Below is the Email I sent Cox Customer service (re: the turning adapter) about 2 weeks ago, and below it is their clueless reply. FiOS is near by digging, but not on my street yet.
I am the owner of one Tivo System 3 and also a Tivo HD unit using cable card. With the impositon of Switched Digital Video (SDV) in the Fairfax we don't get the newer HD channels that have been added to the line up. Cable Labs is working with Motorola and Cisco in testing a Tuning adapter to be attached to the Tivo USB port to allow the tivo to be able to communicate with the head end of your system to be able to call up the newer channels. My question is when Cox Farifax will have the Cisco version of this adapter and by what means it will notify tivo owners when its availible. Thank you. Joseph J. Caudle
Dear Mr. Caudle:
Thank you for contacting our Cox Northern Virginia Online Customer Care Team.
We are aware of the adapters for the Tivo units. Unfortunately, at this time we do not have any information available in regards to these adapters. Generally speaking any announcements we have to make are made on the bill each month in the What's New From Cox section of the bill. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
If you need additional information on other Cox products or services, please visit our web site at http://www.cox.com/fairfax
We hope that we have been able to provide you with the information you requested. If we have not, or if we can be of any additional service to you, please do not hesitate to contact us again.
My name is Pamela
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