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Tivo Tv guide vs Dtv TV Guide question

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Anonymous
September 15, 2005 10:57:33 PM

Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.tivo (More info?)

I use an antenna to receive local channels thru my DTV setup. But thru
my HD receiver I can get all the local channels in digital picture. In
the DTV guide one of the local channels is listed as:

13 normal reception
13-1 digital reception
13-2 digital reception zoom in

They are all the same channels. But in the Tivo guide its listed as 13.
There is no listing 13-1 & 13-2. When I do watch local channels all I
ever watch are the digital broadcast. My question was is there any way
to get the local digital channels to show up in the Tivo guide? I know
someone out there had to come across this dilema. Any help would be
greatly appreciated. TIA
Anonymous
September 18, 2005 6:37:59 AM

Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.tivo (More info?)

Pancho Claus wrote:
> I use an antenna to receive local channels thru my DTV setup. But thru
> my HD receiver I can get all the local channels in digital picture.

I find that description confusing. What exactly do you have?
Standalone TiVo? External DirecTV receiver? DirecTiVo (combination
DirecTV and TiVo in one box)? Terrestrial HD receiver?
DirecTV HD Receiver? DirecTV+HD+TiVo combo?

My old TiVo set up is a standalone TiVo connected to an external
DirecTV receiver. On it, there are two ways of tuning in analog
channel 9: 009 = rabbit-ears or cable TV, 888 = same signal
picked up from the satellite.

My new TiVo is an HR10-250; a DirecTV HD Receiver with TiVo built in.
It cannot pick up analog channel 9 at all. Instead, it can pickup
digital channels 9-1, 9-2, 9-3, 9-4, and 9-5. They are listed as
such in the DirecTV TiVo guide. Those digital subchannels are not
the same as the analog channel.

> In the DTV guide one of the local channels is listed as:
>
> 13 normal reception
> 13-1 digital reception
> 13-2 digital reception zoom in
>
> They are all the same channels. But in the Tivo guide its listed as 13.
> There is no listing 13-1 & 13-2. When I do watch local channels all I
> ever watch are the digital broadcast. My question was is there any way
> to get the local digital channels to show up in the Tivo guide? I know
> someone out there had to come across this dilema. Any help would be
> greatly appreciated. TIA

If the TiVo guide you're talking about is the one that is inside
a standalone TiVo, the answer is no. The standalone TiVo has no
concept of subchannels (13-1, 13-2, etc) and therefore cannot
control an external digital TV tuner.

-Joe
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