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

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  1. tootal2

    tootal2 Active Member

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    I like the cm700 but i wish i could turn off the led in front. Since i have it in my bedroom.
     
  2. MickeS

    MickeS Well-Known Member

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    That won't be a problem for me since it's in a wood cabinet and can't be seen at all. Thanks though. :)

    I guess you could tape over it with electrical tape or something, though that might not look so great...
     
  3. tootal2

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    I think i will go try that. I guess i should unplug it first

    I dont know why they made it so the led is always on. The led is on when its on and on when its off.
     
  4. TiVoJerry

    TiVoJerry Ex-Caavo employee (Ex-TiVo, '00-'16)

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    Stay away from the Artec. We had initial reports that it worked fine but have had a few complaints about rebooting while testing that IR code.

    I'll get the article updated. (thought I did that already)
     
  5. MickeS

    MickeS Well-Known Member

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    TiVojerry, is that the Artec box you're talking about that might not work well with TiVo Series 2 (listed as supported on http://support.tivo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/310)? EDIT: That was it, since it's now listed as NOT supported.

    Not getting that one then... CM-7000 it is, I think. Will wait and see if I can find a deal on it.
     
  6. cia_viewer

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    I just finished going thru the "Guided Resetup" on my Toshiba RS-TX20 TIVO DVR.Using Zenith DTT901 Converter box. I am at sw version 9.3.2-01-2-565. WORKS LIKE A CHARM!

    Tips –

    POWER OFF the tivo before any extreme moving, twisting, tilting, plugging in cables, etc. – the harddrive is spinning and could be damaged!!!

    install the c-box 1st and check it out going thru ch3 on the tivo
    Do the channel scan
    Have and plug in and tape the ir emitter to the right of the blue indicator light on c-box

    Have the phone line hooked up, if that is what you use.

    Took me 1 hour, including unit dialing up 1st for setup info, then for

    Will do my other Toshiba TIVO SD-H400 tonight.


    Thx Tivojerry!

    Ron
     
  9. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    MN, greater...
    :p
     
  10. cdnhoser

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    Folks

    I just installed our Motorola box from Comcast (in SF Bay Area). From what I can see at the TiVo site, Motorola is not supported by TiVo. Does that mean that I am hosed in terms of being able to use by TiVo S2?

    What if I split the cable signal from the wall, run into a DTA (some DAC box I believe) and then use the IR control from TiVo to change the channel on the DTA? Not pretty.

    Does anyone have a better solution? Thanks in advance for your advice.
     
  11. bicker

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    I think you're in the wrong thread... this thread is mostly about setting up the S2 with over-the-air DTV broadcast converter boxes. If you got a box from Comcast, it is a cable box.

    I've used my S2 with a Comcast-provided Motorola-produced STB (way in the past). You just need the right IR code. Go through Guided Setup and try each one.
     
  12. ronniejay

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    Toshiba TIVO SD-H400 only took a fast 30 minutes.

    I am a Verrrry happy camper. This one is shown on my new Proscan using a Zenith converter box. The converted digital signal looks verry good.
     
  13. cia_viewer

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    KBDI 12 switch RF(38) => RF(13) reduced our reception level from 62 => 50
    It also confused TiVo. They must notify their contractor who must confirm the changes with individual stations and then report back to TiVo before TiVo can update their database for updating TiVo customers.

    Besides KBDI, TiVo did not know about the existance of KPJR 38 RF(38).

    This convoluted process may take seven days.

    In the mean time, the only way to record KBDI programs is the 'manual method' by specific station and time.
     
  14. cia_viewer

    cia_viewer New Member

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    Hooray!
    KBDI fixed last night.
     
  15. cia_viewer

    cia_viewer New Member

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    They have also fixed KPJR.
     
  16. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    The analog channels were finally removed from the guide today, at least here.
     
  17. bicker

    bicker bUU

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    Here, as well.
     
  18. newskilz

    newskilz New Member

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    Same here, which screwed up my easy way of getting guide data via cable, w/box, OTA antenna only method. There's no data now, since all channels are digital, and TiVo saw those channels as analog... :) Ended up having to switch to satellite to get proper guide data.

    Hey, at least my S1 still works this way. :)
     
  19. jrm01

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    In Pittsburgh also.
     
  20. Whittaker

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    1) Can anyone confirm that Magnavox kept the IR code the same on the TB100MG9 from the TB100MW9 ? As only the TB100MW9 is on the TiVo compatibility list.

    2) My brother picked-up a Coship N9901T but it doesn’t change the channels, and I’m thinking Coship must have changed the IR code from their N9988T which is on the TiVo compatibility list. Anyone able to get the N9901T to work ?

    Thanks
     

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