Warning to Comcast/Xfinity customers

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  1. steveliv

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    My area (Augusta, GA) upgraded to MPEG-4 last November. I'm actually glad they did because my new setup (Tivo Roamio Plus and 3 Tivo Mini's) works a lot better than my old Tivo HD and rented Comcast boxes.
     
  2. gtaylor

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    I'm a bit confused here, but from reading this thread I think that I will be ok here (Sacramento) with my Premiere, but what about my Series 2 attached to a Comcast Motorola STB? Don't laugh, I can copy HBO and such to my PC from that one. :)

    Thanks for any advice.

    gary

    p.s. I haven't received any notice from either Comcast or TiVo, even though the top of this thread says that the change hits here in a few weeks.
     
  3. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

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    One assumes that the STB is SD, so won't be affected.
     
  4. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    The only tuner that matters in your setup is the Motorola STB, not the TiVo because that is most likely hooked up via analog composite or S-Video. The mpeg4 that's being discussed will be decoded in the Motorola STB to one of those analog video formats before it ever hits the TiVo.
     
  5. gtaylor

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    Thanks, all.

    I guess part of my unasked question was would the STB be ok.

    gary
     
  6. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

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    As I posted, The STB is probably SD and thus will not be affected as they are only converting non-local HD channels. Local HD and all SD channels will remain mpeg2.
     
  7. gtaylor

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    Thanks, but now I'm confused again. :)

    We are only SD, but we get HBO and such, so I am one of your "Local HD and all SD channels will remain mpeg2" channels, correct?

    Thank, again.

    gary
     
  8. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

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    I be completely shocked if you were really HD only. Your Premiere should be able to receive HD channels.

    OTOH, the STB connected to the TiVo 2 is probably SD only. I know the one connected to mine is. That's OK since the S2 can't handle HD anyway.

    Bottom line: Yes, you should be fine.
     

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