TiVo users - A question.

BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 10,054
I recently upgraded my 1998 32” CRT TV to a 65” Sony XBR900F. However, I still have the Comcast digital to analog cable device since my old TiVo only records analog. Today I received an email saying TiVo will be canceling service for these old models in September, and I should upgrade (see image below).

Anyway, my question is what hoops do I have to jump through to get Comcast to work with the new Tivo. Do I need some cable box, etc.

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Bud - Silicon Valley

Lumin S1
Sony XA-5400ES SACD
Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on source, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
Three 20 amp circuits.

Comments

  • maggiefanmaggiefan Posts: 226
    You won't need any cable box from Comcast, but you will need a cable card from Comcast. Return the box you have now. You will have to set it up with Comcast. That is a good deal.

    Larry

    Larry
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 277
    And you should love that unit. I have a Bolt and by far, it has the highest resolution of ANY streaming device out there. Just wish it had HDR.
    TV - Sony XBR 75X900E
    Amps - Marantz SR5003 , 2 x Linn Lk240’s , NAD 2400 THX, Denon 1804
    Speakers - POlk Lsim705’s ,Totem Acoustic Rainmaker's, Sonus Faber Piccolo, Definitive Technology SM350's , Sonos Play 5, 2 play 1's, Mirage Oasis MKii's
    Subwoofers - SVS SB16 Ultra, Jamo D4SUB
    Sources - Denon 2910, Sony CDP-CX355, JVC XM448BK, Sonos Connect,
    Vinyl - Project Debut III, Nagaoka MP-110, Cambridge Audio Solo, Okki Nokki RCM
    Cables - Zu Audio power cables, AudioQuest Type 4 speaker cables, Linn Interconnects
  • billbillwbillbillw Posts: 5,774
    Yes, you will just need a cable card.

    I've been using Tivo with Comcast cable card for about 6 years now. Initial setup can be a pain to get the card synced/authorized. Make sure you setup on a weekday during reasonable day hours (say 9am-9pm) using their dedicated cable card team. If you try to setup during wonky hours, you may get overseas support that will struggle to authorize the card.

    BTW, that is a sweet deal getting the lifetime (all-in) service for $99. I got a similar deal a few years back and it doesn't show up very often.
    Main 2-ch:
    Sony SS-M9; LSA Statement Amplifier; VPI HW-19 Mk3/Sumiko Premier FT-4/Audio Technica AT15SA; Pass Labs DIY Pearl Phono; Sony SCD-C333ES SACD Changer; TEAC UD-301 DAC; Dell/WYSE 5010 (running Daphile); Sony ST-SA5ES Tuner; Nanotec Golden Strada speaker cables (SR+#79 Shotgun); Audioquest Coral interconnects
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 10,054
    Great. I ordered the 1TB box, and it should arrive Friday. I will go to Comcast Monday to return the digital to analog box, and get the cable card. I hope. :)

    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin S1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on source, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 277
    If you have a 4K tv, search 4K videos on YouTube after you get the unit. You will see a marked difference in resolution from other 4K sources. Congrats!
    TV - Sony XBR 75X900E
    Amps - Marantz SR5003 , 2 x Linn Lk240’s , NAD 2400 THX, Denon 1804
    Speakers - POlk Lsim705’s ,Totem Acoustic Rainmaker's, Sonus Faber Piccolo, Definitive Technology SM350's , Sonos Play 5, 2 play 1's, Mirage Oasis MKii's
    Subwoofers - SVS SB16 Ultra, Jamo D4SUB
    Sources - Denon 2910, Sony CDP-CX355, JVC XM448BK, Sonos Connect,
    Vinyl - Project Debut III, Nagaoka MP-110, Cambridge Audio Solo, Okki Nokki RCM
    Cables - Zu Audio power cables, AudioQuest Type 4 speaker cables, Linn Interconnects
  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 4,495
    joecoulson wrote: »
    If you have a 4K tv, search 4K videos on YouTube after you get the unit. You will see a marked difference in resolution from other 4K sources. Congrats!

    How is TiVo's 4k resolution higher than other 4k sources??
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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 1,407
    mdaudioguy wrote: »
    joecoulson wrote: »
    If you have a 4K tv, search 4K videos on YouTube after you get the unit. You will see a marked difference in resolution from other 4K sources. Congrats!

