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ajwees41
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join:2002-05-10
Omaha, NE
reply to BryanInPHX

Re: [CATV] Plus Package HD Channels & CableCARD

he can upgrade his tivo to a newer model



BryanInPHX
Premium
join:2001-03-06
Phoenix, AZ
kudos:2

AJ, have you bought your TiVo, Yet?


ajwees41
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join:2002-05-10
Omaha, NE

nope


Azlen

join:2010-05-03
Peoria, AZ
reply to ajwees41

Re: CONFIRMED: TiVo Premiere problem, fix coming "Spring 20

Is there an update on this? Did the fix with Cox and Tivo work?



BryanInPHX
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join:2001-03-06
Phoenix, AZ
kudos:2

Margret Schmidt, VP of User Experience at TiVo, did confirm that TiVo sent Cox a software patch and Cox confirmed the fix worked, and that the fix would be included in a TiVo software update. That update is in customer beta testing, and reportedly does fix the issue.


ajwees41
Premium
join:2002-05-10
Omaha, NE
reply to ajwees41

Re: [CATV] Plus Package HD Channels & CableCARD

Bryan we are still waiting for the cox ondemand to launch


Azlen

join:2010-05-03
Peoria, AZ
reply to BryanInPHX

Re: CONFIRMED: TiVo Premiere problem, fix coming "Spring 20

Do you know if it's going to be an individual update or included in a larger update? I would think the number of Tivo Premier plus Cox users in markets with MPEG4 has to be pretty small. I wonder if there is a chance of being included in that beta testing.



BryanInPHX
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Phoenix, AZ
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I received a call today from "Janice" Tempe Field Team Leader at Cox, That TiVo will be releasing a software update for the MPEG4 issue on March 31st, I hope that info is accurate.

There is also another posting with more details on the TCFs

quote:
Just got a call today from a "Janice" at Cox-PHX advising that they have tested the new software and the Plus channels now can be viewed. She indicated that the software version was 20.2.1.M4-01-2-746 and was advised by Tivo that it would be available on or about March 31st.
»www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/sh···t9009560
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Cox Premier HSI, SB6120, DIR-628, Win7 Desk, Win7 Toshiba Satellite A505-S6973
TiVo Premiere 2TB-WD20EURS, SA8240HDC DVR, Passport Vers: 3.1.091, OS Vers: PowerTV 6.20.75.106sp
DIY-Ext. eSATA DVR Expander No Enclosure Bare HDD - WD Caviar Black WD1002FAEX


BryanInPHX
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join:2001-03-06
Phoenix, AZ
kudos:2

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New TiVo lower pricing coming next week w/ larger Premiere HDD

New TiVo lower pricing coming next week w/ larger Premiere HDD
»blog.tivo.com/2012/03/new-upgrad···e-shows/

* NEW Model #TCD746500 - TiVo Premiere $149.99: Records two shows at once and up to 75 hours of HD content
500GB/75 Hours HD, 2 tuners, analog cable, digital cable, FiOS, antenna

* TiVo Premiere XL $249.99 (reduced $50): Records two shows at once and up to 150 hours of HD content
1TB/150 Hours HD, 2 tuners, analog cable, digital cable, FiOS, antenna

* TiVo Premiere Elite $399.99 (reduced $100): Records four shows at once and up to 300 hours of HD content
2TB/300 Hours HD, 4 tuners, digital cable, FiOS w/ MoCA onboard

* The TiVo monthly service fee is now $14.99 per month, with a one-year commitment, making it lower on a monthly basis than most cable offerings
* Multi-service discount pricing is now $12.99 per month
* Lifetime Service, one-time priceing - $499.99 (1st TiVo), $399.99 (addt'l TiVos)



TivoGuy

@cox.net

Re: New TiVo lower pricing coming next week w/ larger Premiere H

I can confirm the new software allows the Plus channels to be viewable...

I wouldn't hold your breath on the 31st tho. But prob not too far thereafter.



alanhdsl
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join:1999-10-09
Phoenix, AZ
reply to BryanInPHX

Re: CONFIRMED: TiVo Premiere problem, fix coming "Spring 20

So... I have a TiVo HD and am in Phoenix. I presume the fix is only for the Premire? And that the HD (and original Series 3) won't be able to get the Plus channels.


tim85254

join:2010-07-15

The TiVo HD's tuner doesn't have the range. The hardware just can't do it. A software update would not change that, nor are there likely to be more forthcoming.

If i recall correctly, on my Series 3 HD the channels showed up in the grid all the same.



BryanInPHX
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Phoenix, AZ
kudos:2

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Actually the TiVo HD hardware does support 1GHz and MPEG4 (H.264), the question is whether or not TiVo would update the software. My guess is no. But it is worth a few emails to editor @ tivo.com and margret @ tivo.com

TiVo HD hardware specs:

Broadcom - BCM7401 chipset
»www.broadcom.com/products/Cable/···/BCM7401
»pdf1.alldatasheet.com/datasheet-···401.html

MicroTune MT2131 - RF Tuners
»www.zoran.com/IMG/pdf/PB-00069.pdf

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Cox Premier HSI, SB6120, DIR-628, Win7 Desk, Win7 Toshiba Satellite A505-S6973
TiVo Premiere 2TB-WD20EURS, SA8240HDC DVR, Passport Vers: 3.1.091, OS Vers: PowerTV 6.20.75.106sp
DIY-Ext. eSATA DVR Expander No Enclosure Bare HDD - WD Caviar Black WD1002FAEX

ajwees41
Premium
join:2002-05-10
Omaha, NE

we installed one of the premieres and it's not updated to 20.2.1.M4-01-2-746 yet, but Omaha does not use mpeg 4 yet.



BryanInPHX
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join:2001-03-06
Phoenix, AZ
kudos:2

said by ajwees41:

we installed one of the premieres and it's not updated to 20.2.1.M4-01-2-746 yet, but Omaha does not use mpeg 4 yet.

SW Version 20.2.1.M4-01-2-746 was a leaked beta trial version prior to the current SW Version and was never intended to be an official public release.

The current SW Version should be 20.2.1.1-01-2-7xx
This current SW version does include a fix for the Cox H.264 Plus Pak.
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Cox Premier HSI, SB6120, DIR-628, Win7 WMC SiliconDust HD HomeRun Prime
TiVo Premiere 2TB-WD20EURS, SA8240HDC DVR, Passport Vers: 3.1.091, OS Vers: PowerTV 6.20.75.106sp
DIY-Ext. eSATA DVR Expander No Enclosure Bare HDD - WD Caviar Black WD1002FAEX