Question about hd and basic service

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by northstar41, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. northstar41

    northstar41 New Member

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    I have Comcast expanded basic cable. Along with the basic channels I get about 20 channels of hd programing through my tv's digital tuner. My question is will a series 3 tivo allow me to view those channels as I do now or will I need cable cards? I'd like to use a hd tivo and I love my series 2 but I don't want a higher cable bill. Thanks in advance for your help
     
  2. GoHokies!

    GoHokies! O2->CO2 Converter

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    You can, but without cable cards you won't get any guide data on the HD channels (so you'll be forced to do manual recordings). What you're trying to do is called QAM mapping and it's been discussed a lot around here.

    Most recent thread:
    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=362736
     

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