Is anyone waiting to Christmas Season to purchase TivoHD?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by kantonburg, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. Stu_Bee

    Stu_Bee New Member

    Jan 14, 2002


    Probably waiting for their own eSata official drive offering to rollout. They may not want everyone buying a third-party one before they have theirs ready to offer.

    Wait....were you looking for possible answers or just bragging?
  2. jrm01

    jrm01 New Member

    Oct 17, 2003
    You'll find some problems here:

    As well as 10-15 other threads.

    And some successes here:
  3. kantonburg

    kantonburg TiVooViT

    May 9, 2002
    This is probably meant for another thread, but it is my thread. ;)

    Will Tivo's branded wireless adapter only work with the TivoHD? Or will anyone work? I bought a 11.b long time ago when I had my Series2. I will only have this box so MRV really isn't an issue for me.
  4. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

    Feb 18, 2004
    Ontario Canada.
    You worded that backwards

    The question I think you meant to ask is "Does the TiVoHD only work with the TiVo Wireless Adapter?". The TiVo 802.11 G adapter of course works with all Series 2&3 Tivos that are networkable over USB, including the TiVoHD.

    Now, the answer you are looking for, is that the TiVo adapter is the only supported one. You will have to try yourself and see if the old adapter works.
  5. kantonburg

    kantonburg TiVooViT

    May 9, 2002


    I think I did. I'm assuming there are others people have tried that work.
  6. alansplace

    alansplace ------ Alan ------

    Apr 30, 2006
    not me! i replaced two 540's (i retired one and moved the other to my son's room for his personal use) with a TivoHD last week. i like it so much that i figure that sometime in the fairly near future i'll probably get another TivoHD and either retire or move my SDDT (649) to another location. and i certainly can wait for the future implementation of MRV, TTG, and eSata on the TivoHD.
    Alan :D
  7. Chip Z

    Chip Z New Member

    Aug 15, 2005
    I'm gonna wait a little longer. Not really related to any potential price drops, but I read about all the hassles with CableCards and I'm just not ready to deal with it. IF I was reading about a lot of trouble-free installations (I'm a Time Warner customer), I'd be on it, but I don't feel like wasting a day on it.
  8. windracer

    windracer joined the 10k club

    Jan 3, 2003
    St. Pete, FL
    My complimentary year of free service on my TX20 (from transferring the lifetime subscription to my S3) expires in October. At that point I'll probably let it revert to TiVo Basic, give it to my parents, and replace it with a TiVoHD.

    This will also be based on the availability of TTG/MRV, etc. etc.
  9. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

    Jan 2, 2004
    I am willing to wait till the end of the year to see if a lifetime transfer offer is made,

    TiVo has said they have plans to have MRV/TTG and eSata enabled by the end of the year as well.
  10. jfh3

    jfh3 Active Member

    Apr 15, 2004
    Denver area
    Nope. Bought two at around $250 each at Circuit City.

    Can't imagine that retail price will drop below $200 for Christmas. MAYBE $249, but I doubt it - $299 MSRP seems pretty agressive as it is.
  11. jfh3

    jfh3 Active Member

    Apr 15, 2004
    Denver area
    Not quite sure what you are asking, but the ONLY supported wireless adapter for the Tivo HD box is the Tivo wireless G.
  12. keefer37

    keefer37 Active Member

    Oct 2, 2001
    Durham, NC
    I'm waiting to the fall. We just switched from DirecTV to Time Warner. In our bedroom, we have a Series 2 DT, but in the living room, our HDTV is using a Scientific Atlanta HD DVR and boy is it a piece of crap. We've had Time Warner just at around a month and we're on our second box already. It's really slow and clunky, and that's not just me being a TiVo snob. My wife has made multiple comments about the box too. Anyway, I think the fall is as long as we'll be able to hold out. :)
  13. kantonburg

    kantonburg TiVooViT

    May 9, 2002
    What I was asking is the Tivo wireless G the only adapter that WORKS or just SUPPORTED by tivo.
  14. d_anders

    d_anders Sr Legacy Member

    Oct 12, 2000
    Twin Cities...
    Using the TiVo brand wireless adapter the only way you want to go with a wireless connection with these boxes. Assuming that they add MRV and TiVO2Go to all the series 3 units, you'll want the enhanced data mgmt and rates that TiVo's adapters provide.

    That said, I realize that you just probably want to get guide data for now through your existing adapter. You could just try it and see if TiVo bothered to put other drivers on the box.
  15. Stanley Rohner

    Stanley Rohner New Member

    Jan 18, 2004
    That sounds like a really good plan.

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