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Recording one channel and watching another with DirectTv

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Anonymous
February 11, 2005 2:49:40 PM

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Is this possible? All I've seen are instructions for doing this with or
without a cable box?
Anonymous
February 11, 2005 2:52:21 PM

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"Pancho Claus" <tharris66@gmail.com> wrote:
>Is this possible? All I've seen are instructions for doing this with or
>without a cable box?

If you have a DirecTiVo, then yes: Just hit the down arrow to switch
tuners while watching live TV.

If you have a standalone TiVo hooked up to a DirecTV receiver, then
no. You need two DirecTV receivers to accomplish this.

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Anonymous
February 11, 2005 7:45:01 PM

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Scott Seligman wrote:
> "Pancho Claus" <tharris66@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>Is this possible? All I've seen are instructions for doing this with or
>>without a cable box?
>
>
> If you have a DirecTiVo, then yes: Just hit the down arrow to switch
> tuners while watching live TV.
>
> If you have a standalone TiVo hooked up to a DirecTV receiver, then
> no. You need two DirecTV receivers to accomplish this.
>

Actually, the OP specifically mentioned cable, not Directv.

You can record a channel and watch a different one by splitting your
cable before the Tivo and feeding one of them to your TV. Then simply
switch your TV input source to watch a different channel.

This will work fine for unscrambled or non-digital cable channels (i.e.
channels that you can watch *without* the cable box). For channels that
require a cable box, you would need to have 2 cable boxes, one feeding
directly to the tv, one feeding into the Tivo.

Randy S.
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Anonymous
February 12, 2005 12:48:27 AM

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"Randy S." <rswittno@spamgmail.com> done wrote:

> Actually, the OP specifically mentioned cable, not Directv.

Yeah, that's probably why he chose the subject:
"Recording one channel and watching another with DirectTv".

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Anonymous
February 12, 2005 12:48:28 AM

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Stein Hals wrote:
> "Randy S." <rswittno@spamgmail.com> done wrote:
>
>
>>Actually, the OP specifically mentioned cable, not Directv.
>
>
> Yeah, that's probably why he chose the subject:
> "Recording one channel and watching another with DirectTv".
>

True, I didn't doublecheck the subject against the body of the message,
which was contradictory. At least, between the two of us, all the bases
are covered.

Randy S.
February 12, 2005 12:49:15 AM

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"Randy S." <rswittno@spamgmail.com> wrote in message
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> Scott Seligman wrote:
>> "Pancho Claus" <tharris66@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>>Is this possible? All I've seen are instructions for doing this with or
>>>without a cable box?
>>
>> If you have a DirecTiVo, then yes: Just hit the down arrow to switch
>> tuners while watching live TV.
>>
>> If you have a standalone TiVo hooked up to a DirecTV receiver, then
>> no. You need two DirecTV receivers to accomplish this.
>
> Actually, the OP specifically mentioned cable, not Directv.

Actually, we're not really sure as the OP specifically said DirecTV in the
subject line. He/she may be confused. If I had to guess, I'd say they were
referring to a DirecTV IRD when they *said* cable box in the body of the
message. If so, they may have a standalone TiVo attached to a regular
DirecTV IRD.

> You can record a channel and watch a different one by splitting your cable
> before the Tivo and feeding one of them to your TV. Then simply switch
> your TV input source to watch a different channel.
>
> This will work fine for unscrambled or non-digital cable channels (i.e.
> channels that you can watch *without* the cable box). For channels that
> require a cable box, you would need to have 2 cable boxes, one feeding
> directly to the tv, one feeding into the Tivo.
Anonymous
February 12, 2005 4:48:41 AM

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Pancho Claus wrote:
> Is this possible? All I've seen are instructions for doing this with or
> without a cable box?

If you have a DirecTV+TiVo combo box, just press the Live TV button
to toggle between Tuner 1 and Tuner 2. You can change the channel
on whichever tuner is not recording.

If you have a single separate DirecTV receiver connected to a standalone
TiVo, it is simply not possible.

However, if you have two DirecTV receivers then you can do it; feed the
output of one receiver into your TiVo and the other directly to the TV.
[The DirecTV receiver that you use for recording must have its
infrared eye shielded so that it won't change channels when you use
your IR remote while watching live TV.]

So, what kind of TiVo do you have? It is a DirecTiVo combo box or
a standalone TiVo? (The latter is sometimes called a universal input
unit; it can be fed by a rooftop antenna, by cable TV, by an external
DirecTV or Dish receiver, or even a big-dish satellite receiver.)

-Joe
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