How will Tivo Series 2 sets be able to tune the upcoming DTV Broadcast Converters?

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  1. Shawn95GT

    Shawn95GT Tivo, in HD!

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    I imagine you will since off-air + sat is an option now. I imagine it'll treat antenna like cable is now and ask 'with a box?'.

    I know you cab do cable with a box and satellite on one S2. One just uses RF ch3/4 for the input.

    Shawn
     
  2. Lurker1

    Lurker1 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Shawn. I was unaware that the software already supports two boxes now. I guess the IR blaster placement would be tricky for this?

    I'd hate to use the RF input. Do you think I could use both the S-video and composite inputs?
     
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  4. Puppy76

    Puppy76 Well-Known Member

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    I've got to say I'm surprised they're able to pull something like that off!
     
  5. gastrof

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    Don't some IR cables come with two heads, on two separate runs ending in one plug?
     
  6. dylanemcgregor

    dylanemcgregor Well-Known Member

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    So just got the email, and entered the S1 for the TiVo that I've given to my dad who lives in the sticks, and only has OTA. They are offering a refurbed TiVo HD for $99 and a transfer of lifetime for $299.

    Wonder if I could just buy a new lifetime with this offer, instead of transferring, and then give the S1 to someone who still has analog cable? Probably not...
     
  7. Shawn95GT

    Shawn95GT Tivo, in HD!

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    My S2s had 2 head IR blasters.

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  8. classicsat

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    AFAIK, all stock TiVo IR blasters are the pictured two-head with purple plug sort. You can get single head 3rd party adapters. Likely also possible would be to use serial for satellite and IR for the DTV tuner.
     
  9. David_NC

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    The two-head IR blaster has both heads sending the same IR signal - the plug only has 2 connections (signal and ground). The are relying on the CECB and satellite box ignoring the signals that are meant for the other (should work fine, since you don't have problems with the stock remotes controlling the wrong equipment).

    Has anyone been able to download version 9.3.1 of the software yet? Or is the previously posted link to the Tivo setup manual a preliminary document?
     
  10. magnus

    magnus Tivo User

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    Yep, tried that last night but it still did not work.

     
  11. magnus

    magnus Tivo User

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    I'm sorry but that does not seem to be that good of an offer (IMO).

     
  12. magnus

    magnus Tivo User

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    Also, Tivo site does not appear to be working correctly.


    For a bad TSN, I get:

    Sorry, this TiVo Service Number does not qualify for this offering. Please verify you have entered the correct TiVo Service Number for this TiVo offering.

    But for my real TSN:

    It does not even appear to be submitting the page now. It does not appear to be doing anything at all.
     
  13. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    It is gratifying to see that TIVO Has taken this issue on and devised solutions, for those of us on antenna. My fear had been that I would end up with a wonderful Toshiba DVD burner TIVO lifetime subscription doorstop, based on many forum predictions earlier. Thank you, TIVO, for proving people wrong.

    :)
     
  14. dlt123

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    I just checked my software version, and it says I have 9.3.01... So, it looks like I have the correct version and when I get another DTV box, I will hook it up to my S2 TIVO.

    Dennis
     
  15. David_NC

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    Is that 9.3.01 or 9.3-01 ?

    As an example, version 9.3 will show up as 9.3-01-2-140 (that's from a model 240 Tivo).

    I really doubt 9.3.1 is out of beta testing yet.
     
  16. pkrey

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    Which digital converter box is the best? Do some work better than others? Video quality? Is there somewhere that compares the features? Are some more compatible with Tivo than others?

    List from Tivo.com
    1. Insignia NS-DXA1
    2. Venturer STB7766G
    3. Magnavox TB100MW9
    4. RCA DTA 800A
    5. GE 22729
    6. Zenith DTT900
    7. Channel Master CM-7000
    8. Lasonic LTA-260
    9. Philco TB100HH9
    10. Samsonic FT300A
    11. Tivax STB-T9
    12. Artec T3Apro

    Which should I buy???
     
  17. Mike500

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    Insignia NS-DXA1 at Best Buy or 6. Zenith DTT900 at Radio Shack or Circuit City.

    These have the best LG tuners and pull in the best signals.
     
  18. pkrey

    pkrey New Member

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    Cool, thanks.

    I wonder if Tivo will add Zenith DTT901 which has analog pass-through... ?
     
  19. jlac839

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  20. dlt123

    dlt123 New Member

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    Hey, thanks for bringing this to my attention. Actually, my software number is 9.3-01-2-540. You're right, it's a dash and not a period. My eyes were deceiving me. :eek:

    Sorry for the false alarm... and good catch. :eek:

    Dennis
     

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