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Old 04-28-2008, 04:53 PM   #1
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Do series 2 aqnd series 3 tivo's "share"

The these different models share over a home network?

I've recently activated and plugged in my new tivo hd. I checked my account and it is set for sharing. It does not see my series 2 tivo.

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Old 04-28-2008, 05:05 PM   #2
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Do these different models share over a home network?
Yes. It may take a while before they start seeing each other; forcing both of them to call home might speed this up.
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Old 04-28-2008, 05:38 PM   #3
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Yes, but both need 9.1 software or later.
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Old 04-28-2008, 07:37 PM   #4
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Yes, but you can't transfer HD programs to the series 2.
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Old 04-28-2008, 07:49 PM   #5
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Nor can you transfer anything that is flagged by your cable provider as "copy-protected." Same with anything downloaded from Amazon Unbox, though you can have a second copy downloaded to the other TiVo directly from Amazon.
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Old 04-28-2008, 07:53 PM   #6
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though you can have a second copy downloaded to the other TiVo directly from Amazon.
that are make sense.
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Old 04-28-2008, 11:37 PM   #7
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that are make sense.
If you're talking about why Amazon won't let you MRV Unbox content between devices, but will let you download it again to a second device, it's because it's all about the Digital Rights Management.

Amazon Unbox's Terms of Service allow you to download purchased (but not rented) content to two different devices, whether it be two TiVo's, two PC's, or one TiVo and one PC.

If Amazon were to allow MRV'ing of Unbox content, not only could you exceed the two device limit, but you could conceivably transfer the program to a PC and burn it to an unlimited number of DVD's. To further enforce this restriction, the Unbox Video Player is required to download and view Unbox content on a PC.
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Old 04-29-2008, 08:16 AM   #8
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Thanks!

Had my first "chat" with a comcast rep yesterday concerning cablecards. She knew basicly nothing and I spent more time on hold than getting help. I finally told her to flag my account with a needing cablecard message and I will call back.

Gonna be a challenge getting this tivo HD up and running...
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Old 04-29-2008, 12:40 PM   #9
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If Amazon were to allow MRV'ing of Unbox content, not only could you exceed the two device limit, but you could conceivably transfer the program to a PC and burn it to an unlimited number of DVD's. To further enforce this restriction, the Unbox Video Player is required to download and view Unbox content on a PC.
In that light, I suppose it's improved from not making sense, to just being excessively redundant. The fact that the content is only available for 24 hours really seems like that should be restrictive enough.
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In that light, I suppose it's improved from not making sense, to just being excessively redundant. The fact that the content is only available for 24 hours really seems like that should be restrictive enough.
It really bites you with Unbox purchases. Can't transfer 'em or download 'em to PC.
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In that light, I suppose it's improved from not making sense, to just being excessively redundant. The fact that the content is only available for 24 hours really seems like that should be restrictive enough.
You can transfer a program to your PC and make a lot of DVD copies of it in those 24 hours. Hence the restrictions on MRV of such programming.

Of course, there are ways around it, primarily by attaching a standalone DVD recorder to the TiVo's outputs and recording the program as it plays, but it won't be a true digital copy.

I'm not saying I agree with the practice, I'm just explaining the way it is...
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It really bites you with Unbox purchases. Can't transfer 'em or download 'em to PC.
You can't transfer them between PC's, but you can download them to a PC from the Amazon site as long as the PC to which the program is being downloaded has the Unbox Video Player installed, subject to the "two device" limit.

Unbox actually has more titles available for download to a "suitably equipped" PC than to a TiVo.
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Old 04-30-2008, 06:00 AM   #13
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You can't transfer them between PC's, but you can download them to a PC from the Amazon site as long as the PC to which the program is being downloaded has the Unbox Video Player installed, subject to the "two device" limit.

Unbox actually has more titles available for download to a "suitably equipped" PC than to a TiVo.
When I said "download" I meant using TTG. Yes, we can download and view with UVP. My bad.
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