    How is TiVo's 4k resolution higher than other 4k sources??

    Maybe it is a higher frame rate? Has better HDR? I dunno...
    Maybe it is 4001 pixels... :wink: :lol:
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    Integrated amp: Technics SU-v75 and matching tuner
    CDP: Technics SL-PC20
    Cables: Monoprice, Monster, Acoustic Research, and a few generic ones
    TT: Technics SL-3200, direct drive
    Cartridge: Shure M97xE

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    Speakers: Boston Acoustics CR75s

    Random equipment on standby:
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  • billbillwbillbillw Posts: 5,774
    mdaudioguy wrote: »
    joecoulson wrote: »
    If you have a 4K tv, search 4K videos on YouTube after you get the unit. You will see a marked difference in resolution from other 4K sources. Congrats!

    How is TiVo's 4k resolution higher than other 4k sources??

    I think he means that YouTube's 4K content is better than many other sources...If not, I have no idea. He probably should have said "marked difference in quality", not resolution.
    Main 2-ch:
    Sony SS-M9; LSA Statement Amplifier; VPI HW-19 Mk3/Sumiko Premier FT-4/Audio Technica AT15SA; Pass Labs DIY Pearl Phono; Sony SCD-C333ES SACD Changer; TEAC UD-301 DAC; Dell/WYSE 5010 (running Daphile); Sony ST-SA5ES Tuner; Nanotec Golden Strada speaker cables (SR+#79 Shotgun); Audioquest Coral interconnects
  • billbillwbillbillw Posts: 5,774
    BTW, this is the info you need to activate/pair the cable card.
    https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/pair-activate-cablecard
    Make sure you call their Cable Card Support Line, not the generic Comcast number.
    1-877-405-2298
    Main 2-ch:
    Sony SS-M9; LSA Statement Amplifier; VPI HW-19 Mk3/Sumiko Premier FT-4/Audio Technica AT15SA; Pass Labs DIY Pearl Phono; Sony SCD-C333ES SACD Changer; TEAC UD-301 DAC; Dell/WYSE 5010 (running Daphile); Sony ST-SA5ES Tuner; Nanotec Golden Strada speaker cables (SR+#79 Shotgun); Audioquest Coral interconnects
  • honestaquarianhonestaquarian Posts: 1,966
    You will need to go through the initial device set up which assigns the carrier and confirm what stations are on what channels. Once that is done, then you insert the cable card in the bottom of the unit.
    Two things that I cannot recommend strongly enough:
    1)WHEN YOU RETURN ANYTHING TO COMCAST MAKE SURE YOU GET A RECEIPT AND DO NOT EVER LOSE IT!!
    2)When you do the cable card pairing DO NOT hang up the phone. First make sure any and all premium channels that you are paying for are coming through. Some often don’t on the first try and sometimes it takes several hours(and another phone call in some cases) before they all do

    I read about issue number 2 above before I got my first TiVo. It happened with Comcast, with RCN AND with Verizon FiOS consistently!
    Oh yeah and
    3)Expect to get transferred around before finding someone at Comcast who knows how to properly pair your cable card.
    Once you insert the card into your TiVo after a couple of seconds it will automatically change to a screen which has the information that you will need to give to Comcast in order to pair it, including the phone number to call in order to do that in the upper left corner usually.
    I have the same 1Terabyte Bolt and LOVE IT!!!
    Living room Home theater: Upgrade Company modified Onkyo PR-SC5509,Sunfire Cinema grand Signature 5 channel amp(1st gen),Carver TFM-45,Carver M-400a,Panasonic TC-P50ST60 50" Plasma(last gen before Plasma production stopped)Pioneer Elite DVL-91,Meridian 519 Dolby AC-3 RF Demodulator,Oppo Digital UDP-205,TiVo Bolt VOX,Nakamich BX-300,Technics SL-1200MKII,Shure V15 Type VxMR cartridge,Polk SDA-SRS 3.1 TL(with RD-0198 tweeters, upgraded with Larry's rings, black hole5,an Avel-Lindberg 1000VA isolation transformer, VR3 customer crossovers and internal wiring),Polk CS-1000P(with SL-6506 tweeter),Polk Monitor 5jr(with RD-0194 tweeters),Polk RT-35i (1),Polk Mini Monitors,Polk PSW150(4)Monster Power HTPS 7000 MKII Signature series,Monster Power AVS 2000 Signature Series,Various MIT,Monster,Upgrade Company and Belden interconnect,power,HDMI,Coax and Toslink Digital and speaker cables.

