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What model TiVo do you have?

The Series 2 DT (TCD649080) does not support antenna at all, as doesn't the rare 542 model.

Older Series 2 Single tuners do support OTA , analog direclty, or digital with most CECB type converter boxes.

The DirecTV HR10-250 can tune digital OTA, but won't get DVR service (you need to subscribe to DirecTV to get that enabled, which of course you cannot get in Canada), and likely no guide data.
 

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Officially, the Series 2 DT does not support antenna at all, even with the CECBs; only tthe Series 2s that originally supported antena do.
Note the use of the word "support".

Unofficially, you can make it work if you find a cable or satellite lineup that matches your OTA lineup for the xx.1 stations, and a box that has IR codes that match the codes TiVo has for that boxes for cable or satellite.
 

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Listings for OMNI's and SunTV now correct!

Hooray!

I turned on my Tivo today and was shown a message about a line-up change. Looks like the folks at Tivo have finally fixed both of the Toronto OMNI, as well as the SunTV channels. This means I have complete lineup info for all of the DTV channels I receive OTA.

Previously, Tivo listings for CFMT or OMNI 1 came in as remapped to 47-1 (which they weren't) listings for CJMT or OMNI 2, came in as remapped to 69-1 (ditto) and CKXT or SunTV listings came in as mapped to 52-1 (while Sun HD OTA doesn't remap and comes in as 66-1)

Finally, my Tivo won't record 60 minutes of nothing when it tries to record a Suggestion on the OMNI's or SunTV. Finally, I can use Season Passes to shows on these channels!

FYI, I am using the US Zip Code of 14301 to get my listing info.
 

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Hey Scruffy I too had a good week.

TiVo added four stations to my line up this week 17.1 WNED, both OMNIs and SUN TV. I am now only missing MY TV.
I am using my Milton, Ontario postal code.
 

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I am using a TiVo HD receiver to get OTA channels in Toronto. I am using a Buffalo zip code to get the US listings too. With the above corrections I am getting channel data for all Canadian stations with one exception. City HD at 57-1 has no information, the SD version at 57 does contain the correct listings.

Can anybody help ?
 

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Please share your TivoHD experience in South Etobioke

Hello everyone. I intend to buy a condo in South Etobicoke by Humber Bay Park, hopefully facing Lake Ontario, and I want to know your experiences with the Tivo HD box in satifying your entertainment experience.

What I want to do is buy the super Tivo HD box OTA version and ditch the rogers cable to save money over the long term. I want this particular Tivo box because the hard drive is huge for archiving high definition programming.

Any positive experiences with pulling in stations in South Etobicoke by the lake? How many stations will I be able to get? How high do I have to be in a condo to max my station reception capacity?

Thanks
 

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I glanced through this thread but didn't see an answer to this question:

Can I use my Canadian address to setup an account with Tivo? Then buy an HD Tivo from the US (since HD models aren't sold in Canada) and activate it on my Canadian account?!
 

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I have a TivoHD since Feb 09 on OTA of course.:)
Can I use my Canadian address to setup an account with Tivo?!
Yes

Then buy an HD Tivo from the US (since HD models aren't sold in Canada
You should buy the TivoHD first IMHO. Remember that Tivo will charge you in USD for the sub even with a Canadian Address.

I myself purchased a lifetime sub. I use the Champlain NY zip code to get all of the Montreal, Plattsburgh and Burlington stations guides.

I want to know your experiences with the Tivo HD box in satifying your entertainment experience.

Simple, it's the best consumer electronic equipment I've ever purchased and I had almost all of the gadgets ( DirecTV, CD, DVD, Game console, IPOD, Zune, Sirius/XM and ect) when they came out.

It runs 4 to 6 hours of recording time minimum per day. It's starts at 8:00 PM and end at 1:00 am ( Reno 911 reruns on CW ). 50 % of the time, it's recording two shows at once.

Did you hear sometimes stuff from your friends like; you know you're spending $ 600 USD, is it really worth it, will you get yours money worth?

With my Tivo, I got my money back in the first month, period.

They guides are incredible, the interface is so simple but so complete. It's super stable ( Linux OS ), never add a reboot or froze. The commercial skip feature is addictive. I love the remote. I got the Wi-FI adaptor after.

The tuner sensitivity is pretty good, Microtune tuner, I get from my location 2 PBS affiliates, Fox, CW, ABC ( 60-80 % of the time,the signal is very weak in my area) NBC, CBS, SRC and CBC.

