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TiVo HD FAQ

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by dvr4me, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. HDTiVo

    HDTiVo Not so Senior Member

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    Is that wired to be able to send (or trigger something else to send) something up the coax?

    What about MOCA?
     
  2. m_jonis

    m_jonis Member

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    So no QAM tuning then, eh?
     
  3. daroz

    daroz New Member

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    I called TiVo (sales) earlier today as my local TWC MSO is going to be rolling out SDV aggressively. According to the rep (who put me on hold for 5 minutes looking for the answer) SDV isn't supported in the TiVo HD. No word on if it's possible in the future.

    A second call to sales made an hour later confirmed the first call.

    :(
     
  4. dvr4me

    dvr4me New Member

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    I believe it does support Unencrypted QAM. (I'll see if I can substantiate that information with something official.)

    Update:

    Here's the information posted in the S3 FAQ about Clear QAM:

    Basically this means that although the Tivo can tune the Clear QAM channels, they don't correspond with guide data. So you can manually record channel 93.3 at 8pm on Tuesdays, but you cannot set a season pass to record your favorite show on 93.3.

    I have my Tivo HD on order so I'll update the FAQ once I have first hand information.
     
  5. dvr4me

    dvr4me New Member

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    Adding additional questions and answers from other posts on TCF. If you have anything specific you'd like added, either post here or send me a PM. Thanks!
     
  6. dozens

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    The answer for SDV suggest it will be available in the future. Is this really the case ? Has Tivo made any public statements saying SDV will be supported ? If so, what time frame ?
     
  7. mph005

    mph005 New Member

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    They've said maybe. And I think that's about the best answer you will get out of them. No time frame. Might not ever happen.
     
  8. bicker

    bicker bUU

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    If you really read the sentence critically, you'll realize that the "answer" is anything but. It effectively says nothing significant. We know practically nothing after reading the "answer" that we didn't know before reading the "answer". :(
     
  9. HDTiVo

    HDTiVo Not so Senior Member

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    Somehow eSata support is listed as "late 2007" but MRV/TTG is "in the future." ;)
     
  10. dvr4me

    dvr4me New Member

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    Updated product lifetime subscription information.
     
  11. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    I'm still confused about eSATA expansion on the new HD TiVo. Does it work on the new boxes like it does on the S3 or not?
     
  12. Ishma

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    No, it appears that the backdoor is closed on TiVo HD. However, sounds like it will be active by the end of the year. Sooner???
     
  13. megory

    megory Advanced TiVoOligan

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    Great compilation of information, DVR4me! Thanks for gathering it and posting it!
     
  14. dvr4me

    dvr4me New Member

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    Thanks for the kind words. I appreciate it.

    My TivoHD will arrive tomorrow, so I hope to put some images and further updates into the FAQ soon.
     
  15. CharlesH

    CharlesH Member

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    Is it really a closed back door, or is it actually driver differences due to the different chipsets, and the needed drivers are in place on the S3 but not the HD?
     
  16. Ishma

    Ishma New Member

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    Your probably right. I just meant the backdoor code on the Series3 will supposedly not work on TiVo HD. We will have to wait for the software upgrade that enables the feature.
     
  17. megazone

    megazone Hardcore TiVo Geek

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    1. It *may* be available. 2. TiVo's CEO stated, before Congress, that TiVo was working with the cable industry on a solution for SDV on uni-directional CableCARD devices. 3. No time frame.

    Reference 1. Reference 2. Reference 3.
     
  18. cramer

    cramer New Member

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    Acording to Samsung (marketing poo)... 30% better.

    (EDIT)
    As for SDV... Alas, it has the same ATI Theater chipset. So, no modulator or RF transmitter.

     
  19. dvr4me

    dvr4me New Member

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    Updated recording quality size estimates and initial software revision.
     
  20. m_jonis

    m_jonis Member

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    And pigs may fly (not busting on Megazone). I just don't believe the Cable industry will ever play nice with SDV.

    Just like I don't think that "holllywood" will ever play nice with MRV. Even the cable companies can't get their own MRV to work without getting slapped with a lawsuit.

    Ironically I think Verizon is the only one who's "gotten" away with it (that's a provider), but I don't remember if theirs was SD only or if it did HD as well.


    Apparently it's okay to view SD content on other things, but not HD (according to the content providers).
     

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