Comcast customer with a 652 or 658 box in Georgia, Illinois, or California?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by TiVoMargret, Dec 11, 2015.

  1. zalusky

    zalusky Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Its interesting given the HD model is slower than the original S3 model. I guess the other stuff makes the difference.
     
  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    The units sold in Australia and New Zealand, that support H.264 recording, were based on the TiVo HD hardware. So that's probably why they're limiting it to the TiVo HD. The software is probably ready to go for that hardware platform and they just need to test it out.
     
  3. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    Or at least much easier to adapt those sections to the US code since the hardware was the same.

    Scott
     
  4. ryan87500

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    I just emailed Margaret as well.
     
  5. jlb

    jlb Go Pats!

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    Wow, this would be cool. I only subscribe to locals so I would be ok post conversion, but still very very cool if it happens. My only concern would be if the update (assuming that's whats happening) would kill my TiVoHD. Everything is working fine right now.
     
  6. MacPrince

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    I literally not 10 minutes ago got off the phone with TiVo to deactivate my two old TiVo HDs (652s) from their annual plans, having replaced them with Roamio Pros with All-In from their Black Friday sale.

    Oh, well. Since TiVo will never re-activate these after the service expires in mid-August, probably best they go to the electronics recycling.
     
  7. unitron

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    If you get a reference number from TiVo Custormer Service, the sub on those 652s can be transferred to buyers, instead of just letting them become boat anchors.

    (although it's a shame you didn't grab the $99 lifetime for them back when that was possible)
     
  8. MacPrince

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    I forgot to mention that the reason I replaced them is that Comcast in my area is going MPEG-4 in February, so I thought they weren't going to be terribly useful to me for much longer. I may offer up the two that I just deactivated (I also have a third that was deactivated last August) on the Buyer/Seller forum and see if I can get anything for them. Though since they each only cost me $99 to begin with (They were being cleared out of Blockbuster Video - remember Blockbuster Video, kids?), I'm not terribly motivated to recoup anything from them.
     
  9. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    Why send them to the recycler? Wouldn't they still have some value for parts?
     
  10. MacPrince

    MacPrince School IT Monkey

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    That's true too. And they do still work. I guess I'll just have to sell them somewhat locally, I don't want to box them up and ship them across the country for relatively little gain.
     
  11. Dan203

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    I have 3-4 unsubbed HD units sitting in a closet. If anyone lives in the Reno/Carson City, NV area and wants them for parts you can have them. They're just taking up space right now.
     
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  14. jlb

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    Wow!

    I really, really, REALLY hope the update doesn't break anything. My HD is working just fine as it is and we are just locals/HD anyways. But this is very cool.

    Now.....given the update, should TiVo reconsider the policy on activating TiVoHD units and open them up again? It would make sense one would think.....



    ETA: I guess that update is for now just the areas listed in the note....so prob not my area any time soon.
     
  15. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    I'm thinking they do that just after Microsoft starts supporting Win XP again.
     
  16. karpodiem

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  17. jlb

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    ?.....did yours update karpodiem?
     
  18. karpodiem

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    no, I'm in an area slated to go MPEG-4 sometime this year (metro-Detroit), but I'm just glad to see that TiVo has actually posted a date for the conversion. Only a matter of time before someone here has their TiVo upgraded.

    But yeah, I'm super excited to see that they're actually doing it and the upgrades are imminent.
     
  19. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    11.0n.B1-01-2-652 just arrived today which I assume is the MPEG4 update!

    Scott
     
  20. kemcg

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    Just got the software update here in California and we have our missing Comcast HD channels back!

    Thank you for doing this for your loyal customers, TIVO!!
     

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