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Wide Open West - Digital Transport Adapter install ?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by debinoh, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. HomeUser

    HomeUser Active Member

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    Not off to a good start with WOW, The Tech that came out did not have the Evolution box just another DTA50 story goes that they do not supply the Evolution to Techs. I any case after a couple of phone calls he suggested trying the Scientific Atlanta codes the DTA is working with the Series 2 now.
     
  2. nrc

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    Fortunately the transition has been smooth so far for my Series 3. The first batch of new channels came up without a hitch. If the DTA becomes too much trouble, you might consider picking up a refurb Premiere from the TiVo site for $99.
     
  3. ggieseke

    ggieseke Active Member

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    Can you go into the advanced channel changing screen and post the code that worked?
     
  4. HomeUser

    HomeUser Active Member

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    240 Series2
    Cisco DTA50

    IR CODE 10014-B
    Chanel Digits 2
    Enter button no
     
  5. ggieseke

    ggieseke Active Member

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    Thanks! I thought that it would probably use the same XMP format as most of the other DTAs out there but the DTA50 runs at 57 KHz instead of the much more standard 38 KHz frequency that code 10104 for Pace, Comcast, Thomson etc uses.

    10014 uses a Panasonic protocol, and I wouldn't be surprised if channel changes are much more reliable.
     
  6. HomeUser

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    Good suggestion, I all-ready have 2 of the Series 4's and I really like them. Both of my S2's have upgraded drives with lifetime and cost hardly anything to keep running both Comcast and WOW supply up to 3 DTA's without charge. One of the S2's is used mostly for recording the kids shows the other extra padding for Sunday night CBS shows.
     
  7. debinoh

    debinoh New Member

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    Just logged on today...saw the added messages. No, I did not get the Evolution working yet. I think I am going to unhook the TIVO and put the digital adapter on my tv (without tivo) to see what happens. I got my other tv to work with the digital adapter but it is not hooked up to tivo, only a vcr/dvd dual box.
     
  8. debinoh

    debinoh New Member

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    How's it going HomeUser? I had to call WOW to ask them what brand the digital adapter was. It doesn't say on the box at all.

    Do you know (or anyone else) if the TIVO series 2 (which I have) requires a cable card for these stations to work?
     
  9. debinoh

    debinoh New Member

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    If nothing works with the DTA, I was thinking of upgrading my TIVO. That would mean (if I get Premiere) that I won't need the DTA at all, right?
     
  10. nrc

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    No, the Series 2 cannot use a cable card.
     
  11. debinoh

    debinoh New Member

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    Thanks NRC.... :)
     
  12. nrc

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    That's correct. You wouldn't need a DTA, but you would need a WOW provided cable card. I get my first cable card from WOW free, not sure if that's their current policy or not.

    There are a couple of other caveats about the Premiere. First, you must have a TV with either HDMI, component video, or composite video inputs. Most TVs will have at least composite video which is a yellow plug for video, usually with red and white plugs for audio nearby.

    Second, you must connect to broadband Internet, the Premiere cannot use a phone connection. That means if you can't make a wired Internet connection then you also need to have a wireless network and get a wireless network adapter from TiVo.

    Also keep in mind that only the Refurbs are $99 with the regular $12.95 monthly fee. New boxes are $99 but require service at $19.95 per month.
     
  13. debinoh

    debinoh New Member

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    Oh, I didn't know with the Premiere you have to connect to the Internet. My TIVO is paid for (lifetime member). Don't understand why I would have to pay 100 bucks plus a monthly charge. I would think maybe up to just 200.00 to upgrade.
     
  14. debinoh

    debinoh New Member

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    Well, I guess that would be about $55.00 more to upgrade. About $255.00 total. Why does the TIVO Premiere have to be connected to the Internet? Could I get another TIVO where it is hooked up to the phone line?
     
  15. debinoh

    debinoh New Member

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    I just hate cable companies. None of this would have happened if flippin WOW didn't do this. :mad:
     
  16. nrc

    nrc Cracker Soul

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    You could buy a used TiVo HD from eBay. Those use a cable card and can be connected to a telephone line.

    While this change sucks for TiVo S2 owners and those without digital TVs, I don't think WOW had much choice. They had to make this transition to add channels and stay competitive. I'm just happy that we have WOW as an option so I'm not stuck with Insight (or Time Warner).
     
  17. debinoh

    debinoh New Member

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    Well, I spent like 10 hrs. trying to hook up this adapter and I unhooked it, performed a full channel scan on my TV and now I have ALL channels. It would have been nice if when WOW sent the letter saying you need these adapters that if you own a DIGITAL TV you DON'T need the adapter. That is soooooo wrong in my opinion. Unfortunately my TIVO won't record these new channels that were in the conversion since I have the series 2 and I now know it picks up the analog stations. Luckily, I can record some shows. I will definitely be getting rid of WOW soon and go with something else. Not happy with them.
     
  18. TiVoJerry

    TiVoJerry 00-16 TiVo Employee

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    Has anyone else confirmed these settings work with the DTA50?
    Does everyone here see "Cisco" as the manufacturer or is there another name on the box as well (aside from the cable company's)?
     
  19. HomeUser

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    The box has CISCO engraved on the top, the front displays the CISCO Bridge logo and the name CISCO.



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  20. TiVoJerry

    TiVoJerry 00-16 TiVo Employee

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    Does this box also have a remote IR sensor like we have displayed in our knowledge article?

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    If not, where is the IR sensor located on the box?
    I'd still like to hear from anyone else if this code works reliably.
     

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