Q / Elite Question

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by one.person, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. one.person

    one.person New Member

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    Assuming one of these boxes makes it to my market, which is Cox in Phoenix, would it eliminate the need for a tuning adapter given that they are designed for digital cable only?

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  2. sbiller

    sbiller Active Member

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    Since Cox in Phoenix is using Switched Digital Video (SDV), a Tuning Adapter is still required for the TiVo Elite if you want to receive the SDV channels.

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=408087
     
  3. one.person

    one.person New Member

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    I see, so it has nothing to do with whether the cable is all digital or not, the SDV issue is separate from that.

    Ugh, I have a Tivo HD with a tuning adapter now. I don't have tons of problems with it like some others report, but I was hoping to be able to get rid of it with an upgrade to a potential Q or Elite.

    It might be even worse now that I think through it. I'm not totally positive on this, but if the tuning adapter is required I think my current one only supports 2 channels, so I would either need another one (double ugh) or a new 4 tuner capable model.

    Sigh....
     
  4. sbiller

    sbiller Active Member

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    Yep. I have a TiVo HD and a Series 3, both with Cisco TAs. They were really awful initially but recent firmware upgrades on the TAs and on the TiVo side have improved the performance quite a bit. It still isn't perfect and its annoying having another 15W box sitting on top of my TiVo's.

    The FCC has mandated that your MSO support 4-channel's on the TA no later than August 1st. I'm guessing that we will see a firmware upgarde pushed to the Cisco TA.
     

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