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Connecting to antenna

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by Jrudy, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. Jrudy

    Jrudy New Member

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    TiVo newbie here. Retiring and need to eliminate Direct TV bill. Plan to install antenna system and TiVo. (2 TVs). which Model TiVo should I be looking at ? Do I need 2 TiVos ? (have good Internet access)
     
  2. Arcady

    Arcady Stargate Fan

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    Any two-tuner Premiere will work with antenna. Four-tuner models do not work with antenna. So you want a Premiere or Premiere XL. Avoid Premiere 4 and 4XL.

    You can also use a Series 3 box, like the original Series 3 with the front panel display or the TiVo HD and HD XL.

    TiVo has some really good deals on boxes this week.
     
  3. Jrudy

    Jrudy New Member

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    Thanks, . . Know where to start now, at least
    Notice you are in Louisville. . . Just up the road a piece (Cinc. Area)
     
  4. replaytv

    replaytv gun talk ignore list

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    Series 2 single tuner TiVos would work with a converter box, but they are standard definition, so I wouldn't advise it if you have High Def TVs. I do still use a Series 2 in the bedroom, but mainly because it has a DVD recorder built in. Only Series 2 Tivos have DVD recorders built into some of them. The cheapest Tivos with lifetime is a DVD recorder with basic lifetime.
    Some Series 3 Tivos have capacitor problems, but they aren't hard to fix.

    Reception with antenna TV isn't reliable for me or anyone that I know in the Denver area. Sometimes you get great reception and somes not. Doesn't seem to be related to anything. Don't really understand why it changes, and I have a 2 year degree in electronics and 20 years of experience!
    But I have 3 TiVos always running and seem to get the program on at least on one of them.
     
  5. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    If you want to be current, go with the Premiere or the Premiere XL. The older models are no longer being blessed with software updates.

    OTOH, the Tivo HD has been rock solid for me. If you don't care about having an HDUI and all the other bells and whistles, the Series 3 models are worth considering.
     
  6. replaytv

    replaytv gun talk ignore list

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    Actually, some of the older models are still being 'blessed' with software downgrades, as TiVo updates them so they will no longer do the half hour time shifting if they don't have a contract anymore. Before the 'updates' you could use a DT Series 2 for a half hour time shifting machine.
    The older models don't really need any software updates as far as I know, except for the Series 1s could use some work. But hardly anyone uses those anyway.
     
  7. hctub

    hctub New Member

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    Will a dtv hr10 -250 work ?
     

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