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Series2 DT - Dual Tuners & Ethernet For You...

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by TiVoPony, Apr 25, 2006.

  1. May 4, 2006 #661 of 712
    MichaelK

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    Well I think the party line is “second half of the year” so hopefully summer is correct as oposed to 'end of the year' educated speculation. If they can pull it off before fall tv season starts I’d be quite happy.
     
  2. May 4, 2006 #662 of 712
    StStephen

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    Just got a call from my wife, our new DT box was just delivered! Ordered last Friday, shipped ground, all-in-all and outstanding shopping experience with TiVo. Now hopefully the thing will work!

    Steve :) :up: :)
     
  3. May 4, 2006 #663 of 712
    BlackBetty

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    Of course it will....its a TiVo! :)
     
  4. May 4, 2006 #664 of 712
    Rose4uKY

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    I love the new DT enjoy!! Rose
     
  5. May 4, 2006 #665 of 712
    TivoZorro

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    I got my DT today. And I can't get beyond the screen where it asks if I can see video in the background. All I see is black and if I skip that step it says that it will only record on one channel. i've tried it on two different tvs with the same results. Does anybody have any ideas?
     
  6. May 4, 2006 #666 of 712
    dmk1974

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    Do you have sound?

    Also, double check that you don't have the cable to your TV connecte to TiVo's VIDEO IN by accident.
     
  7. May 4, 2006 #667 of 712
    ChuckyBox

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    My idea is for you to describe your setup so we have somewhere to start.
     
  8. May 4, 2006 #668 of 712
    c3

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    I have seen that behavior with my 540. If I answer "yes, I see the video" anyway, TiVo still works fine after the guided setup. That's definitely a bug with the 7.x software.
     
  9. May 4, 2006 #669 of 712
    TivoZorro

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    Thanks I willl try hooking it up again. My setup is basic cable, no cable box. RF cable in from the wall to the Tivo. Red, white and yellow cables out from the Tivo to the tv.
     
  10. May 4, 2006 #670 of 712
    ChuckyBox

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    Thanks. Try cf3's solution and let us know. If you go to "Live TV" do you get a picture or sound? What happens when you change the channel? Push "Live TV" again (will switch tuners) and try again.
     
  11. May 4, 2006 #671 of 712
    TivoZorro

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    Yes, it was exactly as cf3 said. I answered yes to seeing the video even though it wasn't true. And when it finished with Guided Setup I had video. At first when I hit LiveTV it showed the same channel as on the first tuner. But then I punched in another channel and at the bottom it said something about Tivo searching for basic cable and then it tuned it in. And I'm happy to report it is recording both the NBC and CBS Nightly News. Had to run a test to see if it works! I can't wait to get all of my Season Passes in it. And network is up and working fine. Tivo Desktop recognizes it. Back to setting up Season Passes!
     
  12. May 4, 2006 #672 of 712
    ChuckyBox

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    Cool. Some people are reporting a non-specified increase in speed. Let us know if you notice anything.

    Enjoy.
     
  13. May 4, 2006 #673 of 712
    c3

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    I'm glad that it works. However, many consumers would probably return the unit as defective. TiVo, you'd better do something about this.
     
  14. May 4, 2006 #674 of 712
    tivocat99

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    As an update to how billing plays out: As I said upthread, they correctly added my DT order to my existing account before I even received the unit. Well, billing for my existing unit hit today, and it was at the correct multi-unit discount rate.

    All in all a painless transaction getting the DT TiVo. Still don't have it hooked up but hope to have time to do so tomorrow night. Looking forward to being able to download my provider/channel info wirelessly! Setup on my first two S2's was a PITA since I have no landline phone... had to do it at work on the sly.
     
  15. May 4, 2006 #675 of 712
    greg_burns

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    When I reran GS last week when I switched from satellite to cable I had the same situation. No video. I got frustrated and said yes anyways, and then it was working. :confused:

    I think you might be right about there being a bug there...
     
  16. May 4, 2006 #676 of 712
    jfh3

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    Hope you folks that are seeing this are calling Tivo and reporting it.
     
  17. May 4, 2006 #677 of 712
    greg_burns

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    Sorry, not my job.

    Edit: OK, that came across badly. :eek: I reported it here, isn't that enough? Can't imagine dealing with CS over an issue that I'm already past myself.
     
  18. May 4, 2006 #678 of 712
    jfh3

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    This isn't an official forum, even though there are a number of Tivo employees here.

    If you are a Tivo fan and have personal experience with what is clearly a bug, why not take a few minutes to report the problem? :confused:

    Especially one that could potentially result in a bad OOB experience for new Tivo users.
     
  19. May 4, 2006 #679 of 712
    greg_burns

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    Personally, I think posting here would have more impact and visibilty than reporting it to CS.

    Take a look at the reboot issue. TivoJerry was all over that just from reportings in this forum AFAIK.

    At the time I just assumed I was doing something wrong. And for all I know, maybe I was. I personally think this forum (or maybe even the official one) is a better suited for determining if this is really an issue or not. (IMO)
     
  20. May 4, 2006 #680 of 712
    c3

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    I think that blank screen problem would need a separate thread to bring it to TiVo's attention. I agree with Greg that this forum should have more impact than calling a CSR.
     

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