Comcast Notice to Tivo customers 1/30/10 - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Baselworld is only a few weeks away. Getting the latest news is easy, Click Here for info on how to join the Watchuseek.com newsletter list. Follow our team for updates featuring event coverage, new product unveilings, watch industry news & more!


Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 01-30-2010, 05:30 AM - Thread Starter
Member
 
massimj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Jensen Beach, Florida
Posts: 118
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Dear TiVo Customer,

Comcast Cable is transitioning to an all-digital cable network. With all-digital cable, extended basic cable channels will be broadcast only in a digital format and will require a cable box to be viewed. However, basic cable channels, which include your local network channels like ABC, CBS, and NBC will continue to be broadcast in analog format.

As a valued TiVo customer, we want to make sure you are well informed about how this change may affect you.

Will the transition affect your TV viewing?
You will need to get a cable box from Comcast to continue receiving all the channels you are currently able to watch. In most areas, Comcast is providing each customer one free digital cable box per household. All you have to do is connect your TiVo DVR to the Comcast digital cable box to continue to use your TiVo DVR.

IMPORTANT: Comcast may offer you a Digital Transport Adapter (DTA), but this device does not allow dual-tuning on the Series2 Dual Tuner DVR. Instead, you should request a digital cable box.

After installing a digital cable box from Comcast, how will your TiVo recording functionality be affected?
Your TiVo Series2 Dual Tuner DVR will continue to be able to dual-tune one digital channel and one analog/basic channel at a time or two analog/basic channels at the same time. Comcast can provide you with its new analog and digital channel lineups.

To learn more about Comcast's all-digital transition and to learn about upgrade options that will enable you to record two digital channels at the same time, please visit our Support Page.

Thanks for being a valued TiVo customer!

Your friends at TiVo

I love a good gadget.
massimj is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 01-30-2010, 09:50 AM
 
bicker1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Burlington, MA
Posts: 8,289
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
This is a notice that TiVo puts out as they get word from Comcast that Project Calvary is reaching a specific area of their service footprint.
bicker1 is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 01-30-2010, 12:33 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
bfdtv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 13,484
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
If you have a TivoHD with a CableCard, then it's nothing to worry about. This letter is sent out when prepares to eliminate their analog cable channels and move them to encrypted digital (requiring a cable box or CableCard to receive).
bfdtv is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 01-30-2010, 01:21 PM
AVS Special Member
 
qz3fwd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 3,237
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 244 Post(s)
Liked: 109
Stupid question I should search for the answer but thought I'd ask anyways.
My Sony XBR has a QAM tuner which receives only the locals over QAM.
Will this continue to function or will the bloody comcast toads start encrypting the HD local channels? (I hope not, thought I have 3 Series 3's and a Comcast 3416 DVR).
qz3fwd is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 01-30-2010, 01:33 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
bfdtv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 13,484
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by qz3fwd View Post

Stupid question I should search for the answer but thought I'd ask anyways.
My Sony XBR has a QAM tuner which receives only the locals over QAM.
Will this continue to function or will the bloody comcast toads start encrypting the HD local channels? (I hope not, thought I have 3 Series 3's and a Comcast 3416 DVR).

Comcast is not encrypting the locals, so you'll continue to receive those with your Sony. You just won't receive channels like CNN, Fox News, TNT, USA, AMC, and ESPN on the Sony. Those will require either a cable box or a CableCard.
bfdtv is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 01-30-2010, 02:25 PM
AVS Special Member
 
qz3fwd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 3,237
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 244 Post(s)
Liked: 109
Quote:
Originally Posted by bfdtv View Post

Comcast is not encrypting the locals, so you'll continue to receive those with your Sony. You just won't receive channels like CNN, Fox News, TNT, USA, AMC, and ESPN on the Sony. Those will require either a cable box or a CableCard.

Thats what I was hoping for. Thanks
qz3fwd is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 01-30-2010, 03:30 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
Ken H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Metro Detroit
Posts: 45,876
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 17
This is only of concern for SD TiVo users.

Topic closed.

'Better Living Through Modern, Expensive, Electronic Devices'

Ken H is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Closed Thread HDTV Recorders

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off