Cablevision and Tivo questions

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by Wiggum, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. Wiggum

    Wiggum New Member

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    I haven't had Cablevision in 5 years. The last time I had it I had bought a TIVO unit and it had tons of problems with cablevision. Constant need to reboot unit, pull card reinsert, etc.

    I am about to go back to Cablevision and was thinking about getting a new Tivo unit. Do they work better now days? Do I need a Tuner card?
     
  2. bensonr2

    bensonr2 Member

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    I have been using a Tivo Premiere with Cablevision in Morris County NJ since January. I have had almost no issues with my cable card.

    I did have reboots from the Tuning adapter, about a two or three a week. I found the simpler solution was to just remove the tuning adapter from my setup. It was only necessary for the foreign channels (ie Indian, Chinese and etc) and some of the HD extended movie channels like HBO Comedy.

    So other then the tuning adapter my experience has been as close to worry free as one could hope. And I do hear some rumors at DSL reports that some if not all the Cablevision markets will be dumping tuning adapters and switched digital video after they get rid of analog channels.
     
  3. Wiggum

    Wiggum New Member

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    That is good news. I think I will go that route. I hate the SA8300 boxes.

    You say you have almost no issues. Other than the Tuning adapter what other issues were there?
     
  4. bensonr2

    bensonr2 Member

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    Tuning adapter was the only issue.

    I started having some occasional lockups and reboots in May that have since been resolved. But I don't think that was a Cablevision issue regardless. There was a problem with a particular Tivo firmware update back in the spring I believe.
     
  5. Wiggum

    Wiggum New Member

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    Going to end up getting a Tivo unit. Monthly service got expensive. I had/have a lifetime Directv tivo unit someplace but I don't think that would count for regular Tivo service
     
  6. L David Matheny

    L David Matheny Active Member

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    You could ask TiVo if the old DirecTV unit would qualify you for any type of discount.
     
  7. Wiggum

    Wiggum New Member

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    Just spoke with them, they said it doesn't count :-( Would have been nice to get it cheaper.
     

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