I got Pay Per View on the TiVO Bolt

Discussion in 'TiVo Bolt DVR/Streamer' started by Carlos A Garcia, May 6, 2017.

  1. Carlos A Garcia

    Carlos A Garcia New Member

    1
    0
    May 6, 2017
    I'm a TWC/Spectrum customer in Los Angeles. I've always been told by TWC/Spectrum that I CANNOT order PPV on TiVo. I have family over today and decided to order the Alvarez vs Chavez fight. I picked up a cable box from my local provider office and rented it for the month for about $12. I set up the cable box and ordered the fight on Channel 651. I was curious to see if I can tune my Bolt to channel 651 and much to my suspicion it works. I was curious to see if there's some 2 way handshake that needs to take place with the cable box that allows the channel to feed through so I powered down both boxes and only powered on the TiVo Bolt and sure enough the channel works fine. If you've ever wondered if you can get PPV on the TiVO then the answer is YES!!! I'm now sure of what I've suspected for a long time. TWC/Spectrum is punishing me for being a TiVO customer.
     
  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    48,446
    4,864
    Apr 17, 2000
    Nevada
    Two issues...

    This only works for event type PPV where it's on a specific channel and a specific time. It wont work with VOD PPV, so keep that in mind.

    Second how do you order the PPV without the box? I know some cable companies use to allow you to call, but I'm not sure they still offer that option.

    The reason it works for these linear events is because the box you get has a CableCARD in it just like your TiVo and the signal they send out to authorize the event works for all cards linked to your account. What the box can do that your TiVo cannot is talk back to the cable company, so it can't actually send the signal to order the PPV event.
     
  3. servstyle

    servstyle Member

    35
    1
    Feb 22, 2017
    Thank u 4 posting this! Gives me hope to try 4 myself


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  4. aztivo

    aztivo Member

    402
    0
    Feb 23, 2005
    AZ
    Some allow you to order PPV online through your account
     
  5. servstyle

    servstyle Member

    35
    1
    Feb 22, 2017
    I tried a channel on the TiVo for ppv. It says tuning adapter does not support this channel. I still want to try it with a ppv event that isn't that expensive to order. I'll order something online 2 try.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     

Share This Page