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well i could purchase the HD TiVo box and use it until Canada decides to catch up to U.S., no??
You could, but as I said, it will not work with any box service. Only Series 2s will (in Canada).
and yes i understand that I would have to purchase it in the U.S. or U.S. website...
Yes, provided said site ships to Canada or you can make other arrangements. Tivo.com does not ship to Canada.
 

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I posted about an OTA Tivo problem in the OTA Reception Vancouver, Victoria thread.

https://xenforo.local.svc.cluster.local/posts/1053236/

Here's what I wrote:

I turned on my Tivo HD yesterday to find a message saying that there is a change to my lineup:

2-1 CBUT-DT moved to 58-1
8-1 CHAN-DT moved to 22-1
32-1 CIVT-DT moved to 33-1

Thanks...great except that each of those new channels are nothing but a black screen.

Can anyone think of a reason that Tivo would have done this? Is there a move in the works to put the stations on these new channels that Tivo is aware of but hasn't happened yet and they jumped the gun? Now, if I want to record on the 'real' OTA channels that I get (2-1 etc.) I have to do a manual recording and get no guide data. Meanwhile, it goes ahead and records all of my season passes on channels that have no content (but good guide data).

Interestingly, when I check Antenna signal strength these new channels do show strong signal but just black screen.
Since then I have called 5 times and am still trying to get them to change it back. My case has been escalated so I am hopeful it will be fixed soon.
 

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Hey Faston I don’t know if there’s a line up change in your area but it sounds like TiVo has made a mistake.

My advice would be to call them every few days and get them to do a line-up change for you.

Unfortunately the TiVo techs you call do not make the changes. They send them off to another company and it can take time. It toke a year for me to get my locals sorted out and I’m still missing one.

The other issue is that not all TiVo Tech support guys are the same some really don’t have a clue when it comes to OTA.

They’ll have you do endless channel scans. You need to be patient and persistent.

In the short term if you have any friends that live close whose line-up is correct, and your only using the unit for OTA you could use their postal code.

Good luck.
 

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glad i've read this thread

i've been thinking of getting rid of cogeco for awhile now - but i love the pvr and didn't think i had any other choices - i'm definately getting a tivo now and recording shows ota - it's $13 buck a month subscription but i'm paying 17 right now just to rent the pvr from cogeco - so excited to get rid of this bill now i can apply the money i'll save and get that gym membership i couldn't afford to get:)
 

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@flower_petals - before you commit yourself to TiVo, set up your antenna and make sure you're happy with the results. (I'm going to assume you have an HDTV with an ATSC tuner.)
 

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Is the Premiere supposed to be able to record 2 shows on 2 different channels simutaneously on OTA? IOW, does it have Dual-ATSC tuner?

My other question is: since they don't sell them in QC, is it possible for somebody to go buy one elsewhere in Canada or in the US and activate it at your QC address?
 

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As near as I can tell, the Premiere is no different than the Series 3 models as far as tuners go. It only drops to one Cablecard slot, S-video, phone modem, and now uses Flash for the UI (due to new SOC).

Yes you can get one from wherever you want and use it for OTA in Canada.
 

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The Premiere has one Multi-Stream CableCARD slot instead of two Single-Stream CableCARD slots. Both decode two programs, but the M-CARD is now standard.

Also note many of the value-add features of the Premiere (i.e. Netflix) are not available to Canadian subscribers.
 

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Also note many of the value-add features of the Premiere (i.e. Netflix) are not available to Canadian subscribers
Dang!! I was sort of counting on that for my future "non-network TV" needs. Oh well, guess I'll keep renting Blu-Ray's at the video store. It's most likely that in the future, Blockbuster or other companies will provide "on-demand video" over the Internet in Canada. Question is when?
 

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I just bought a Tivo HD at Best Buy in Port Huron.

It's working nicely, but some channels don't have data. Strangely, I couldn't even receive those channels until I did a second scan. These is some info about a software upgrade at 2 am. I wonder if that will help.
 

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I didnt know they had the HD boxes now in Canada. I thought you could only buy the SD box here. When you check their website, they have hardly any information at all on there about what they offer.
 

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He crossed over to Michigan. Also keep in mind that pricing discussions are not allowed here - only in the Shopping Forums.
 

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TiVo - downloading movies over the internet in Canada

TiVos, and many other network enabled devices can download movies and TV shows over the internet from Netflix, Amazon video on demand, BLOCKBUSTER on Demand, etc. From my visiting Amazon and other sites I get the impression this capability is only allowed in the US, not Canada. Does anyone have experience with downloading movies over the internet on a TiVo in Canada?

Is the experience better than SHAW On Demand?

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Does anyone have experience with downloading movies over the internet on a TiVo in Canada?
I cannot even see the BlockBuster icon on the menu of the TiVo. I don't know if you have to activate something but I read on a specialize TiVo forum that It does not work in Canada.

Amazon does not work and Netflix also. I was wanted to try Netflix, but it's with your IP address that they block you. Even if you have a US address and US based credit card, you are out of luck.

You Tube works and also a homemade video website.

Besides that, the guides and OTA channels works at 110 %. Great Machine.
 

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I can recieve all the OTA stations, but some US channel guide data is missing for my postal code (Markham). I tried a postal code from St Catharines and it get's all the data now except City digital. City Analog has all the infor though, so I think it's an error. Tivo has already responded to my "add a channel" requests and said they would fix them soon.

I used L2P3H4
 

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I am awaiting arrival of a used Tivo HD, with a Lifetime Subscription.

So, that makes about 3 of us in the Lower Mainland now!
I'm going to be hooking up to my OTA antenna.

My antenna is currently in the attic, but I will be looking at exterior mounting options tomorrow.

I am also waiting for my 7777 amp to arrive.
It's my hope that I can get some Seattle stations, but won't be too surprised if I don't!

The Tivo has two tuners. Does anyone know if there is much of a signal degradation when the Tivo splits the one input?

The current antenna setup is ok, but once I make the switch to all tv's in the house, I am hoping the exterior setup will allow 3 tv's, 1 USB tuner, the Tivo's 2 tuners, and possibly another input to the Tivo tv (so I can record 2 channels and watch a 3rd - hey, it might happen :) )
 

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That's a tough quetion to answer - regarding splitting the signal. From my experience, the Tivo HD's tuners perform better than my Sony W series TV. Some stations are very far away for me and the signal is weak, but with my current setup splitting the signal doesn't affect reception. I suppose if the signal was weaker, I would have different results.

I'm splitting the signal to the Tivo, and two other TVs.
 
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