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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by magnus, Jan 1, 2008.

When more information is available.... which box would you choose?

  1. DigitalSTREAM D2A1D10/D2A1D20

    10 vote(s)
    9.3%
  2. Zenith DTT900

    45 vote(s)
    42.1%
  3. Magnavox TB100MW9

    10 vote(s)
    9.3%
  4. Philco TB150HH9

    3 vote(s)
    2.8%
  5. MicroGEM MG2000

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Sansonic FT300RT

    4 vote(s)
    3.7%
  7. MaxMedia MMDTVB03

    2 vote(s)
    1.9%
  8. Apex DT1001

    3 vote(s)
    2.8%
  9. ECHOSTAR TR-40

    35 vote(s)
    32.7%
  10. AMTC AT-2016

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
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  1. GT1Boy

    GT1Boy got tivo?

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    Yeah, I tried that. There is a leading zero(s) option for other directv receivers but not for the LG.

    I had already removed all of the subchannels from the Insignia since the TiVo didn't have guide data for those channels anyway. Even if 1-2 isn't a valid scanned channel, the Insignia box will still tune to it if 012 is entered on its remote.

    We have an LG plasma TV with ATSC tuner connected OTA in our breakroom at the office with an almost identical GUI as the Insignia box. On it, I removed all of the NTSC channels via "Channel Edit" menu. If I enter 012 on its remote, it just automatically drops the 0 and tunes to 12-1 and ignores the NTSC channel 12. I had hoped that the Insignia box made by LG would handle the leading zeros like the LG TV, but I guess that's not the case.

    bgiannes, please let us know how it goes for you.
     
  2. bgiannes

    bgiannes New Member

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  3. magnus

    magnus Tivo User

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    GT1Boy and bgiannes

    I suggest that you try Guided Set up (cable) and ATT Uverse. If you do this then you remove two problems.

    1) Too many channels (cause the Directv/Dish lineup is overkill)
    2) 2 digit channel changing becomes an option and from the sound of things the IR controller is working but it's using 3 digit channels which cause the symptoms you described.
     
  4. bgiannes

    bgiannes New Member

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    well i couldn't use a cable setup, (as all the channels dont match the correct OTA channels) and the antenna guide is out of action, i had to run an upgrade to 9.3c to fix a bug.... i'll try again tonight.

    oh and i can't select att uverse, and they are not in my area.....

    I'm going to try a Sat/antenna setup guide this time.....
     
  5. bgiannes

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    Anyway, this is all very poky.... ....



    if Tivo don't update these tivo2's there will be no point in keeping the service, unless you have cable or buy a HD tivo, (which i would love but dont have the money for). All the antenna tivo2 people will have to sell then on ebay for 0.99 :p

    take the hard drive out and buy a $40 HD encloser for it that plays video, haha the end :(
     
  6. GT1Boy

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    Cable's probably not an option for me either. Almost none of the OTA channels match the lineup for the local cable company. With the DirecTV lineup, all of the OTA channels match up.

    As for adding channels to the blocked list, only valid channels can be blocked. Since 1-2 isn't a valid received channel it can't be blocked.

    bgainnes, let me know if you find a way to get yours working. In the meantime, my parents have an RCA converter that they'll swap for my Insignia. I'd prefer to get the Insignia working since unlike the RCA it saves the aspect for each channel. But if the TiVo changes channels properly on the RCA with the DirecTV lineup, I'll stick with that setup until TiVo provides official support for cecbs.
     
  7. bicker

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    I think these complications are why some of us bought TiVo S3s and TiVo HDs.
     
  8. GT1Boy

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    Bicker, I agree. I have a lifetimed S3 for my wife and myself. But I also have a old 810HS with TiVo Basic on an SDTV that works perfectly fine for recording OTA SD for my kids.

