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Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2016-07-29, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1,412
Views: 299,477
Posted By MacTVJunkie
Thanks for the feedback, everyone. Very much...

Thanks for the feedback, everyone. Very much appreciated. It's good to hear that TiVos remain a viable option for OTA DVRs here in Canada. Looks like I'll be picking up a Roamio OTA for my parents....
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2016-07-28, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1,412
Views: 299,477
Posted By MacTVJunkie
Thanks for the feedback, Funkytown. Much...

Thanks for the feedback, Funkytown. Much appreciated.
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2016-07-28, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1,412
Views: 299,477
Posted By MacTVJunkie
Are there any current TiVo users still posting...

Are there any current TiVo users still posting here?

I had set my parents up with a Windows Media Centre PC for their OTA DVRing needs and things worked swimmingly for years until the great guide...
Forum: SiriusXM Satellite Radio   2015-10-28, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,573
Posted By MacTVJunkie
Adding traffic service during free trial period?

Has anyone been able to add the $5/mo XMTraffic service to their XM account during the 3 month free trial period? I just purchased a new car that includes 3 months of SiriusXM. I wanted to add the...
Forum: Smartphone and Tablet Computing including Android, Blackberry and iOS devices   2014-05-05, 02:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,309
Posted By MacTVJunkie
I'm very happy that Google Play Music is finally...

I'm very happy that Google Play Music is finally available in Canada. I've been subscribing to Rdio for a while now but am giving Google's All-Access service a try for the 30-day free period. At the...
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2013-12-13, 08:49 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 85,571
Posted By MacTVJunkie
Bump. I, too, would be interested in...

Bump.

I, too, would be interested in hearing some feedback from subscribers. Especially if you happen to be in the Kitchener/Waterloo area.
Forum: Rogers Cable TV: HD PVR Discussion   2012-07-13, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1,723
Views: 373,984
Posted By MacTVJunkie
Thanks for the suggestions (and the link) but...

Thanks for the suggestions (and the link) but I've done all of that.

It's not the remote batteries -- I get the same behaviour regardless of which remote I use (the original Rogers remote or any...
Forum: Rogers Cable TV: HD PVR Discussion   2012-07-12, 10:15 PM
Replies: 1,723
Views: 373,984
Posted By MacTVJunkie
My biggest problem lately is that the PVR seems...

My biggest problem lately is that the PVR seems to be virtually non-responsive to IR commands for some recordings. In my case, anything I record on TSN2 seems to be affected by this. It makes...
Forum: Rogers Cable TV: HD PVR Discussion   2012-02-06, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1,723
Views: 373,984
Posted By MacTVJunkie
I've not experienced the constant reboots that...

I've not experienced the constant reboots that everyone else is reporting but aside from that, the upgrade is a calamity for me.

The update got pushed to my 8462 (with updated 1TB drive) sometime...
Forum: Rogers Cable TV   2010-11-26, 12:47 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 30,092
Posted By MacTVJunkie
Just got the phone notification that it's being...

Just got the phone notification that it's being rolled out here in Waterloo. Frankly, I think this is a whole lot of hullabaloo over nothing. It's just a channel map change for a subset of settop...
Forum: Rogers Cable TV: HD PVR Discussion   2010-05-11, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,381
Posted By MacTVJunkie
For Scientific Atlanta-based headends, the boxes...

For Scientific Atlanta-based headends, the boxes are identified on the cable plant by a version of their MAC address. Additionally, there are EMM keys that have to be loaded onto the headend servers...
Forum: Rogers Cable TV: HD PVR Discussion   2010-04-30, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,494
Posted By MacTVJunkie
I'm reasonably certain that my 8642 displayed the...

I'm reasonably certain that my 8642 displayed the title correctly but I can't remember for sure and I just deleted the episode. But I'll keep an eye out for the bug with next week's episode.
Forum: Rogers Cable TV: HD PVR Discussion   2010-04-29, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,130
Posted By MacTVJunkie
For right around that same $100 (or less if you...

For right around that same $100 (or less if you really look around), you can put in a 1TB drive so I don't think it's any great loss that you couldn't upgrade to the 500GB model.
Forum: Rogers Cable TV: HD PVR Discussion   2010-04-28, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,470
Posted By MacTVJunkie
There is no problem with running the box...

There is no problem with running the box vertically. We used to run racks full of SA8300s all placed vertically with no problems.
Forum: Rogers Cable TV: HD PVR Discussion   2010-04-27, 04:29 PM
Replies: 883
Views: 511,084
Posted By MacTVJunkie
So far I've not experienced any macro blocking...

So far I've not experienced any macro blocking with the 8642 either during playback or trickplay.

In fact, I recorded and watched The Amazing Race and playback was fine.