The rest: RTV, Tele-Quebec, V, CTV and TVA are on an other antenna via my Samsung Tuner.

I recommend taking the lifetime sub.

Intravino
 

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Extremely happy with my HD TiVo PVR

I have been using a HD TiVo PVR for over three years. In the Toronto area. I purchased a lifetime subscription and have been extremely happy with the performance that this TiVo offers me. I have two regular standard definition TiVos with dual tuners and they're all networked together. I record basic cable channels two through 99 with my standard definition TiVo and I receive my over the air HD channels with complete guide and all TiVo features without any problems whatsoever.

When I want to watch standard definition channels I simply stream from my regular TiVos over to my HD TiVo. I found the system to be the absolute best I was extremely happy that my home theater guy recommended the system to me.

One of my two dual tuner TiVo's is hooked up to a Rogers Digital cable box in order for me to receive standard definition channels above channel 100. The digital box I have is connected to a high-definition digital tuner from Rogers. I am able to record all of Rogers standard definition programs without any issues and without requiring multiple boxes throughout the house. When I want to watch high-definition channels I simply choose the high-definition channel I want to view on my TiVo and using my Harmony remote control I select watch Roger's HD. My television than instantly switches inputs to that of the HD source. If I am not at home to watch the high-definition channel Live TiVo will still record my show in standard definition.

I must say I was extremely skeptical at first with the system that was praposed to me than installed. In the end it was an outstanding choice. I recently ordered from my home theater guy a custom home theater PC that will be able to stream my DVD and blue ray movie collection over to my TiVo and vice a versa. as well as being able to record my shows off the rogers HD Box.

I'm writing this post only because I think that many people would be interested in the type of setup I have and unfortunately I have not been able to find any information on the type of system I have. Instead I was told by many people that TiVo did not work properly in Canada and the HD TiVo was not worth it. I can honestly tell you that it's worth every cent.

And now that I have the system I cannot go back to a regular Rogers cable box. All I can say is that TiVo is the best PVR ever and if you get over the fee issue you can never go back to any type of PVR at any Cost.

It works flawlessly in Canada don't be fooled by what other people are saying. I get guide information from both the US and Canada without any problems whatsoever on my HD TiVo. I can post pics of my system not sure how to post to fourm as it wants a html link to photos.
 

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It works flawlessly in Canada don't be fooled by what other people are saying. I get guide information from both the US and Canada without any problems whatsoever on my HD TiVo.
No offense but to say it works flawlessly you would have to be able to put a CableCard in it which you can't do in Canada. IMHO it is kind of crippled if you can't record your cable channels in HD.
 

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Since when is a CableCard required for OTA television?

EDIT: Nevermind--the post was moved to the OTA forum, and is somewhat out of context now.
 

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Yes this is true that there is no cable card support but I can record over the air HD ch in HD with both Canadian & USA guide data and features. Then I use another TiVo to control a HD pvr and just switch the input on tv to another input. I can't live with the crapy Rogers guide or pvr. The dula tuner pvr tunes to the HD channel and TiVo records it in SD for my portable devices like my iPhone or laptop.
 

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I agree that CableCard has nothing to do with OTA recording but part of the featureset of the HD TiVo is the ability to record from cable channels with CableCards. Presumably it costs TiVo to include this functionality. Therefore you are paying for functionality which you cannot use in Canada.

I agree TiVos are great - I have two Series1 TiVos that I used for many years until I replaced them with my HTPC based PVR system for OTA plus cable.
 

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I agree that CableCard has nothing to do with OTA recording but part of the featureset of the HD TiVo is the ability to record from cable channels with CableCards. Presumably it costs TiVo to include this functionality. Therefore you are paying for functionality which you cannot use in Canada.

I agree TiVos are great - I have two Series1 TiVos that I used for many years until I replaced them with my HTPC based PVR system for OTA plus cable.
The subscription for Tivo is the same for the standard definition Tivo sold in Canada and the HD Tivos. There is no price difference if you are using the HD one or not. So no you are not paying for a functionality that you cannot use in Canada.

I wish more places had the OTA options in Canada as I would ditch the cable company PVR for the Tivo in a heartbeat.
 

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The subscription for Tivo is the same for the standard definition Tivo sold in Canada and the HD Tivos. There is no price difference if you are using the HD one or not. So no you are not paying for a functionality that you cannot use in Canada.
I meant the original cost of the unit, not the subscription. Surely part of the upfront cost of the unit goes to the cost of hardware. Although that will pale in comparison to the monthly sub fees that you will pay which is the one downside to TiVo.
 
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