The MPEG-4 letter from Comcast

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by kupe, Jun 4, 2015.

  1. Jan 20, 2016 #81 of 339
    ryguyMN

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    Based on the wording on Tivo's page, you'll need to have service.

    "Active HD/HDXL customers can expect this update sometime during the week of 1/17/16."
     
  2. Jan 22, 2016 #82 of 339
    HerronScott

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    Looks like the update is rolling out (11.0n.B1-01-2-652)!

    Scott
     
  3. Jan 23, 2016 #83 of 339
    cwerdna

    cwerdna Proud Tivolutionary

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    Mine's at 11.0m-01-2-652, but it's pending restart, so I guess I'll be upgraded real soon.
     
  4. Jan 23, 2016 #84 of 339
    HerronScott

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    I'd go ahead and restart if you don't have any recordings going today rather than wait for the scheduled reboot.

    Scott
     
  5. Jan 23, 2016 #85 of 339
    Pokemon_Dad

    Pokemon_Dad Ruler of Unown UI

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    I've got it here! Cupertino, CA. Know of any way to test that it's working?
     
  6. Jan 23, 2016 #86 of 339
    wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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  7. Jan 23, 2016 #87 of 339
    AgbotHD

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    I can confirm that 11.0n-B1-01-2-658 works with MPEG-4 channels. TiVO HD XL was unable to show some HD channels after Comcast update, showed Pending Restart, after restart it's running 11.0n-B1-01-2-658 and all channels are back.

    Even the TiVo support guy on the phone yesterday evening didn't know if it would work and was pretty anxious to hear the results. All looks good though!
     
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  8. Feb 12, 2016 #88 of 339
    lodcomm

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    Does the software update give us back youtube & amazon on these series 3's?
     
  9. Feb 12, 2016 #89 of 339
    shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

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    No.
     
  10. Feb 14, 2016 #90 of 339
    tsair

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    I called Tivo today to find out what upgrade offers they had for Series3 lifetime owners, and they basically told me the options were:

    1. Get a refurbished Premiere and transfer lifetime to it for $275
    2. Get a refurbished 500GB Roamio and new lifetime on it for $375
    3. Get a new 500GB Bolt and new lifetime on it for $299+$399 = $700

    I went with option 2 and will try to sell my 1TB S3 on eBay for a little bit of money.
     
  11. Feb 15, 2016 #91 of 339
    Chico

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    Yikes, I just stumbled onto this info but I'm in Seattle so it looks like I'm OK right now, I just replaced the PS on my Series 3 (648) a few months ago. I looked at my history and it's been 9 years on this TiVo, not bad! I need a new TV as well (Sony Bravia 2005) so I better crack out the Top Ramen.

    I looked for but could not find when this rollout will hit other markets. I see it came to Portland already, but we usually lag behind them in Comcast rollouts. Any links or info on this?
     
  12. Feb 15, 2016 #92 of 339
    HerronScott

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    Comcast doesn't seem to be publishing a schedule unfortunately. TiVo's list on their support page seems to be the best place to look at what's started the transition.

    https://support.tivo.com/SupportPortalArticleViewPage?artURL=/articles/Features_Use/Comcast-Transitioning-to-MPEG4-in-Select-Markets

    Scott
     
  13. Feb 16, 2016 #93 of 339
    murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    My area has gotten the letter -- we're supposed to 'upgrade' before 2/26/2026.

    I already have the new software, so I'm all set, except I need to train myself to send recordings to the Roamio before transferring them with kmttg.
     
  14. Mar 27, 2016 #94 of 339
    duh FooL

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    I called Tivo and got the same offers listed above.
    I inquired if any of the other roamio models were available and they offered the 3TB Roamio for $699 with the lifetime activation as well.
    If you factor in the build-in streaming and the 2.5GB upgrade, the extra 300 might be worth it (assuming you don't want to upgrade your own HD).
    Plus, there's no need for the extra streaming box.

    Also, my series3 still keeps it's lifetime.

    If only Tivo would give us the option to transfer the season/one pass information, the upgrade would be painless.
     
  15. Mar 27, 2016 #95 of 339
    waynomo

    waynomo My One Time

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    You can transfer these via TiVo.com.

    You can also use kmttg.
     
  16. Mar 27, 2016 #96 of 339
    HerronScott

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    I used kmttg to transfer the season passes from 2 S3 OLEDs to our Roamio Pro last November. Worked great.

    Scott
     
  17. Mar 28, 2016 #97 of 339
    duh FooL

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    Haha... if only I had checked for a response before I manually recreated all of them.
    At least I was able to prune my list.
     
  18. Mar 29, 2016 #98 of 339
    squiredogs

    squiredogs TiVo'er since 1999

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    Aw man! I have been a TiVo lifetimer since 1999. I have an S3. My house was damaged in Sandy, and I moved to a rental in September. The rental has an Xfinity X1 and an account included in my rent, so I put my comcast account on "snowbird" or winter mode - I pay a small amount to keep my account active, and then I was going to reactivate to full when I move back in, hopefully in May. I just stumbled onto this after reading about the possible sale of TiVo in the news.

    Having not used my S3 in months, I wasn't aware of the box becoming obsolete soon. What can I do at this point? Anything? And should I even bother? I HATE the X1, but I'd hate to buy a new TiVo and have it unsupported (I also equally hate a monthly fee, so i've always done Lifetime.)

    Sorry, lots of hate... I was going to roll with the S3 for a year or two and then look at the Bolt Pro, which I assume will never happen now. But If I could get to "break even" on my cost, I'd still like a TiVo somehow.

    What's my move?
     
  19. Mar 29, 2016 #99 of 339
    lpwcomp

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    Buy a used Premiere w/lifetime.

    BTW, your S3 will still work for SD channels and the HD channels that remain MPEG2 like locals and ESPN.
     
  20. unitron

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    And of course that S3 will still be good for OTA channels if you've got enough antenna for your situation.
     

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