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Series3 FAQ - Review - Photos

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

  1. cramer

    cramer New Member

    Aug 14, 2000
    As of Wed 12/13/2006, it's up to 8.0.1c. I've had a S3 for 2 days, and it's loaded new software everyday. :)
  2. pjb00

    pjb00 New Member

    Dec 15, 2006
    All the FAQ's and fact sheets I read mention that one can record two and watch one already recorded show at the same time from digital cable. This may be a stupid question, but does this also apply to shows recorded from analog cable? And can one watch a live analog show while recording one (or two) other shows simultaneously? Thanks for answering what seems a basic question!
  3. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

    Jan 30, 2005
    Boston, MA
    Yes. And yes.

    You can record two shows from any source while watching another show from any source.
  4. pjb00

    pjb00 New Member

    Dec 15, 2006
  5. Spiff72

    Spiff72 Member

    Jul 11, 2004
    If I may clarify, you can record two shows from any source while watching another show that has been previously recorded from any source.

    There are only two active tuners available, so if you are watching live TV, you are occupying a tuner, leaving only one tuner to record something else.

    This all assumes, of course, that you only have the Tivo S3 as a source. You can split the incoming cable and feed one side to the Tivo and the other side directly to your TV (if it has a tuner) or another external tuner, allowing you to watch live TV outside of Tivo while recording two shows on your Tivo.
  6. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

    Jan 30, 2005
    Boston, MA
    Yes, that's what I meant.
  7. evilhat

    evilhat New Member

    Dec 18, 2006
    *How* late into 2006, exactly? :)

    I've also encountered some weirdness in terms of how the series 3 handles recording quality stuff. See my other thread (which I can't post yet because I'm new to the forum) entitled "Here's what my Series 2 can do that my Series 3 can't, and what I know to do about it" (Thread #332113)
  8. smak

    smak TV MA SLV

    Feb 11, 2000
    NoHo, CA USA
    Just a note on the down arrow functionality that's on the HR10-250 and not the Series 3 to switch to the other tuner.

    The "live TV" button does exactly the same thing. Maybe that's why they didn't include it, since it's redundant!

  9. megazone

    megazone Hardcore TiVo Geek

    Mar 3, 2002
    Like January 2007 late, I think, at this point.

    I'm thinking maybe timed with CES, which is the second week of January.

    With the holidays here, I don't think we'll see a release this year. And if 8.1 was about the ship, I don't know why 8.0.1c would've been pushed.
  10. sjmyst

    sjmyst New Member

    Apr 24, 2004
    I've seen the following (or something like it) in several places:

    Why are network transfers disabled? Will they be enabled?
    TiVo had to disable transfers to comply with Cable Labs CableCARD certification requirements. TiVo is investigating and hopes to enable network transfers in a future update.

    This explains why an S3 can't send a recording to another box. But, I still don't understand why my S3 can't see my S2 in the other room and receive and play shows recorded on the S2? The recordings on the S2 shouldn't have to comply with Cable Labs certification (they weren't recorded using thier technology).

  11. bicker

    bicker bUU

    Nov 9, 2003
    The entire device, including how it works, is what is approved by CableLabs. Not individual aspects of a device.
  12. PWJAX

    PWJAX New Member

    Dec 28, 2006
    I am looking into purchasing a HD DVR. I have a Mitsubishi Diamond WS-65909 HDTV. It uses Firewire for digital HD content. Otherwise I need to use component cables. Does the S3 output via firewire? I have noticed a considerable clarity difference between digital and analog input to the TV (it has a built in ATSC tuner).

    Any help our suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
  13. windracer

    windracer joined the 10k club

    Jan 3, 2003
    St. Pete, FL
    There is no Firewire port on the S3. Does your display not have an HDMI port?
  14. ashu

    ashu User title defunct

    Nov 8, 2002
    Apparently Not!
    (review link, dated 2002, to that mitsu TV. 64 Firewire sources supported!

    Talk about obsolescence in overkill mode!

    WOW - over 5 grand and it isn't even really an HDTV (at least I see no mention of HD resolutions on that first page). Wait - now I see it does 480P and 1080i. All 720P material is shown as 480P.

    Time for a new 80lb 50" LCD/Plasma, perchance? ;)
  15. wdave

    wdave New Member

    Jul 16, 2000
    Stevenson, MD
    I've searched the FAQs and I can't find where this info resides. Basically, I'm looking for a Series 2 Primer for a Series 1 owner. I have a S1 and a S3. I know there are all these cool features not yet enabled on my S3, and I'd like to read up on them to educate myself. The S3 FAQ lists them, but doesn't provide a link as to what they are. I can't find a S2 FAQ on this site. Many of the links in the OP in this thread are broken. And furthermore, for example, a search for "KidZone" on tivofaq.com provides no hits. I've run into multiple dead ends, it seems. A Tivo Glossary or TivoWikipedia would help.

    So where do I find simple explanations of what Recently Deleted, One-Touch Delete, KidZone, TiVoCast, Multi-Room Viewing, TiVoToGo, and TiVoToComeBack are? (in detail if that info is available somewhere)

  16. CrispyCritter

    CrispyCritter Purple Ribbon Wearer

    Feb 28, 2001
    Easiest thing to do is just to skim the User Guides at TiVo .

    Just pick the Dual Tuner model for instance, and look at the current service update guide and the home media features.
  17. Jan 4, 2007 #377 of 460

    ChrisMc73 New Member

    Dec 27, 2006

    Do you know what the plans are with Multi-Room Viewing, TiVoToGo, and TiVoToComeBack that are not supported? Will these ever be? Are they just working out issues? Licenses? etc...

    I'd really like to get these features one day. I'm banking they will be available one day while I own my S3. :rolleyes:
  18. Jan 4, 2007 #378 of 460

    Razorbak New Member

    Aug 21, 2005
    Several of the links in the first post on this thread produce the following error message "404 errors: page not found". Can you please update these? Thanks.
  19. sleepeeg3

    sleepeeg3 New Member

    Jul 22, 2006
    Can I replace my cablebox with a S3? I have multiple wireless satellites boxes that are somehow linked to the Motorola DCT6200 set top box. I don't know if it's the cable card itself or some other broadcast. 'lil help!
  20. almighty

    almighty Lost in the sticks..

    Jun 17, 2001
    I was reading my email from Tivo about the $199 lifetime transfer option for a new S3, and in the fine print, this appeared:

    Yet the reviews and FAQ's seem to contradict that. So if I get an S3 with 2 cable cards, am I able to record 2 digital cable channels at once or not?

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