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So, Brighthouse just told me my TA only support 2 streams

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by monkeydust, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

    Apr 5, 2010
    Brings up a good question, though. If the TA doesn't support the number of tuners you have in your DVR, then what?

    Does the TA tell the DVR how many it has? If the DVR doesn't know it can't tune more than X at a time, it will cause recording failures! I don't think there is a manual option for disabling X number of tuners in the TiVo...
  2. bradenmcg

    bradenmcg Big Geek

    Dec 28, 2007
    The Tuning Resolver (sorry, Tuning "Adapter" is the word everyone uses even though the spec originally called it a TR) tells the OCUR device many things, including the number of SDV requests it can handle (tr_profile() has a "number_of_tuners" value that is returned in response to a tr_status() request).

    Also, note that the current TR spec explicitly states:
    "The TR SHALL support at least six tuners."

    All M-Cards and TRs have to handle 6 tuners minimum per the FCC. Credit Ceton for a lot of the work on this, as their 6-tuner Ethernet-attached CableCard system (for Windows Media Center) was one of the major factors in pushing for 6 (vs. 4).
  3. Millionaire2K

    Millionaire2K New Member

    Jun 15, 2008
    It seems like a case of support not wanting to bother to help you. Like 3 years ago an agent trying to tell me I can't get premium ch's with Tivo "only with their boxes". I just hung up right then and called right back.
  4. nandopr

    nandopr Member

    Jun 6, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    I live in Orlando, FL. Have Brighthouse. Got a new Roamio Pro and I am using a TA. Was worried for a moment when I read about the limitations of the TA.

    Well, no worries. I decided to record six SDV channels. Perfect recording. All six channels. The TA delivered flawless.

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