TiVo Premiere Experience on Charter!

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    sbiller

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    steve614

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    I see that the ad mentions TiVo Desktop. What is Charter's copy protection ratio?
    Is there a FPN that states that some shows may not be transferrable?
     
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    rainwater

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    Every Charter area can be different, but afaik, they usually only protect the premium channels (HBO, Showtime, etc).
     
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    Dan203

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    Up until a couple months ago ours was wide open, nothing was protected. Then all the sudden they started protecting the premium channels. They also started flagging all channels to require HDCP for HDMI. The reason I notice this is because my TV isn't always great about establishing a HDCP connection. In the past it's only been an issue with Netflix, but now I'm starting to get it when watching regular TV shows. The only way to fix it is to turn off the TV, wait a minute and turn it back on. It's kind of a PITA.

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    Resist

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    Charter in my area has protected premium channels for years. It really sucks! I have three tivo's in my house and can only watch certain shows on the one TV because of this protection crap.
     
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    rainwater

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    Premiums? You should try TW or Comcast. Most of the areas they cover now prevent copying of all channels except locals.
     
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    Resist

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    I have many non Premium channels protected as well. Thanks Charter!
     
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    rainwater

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    Charter is the best cable company in the US besides Verizon when it comes to not protecting channels. Most of us don't have a single channel besides the locals that isn't protected.
     
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    Any idea what the monthly charge will be for the Charter Tivo compared to the $13/mo with my standalone Tivo with Charter?
     
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    If Charter is the best, then that doesn't say much for the state of our cable infrastructure.
     
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    Purely speculation on my part but here are what I would expect based on what RCN & Suddenlink are charging.

    1) Premiere HD DVR: $13 - $15 / month
    2) Premiere-Q 4-Tuner HD DVR: $20 / month
    3) Preview Extender: $9.95 / month
     
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    Just a note. Doesn't the $20 Q bundle include 1 extender? And it's $9.95 for each additional extender box?
     
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    Hmmm. $20/mo for 4 tuners and an extender? That's not a bad deal. I pay $6/mo just for the 2 CableCARDs in my S3. Maybe I should just sell it and go for this deal instead. Does the Charter unit have any limitations with regards to MRV or TTG?

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