Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.tivo (More info?
On Tue, 08 Feb 2005 20:47:35 -0500, Yucko the Clown wrote:
> How do I go about setting my system up so I can watch one channel while
> recording another.
It's in your manual, or on Tivo.com
> I presently have Tivo hooked up to my DirectTV receiver. It's a
> standalone version.
That's a bad idea, see if you can get a DirecTV DVR with TiVo service
instead. They feature 2 tuners, and a less expensive monthly service fee.
The only reason to use a Standalone with DirecTV is if you plan on leaving
DirecTV for cable soon (or if you really want to use the TiVo's video
inputs for some other reason... DirecTiVos don't have video inputs). Even
then, I'd consider getting a DirectTiVo for now, and getting a standalone
> Also I just finally got Tivo set up and everything and said it couldn't
> record anything for 4-8 hours.
That's an estimate of the time it takes to index your Guide Data. That
would've been explained in the manual as well.
> But last nite it recorded something that was not programmed in. What's
> the deal?
Those are TiVo Suggestions. They are explained in the manual as well, and
also in this newsgroup about 26 hours ago. You are reading before asking,