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combining a Tivo Series 2 and a Comcast DCT6412???

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Anonymous
September 18, 2005 11:26:12 PM

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

I just upgraded my Comcast cable to HDTV with the Motorola DCT6412. It
only has 15 hours of HDTV recording available. I want to use my old
Tivo Series 2 to record shows in non-HDTV mode. I have hooked the two
units together but I cannot get the Tivo to change the channels on the
Motorola DCT6412. I have moved the IR blaster cables to every position
on the front of the Motorola box .. no luck. I also have an IR cable
with a male on both ends and tried to plug it into both the Tivo and
the Comcast boxes but the Tivo will still not change the channels on
the Motorola DCT6412. Any ideas? Has anyone hooked these two units
together successfully?
Anonymous
September 21, 2005 1:39:54 AM

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

With most cable providers, you get free analog cable along with the
digital signal. Usually, if you plug the cable directly into your TV,
you can see the analog feed for all the basic cable channels (1-69,
1-99, or somesuch).

This works really nicely for TiVo. Split the cable (with a garden
variety signal splitter ... see Radio Shack) and feed one input to the
6412 and one to the RF input on the TiVo. Connect the 6412 and the
TiVo's outputs to separate inputs on your television set.

Once you configure the TiVo correctly ("use without a cable box" ...
you may have to repeat the whole guided setup options again), you can
use the 6412 and TiVo completely independently. You can even record
three things at once (one non-HD on TiVo, and two HD or non-HD on the
6412).

Enjoy
!