Wide Open West - Digital Transport Adapter install ?

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  1. HomeUser

    HomeUser Active Member

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    The Assembly part Number is 4029460 Manufactured date 09/23/2010

    The remote sensor is trapezoid shaped
    Like the remote on page 2 www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/video/at_home/Set-Tops/DTA/4025708_B.pdf
     
  2. TiVoJerry

    TiVoJerry Ex-Caavo employee (Ex-TiVo, '00-'16)

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    I've passed this info along to customer support so they can notify their agents and hopefully update the DTA article.
     
  3. HomeUser

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    I switched from Comcast to WOW. After Comcast really messed up the billing again adding all sorts of other additional charges when adding the charge for a truck roll to re-pair a Cable Card.

    Even then I was ready to switch back to Comcast it took 4 techs a week to get WOW Cable and internet working correctly The problem appears to of been a faulty ground connection and something on the pole called a plate.

    One of the Digital Transport Adapters lost it's programming when I added the "Digital basic service" I asked the Tech if he had any of the Evolution DTA boxes, he did so we swapped one of the 2 Cisco DTA's for a WOW branded Evolution DTA. I was able to set it up using the default TiVo selections "Messages & Settings" -> "Settings" -> "Channels" -> "Channel Changing" followed the menus for a new box selecting the Evolution DTA went through a couple of channel changing tests before a successful channel change.

    FWIW
    Advanced settings that worked with the WOW Evolution DTA.

    Model DMS-2002U
    Manufactured 01/20/2011


    IR Code [10084-B]
    Channel Digits: 2
    "Enter" button: No


    Debbie, back to your original problem now that you no longer need the DTA for the TV you should be able to use it with the TiVo. Find the IR control cable that came with your Series2 TiVo. The IR cable replaces the DTA's remote allowing the TiVo to change the channels on the DTA. Follow the instructions in the link jrm01 posted. You will need to run guided setup.
     
  4. CRWgxp

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    Is the IR control/blaster cable the same cable that came with the Cisco DTA50?

    Does this plug into the rear of the Tivo and face the front of the DTA50?
     
  5. HomeUser

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    NO, the cable that comes with the DTA (Cisco box) is a receiver. You need to use the IR cable that came with your TiVo, if you can find it. If you have lost the original IR cable one can be purchased from TiVo https://www3.tivo.com/store/accessories-networking.do for about $7.
     
  6. KelleyCook

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    I went and took a flyer on an EJS3 IR Blaster Direct Connect cable that someone engineered for a Comcasts DTA to Tivo connection.

    It works like a charm with my WideOpenWest's Evolution DMS-2002-U.

    One cable, no ducktape, no need to replace that long-lost IR Blaster that came with your 3 year old Tivo Series 2.

    Google the product, but you'll find he sells them via an ebay store for essentially the same price as it is to replace the IR blaster cable.

    Also I used the automatic cable box IR detect wizard on the TIVO. Its working like a charm, though contrary to the other suggestions my System Information page shows "IR database version: 438"

    Though actually I think its time to buy a Tivo Premiere to replace the kids Series 2.
     
  7. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    That's the overall database version, not the individual codeset like 10084-B. To see the codeset that the wizard picked click the Advanced option in the channel changing menu.
     
  8. KelleyCook

    KelleyCook New Member

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    Ah, in that case it is as the previous reporter said exactly 10084-B (2 digits, no Enter button).
     
  9. fabianro

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    Thank you HomeUser! OneLink in Puerto Rico is providing these DTAs and your code works perfectly!
     

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