TiVo FCC OTE Equipment Authorization Search

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  1. sbiller

    sbiller Active Member

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    I was trying to search the FCC filings to see if anything was being tested by the FCC (i.e., the Elite, Premiere-Q, or Preview). I used this article as a reference --> http://gizmodo.com/347821/how-to-discover-secret-gadgets-through-the-fcc

    When I search for TiVo Inc. I only found ten listings. I coudn't even find the TiVo Premiere. The most recent filing was for the TiVo Slide Remote. What am I missing? Grantee code for TiVo appears to be TGN.

    Search link is here --> https://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/reports/GenericSearch.cfm

    Anyone have some experience doing this?
     
  2. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't look like that is for hardware, but more things like wifi/bluetooth devices. Unless I missed a link, all the TiVo ones are the remote with bluetooth adapter or the wifi adapters.
     
  3. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    Mostly they only issue, or at least publish, entries for equipment which contains intentional radio emitters, such as wireless adapters.
     
  4. sbiller

    sbiller Active Member

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    Thanks. That explains it. Maybe that's the reason TiVo leaves wireless out of their boxes!
     
  5. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    It is purely cost why TiVo omits wireless.

    The OET system allows information to be witheld from public access, for the purpose of protecting trade secrets.
     
  6. davezatz

    davezatz Funkadelic

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    Yes. ;)

    The points above are valid - that particular search is for equipment/capabilities that requires authorization. Such as the Slide remote that transmits wirelessly. But there's more to it than that... for example, I never was able to turn up the Best Buy TiVo TV because it's not actually manufactured by Best Buy, Insignia, or TiVo. As far as tracking down the Q/Elite, CableLabs will also hold back info on request, even more broadly than the FCC, and I haven't seen these pop up yet. However, we know RCN has units in the lab.
     

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