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Time Warner Cable Box and Tivo's DVR feature?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by blumet, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. blumet

    blumet New Member

    Jun 30, 2012
    following dilemma and pardon the question (woman at work!)

    I moved from NYC to Hawaii, where unfortunately the tivo culture isn't that developed. In New York it was a blast but now...
    I got the cable card + tuner through time warner. Disaster. Few channels supported by the card, not worth it. :(
    I had to get a time warner cable box (no DVR), and I still have my Tivo lying around.

    Can I connect the time warner cable box to the tivo, so that I can record something? The box is a receiver, so theoretically it should be able to pass the signal to the tivo, which in return can record?

    Mahalo to all the boys out there... :eek:
  2. CoxInPHX

    CoxInPHX COX Communications

    Jan 14, 2011
    Phoenix, AZ
  3. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

    Feb 4, 2008
    This seems a clear violation (even though we don't have all of the facts). I urge the OP to file a formal FCC complaint and push them to get it right. You deserve better.

    It would also not hurt to let TiVo know what is happening.
  4. Jul 1, 2012 #4 of 11

    HiKent New Member

    Nov 2, 2006
    Chapel Hill, NC

    I just left Hawaii for the mainland. I had a Series 3 ever since they came out & it worked fine. The biggest problem is the lack of HD programming from TWC. My Mother-in-law had straight cable box & we got same HD programming on the TiVo except for the channel 1000 (Hawaii scenery).

    The annoying thing was the the radio channels come in with cable card, but not with cable-card + tuning adapter. Annoying, but that's what pandora's for.

    Sounds like you need to get a tuning adapter to go with your cablecard. You can actually pick them up at any of the TWC offices (at least I was able to get one in Hawaii Kai & Ala moana shopping center).

    Good luck & enjoy the islands.

  5. Jul 1, 2012 #5 of 11

    unitron Active Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC

    They have very little in the way of HD channels, but still have gone SDV?


    Maybe they're trying to avoid spending money on laying better quality cable.
  6. jasonoki

    jasonoki New Member

    Dec 20, 2004
    If your tivo is not a tivo Premiere xl4 you can hook it up to the cable for analog programing.
  7. SirMontego

    SirMontego New Member

    Dec 21, 2004
    I live in Honolulu, Hawaii. I have a Premiere XL with Digital Cable, the HD Entertainment Pak, a cable card, a tuning adapter, and the sports package.

    See my thread: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=485492&highlight=Oceanic

    I'm not sure what you mean when you say "few channels supported by the card". I get all the HD stations the Oceanic DVR got except for the on demand stations (I used to have the Oceanic DVR). Here's the station list: http://www.timewarnercable.com/Hawa...x?CLUID=1034&chkCLUCookie=1&Image1=&Zip=96813

    Oceanic's setup was flawless. They knew exactly what they were doing, they sent me everything I needed, and (after waiting 30 minutes to get a live body on the phone) they were very informative with the tech support. The only reason I called in for support was because I didn't know I had to turn the tuning adapter ON. Again, that was my fault.

    In the four months I been using Tivo with oceanic, I've only had one problem: my tuning adapter needed to be restarted once.

    To make it clear, I get the following HD stations:

    1000 Scenic Hawaii HD
    1003 KHON (Fox) HD
    1005 KFVE (myNetworkTV) HD
    1006 KITV (ABC) HD
    1007 KGMB (CBS) HD
    1008 KHNL (NBC) HD
    1010 KHET (PBS) HD
    1012 OC Sports HD
    1013 OC Sports Enhanced
    1015 OC16 On Demand
    1016 OC16 HD
    1027 KPXO HD
    1107 MSNBC HD
    1108 Fox Business Network HD
    1109 Fox News Channel HD
    1111 CNN Headline News HD
    1113 CNN High Definition
    1116 CNBC HD
    1118 Bloomberg TV HD
    1121 The Weather Channel HD
    1132 Jewelry TV HD
    1153 QVC HD
    1208 MLB Network HD
    1210 NBC Sports Network HD
    1212 The Outdoor Channel HD
    1214 HD Speed Channel
    1216 HD Golf
    1219 ESPN U HD
    1222 ESPN High Definition
    1224 ESPN2 High Definition
    1225 ESPN News High Definition
    1226 Fox Sports West HD
    1228 PrimeTicket HD
    1230 Fox Soccer HD
    1231 Fox Soccer Plus HD
    1239 ESPN Goal Line HD
    1242 NBA TV HD
    1247 CBS College Sports HD
    1248 Big Ten HD
    1250 Oceanic SURF Channel HD
    1255 OCSports PPV
    1321 Food Network High Definition
    1322 Cooking Channel HD
    1323 Home & Garden Television High Definition
    1325 Travel Channel HD
    1327 The History Channel High Definition
    1328 H2 HD
    1329 Animal Planet
    1331 TLC HD
    1332 Velocity
    1333 Discovery HD
    1335 Hub HD
    1337 Science HD
    1339 Smithsonian Channel HD
    1341 BBC America HD
    1347 National Geographic Channel HD
    1437 G4 HD
    1440 Cartoon Network HD
    1442 ABC Family HD
    1444 Disney High Definition
    1445 Disney XD HD
    1448 HD Lifetime Network
    1449 LMN HD
    1451 WE: Women's Entertainment HD
    1452 Hallmark Channel HD
    1453 Hallmark Movie Channel HD
    1545 Comedy Central HD
    1547 A&E High Definition
    1548 Biography Channel HD
    1549 E! Entertainment HD
    1550 Style HD
    1551 TBS High Definition
    1553 TNT HD
    1554 FX HD
    1555 USA HD
    1557 HD Syfy
    1559 Spike TV HD
    1560 Bravo HD
    1561 Nat Geo WILD HD
    1565 Crime & Investigation Network HD
    1593 Palladia
    1602 Turner Classic Movies HD
    1603 MavTV
    1605 Universal High Definition
  8. SirMontego

    SirMontego New Member

    Dec 21, 2004
    By any chance, when you had the Time Warner Oceanic cable card in your Tivo and the turning adapter connected, did you get the following message when you tuned to an HD station that wasn't "supported"?


    "Channel not available. Contact your local cable provider for more information."

    If so, your tuning adapter was probably not turned on.
  9. sdog1

    sdog1 New Member

    Sep 16, 2012

    I also live in Hawaii and have a Tivo HD with Oceanic Cable with HD service. Important to point out that the number of channels is much more limited with Tivo HD. A large number of HD channels like Bloomberg, TWC, History, Travel, Biography do not work.

    Also, on your list you reported receiving on demand channel 1015. Can you confirm that is the case.
  10. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    That should not be the case. A Tivo HD should be able to tune anything that a Premiere can.
  11. CoxInPHX

    CoxInPHX COX Communications

    Jan 14, 2011
    Phoenix, AZ
    In the case of TWC Oceanic Cable this is probably true.

    But the TiVo HD cannot tune MPEG4 (H.264) while the Premieres can.
    Case in point - Cox Communications Plus Package channels.

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