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#1 12-22-2007 2:59:14 AM

loub555
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Here, take back your DVR

My wife received a TIVO HD DVR as a Christmas bonus yesterday. (how great is that) Set up an account with TIVO last night. Going to pick up a wireless usb adapter and the cable cards today. Yahooo, no more remote stutter!!

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#2 12-22-2007 9:17:44 AM

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Re: Here, take back your DVR

Nice.

Can you pick up CableCards at your local Comcast office and install them yourself?

Good luck with it - you're gonna love it.

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#3 12-22-2007 6:25:20 PM

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Re: Here, take back your DVR

Yeah, I tried it today but the cards won't authorize for some reason. Tech is supposed to come out Thursday afternoon and try to fix the problem. It was worth a shot anyway. Frustrating as hell though.

BTW does anyone know if there is away to make the TIVO guide jump a day at a time?

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#4 12-22-2007 6:47:02 PM

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Re: Here, take back your DVR

loub555 wrote:

BTW does anyone know if there is away to make the TIVO guide jump a day at a time?

I haven't found one.  Let me know if you do.

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#5 12-23-2007 5:56:54 AM

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Re: Here, take back your DVR

After poking around the internet I believe there is no way right now. You probably are aware of this one though. If you push the enter button while the guide is on you can go straight to a particular date of the guide. Not as good as a 24 hour jump button, but it beats pushing the hour button if you want to move ahead a couple of days.

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#6 12-23-2007 10:23:06 AM

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Re: Here, take back your DVR

Good tip.  I use the "Grid Guide" (not the traditional TiVo Guide).  I'll have to give that a try.

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#7 12-27-2007 12:15:27 AM

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Re: Here, take back your DVR

It probably failed to authorize because on the dual-cable card TiVO, you must completely setup the first cable card slot before you can even think of doing the other one.  Cablecard jobs are a technicians worst nightmare, because with a combination of equipment and dispatch issues, it can quickly turn into a 3 hour job for a little baseball card. And it's even more interesting when the customer wants 2 in the TiVo and 1 in the TV its on.  For some reason, you need to do cartwheels and backflips to get 3 cable cards on the same account in our billing software.


Comcast Cable Communications Technician - Fresno, CA system

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#8 12-28-2007 12:02:16 PM

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Re: Here, take back your DVR

I kept telling the guy on the phone that but he would authorize the first card then ask why the second one wasn't in. (meaning he tried to do them at the same time) After talking to three different people I gave up and scheduled a tech to come out (Monday now, I got a splinter in my finger that got infected so bad I had to have surgery yesterday to take care of it) I guess I'll find out Monday how it goes.

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