Perhaps you have signal...
Forum: Rogers Cable TV: HD PVR Discussion   2010-04-27, 04:26 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 152,779
Posted By MacTVJunkie
I'll consider it. It's a good suggestion however...

I'll consider it. It's a good suggestion however this particular PVR is "mission-critical" (read: My wife will be very upset if I a) interfere with her recording of TV shows and b) lose any of the...
Forum: Rogers Cable TV: HD PVR Discussion   2010-04-26, 08:20 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 152,779
Posted By MacTVJunkie
So I ended up setting aside the WD 1TB Green...

So I ended up setting aside the WD 1TB Green drive I had hanging around, bit the bullet and bought a Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB drive. Installed it and had the settop up and running...
Forum: Rogers Cable TV: HD PVR Discussion   2010-04-26, 01:36 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 172,933
Posted By MacTVJunkie
Makes me very happy that I have a Harmony 880...

Makes me very happy that I have a Harmony 880 remote. I was able to just put the 8642's remote in a drawer and keep using a remote whose buttons are all in the right place (for me).
Forum: Rogers Cable TV: HD PVR Discussion   2010-04-26, 01:05 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 152,779
Posted By MacTVJunkie
I'm going to be upgrading my 8642 to a WD 1TB...

I'm going to be upgrading my 8642 to a WD 1TB drive tonight. Planning to use one of the WD Green drives. I'll let you know how it goes.

---Edit---
Actually, with a little further research, it...
Forum: Rogers Cable TV: HD PVR Discussion   2010-04-23, 10:16 PM
Replies: 883
Views: 511,084
Posted By MacTVJunkie
Haven't seen it here either. Others have reported...

Haven't seen it here either. Others have reported the same thing earlier in the thread.

Haven't had an incoming call yet but it wouldn't surprise me if Call Display doesn't function since that...
Forum: Rogers Cable TV: HD PVR Discussion   2010-04-09, 09:49 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 152,779
Posted By MacTVJunkie
I know that this is an old post but I thought I'd...

I know that this is an old post but I thought I'd comment quickly:

The reason you had to have your set-top connected to your cable feed is because the firmware is stored on the HDD itself. Thus,...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2009-12-17, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1,072
Views: 196,320
Posted By MacTVJunkie
What? No. One cable box coupled with one HDPVR...

What? No. One cable box coupled with one HDPVR can record every channel you subscribe to. And since the HDPVR comes with the IR blaster you refer to, I don't see how that is an issue either. The...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2009-12-17, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1,072
Views: 196,320
Posted By MacTVJunkie
Yes but that is simply to decrypt the digital...

Yes but that is simply to decrypt the digital cable signals. All PVR and guide functionality is coming from the HTPC/HDPVR.
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2009-12-17, 07:06 AM
Replies: 1,072
Views: 196,320
Posted By MacTVJunkie
Not true. I'm using my HTPC to record encrypted...

Not true. I'm using my HTPC to record encrypted QAM signals now. That's what the Hauppauge HDPVR is for.
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2009-12-16, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1,072
Views: 196,320
Posted By MacTVJunkie
I can't speak for others but in my case, the...

I can't speak for others but in my case, the answer is, "No". My dual-tuner Hauppauge card can still be used to tune OTA ATSC signals (which I'm not currently doing) and my external Hauppauge HD PVR...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2009-12-10, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1,072
Views: 196,320
Posted By MacTVJunkie
Thanks for the feedback, Michael and the links to...

Thanks for the feedback, Michael and the links to the other discussions. Looks like I'll be adding another dual tuner card!
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2009-12-09, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1,072
Views: 196,320
Posted By MacTVJunkie
So I've finally built my first HTPC and I'm just...

So I've finally built my first HTPC and I'm just about ready to cancel my TiVo subscription and retire two TiVos. Current system specs are as follows:

MB: Gigabyte MA785GM-US2H
CPU: Athlon X2 245...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2009-11-04, 12:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,592
Posted By MacTVJunkie
Just wanted to post a quick "Thank you" to...

Just wanted to post a quick "Thank you" to everyone who has contributed to this thread. I'm about to build a new HTPC to replace a couple of TiVos and as a Mac guy who has very little experience...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2009-11-03, 08:02 PM
Replies: 1,072
Views: 196,320
Posted By MacTVJunkie
Win7 Pro or Ultimate?

Forgive the obtuse question: I'm more of a Mac guy than a Windows guy.

I've been getting a lot from the various discussions on hardware setup. I'm about to build an HTPC and I'm planning on using...
Forum: Home Theatre Corner   2009-01-16, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,336
Posted By MacTVJunkie
TiVo does OTA recording.

TiVo does OTA recording.
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