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Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by jsshattuck, Oct 17, 2008.
If I have two S-Cards installed in my S3, do I need two tuning adapters?
Nope, one TA per TiVo is all that's needed.
Got our TA a couple days ago here in Austin (still mad that nobody called me even though I signed up) and so far working great.
Lucky Bastards! Can't wait to get my TA and then purchase another TiVo HD and dump the TWC DVR.
As poor of a job TWC did with my CC install, the tuner install ought to be interesting
Not sure you can blame the problems of cable cards completely on TWC. My experience (with CC's and now with the TA) has been that TWC has bent over backwards and lost a lot of money getting these things right for a very small niche customer population based on their entire subscriber base. YMMV.
you have no idea of what I have been through. The only reason I got the CC to work is that I called TWC cable card national support. they are completely clueless here in Columbia.
I thought you were digging the TWC DVR last time I remember over on AVS?
The installer that I had here today (to re-install and re-pair my CCs) said that Time Warner WNY does have M-Cards, but they only use them in their own HD DVRs. Figures they give priority to their own devices, and give CC customers two for the price of five. Seriously. We pay $4.95 for the first S-Card, and $6.95 for each additional S-Card.
So, it sounds to me like Time Warner's CableCARD issues aren't with the cards themselves, it's their lack of TiVo knowledge.
I happened to have a good service guy. He determined that I had a weak signal, so he went out to the pole and fixed something up there to give me a stronger signal, and added an amp in the basement. Keep in mind, it was under 10ºF today, below 0ºF with the wind-chill. He got the first replacement card installed, but his second card was bent or something. Luckily one of the cards we were replacing ended up working.
Too bad Time Warner's HD feed of the Buffalo Sabres game on MSG is having some MAJOR audio problems tonight. I'm sure there are a LOT of Sabres fans calling to complain.
The fact that they were working on it for a "very small niche customer population" was the cable industry's own fault. They agreed in discussions with the FCC and CE OEMs to start using CableCARDs in the boxes that they lease in mid-2005, but asked for and got a 2 year extension to complete the M-Card spec and OCAP. From nearly the start, they should have been making CableCARDs work for themselves as well as for their customers who bought Unidirectional CableCARD products (UDCPs), instead of kicking and screaming and cursing CableCARDs and doing everything they could to discourage people from using them. Had they started using them on time, perhaps many more the millions of UDCPs which were sold would be using CableCARDs.
Glad to hear that. I am awaiting my tuning adapter in Binghamton, a TWC Central NY region. My Tivo cable card install went without a hitch even though I was one of the first customers to receive an M-Card locally.
Got home today to find the Tuning Adapter waiting for me on my door. Installed in about 5 minutes and works flawlessly! I never, ever thought I would say this, but....Well Done Time Warner!
I live in Kansas City, north of the river and got a call tonight informing me I could pick up my tuning adapter tomorrow. Rock and roll.
Spent 45 minutes on the phone with various CSR's (went through the whole DTV discussion, explanation of SDV/Cable Cards/Tivos, discussed the sign up page) and finally got to speak to a manager. At this point, there are no SDV adapters in any TWC warehouse or office in all of Ohio and they have no data as to when they will actually show up.
The manager did not offer me any deal or discount for being charged for channels I cannot watch, either. She did say she expected the wait would be "days rather than months." Hrmph.
Anyone in Ohio have any better news from their local TWC?
Where do you live? I live in Columbus and last week a couple reps told me that Columbus has them and a few customers allready have them. I dont believe them tho since I havent heard any reports on these boards. They said I should be getting mine soon if I preordered on the website.
I also had my tuning adapter waiting for me when I got home from work today. I thought for sure they would make a tech come out to install it but I guess not! I will be installing it shortly! Can't wait to get most of my HD channel back!
I'm in Columbus (Upper Arlington, technically.) The manager I spoke to made a point of putting me on hold and calling a warehouse to check their stock. It could have all been for show, though. I may go to the TWC office on 315 to see if they know anything.
Where are you located?
Dang... i just moved from Albany, NY to Raleigh, NC.... I could be enjoying a TA now if I had stayed up north!!! Any one have any idea when Raleigh will be on board?