Swivel and Tivo Beta Search

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by dthreet, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. dthreet

    dthreet Member

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    I have a Series 3 (Model:TCD648250B) that hadn't worked in a few years and finally decided to replace the bad power supply... I know this unit is pretty old, but was wondering if the SWIVEL Search and TiVo Beta Search should still be functional. I get a network connection error when I try both options... However, my network seems to be completely fine...
     
  2. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately that feature went away quite a while ago. We also missed it as well until we replaced both of our S3 OLED's with a Roamio Pro.

    Scott
     
  3. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

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    The workaround is to create a wishlist search.
     
  4. dthreet

    dthreet Member

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    Awww :( Kind of What I figured... I probably should look at upgrading my COX Cable DVR to an up to date TiVo... Just having this old thing running on an antenna for the last week has been absolutely fantastic!! I sure wish the newer TiVo's looked as good as the Series 3 does in the TV Cabinet... ;)
     
  5. Series3Sub

    Series3Sub Well-Known Member

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    The S3's still do the search by name, but I know what you mean about finding results on other services outside the TiVo EPG. Yes, Wishlist, at least that still works. Many features of the S3 have been killed slowly over time. TiVo even kicked out the S3 from the TiVo Online feature quite a while ago. However, the S3's still do the job of DVR and transfer very well, and as someone who uses connected devices for OTT (Amazon FireTV or Roku), I don't need any S3 (or any of the newer TiVo's) for OTT. I just continue to enjoy the S3's simplicity and reliability with an even superior UI compared to the new UI with the WHITE TiVo silhouette and white bands.
     
  6. fresh calendar

    fresh calendar New Member

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    The S3's simplicity and reliability with an even superior UI compared to the new UI with the WHITE TiVo silhouette and white bands. ;)
     

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