    From what's been posted already in the thread, it sounds as though the RCA cacbs can be controlled flawlessly (no leading zero issue like the Insignia/Zenith boxes) by choosing an RCA DirecTV receiver to be controlled by the TiVo. The TiVo programming guide data will even match up for the OTA channels (subchannels excepted). It sounds like this will be a good workaround in case TiVo chooses not to officially support any cacbs at all. I rather do this than throw out a perfectly good SD DVR after 2/2009.
     
  9. bicker

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    Well, keep in mind that the 810HS is a great box, and (along with its heftier brother) perhaps is the only single tuner S2 that has retained any residual (read: resale) value without being a lifetime unit.
     
  10. TheGreenHornet

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  11. magnus

    magnus Tivo User

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    ATT Uverse does not need to be in your area. They are not in my zip and not in my vicinity. I chose a zip code where ATT Uverse is offered.... and made sure that those channels match the main channels of the digital broadcast.

    ATT Uverse is in the DFW area but that is all that is needed. When you choose Directv/Dish you're getting more channels that you don't get and the channels match perfectly as someone else said. However, that does you little good if your box does not work with 3 digit channel changing.

    Not sure how else I can say it. :)

     
  12. beepsy1269

    beepsy1269 New Member

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    Has anyone been able to get the Insignia NS-DXA1 to work with a Series 1 Tivo. During Guided Setup I don't have the option to select DirectTV and use the 10075 code that others have been able to get to work. Any ideas if an equivalent exists for the Series 1? Thanks.

    Jon
     
  13. May 1, 2008 #353 of 468
    classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    You will be able to choose satellite as an option anywhere in the USA.

    Perhaps you can chose a zip code closer to the stations on interest. Then you can chose Satellite>DirecTV with locals>Locals below 89.
    You then would set up IR, and choose LG, 10075. Series 1s get the same IR database codes as Series 2s do (for now).
     
  14. May 1, 2008 #354 of 468
    bgiannes

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    i'm going to use my 2nd rebate card on a RCA DTA800, just in case. Tivo don't update the series 2 to use converter boxes
     
  15. May 1, 2008 #355 of 468
    morrisol10

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    Also trying to get the channel changing to work between a Tivo2 and the Insignia NS-DXA1. Bunny ears only, but used guided setup using "DirecTV" channels. Got soooo close to having it all work, but having this problem with the leading zeroes!!!!: mad:

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  16. May 1, 2008 #356 of 468
    bgiannes

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    the leading zero problem makes the Insignia NS-DXA1 unusable
     
  17. May 2, 2008 #357 of 468
    chris_boston

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    All the RCA units are sold out around where I live.
    Has anyone tried getting a Digitalstream DTX-9900 (from Radio Shack) to work with a Tivo in the same way that Magnus did with the RCA 800DTA800?
     
  18. May 2, 2008 #358 of 468
    bgiannes

    bgiannes New Member

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    okay, tivo update to 9.3c so i could run the Ant/sat setup guide! i selected a LG receiver, and i can only use channels 1 to 9.

    tonight i'm going to try the set up for a Zenith sat receiver, i think i saw it on the list? Maybe there will not be a leading zero with that setup?


    One big problem i was having last night is the i can NOT save my "channel list" changes!!

    it's just not saving..... do i need to run the guide again!?
     
  19. May 2, 2008 #359 of 468
    magnus

    magnus Tivo User

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    Why do you keep trying a satellite setup? I have already explained that it will work with cable. All satellite setups are going to do 3 digit channel changing.
     
  20. May 2, 2008 #360 of 468
    bgiannes

    bgiannes New Member

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    magnus,

    the cable line-up dont match the ato lineup, but the sat/ant lineup do


    eg channel 28 on twc is "USA" but channel 28 on OTA in LA area it's "pbs" this is where i'm

    eg channel 28 in DWF somthing else again and it's in the wrong time zone anyway. every cable sat service in the country has different channel number to tv channel combinations

    eg my brother has TWC in SD and his channel don't match the channels of TWC in the OC, where i'm

    this is why the tivo guide setup asks for your zip and provider.


    however, directv matchs local OTA channel numbers to there channel numbers country wide, (matched by zip), so this is why we are using sat/ant setups
     

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