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Tivo HD and Time Warner

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by tivobrett, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. tivobrett

    tivobrett New Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    I'm replacing my Series 2 with a new HD model but am concerned about what I've been reading about how Time Warner Cable handles HD Tivos.
    - Do I need a cablecard?
    - If so, does Time Warner charge extra for this "service"?
    - Do all of the HD channels come through when using an HD Tivo?
    I'm probably getting the XL model, if that helps.
    Any advice/experiences with TWC (yes, they suck but that's what I have) are most appreciated.
  2. 59er

    59er TiVotee

    Mar 27, 2008
    New York, NY
    Yes, you need a cablecard for getting "full" use of your cable company's offerings.

    TWC charges for cablecards. At first I was charged $4.55 or so per month, but now I pay $1.75.

    Whether you get all HD channels depends on whether your TWC franchise uses Switched Digital Video (SDV).

    In NYC there is no SDV, so I get all the HD channels that I should. I can't get on-demand or PPV via the TiVO HD, of course. And I am very satisfied with TWC NYC.
  3. tivobrett

    tivobrett New Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Thanks for the reply. Waiting until Time Warner can come with the card.
    Do you know if I need a CableCARD slot on the television as well?
  4. crazyles

    crazyles New Member

    Jul 13, 2002
    No you dont need a cablecard slot in the TV
  5. angel35

    angel35 New Member

    Nov 5, 2004
    I dont know if im in the right thread.In the signal strength meter (antenna} I see something new ,i think. I now see red bars on some channels when i put them on the meter.Any one see this and what does it mean???Can any one tell me??

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