Got my Tivo HD at retail today!

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by cekauzl, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. SnakeEyes

    SnakeEyes Active Member

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    You are confusing the TiVo Series 3 with the new TiVo HD.
     
  2. CCourtney

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    Finally, TiVo got something I was willing to pay their asking price for. I purchased mine at the local CC today w/ $40 off > $199 purchase -> $259 + Tax.

    I've been an SA8300HD user for > 3yrs now. And a Sony DHG-HDD500 for 1.5yrs (purchased for $250 at the Tweeter closeout)

    I've not had any interest in buying an SD DVR, about 95% of my recordings are in HD.

    I guess I need to do some reading up now on how to install a Wireless Network Adaptor that's not the TiVo one. Purchased the Linksys WUSB54AG for $35 at a local Fry's store. I just installed it on my laptop and it's working good w/ WEP. Yeah, yeah I know WEP isn't great, but I can pick up 6 networks from my house and 3 are unsecured so I'm not first in line plus my main computers are behind a 2ndary HW Firewall. Oops, I'm digressing anyway, I'm really looking forward to picking up a CableCARD or two tomorrow.

    CCourtney
     
  3. alansplace

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    does it operate as a dual tuner on two different analog channels at the same time without any cable cards installed?
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  4. alansplace

    alansplace ------ Alan ------

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    what's a CC?
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  5. sfhub

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    Circuit City.
     
  6. bkdtv

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  7. alansplace

    alansplace ------ Alan ------

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    DUH! :eek:
    thanks
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  8. alansplace

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  9. sammydee

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    Two days ago CC and BB's websites showed none in stock in the area (San Jose), and visits to the stores confirmed that. But today I checked and several CC locations showed them in stock.

    So I stopped by the Almaden CC today and picked one up off the shelf - they had 2 boxes out (1 after I left).

    It took a while, but I've now got everything up and running, including Tivo Desktop and integration with my Harmony 880 remote. Now for the cable cards. :(

    I was a bit surprised to note that without cable cards the Tivo HD doesn't include ANY digital channels in the channel lineup. Even HD locals that I *know* are in the clear on the cable are completely absent, leaving me with an analog-only lineup until the cable cards arrive. Whaddever.
     
  10. sfhub

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    If you scan for channels the digital channels will show up.

    Guide data won't match up, but you'll be able to watch the unencrypted ones.
     
  11. Stanley Rohner

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    The guy makes simple typos all over the place, pretty much every reply he types.

    LOL

    I'm really concerned about what you think of me.
    LOL
     
  12. alansplace

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    thanks again, picked up the last one in stock at my local circuit city and paid $259.99!! it's up and running and i'm waiting for time warner to come out on wednesday afternoon to install the cable cards.
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  13. megazone

    megazone Hardcore TiVo Geek

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  14. Chimpware

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    Picked up 2 using this coupon. Went to 2 different Circuit Citys to aviod issues. Both up and running awaiting Cablevision on Wednesday. Was able to get HD locals on QAM so I can make it a few days...
     
  15. MickeS

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    Like mentioned before, they are there, just not listed correctly in the guide data, so only manual recordings (by manually setting channel and time) will be possible for them.

    I hope that TiVo will be able to correct this and allow some sort of guide<->clearQAM mapping. I would think that now that they have a slightly more mainstream product offering this should be a higher priority as more people will discover this problem.
     
  16. JoeSchueller

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  17. megazone

    megazone Hardcore TiVo Geek

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    So did TiVo, and they seem to be shipping it. Have to see if Amazon really holds the orders or if they start shipping too.
     
  18. jasonpaulso

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    Bought the only one in stock at my local CC yesterday, 299.99. circuitcity's online listing now has a $41 discount. The store was kind enough to refund the difference. So far it's a loverly thing, guide info for the few qam stations I receive would be nice.
     
  19. JoeSchueller

    JoeSchueller New Member

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    I did a BB.com in-store pickup order on Sunday and picked it up yesterday. Hooked it up last night and have the m-card install scheduled for Friday :)
     

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