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Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by dig_duggler, Mar 28, 2007.
Took me a few hours.
Just to clarify, not all electronics are subject to the 90 day rule. Only things like TV's, computrs and camera's. Any item that has the 90 restricted return policy on it will either be labeled as such on the Costco web site, or in the store will have a sticker on it advising of the limited return window.
The Tivo S3 does not have the 90 day return window but instead the full return policy, and that was a major reason I bought my S3 from Costco.
Thanks dig_duggler for the quick reply
I wish I could offer more help to people with the cablecard installations...but I was out of the house and my boyfriend (who is clueless about electronics) was left with the little Tivo HD cablecard paper and pretty much nothing else for the Time Warner's arrival.
He only called to tell me when it was done, and he said there were no problems, but again I have two motorola cards and the update, so that might be why. Good Luck everyone! Here's someone saying that it's possible for Tivo HD to work without any problems.
Are you in a Mot or SA system?
thanks! Are you by any chance on Time Warner??/
I'm Mot (Comcast, although that won't matter) and they were active within 15 minutes.
Not sure if this was addressed earlier in the thread as I didn't want to read through all six pages....
I bought my first Tivo back in April. It's an S2 dual tuner, and it's connected to an HDTV. However, like many others my cable provider (Cablevision) sends the majority of the channels with a digital signal so most of the time I can only record one program.
Now that they've released the Tivo HD model at a reasonable price, I'd like to get one. But I still have a one year commitment with my S2. Would it be possible to transfer my account from the S2 to the HD model, or would I have to pay for both at the same time? I think I'd have to pay for both at the same time but I'm not 100% sure so I'm asking...
Thanks for any and all help.
You can buy the THD and replace it on your account for no additional charge, or you can add it to your account and get a $6 monthly discount on the monthly charge.
In my case I had a S2 at $12.95 per month. I bought the S3 and prepaid for three years. I moved the S2 to my bedroom and now pay $6.95 per month for it.
I have an S3 with two cablecards and a Vizio LCD TV, connected via HDMI.
When I'm watching a recording in SD or HD, the audio levels are quite low, and I really have to jack the volume on the TV way up. If I am watching live TV through the TIVO, same problem -- low audio.
If I switch to cable input on the TV, then the audio levels are 'normal' and if I've been watching Tivo previously, then I get to wake everyone up in the house...
My question: anyone else experiencing low audio levels via HDMI on the S3? Maybe its the TV?
Even if this was answered just prior to your question we couldn't flame you. After all, you posted in the 'Flame Free Thread'.
Not necessarily a newbie (long time owner of a Series 1 and now a series 3).
I have a question about Series 2 unit (240) which I bought with lifetime off of Craig's list.
I don't have a land line at home, so I wanted to do updates over the internet, like I do with my other 2 TiVo's. I plugged in my TiVo branded USB/Wireless , but the S2 unit does not recognize it. Also on the phone options screen, there is no mention of enabling a TCP/IP connection.
The software version is 7.1b. I know this needs to be updated. Will an update enable me to go wireless? I thought 7.1 version was high enough for wireless?
Of course this means finding a kind family member who will let me plug the unit into their phone jack, and cross my fingers that a software update will arrive sooner than later.
Oops...I take it from the lack of responses, this is for Series 3 questions only?
That's pretty tempting. I wouldn't even need the extra Tivo because I only have one. But for $6.95 a month, I might be just do that and give it to my fiance's sister for her to use at college.
Yes, if you update to the current code level you will be able to use the Tivo wireless G adapter and go wireless.
Oh oh, that's a no go. Discount only applies if it's used in the same house.
I am looking to buy a 40" LCD display (thats the largest 39" width that will fit in my ent center)
At that size, is it worthwhile buying a true 1080p model (ie. it can accept 1080p sources such as hd-dvd/blu ray dvd players)?
My problem is that I don't have the opportunity to view a 1080i vs 1080p comparison. Most stores around here don't have that type of demo setup.
I've read that at sizes below 42" it is tough to tell the difference between 720p and 1080p, is that true?
Is it a case of burning money, or a way to handle the future signals?
p.s. how would Tivo know that a dvrs on the same account don't live in the same house?
I could try to take a shot at answering this one. Either by caller ID from the phone line when the Tivo unit calls out to get programming info, or if it's connected to the internet, then by the IP address.
I currently have a series 2 single-tuner tivo box set up on a phone line. I'd very much like to connect it to the internet, and for various reasons, one of the ways I'm thinking of doing it is via a wireless connection, perhaps using the Tivo Wireless G adapter that is on sale now.
Here is where it gets strange though: I already have a wired connection (I'd say LAN but atm I have only one computer connected to it). I have a Linksys 4 port router (BEFSR-41) that I placed between the cable modem and my PC.
What I am thinking of doing, if y'all think it's possible, (and not totally stupid) is to buy a wireless router, plug that into one of the ports of the wired router, and then run the wireless router as a dedicated link to the Tivo.
I know this sounds like a lot of trouble and expense, and frankly I agree. It's also going to give me sub-par performance when it comes to downloading things. However, the cost for someone to come out and run cat 5 between my computer and the Tivo is about the same as buying this stuff, and I'm not confident that the Tivo will remain where it is long enough to justify that sort of expense.
Well, sorry for such a long post Thanks in advance for taking the time to read it.
Edit: If I don't have HDTV what's a good sized hard drive to get to swap out the one that came with my series 2? Also do I need to buy a PATA or SATA? Thanks!
That would work - you would want to operate the new router in "router" mode rather than "gateway" mode, and disable its DHCP function. If I were doing it I'd probably just replace the the old router with the new wireless to keep things simpler.