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  1. Charles J P

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    How does TiVo know what channels you get through cable? In Omaha, we have 3 different cable choices (Qwest and two flavors of Cox) and each of those three of course offers different packages. How does TiVo "know" what channels you get. Will it scan for the ones that come in like your TV and VCR do?
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  2. Tom Koegel

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    I presume it works the same as replaytv. In my Panasonic (based on Replay), the setup shows 5 different possible channel lineups in my area. It tends to assume that you have all available pay channels in your particular package, but you can teach the unit to know that, for example, you don't subscribe to Showtime.
     
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    Charles,
    TiVo will ask you which lineup you have (Qwest Choice, Cox, or Cox (formerly Douglas County Cablevision)...
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  4. Charles J P

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    Thanks guys, I am amazed to get such quick replies since there is so little traffic in this area. Now, for my other question, would either of you even consider using a TiVo or equivilant without subscribing to the service?
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    All TiVo's sold after last October state that service is required...not optional. You can use it a little right now, but that free use can be taken away at any point.
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    Michael is right, the Tivo service is what makes it worthwhile. If you don't want the service, just get a good VCR.
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    The service is wonderful. No doubt about it, its money well spent. I use the Tivo exclusively for watching TV. The guide feature alone is better than any cable or dish system I've seen. It has a very intuitive user interface and takes little to no time to get used to.
     
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    I concur. The service is half (maybe more) the reason to have a TiVo... [​IMG]
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