added the high-definition TV. I had been using DirecTV with an old Sony Tivo. I didn't even think twice about going to the Verizon DVR, I waited so long to switch because my old Tivo was what was keeping me happy with DirecTV.
I'd provide information on my ONT if someone can tell me what to look for.
I believe my ONT model is 612A. I'm in SE Pa. I just opened up the customer part, and it was on the status sticker. I have 2 HD Tivo's and have not seen any pixelation issues so far
It has been two weeks since I switched from Comcast, and I'm happier than ever I made the change.
Even though I asked to terminate my service with Comcast on 3/30, I'm still being billed until they disconnect me at the tap, now scheduled for 4/13. I've posted the details of this problem, which seems to vary by region on the Comcast thread, http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=7195269#post7195269. They claim I'll be credited back to 3/30 after they do the disconnect.
I don't want to double post, so if you're making the switch, you should take a look.