    Bedroom 2 channel system:Integra DTM 40.4,Nakamichi BX-100,TiVo mini,Musical Fidelity X-LPS,X-PSU,Carver TFM-25,Sony KV-34XBR970(last of the widescreen tube sets before production stopped)Technics SL-1200MKII,Shure V15 Type V MR cartridge,Polk RT-55(with SL-6506 tweeters),Polk PSW-200 in plexiglass(2),Sony Playstation 3 slim.Monster Power HTPS-7000,Monster AVS-2000, PowerVarious Kimber,Audioquest and MIT interconnects and speaker cables.
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 10,054
    Step 1 is complete. It arrived today. It certainly is a lot smaller than my Series 2. I forgot how many years I have been using the Series 2, but it must be 10 or more. I hope the Bolt Vox is as reliable.

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    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin S1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on source, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,243
    You need to dust your shelves, Bud!
    Got Dayens?
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 10,054
    I do, every couple of months. I have four cats, and the cat litter dust is constant. Never again. LOL
    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin S1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on source, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,243
    FOUR! That is three too many.

    Train them to piss and **** outside like dogs!
    Got Dayens?
  • honestaquarianhonestaquarian Posts: 1,966
    edited August 3
    The Bolt VOX has a MUCH FASTER processor than the series two. Also they significantly changed the user interface. Those whom are familiar with Comcast Xfinity’s X-1 interface will say it looks a lot like it. It also has images of the actors in whatever show or movie you have the cursor on when you are looking at the channel guide. Their image is behind the channel guide list of channels. I happen to like it, but apparently not everyone does.
    Living room Home theater: Upgrade Company modified Onkyo PR-SC5509,Sunfire Cinema grand Signature 5 channel amp(1st gen),Carver TFM-45,Carver M-400a,Panasonic TC-P50ST60 50" Plasma(last gen before Plasma production stopped)Pioneer Elite DVL-91,Meridian 519 Dolby AC-3 RF Demodulator,Oppo Digital UDP-205,TiVo Bolt VOX,Nakamich BX-300,Technics SL-1200MKII,Shure V15 Type VxMR cartridge,Polk SDA-SRS 3.1 TL(with RD-0198 tweeters, upgraded with Larry's rings, black hole5,an Avel-Lindberg 1000VA isolation transformer, VR3 customer crossovers and internal wiring),Polk CS-1000P(with SL-6506 tweeter),Polk Monitor 5jr(with RD-0194 tweeters),Polk RT-35i (1),Polk Mini Monitors,Polk PSW150(4)Monster Power HTPS 7000 MKII Signature series,Monster Power AVS 2000 Signature Series,Various MIT,Monster,Upgrade Company and Belden interconnect,power,HDMI,Coax and Toslink Digital and speaker cables.

    Bedroom 2 channel system:Integra DTM 40.4,Nakamichi BX-100,TiVo mini,Musical Fidelity X-LPS,X-PSU,Carver TFM-25,Sony KV-34XBR970(last of the widescreen tube sets before production stopped)Technics SL-1200MKII,Shure V15 Type V MR cartridge,Polk RT-55(with SL-6506 tweeters),Polk PSW-200 in plexiglass(2),Sony Playstation 3 slim.Monster Power HTPS-7000,Monster AVS-2000, PowerVarious Kimber,Audioquest and MIT interconnects and speaker cables.
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 10,054
    As long as it works, that’s all I want. :)
    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin S1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on source, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • billbillwbillbillw Posts: 5,774
    Did you get that cable card paired yet?
    Main 2-ch:
    Sony SS-M9; LSA Statement Amplifier; VPI HW-19 Mk3/Sumiko Premier FT-4/Audio Technica AT15SA; Pass Labs DIY Pearl Phono; Sony SCD-C333ES SACD Changer; TEAC UD-301 DAC; Dell/WYSE 5010 (running Daphile); Sony ST-SA5ES Tuner; Nanotec Golden Strada speaker cables (SR+#79 Shotgun); Audioquest Coral interconnects
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