I just got my first Tivo (S3)

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by qz3fwd, Oct 14, 2007.

  1. qz3fwd

    qz3fwd Member

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    I took the plunge today and bought an S3 from BestBuy today-had them price match CircuitCity for 599 and will submit the rebate for 200 bucks, resulting in a S3 for 399. A bit more expensive than the THD but looks much nicer, has a much nicer remote, and bigger hard drive.

    This is my very first Tivo. Wish me luck.

    I was going to waith until the MRV/T2G functionality in November, but couldnt wait.

    I hope to god I am not going to be disappointed.

    Can you set a static IP address for the Tivo?
    Is there any way for it to access my Infrant ReadyNAS's to playback HD transport streams (Mpeg2)?
     
  2. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Mission...
    Static IP - yes. Playing back mpeg2 transport streams I don't think so - you probably will have to convert to mpeg2 program stream and then may be able to playback via Tivo Desktop once MRV/TTG/TTCB are activated. i.e. You run Tivo Desktop on your PC and then serve mpeg2 program streams from your PC to your Tivo.
     
  3. qz3fwd

    qz3fwd Member

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    What protocol does the Tivo Desktop use to stream content to the Tivo box?
    Is it documented or black box proprietary streaming protocol?
    I would like to see if there is a way to elimenate the PC acting as a media server.
    Surely the Tivo can playback ts's since that is what it records off digital tv.

    When I activate the unit, will it automatically update to the apparently bug ridden 9.1 software? Is there any way to prevent this?

    If I hookup both ATSC and QAM coax cables, can I seamlessly switch tuners between OTA and Cable or do I have to do a channel scan whenever I do this?
     
  4. MScottC

    MScottC Well-Known Member

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    Totally seamless... actually almost too seamless. You'll have duplicates of matching cable channels and OTA channels
     

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