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Post 1 made on Friday July 3, 2020 at 10:12
Trunk-Slammer -Supreme
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Got an email from ChannelMaster stating they have partnered with Tivo, and are now offering the newer Tivo Edge OTA lifetime.

Looks like they may be dumping their DVR as it's on sale at half off (was told it's junk).

Any thoughts on this?

I think I might just go with this for the main house, as I have an old model Tivo at the beach house and do like how it works.
Post 2 made on Friday July 3, 2020 at 11:13
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Tivo is being phased out of Comcast. No more cable cards. We are having to offer solutions to clients that have it.
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Post 3 made on Friday July 3, 2020 at 13:08
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Just use a roku!
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Post 4 made on Friday July 3, 2020 at 13:41
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Do you record OTA broadcasts?
OP | Post 5 made on Friday July 3, 2020 at 14:35
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On July 3, 2020 at 13:41, osiris said...
Do you record OTA broadcasts?

That is the reason for the Tivo.


I recently used a couple of the new CM Omni+50 antennas, and will say I am impressed.

They actually work VERY well.

One in in my storage building, sitting on the rafters, under the roof, only about 10' above ground, and it pulls in every local station.

Highly recommend if you need an antenna.
OP | Post 6 made on Saturday July 4, 2020 at 11:20
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On July 3, 2020 at 13:08, 3PedalMINI said...
Just use a roku!

There's a roku with multi channel off air and a DVR?
Post 7 made on Saturday July 4, 2020 at 14:05
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On July 4, 2020 at 11:20, Trunk-Slammer -Supreme said...
There's a roku with multi channel off air and a DVR?

Air TV 2... works very well.
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OP | Post 8 made on Saturday July 4, 2020 at 15:33
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On July 4, 2020 at 14:05, tweetymp4 said...
Air TV 2... works very well.

One problem with that AND the Tivo Edge CM is pushing.

Two tuners.

Honestly, I can pick up a refurb Tivo Roamio w/lifetime and a 1tb HD from Amazon for $249.00 (might find a working used one for half or more).

The only downside is the analog graphics banners, but tht isn't the worst thing in the world.

The AirTV 2 seems like a deal, until needing to add a HD, and then still come up short a couple tuners (which we use a lot).


What the hell, there is NOTHING on TV these days anyway.
Post 9 made on Sunday July 5, 2020 at 09:06
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I use a CM DVR+ with OTA and have been for quite a while. Formerly used a TIVO and switched when the TIVO went tits up on me. I like the DVR+. Donít use it too often but it works well, records what I want, and the on screen guide seems to be fine. No interest in going back to TIVO at all. If my DVR goes tits up Iíll go on the search for a used one. But since the DVR uses outboard hard drives, which is what is likely the only thing that will crap out, I can keep replacing the external hard drives if needed
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Post 10 made on Sunday July 5, 2020 at 10:54
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On July 3, 2020 at 11:13, radiorhea said...
Tivo is being phased out of Comcast. No more cable cards. We are having to offer solutions to clients that have it.

I thought the FCC years ago they have to offer cable cards. Have they reversed that?
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Post 11 made on Monday July 6, 2020 at 09:53
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No, cable companies still must supply cable cards -- unless they have transitioned to IP delivery of cable signals. Comcast, unfortunately, is working towards this goal.
Post 12 made on Monday July 6, 2020 at 12:27
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On July 6, 2020 at 09:53, Dawn Gordon Luks said...
No, cable companies still must supply cable cards

And unfortunately Comcast has figured out a way around this. They do NOT ship Cable Cards to customers. They make them pick them up locally. At each office, they have a big box full of Cable Cards... defective Cable Cards. After the customer has made a few trips and is thoroughly pissed off, they give up and just rent the cable box.

I have went thru this many times with customers in the past.
It was about 2 years ago, I was speaking with one of the Comcast line techs. He told me about the box of defective Cable Cards at each branch, then it all made sense.
That's got to be a horrible job, working in the customer service center. Having to hand a Cable Card to a customer, knowing the POS isn't going to work. And dealing with them when they come back pissed off, just to put the card right back in the same box for the next victim, I mean customer.

[edit]: This is how it works in Southeast GA. I remember when I talked about this last year, someone said they don't have this problem in their area. They always get good Cable Cards.
I find it hard to believe this is isolated to just my region. Maybe we were the test bed? IDK.
Post 13 made on Tuesday July 7, 2020 at 10:00
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I have two Tivo Roamio's and 4 minis (through MoCa) for going on 6 years now. I had one bad cable card at the start, but it was likely my fault, because I sat some other equipment on it, and it was bent. Luckily, the Xfinity store is only 10-15 minutes away. In addition, at the time, dealers had access to a special phone number @ Comcast, where the techs worked directly with Tivo techs, so you didn't have to deal with standard offshore tech support. I'm not sure if that level of support still exists there or not.

Once everything was up and running, has been fairly flawless ever since. 90% of any technical issues have been traced back to Comcast issues, and have been fix with a phone call.

I Chose Tivo at the time because it already had the apps I was using in it, and no OEM DVR's offered them yet. I guess I'll stick with it until it, if it ever does, becomes obsolete, and unusable.
Post 14 made on Tuesday July 7, 2020 at 10:35
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On July 3, 2020 at 11:13, radiorhea said...
Tivo is being phased out of Comcast. No more cable cards. We are having to offer solutions to clients that have it.

Are sure about this?
I just installed a TiVo a couple of months ago on Comcast out in cypress
Post 15 made on Wednesday July 8, 2020 at 11:42
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So here's the deal with Cable Cards and Comcast.

The good news is that Comcast has decided to stop deploying EPON pretty much everywhere due to issues with Community security cameras. So, for fiber neighborhoods RFoG is what you will see going forward. RFoG supports cable cards.

The bad news is that Comcast is intent on switching to IP channel delivery over the next several years, and once an area or neighborhood is all IP, Comcast won't be required to use cable cards any longer.
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