Having second thoughts about Premiere

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by rlc1, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. Nov 7, 2011 #1 of 27
    rlc1

    rlc1 Frakking idiot

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    I recently cancelled service on my old DT-S2 because I wasn't using it anymore - recently moved and was using only a Comcast DVR. When I called to cancel, the rep convinced me to get a Premiere (gave it to me for free if I agreed to a 2-year service contract at $19.99 a month).

    However, it hasn't even arrived yet and I'm wondering if it's even worth it. I'm only paying an extra $7 a month for the Comcast DVR (the HD service and HD box price - if I didn't have the DVR - are built into my package price already). I don't really need the access to premium movie and music services that the Premiere provides, since I already get these through my Blu-Ray Disc player. I don't care about copying shows to my PC, or viewing photos/videos from my PC on my TV (does anyone care about this?).

    So what's left? Greater storage capacity and a slicker interface, for sure...I've been with Tivo long enough (7 years) to understand that. But I haven't been watching as much TV lately, and I really can't think of why I'd ever need to store 45 hours worth of HD content.

    I realize the answer probably is "Only I can decide....", but I'm wondering, has anyone else had this crisis where they can't decide if they even care about Tivo anymore? I used to think it was indispensible...now I'm thinking the Comcast box may just be "good enough".
     
  2. Nov 8, 2011 #2 of 27
    Dr_Diablo

    Dr_Diablo Dr_Diablo

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    Further bad news, come Dec 1st the premium channels, HBO, Showtime, will be blocked from view on a Tivo...

    Got my letter from brighthouse yesterday informing me of this..
     
  3. Nov 8, 2011 #3 of 27
    CoxInPHX

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    Blocked or Copy Protected 0x02? What was their explanation and justification?
     
  4. Nov 8, 2011 #4 of 27
    LoREvanescence

    LoREvanescence Always Autocorrected

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    SDV maybe? :confused:

    Of course you can get tuning adapters if that is the case
     
  5. Nov 9, 2011 #5 of 27
    Balzer

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    Isn't that an FCC violation?
     
  6. Nov 9, 2011 #6 of 27
    innocentfreak

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    Yeah and it needs to be reported to the FCC.

    paging sbiller.
     
  7. Nov 9, 2011 #7 of 27
    sbiller

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    Can you post a copy of the letter or email me a copy?

    Thanks,
    Sam

    sambiller@gmail.com
     
  8. Nov 9, 2011 #8 of 27
    davezatz

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    yeah, let's see that letter!
     
  9. Nov 9, 2011 #9 of 27
    rainwater

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    That is doubtful. Maybe SDV?
     
  10. celtic pride

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    I thought i read about this on another forum, where a customer complained about the letter they received from there cable company saying hbo would not be available on his tivo! the cable companies are missleading tivo users into thinking they need the cable box to receive any premiumn channels!, but tivo users will still be able to receivie premiumn channels using SDV! I urge anyone who receives this letter from their cable company to report them to the FCC!.
     
  11. nrc

    nrc Cracker Soul

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  12. sbiller

    sbiller Active Member

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    Seriously starting to doubt whether he really received that letter from BHN.
    ~Sam
     
  13. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    There is ZERO technical justification why Comcast would do such a thing. On Cox (here, anyway) *all* channels are available to TiVo users with cable card and tuning adapters. Something is very fishy about this...
     
  14. CoxInPHX

    CoxInPHX COX Communications

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    Just for clarification are you subscribed to and receiving the additional HBOs, SHOs that are included in the Plus Package. Most posts I have seen are not able to receive these channels,
     
  15. LoREvanescence

    LoREvanescence Always Autocorrected

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    if not, try DIY HD, if you can't get that you have the cox plus package issue
     
  16. CoxInPHX

    CoxInPHX COX Communications

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    Cox Arizona has not Officially launched the Plus Package channels, I was receiving DIYHD for several days, but yesterday it started displaying "This channel is not Authorized"

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=478351
     
  17. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    Good point. I can't comment to those.

    It is listed online as a channel- 1235. I can't tune it... "This channel is not authorized. Contact your cable provider for more information"
     
  18. BHNtechXpert

    BHNtechXpert New Member

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    Somewhere along the line I think there may be some confusion. Please forward me a copy of the letter you received and I'll do my best to clear this up for ya.
     
  19. BHNtechXpert

    BHNtechXpert New Member

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    Please forward me a copy of the letter same as with the OP. Thanks!
     
  20. BHNtechXpert

    BHNtechXpert New Member

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    Thank you Sam. I think they may have misread the letter because there is no issue there.
     

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