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hi. question about which service works with which tivo
I have a series 2 single tuner TiVo and now have a new premiere TiVo. We don't have any TV service where we live right now but are moving in a few weeks hopefully. Having TV again is super important as I have gone 2 years without it and it's driven me batty not being able to use my TiVo. We couldn't get cable TV where we live currently and one of the houses I'm looking at tomorrow also doesn't get cable TV. I always seem to have problems with everything working correctly. So does anyone know if Century Link's TV service, Prism TV works with TiVo? Either series 2 or the premiere? I can't seem to find an answer. I know digital TV will work but I don't know if prism tv is digital. Not having the ability to use my new TiVo will be a deal breaker for me when looking at houses to rent. If my only option is satellite is my only option again, like it was when I moved here, I won't move there. Simple as that!

I had a series 1 and loved it, my dad had cable tv and it worked great. then he got satellite and it didn't change channels properly, the IR connection was sketchy. so I upgraded to a series 2 and it worked. then I moved into an apartment that had cable and the series 2 worked there. then my landlady switched to satellite (it was a mother in law apt) and my series 2 couldn't change the channels properly. then I moved again to where I live now. Satellite TV was our only option, so I tried using a digital antenna and also had to get a convertor box.... so then my tivo once again couldn't change the channel properly. Story of my life, seriously. And so I would set the channel on the one I wanted but we didn't always get good reception. we have AWESOME internet but I hate watching my shows on the computer. if we end up staying here, prism tv is now offered where we live. so if prism tv works with my tivos, everything will be great in my life if I move or stay.

I hope someone here can make my life happy with a good answer. lol

first world problems!

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jeffds3 From: jeffds3 Date: January 10th, 2013 08:05 am (UTC) (Permalink)
I would call Prism or TiVo and ask.
njlorelei From: njlorelei Date: January 11th, 2013 03:38 pm (UTC) (Permalink)
I don't know the answer to your question about Century Link, but I have 2 Series 2 Tivos that I use with DirecTv using the IR connection and it works well. Is it possible you just didn't have your IR set up correctly? I don't think the Premiere TiVo works at all with DirecTv so you are probably better off with cable anyway since you own that one.
velvetfrogg From: velvetfrogg Date: January 14th, 2013 03:04 am (UTC) (Permalink)
I never used The IR connection with the series 2, only the series 1. I couldn't find my IR cable when my old landlady switched to satellite and the TiVo would change channels but would be to slow so if it needed to get to channel 123 it would do 12 and take too long to hit 3 and so it would switch to 12 then 3 would come up on the screen and it'd switch to channel 3. That's how it also acted with the converter box and digital antenna too here but we also never got clear signals bc we're so far from the tv stations so it didn't matter anyways. I really can't wait til we move and can have cable tv and can order Pizza Hut and have city water. Lol

Edited at 2013-01-14 03:04 am (UTC)
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