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Old 02-02-2010, 11:37 PM   #1
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Tivo HD with clock

Ok I have no idea if this is the right place to look or ask. But I"m getting ready to add my 3rd Tivo. I really like my Tivo with the clock display on the front is that Tivo still around and if so can I buy one brand new in the box?

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Old 02-03-2010, 12:56 AM   #2
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I believe you are referring to the Series 3 original Tivo which isn't being made any more. You may be able to find it on ebay or amazon.com, perhaps used.



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Old 02-03-2010, 03:09 PM   #3
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Getting rid of the LED display was the biggest disappointment for me, when i bought the HD XL. It should be on all models.
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Old 02-03-2010, 04:39 PM   #4
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Yes thats it. Thanks I will try shopping around


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I believe you are referring to the Series 3 original Tivo which isn't being made any more. You may be able to find it on ebay or amazon.com, perhaps used.



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Old 02-04-2010, 02:27 PM   #5
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Thanks found it on Amazon just got it brand new in box with wrapping still on it. I think this is the best Tivo just the way it was made it just seems to be better quality. Can anybody tell me the difference if any from this Series 3 and the XL other then the front display? Thanks
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Old 02-04-2010, 02:30 PM   #6
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Thanks found it on Amazon just got it brand new in box with wrapping still on it. I think this is the best Tivo just the way it was made it just seems to be better quality. Can anybody tell me the difference if any from this Series 3 and the XL other then the front display? Thanks
Here's a chart comparing the Series 3 to a Tivo HD (Not XL) but the only difference in the XL and the Tivo HD is that it is THX certified and has increased storage space. Everything else should be the same:

http://hd.engadget.com/2007/10/23/tivo-hd-vs-series3/
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Old 02-04-2010, 03:12 PM   #7
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Great thanks for the link.

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Here's a chart comparing the Series 3 to a Tivo HD (Not XL) but the only difference in the XL and the Tivo HD is that it is THX certified and has increased storage space. Everything else should be the same:

http://hd.engadget.com/2007/10/23/tivo-hd-vs-series3/

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Old 02-04-2010, 03:35 PM   #8
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Did you notice if you clicked on the S3 Tivo image in here that it will take you to the amazon.com tivo page?
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:22 PM   #9
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Thanks found it on Amazon just got it brand new in box with wrapping still on it. I think this is the best Tivo just the way it was made it just seems to be better quality. Can anybody tell me the difference if any from this Series 3 and the XL other then the front display? Thanks
You will need TWO cablecards in the Series 3 (and thus likely increased monthly cost to you) due to hardware limitations and/or Tivo being unwilling to fix a bug (I don't think that has ever been 100% conclusively decided either way).
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You will need TWO cablecards in the Series 3 (and thus likely increased monthly cost to you) due to hardware limitations and/or Tivo being unwilling to fix a bug (I don't think that has ever been 100% conclusively decided either way).
And you may have to argue with your cable provider that the second card should not incur an "Additional Digital Outlet Fee."

Good luck!
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Old 02-05-2010, 09:38 PM   #11
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Thanks for the info everybody. And yes I did have to fight with them over the additional fee and also the fee to come out and install I already own one of the original S3's have had it for five years Tivo even let me beta test software and be part of beta testing for the TA.

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And you may have to argue with your cable provider that the second card should not incur an "Additional Digital Outlet Fee."

Good luck!


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