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Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by megazone, Sep 12, 2006.
What FCC regulation explicitly requires cable companies to provide PSIP?
Perhaps a google search of "fcc regulation psip" might be illuminating to you.
47CFR76.640. The regulation is limited to systems with activated channel capacity of 750 MHz or higher.
Which means if your cable companies has any significant offering of digital channels, then they are required to support PSIP. On a 750MHZ system, there would be only enough space above UHF max for 33 6MHZ digital channels.
The cableco's don't like this requirement because among other things PSIP carries guide data, and allows guide features independent of the cableco's.
IS there any sign of this changing? I'm not really interested in Tivo to go but I'd really like to transfer podcasts and the like to the series 3 so I can watch. There's a ton of video available on the net but I'd like to watch it from my couch not my office chair.
All Most of the links on the OP appear to be 404.
is there some place that shows me exactly how much time or space is left for recording?
I like to keep all my recordings until I delete them which makes me nervious about going over or getting into trouble with the software
No, this is one of the most hotly requested and debated features. The only workaround now is to use the 'recently deleted' folder as a rough guide for how much free space you have. Further discussion of this should probably be placed in an existing thread on 'Free Space Indicator' threads (search on the topic) rather than in this thread.
I know this would be incredibly tedious but going into each recording you can choose look up more details and see the approximate disk usage and size.
My solution to this is to just leave suggestions enabled. You can get an idea of how much space is "free" by looking to see how many suggestions are present. When you delete shows, suggestions "fill in" the free space. When there are none, that means you're losing requested shows anytime something new shows up. Of course, this isn't terribly accurage once you've watched and deleted a bunch of stuff, but will be once the TiVo has had a chance to record more suggestions...
Hey Megazone you should update the first post in this thread to the latest 8.3.1 software level running on the S3's...
What is the software version of the S3?
The S3 currently runs 8.0.1a.
Yes, please update the OP.
Also I think the section on E-SATA is wrong.
There's probably more.
I'm in the market for a S3, and having current info would be nice. It's either a S3 or a ComcasTivo.
Megazone hasn't posted here since Dec '06. Unless an admin takes action, this FAQ will die a slow painful death.
I added a note to the first post in the thread. I've been too busy to keep up with all the different forums, etc. I kept meaning to check in here 'when I had time', and the next thing I knew over 6 months had passed.
I've been updating the primary copy of the FAQ, at TiVo Lovers periodically, and I just updated it to reflect the TiVo HD. There are a few more changes I'll probably make soon as well.
Does anyone know if T-W is shipping the M-Card?
I just got a Tivo HD and it would be nice to go with 4 cards instead of two, since they charge for every card.
Hi, I've been told that although you can't access pay per view through the remote with the Series 3, you can still call in and get it. Is that true?
I think it depends on the cable provider, as well as what channel you're talking about. For example, with TimeWarner SoCal I think I can get certain PPV (like Boxing events) but I can't get stuff on channel 1 (On Demand.) I haven't tried it yet but I was told I could call TWC and order the event, and then that would authorize me to receive that channel during the appropriate time slot. So I could watch it (or record via TiVo.)
Thanks. I have Comcast in Chicago and I would ask them, but they don't seem to know anything about how the Series 3 works so I don't think I would get a straight answer.
I cannot get PPV through my TiVo Series 3 with Comcast in MA.
you can get anything on channels 801, 802, 803, 844, 851, 852, 853, and 854 by ordering over the phone.