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Old 01-25-2009, 11:37 AM   #1
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Question Tivo and Cablevision IO on Demand

Hi Everyone:

I'm currently a Cablevision customer, and despite all of the previous threads I haven't been able to figure out the answer to the following question.

With the newer Tivo HD models that support cablecards, will I be able to browse the On Demand Chanels that IO has? I understand that I can record items with Tivo to effectively make things "On Demand" but I would really like to use some of the On Demand stations. Is that possible when swapping out my cable box for a Tivo?

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Old 01-25-2009, 12:07 PM   #2
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No. Cablecards are a one way device. To do any on demand or SDV you need two way communication. If Cablevision ever gets off the dime and makes the USB adapters available it wil solve the SDV problem but not the on demand or pay per view.
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Old 01-25-2009, 12:16 PM   #3
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No. You will have to split the in comming signal & pay for a cable box. I have a TIVO & a Time Warner DVR on my main TV it comes to about an extra 15.95 a month. For just a regular cable box it's about 7.95 but with the extra DVR a have 4 tuners & it's also a back up for the TIVO. It's up to you.
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Old 01-25-2009, 02:26 PM   #4
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Too bad...In some ways this is a bit of a dealbreaker, because I like to watch on Demand stations and occasionally order PPVs. The way I was trying to justify a Tivo was because of the savings I would get from not having to rent a cable box or pay the extra $10\month DVR fee.

Unfortunately, without the ability to ditch the On Demand cable box (which is very slow and unresponsive at times), I'm not sure if the Tivo makes sense, even with the ability to watch Netflix...
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Old 01-25-2009, 03:15 PM   #5
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You can also rent from Amazon, and they have about 3x the titles that Netflix has.
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Old 01-25-2009, 04:48 PM   #6
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Too bad...In some ways this is a bit of a dealbreaker, because I like to watch on Demand stations and occasionally order PPVs. The way I was trying to justify a Tivo was because of the savings I would get from not having to rent a cable box or pay the extra $10\month DVR fee.

Unfortunately, without the ability to ditch the On Demand cable box (which is very slow and unresponsive at times), I'm not sure if the Tivo makes sense, even with the ability to watch Netflix...
I don't know how it is with IO cable, but many systems will give you one 'free' box with a cablecard rental just so they can get the revenue for PPV. Not a DVR mind you, but that slow, cheap box you complained about.

So you could have the best of both worlds. It's worth at least a phone call.
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