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    wow. That's a shame and it's disconcerting. The...

    wow. That's a shame and it's disconcerting. The S3 and HD still have most of the features the new ones have. I have 2 and they are great. I wonder when they'll disown S4 owners. And I'm sorry if they...
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    Tivo leaving older machines behind?

    I read about Tivo not activating older machines anymore and I see I can't transfer Season Passes from a S3 to an HD online anymore. Does anyone know what's going on here? I used to love remote...
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    Tivo S3 power supply meltdown

    It looks as though the 2nd largest cap, which I had replaced a year and a half ago, melted the circuit board under it. I may try to repair but it's ugly. I have a Tivo HD here and the power supplies...
  4. Sticky: Hi Michael, My father's Series 3 stopped working,...

    Hi Michael, My father's Series 3 stopped working, where it could go to the Tivo menu but not move in it, and eventually reboot itself. I looked over the PS caps and the look fine (I had replaces a...
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    S3 possible hard drive issue

    Hi,

    My father's Series 3 got strange on him the other night, the video got choppy, then disappeared, then audio, then it ultimately rebooted itself. It's hard to get exact symptoms as he's 83. On...
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    Creating a Season Pass

    Hi,

    I moved from a S2 to a S3 some time ago and used the website to transfer my Season Passes. Problem was, the process asked me about only some of them changing an HD channel. Others remained on...
  7. Thread: A TV change

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    Already done!! Is there any way to get it to...

    Already done!! Is there any way to get it to prefer HD channels over SD channels?
  8. Thread: A TV change

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    A TV change

    Hi everyone!! After switching to a Series 3 and using it with a hybrid TV (HD 4:3 Sony) I finally splurged slightly and got an HD LED Visio. I figured the 16:9, 1080i, and Dolby Digital to PCM (what...
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    Series 3 cable AND antenna connection

    I've seen HOW to connect both but how does it work and is there any downside? Can I record any 2 things, either cable/cable, cable/antenna, or antenna/antenna? How does it affect the guide? I'm...
  10. I did that a week ago or so and replaced the only...

    I did that a week ago or so and replaced the only cap that looked bad.
  11. S3 displaying cablecard screen randomly

    Twice now that I have seen my S3 pops up the screen about cable card info. I can press CLEAR and it goes away, everything fine. I'm worried it's a symptom of a possible problem (being the paranoid...
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    Mission accomplished. The other 2 caps under the...

    Mission accomplished. The other 2 caps under the heat sink look fine. Thanks for the advice!!!


    About the kickstart codes, it looks like there's 54, 57 and 58 pertaining to the drive. I see you...
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    Thanks for the offer Michael, but I'm a DIY kind...

    Thanks for the offer Michael, but I'm a DIY kind of guy. I very much appreciate the help and knowledge here. The S3 and HD power supplies look very similar. What's the difference?

    Here's a pic of...
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    So far so good, no more dead cablecards. I pulled...

    So far so good, no more dead cablecards. I pulled the cover off my S3 and found a bad cap. 2200uf 25V. The rest have no indication of bulging in the least. I tried to insert a pic but I can't.
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    Thanks Michael. Is the power supply ruining the...

    Thanks Michael. Is the power supply ruining the card? I've done CAP jobs on a few PC boards and will get a look inside mine soon.
  16. However, if anyone has any solid hints on how to...

    However, if anyone has any solid hints on how to get a DC50X box to work with IR, I'm all ears....
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    Quick update, a new (new to me) card did the...

    Quick update, a new (new to me) card did the trick. I'd still like to hear some suggestions on why it quit so quickly. Bad card, power supply, cable signal, TiVo slot? Are bad cards common?
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    S3 cablecard problem and questions

    I set up a used S3 and put cablecards in it last week. The other night CC #2 died. I got errors on the screen about it and once the Tivo even rebooted. I've tried contacting Comcast and it's paired...
  19. Here's an update. I went to look at the TiVo and...

    Here's an update. I went to look at the TiVo and it was set up correctly and everything SEEMED fine but again, it wouldn't change channels on the Comcast DC50X. It just stopped working. I wrestled...
  20. Thanks for your response Michael. As a computer...

    Thanks for your response Michael. As a computer guy, a disk problem springs to mind just based on intuition. In any case, it's a good place to start. I'll go get that machine, set it up and have it...
  21. Tivo S2 Dual Tuner forgets it is working with a cable box.

    I have set this up a few times. It's connected to a Comcast digital adapter with the IR extender. I had a hard time getting it to change the channels. Then weeks later it stops changing channels, and...
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