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TiVo Series3 and ONDemand

by pkscout / April 6, 2006 11:51 PM PDT

The ability to do ONDemand content from the TiVo Series 3 is dependant on the 2.0 CableCards (which provide for 2 way communications between the box and the cable head end). No cable company is yet providing 2.0 CableCards, so you cannot do ONDemand from the TiVo. The Series 3 has a CC2.0 slot, so when the cards are available the Series 3 will be able to do that. However, it is unlikely that you'll be able to TiVo the shows, only watch them.

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Cablecard 2.0
by adkinsjm / April 7, 2006 2:20 AM PDT

Is CableCard 2.0 even an approved specification from CableLabs?

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If Not, It's Close
by pkscout / April 7, 2006 5:11 AM PDT
In reply to: Cablecard 2.0

I thought I read somewhere it has *just* been approved, but maybe that was just the final draft spec. It must be done enough that TiVo felt confident that they could put it in the Series3 *and* have it pass all the CableLab tests. Maybe they can do a firmware update or something for the final spec (i.e. the actual hardware stuff is final).

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