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Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by tunnelengineer, Sep 14, 2006.
Probably so.... but I chose to be specific just in case.
Delivered by UPS, left on my front porch. It arrived two days after the call from TW/Rochester. If you have been waiting for more than a few days I would suggest that you call TW/Rochester and find out what's going on.
Yep, but that's a link to the data sheet, not the Quick Reference Guide.
I'm a TWCRochester customer as well. Had our CC installed the day after Xmas (finacee bought the tivo for me). After two techs and a lot of phone calls we found out about the TA. I've got 1008, 1010, and 1013. I also have 1033. None of these come in as HD, none of them will change aspect ratios, and my picture occasionally cuts out. They said this is because of no TA, and that one would be shipped to me. I have allmy regular channels in the mean time though.
So far I'm very happy with my Tivo. I had an old R10 when I had Directv which is what made me ditch the SA DVR for the Tivo in the first place. Hopefully in the next week or so this all works out!
I also get the quick "glitch" (video artifacts and brief audio drop) on several SDV HD stations: most notably on FoxHD. My signal strength is about 90-95 and SNR about 35db. Its annoying but at least the TA is working. I might have to have TW come out and test my cables.
I bought a HD Tivo for Christmas. Went to Time warner to get the cable card. should have stopped here first. In Milwaukee Wisconsin there is a $40 install fee and $4 per card carge per month. They told be that the the cable card would not recieve any HD channels above 100 because they were encoded to get higher bandwidth. A new card frequency converter is in beta but not available in this area yet. Is TW ********ting me? Does this really work? I wanted to get Netflix through it. Does that work without the Tivo Subscription? I can wait untill TW offers the new card here, but do not want to if the Tvio is a door stop without the service. I got a special price of $199 because I bought a HDTV with it. BB xmas special, so do not want to return it. The Netflix box will cost $100. With my current ReplayTV I am paying $7/month for the service and $7/month for the cable box that it drives. Was just planning to switch over. but cannot do both if I cannot get the channels I want. What is the real scoop?
CableCards (CC) are not needed for NetFlix (only a broadband connection). There is a separate thread for NetFlix on this forum.
I understadn that. Paying $13/month just to get Netflix on the tivo box is not a good plan. Roku looks like a better option. My goal was to get all the HD content available and Netflix. Time warner only supports HD channel that are less than channel 100 on the cable, that is pretty much just the local HD channels. At least this is what the the TW salesman told me. This does not make Tivo HD on Time Warner look like a good setup. Is this correct?
What service area? Are you effected by the use of SDV? When is the Tuning Adapter scheduled to be deployed in your area?
You always have the luxury of OTA (over the air) for HD for free!
I understand that you are paying the Tivo subscription fee as well.
Time Warner has been dragging their feet on CC and Tivo.
Best of Luck and Happy New Year!
I got that call, too. Not to rain on your parade, but after reading the bulk of this thread, I don't much hope for the Tuning Adapter. My CableCARDs sometimes stop working, requiring me to reboot the TiVo. I can only imagine how "well" the Tuning Adapter will work.
I mostly just want to watch the Sabres games in HD, so I called TW back and demanded a FREE HD DVR to use until they get me a (working) Tuning Adapter. Surprisingly, a manager agreed to such an arrangement.
So, I got the box set up for Saturday's game, but I was immediately disappointed. MSG HD (channel 728, IIRC) didn't look anything like HD to me. After some research, I found out the Sabres games aren't on "MSG HD" in HD, you have to watch them on channel 700. Of course I learned this at the end of the 3rd period. LOL. Oh well.
I haven't had a way to check this out yet, but I have a feeling I can tune to channel 700 on the TiVo without a Tuning Adapter. Can anyone verify this?
you know what I am getting so pissed off by albany twc I think I'm going to call when I get home and demand they give me some sort of discount until the tuning adapters are released.. I am sick of paying for channels I am not getting (and paying extra for a cable card that doesn't do me a whole lot of good without the tuning adapter) and it looks by your post like if I can talk to a manager maybe I can get something worked out.
I don't think TiVo can get above 99 without CC in it. As for the HD stuff, I would think it can, as long as it has a way to decode the digital tiers and 700 isn't SDV'ed.
Just for the general record, we bought the S3 TiVo, but kept our TW HD DVR box. I found out about SDV after I bought the S3 and my old Humax S2 was already listed on eBay.
So I have been lucky in that I haven't lost any channels. I've been unlucky in that I can't fully use the TiVo and I have to keep using the DVR if I want the digital stuff.
My real hope is that the TA's will sort all this out and I will finally get rid of that blasted DVR.
OK TWC! It's year end Where is my SDV?
With the CableCARDS, I can get a few HD channels, namely the local OTA channels, some ESPN channels, Discovery HD Theater and maybe one or two others.
I know for a fact they implemented SDV before they notified anyone, including their own tech support staff.
Supposedly the Tuning Adapter will get us EVERY CHANNEL we pay for (but still no On-Demand, which I don't mind at all).
Hello all. Just wanted to report a (mostly) positive experience with CableCARDs. On Christmas Eve, I had a tech come to the house. After a couple of hours, we were able to get 1 of 2 cards working. (The other card kept trying to get a firmware upgrade and kept crashing the TiVo.)
I followed up today on the phone and they told me to go to the local office and get another. I did that, came home, plugged it in, and after about 15 minutes on the phone, I'm the proud operator of a 2-tuner TiVo HD.
Also, I was speaking with someone in Tech Support in the Carolinas. He said that the tuning adapter is planned to be much more widely deployed in the next few weeks... even in Erie, PA... which is just now starting to move to SDV.
Yep. My experience with Time Warner was very positive with the CableCARDs. The only problems I ran into was when they kept bringing me CableCARDs that were not compatible with my system (former Adelphia), and instead were compatible with the system just to the south of me... so the card wouldn't pair to the TiVo. But once they got me the right card (mine was actually manufactured in August of 2008... got it in October), it's been 100% smooth.
Can't wait for SDV (and the TA), so they can add more HD channels!
Channel 700 comes in without the tuning adapter. FYI only the home games are in HD on channel 700. Away games are only on channel 28.
Rochester, NY service area of TWC
Recieved the TA today. Plugged it into the system and checked the channels: No Channels!!!
Reboot Tivo and still nothing. The TA powered off during the reboot
Powered up the TA and all the channels now tune properly.
One thing I have found to help the CC get registered to a tuner: tune to a channel that the CC must decode and record that show. Do this for both tuners. This associates the CC to a tuner.
Set up a few shows to record and all is OK with me.
Worth the wait, but I did not like the time without all the HD channels.
BTW: most of the shows on the HD channels are SD
Now how to deal with the OnDemand stuff without their remote/set top box!
Well, I am officially unhappy with Time Warner right now. I went to watch Leverage and all I saw on 127 (TNTHD) was a grey screen. A call to tech support got me a mostly helpful guy that had me pull the cable card, he re-paired it, but still no 127. I asked and he swears that 127 is still a linear channel, but I have my doubts.
He's got a tech coming over tomorrow morning but I don't know what he'll be able to do.
Installed my tuning adapter 2 days ago, things are working great thus far. I now receive an addition 25 or so HD channels, here is quick a list.
and it looks like we have yet another reason to hate TWC:
not that any of those channels are any big loss (except for comedy central), but don't we pay our bills each month so we get the channels that are advertised? I think TWC is about to have a shitstorm on their hands.