Bolt not compatible with Cablevision?

Discussion in 'TiVo Bolt DVR/Streamer' started by AutoDestruct, Dec 1, 2015.

  1. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

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    David Zatz had pretty good info that TiVo had a HBOgo app coming soon.

    http://zatznotfunny.com/2015-12/tivo-hbo-go/

    Hopefully stuff will start to break after we get past the Holidays and CES 2016.
     
  2. HobokenSkier

    HobokenSkier Well-Known Member

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    Similar here lose TWC on demand but with VUDU for movies and tv (on the Roamio/Bolt) or an Apple tv or Roku and Netflix and Amazon I have great snappy alternatives.
     
  3. Robbo1

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    Kindle Fire TV is another option for HBO/SHO. And once those are native on the TiVo, you can move the Firestick to a TV in another room and use the FireTV TiVo app to stream recorded content from your TiVo (as a mini-lite).
     
  4. driverseven

    driverseven Tivo Bolt

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    I have to wonder if an HBO Tivo app will be free to people who are already subscribing to HBO thru their cable provider. Its a valid question since Cablevision customers need to to pay another $5/month to access HBO On Demand thru the Optimum settop box.

    The other premium channels -- Sho, Starz and Encore On Demand -- are available on the settop box at no charge -- only HBO requires the extra fee.
     
  5. mdavej

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    HBO Go has always been free to all HBO subscribers.
     
  6. Robbo1

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    Although the cable companies can choose which devices they allow subscribers to access HBOGo on.

    Comcast subs were unable to access HBOGo on Roku and Firestick devices for months and I believe still do not allow access via PlayStation.

    Cablevision has (so far) been pretty device-friendly.
     
  7. Kev639

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    I have been asked by my Mom to setup a new Tivo Bolt and 3 Minis for her at her new condo in Clifton, NJ - I'm from PA and have Comcast, so I am hoping some of you can help me with Cablevision - I know I will need to get a CableCard but the CV website talks about "Tuning Adaptor"? Does Mom need one of them too?

    Thanks in advance
    Kevin
     
  8. TeamPace

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    I'm not familiar with Cable Vision, but I just set a BOLT on Time Warner and it did require both a cable card and a tuning adapter. If their site talks about needing one, you likely will. It may depend on rather CV is using the technology in your area for switched video. I'd tell you to ask the local cable co. but sometimes they aren't very knowledgeable. You may need to call a cable card hotline if they have one to get their advice. If you are picking up a cablecard locally then I would get the tuning adapter anyway. That way when you are setting things up you'll have it if you need it.
     
  9. driverseven

    driverseven Tivo Bolt

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    A few years ago I tried a tuning adapter from Cablevision and it did nothing.

    My situation back then is that I had 2 TiVo HD units but we weren't getting all of the premium channels. i went thru the diagnostic on TiVo and saw that signal strength was weak on some channels. tHe tuning adapters made no difference.

    The solution was for Cablevision to run a second line from the pole into my house -- the runs to each of the TiVo units inside the house was very long and after the split the signal was degrading too much.

    Once the extra line was installed, I had no more problems and never used the tuning adapter.

    There was no charge for this, by the way.
     
  10. ej42137

    ej42137 Well-Known Member

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    A tuning adapter doesn't improve weak signals; it allows less used channels to share bandwidth so that your cable company can put more channels in its lineup. Without a tuning adapter you won't be able to receive any SDV channels; but usually these are the less popular channels so you might not care. On Time Warner Cable where I live the only SDV channel that I care to watch is the Sundance channel.

    I remember seeing a thread where Cablevision customers were dealing with tuning adapters, so they probably apply to your situation.
     
  11. pbug56

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    Does anyone know if Cablevision ever fixed the cable card 6 tuner problem? We've been stuck with using only 4 tuners since we got that TIVO.
     
  12. sfhub

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    I was able to help a friend install Roamio Pro and all 6 tuners worked.

    This was using an M-Card with NDS s/w version 3.92.17 Oct 07 2014 23:30:47
     
  13. driverseven

    driverseven Tivo Bolt

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    If you have a Bolt (the white unit) it has only 4 tuners.

    You need a Bolt + (black) to get 6.
     
  14. sfhub

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