Digital Converter Box Coupon Site

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. gastrof

    gastrof Hubcaps r in fashion

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    Potato and pen.

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    I want a machine that has a timer, so it can work along with a recorder (that has only an analog tuner). The analog pass-thru doesn't mean much around here, but it's still a neat feature.

    WHEN ARE THE DTVPAL UNITS GONNA BE AVAILABLE? I GOT LIMITED TIME LEFT FOR MY COUPONS!!!



    :p



    (I really do want one or two of the things.)
     
  2. gastrof

    gastrof Hubcaps r in fashion

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    Potato and pen.

    If I gave you a gazillion dollars, would you hack and set up my two series 1s? :D
     
  3. gastrof

    gastrof Hubcaps r in fashion

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    Potato and pen.
  4. TWinbrook46636

    TWinbrook46636 Member

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    Supposedly they are shipping the DTVpal today, the 19th, yet I cannot order one today. Guess when my coupons expire?
     
  5. David_NC

    David_NC New Member

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    Let me take a wild guess - mmmm - today :rolleyes: ????

    I was looking at the DTVPal website and wondering when it would show up - already used my first coupon on a magnavox, after waiting a couple of months just because the DTVPal was suppose to cost less.
     
  6. Whittaker

    Whittaker Member

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    I just saw a news report from some State's Attorney Generals saying that more than 800,000 of the coupons have expired unused. The Attorney Generals are calling for the feds to relax the expiration date on those cards, as there was such a limited availability of converter boxes.
     
  7. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

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    I am not sure, but that functionality might make it coupon ineligible.

    I have 2 coupons that expire on the 22nd.. I was hoping one of the ones that actually cost the coupon price might come out. Otherwise, I guess I might just get one converter at most.
     
  8. gastrof

    gastrof Hubcaps r in fashion

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    Potato and pen.
    *sigh*

    The DTVPal/TR-40 has the features I described, and it certainly IS on the list. WHY would you think that feature would be a no-no?!?
     
  9. dlt123

    dlt123 New Member

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    Does anyone know when TIVO is going to release the Series 2 software update that allows for DTV box use?

    Also, will the DTVPal work on a Series 2 box or is there a list of units that will work on my TIVO?

    Thanks,
    Dennis
     
  10. bicker

    bicker bUU

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    No date has yet been made public.

    Unknown at this time.
     
  11. dlt123

    dlt123 New Member

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  12. dwit

    dwit Active Member

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    Apparently, the DTVPal is on the coupon eligible list, but now I don't see the TR-40. ps: Further down the linked page, I see the TR-40 is eligible but not available list.

    Are the DTVPal and the Tr-40 essentially the same boxes, ie, different names for the same box?

    Or maybe I'm reading something wrong. Just kind of jumping into the conversation after receiving my coupons today.

    Edit:

    Ok, SolidSignal.com is taking pre-orders for the Dtvpal at a cost of $59.99.

    I guess they are backing out of the $40 Tr-40(?), or witholding it for a while?

    Starting to like E* even less than I already did. Ok, maybe I should withold judgement for a while. They did say it may be as late as July or so.
     
  13. bicker

    bicker bUU

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    My understanding is that the TR-40 was simply renamed DTVPal.
     
  14. dwit

    dwit Active Member

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    That does appear to be the case. Changed the name, jacked up the price.

    Guess I'll start looking at other models now. No E* for me.

    Hope Tivo ultimately wins their suit against the creeps.
     
  15. TiVoJedi

    TiVoJedi Member

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    My S1 is hacked also, but am wondering since you used a cable line-up and remapped channels... does that mean you cannot use a satellite receiver and DTV box? My dilemma is that I currently use a satellite receiver with s-video and OTA with the coax-feed into the tivo. If I do what you did, then I would only have OTA channels from the DTV box, right? How would I tell guided setup to send signals to change channels on BOTH the DTV converter box and satellite receivers? The g-link cable that came with my TiVo has two heads, but I am not sure it was designed to split between multiple receivers for the TiVo (or was it?). Forgive me for not having done guided setup since 2001 (I think). I don't remember an option like "setup with satellite tuner and additional DTV converter box that has not been invented yet". Maybe I am just confused, but without some software update from TiVo I don't think I have the ability to have my S1 TiVo zap channel changes from two different receivers. And let me guess.. TiVo has no plans to make a fix for series 1 owners, even though we were with them from the start, eh?
     
  16. TiVoJedi

    TiVoJedi Member

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    My problem was the USPS failed to deliver mine and they expired wherever they must have fell off the mail truck. Still.. the NTIA refuses to send me replacement coupons. If they don't have money in the budget to physically re-send the coupons, can't they email me the codes and restrict them to online use only?
     
  17. snedecor

    snedecor Member

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    Jedi,

    My unit is a Sony SVR-2000 series 1 TiVo box, and according to the manual, which may or may not reflect the latest version of software, you can have a satellite with a box and a cable (really DTV converter) with box. Preferably, you could use serial to change the satellite and IR to change the "cable", if one of them accepts serial input. However, I think it would work if both use IR. The two IR changing LED's would go one to each box, or When you're changing the Satellite box's channels, the same IR signal would go to the "cable" box too, but hopefully, it uses different codes, and would ignore the satellite command, and vice-versa.

    You will have to have one of the signals come in via RF, however, I think, while the other will come in over the RCA or SVideo input.

    I can't give more detail, because guided setup for me with satellite is a 6-8 hour ordeal as TiVo downloads and indexes the millions of satellite locals, foreign programming, Pay-per-view, porno, shopping, etc. channels available on Dish Network, even though I only use about 50 of them.

    Good Luck!
     
  18. Cerradura

    Cerradura New Member

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    Zenith DTT900
     
  19. DianaMo

    DianaMo Cubs fan

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    I am wondering how much electricity the new digital tuners will use.

    Imagine the non-greenness of having everyone who wants to watch tv be required to use either a digital tuner or cable/satellite box...
     
  20. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    The CECBs must draw <8W in use, 2W in Standby, and have auto power off (but can have a disable option). As electronics advance, it could mean even lesser draw.
     

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