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TiVo Series 5

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by geekmedic, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

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    That's not really a matter of software, since cable and OTA use the same spectrum. You can't join them together unless you shift one to frequencies outside its normal range.
     
  2. Bigg

    Bigg Active Member

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    The MSO's aren't going to allow that. They want DTA, and they already have a lot of Premiere boxes out there.

    It's not that hard. Just call the number and re-pair.
     
  3. JWhites

    JWhites New Member

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    So what does this mean?
    According to the FAQ the new interface isn't gonna come, and for all we know, the UI and software on those MSO Premieres are customized, and the plans TiVo has for them may be different then the plans they have for the retail version.
    I mean what choice does TiVo have regarding the retail Premiere? Either they bring all the new software and UI features of the Roamio to the Premiere and market the Roamio for its hardware enhancements as a step up of the Series 4 (highly unlikely), they throw Premiere users under the bus and just issue bug fixes and security patches, or they come up with something I haven't thought of yet.
     
  4. CoxInPHX

    CoxInPHX COX Communications

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    Margret says it (DTA for Premiere 4/XL4s) is coming, She would not post that if it was not a fact.

    https://twitter.com/tivodesign/status/369942645851705347
     
  5. Beryl

    Beryl Well-Known Member

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    It has improved since I did it 2 years ago.
     
  6. JWhites

    JWhites New Member

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  7. wco81

    wco81 Member

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    What is DTA? I thought it was just a cheap alternative to a set top box (including DVRs) for someone who wanted to tune into digital channels at the lowest cost.

    It has to be used with Tivo?
     
  8. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    In this context, it stands for "Dynamic Tuner Allocation".
     
  9. nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    In other contexts:

    Digital To Analog (converter/conversion)

    Digital Terminal Adapter

    Digital Transport Adapter

    Dynamic Transport Adapter

    Death To Analog

    ...and a few other things, could have the same initials.

    I too recall some sort of not-quite-a-STB device that the MSOs were giving to customers to transition them, or let them keep their analog devices working without the MSO having to keep analog in their spectrum. I do believe it was called a DTA. Much like how the gov't was giving out free vouchers for Digital To Analog converters for OTA for the analog to digital-only transition...

    Until now, I didn't even make the link to Dynamic Tuner Allocation, since I don't own any 4-Tuner Premieres or TiVo Mini boxes. I kept thinking of those not-quite-a-STB devices.
     
  10. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    Comcast for one still uses them. They are SD only, with RF modulator output (CH 3/4 selectable via h/w switch). For a limited time, the FCC mandated that at least 2 be provided free to customers of any cable co transitioning to all digital. Shortly after the mandate expired last year, Comcast started charging a monthly fee for them (naturally, I can't find that part of the local rate sheet, but I think it is @$2.00/mo ea.).
     
  11. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    Paradise...
    Comcast is releasing new HD DTAs as well. You're close, they're $1.99 each/month. ;)
     
  12. nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    I forgot one: Digital Tuning Adapter

    There's also a fresh article over at zatznotfunny with a HDMI output "DTA":

    http://www.zatznotfunny.com/2013-08/meet-tivo-mini-dta/
     
  13. JWhites

    JWhites New Member

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    How did this thread get so sidetracked talking about HD DTA's?
     
  14. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    A TCF thread get sidetracked? Heaven forfend! :eek:
     
  15. JWhites

    JWhites New Member

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    I don't get it. Either you are implying that this is common or you are being sarcastic.
     
  16. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    It is extremely common but you've only been here a few months.
     
  17. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

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    Its not a TCF thread if it doesn't go wildly off the subject.
     
  18. chiguy50

    chiguy50 Member

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    I don't know what you're talking about. And what are you wearing?
     
  19. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    I only give that information out if you call my 1-900 line. :D

    JWhites,
    Lighten up. wco81 was confused about the use of the letters "DTA", which resulted in a slight divergence.

    BTW, when applied to the "mini cable box", it is officially "Digital Transport Adapter"
     
  20. Loach

    Loach New Member

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    Khakis.

    - Jake from State Farm
     

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