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** HD TiVo and HD DirecTV TiVo FAQ **

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by feldon23, Jan 1, 2004.

  1. Aug 15, 2005 #961 of 1440
    HDLouco

    HDLouco New Member

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    Walnut...
    It is my understanding that you need four cables: 2 to transfer the horizontal and the vertical outputs of the 101 sat and 2 to transfer the horizontal and the vertical oucputs of the combined pair of sats at 110 and 119 degrees. The switch will then be able to select any polarity of any sat independently by each one of (up to) 8 Directv receivers. You should call Directv and ask for comfirmation of what I just said here, but I think I am right. Good luck to you!
     
  2. Aug 15, 2005 #962 of 1440
    Tom in OH

    Tom in OH New Member

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    You're right, all 4 cables from the dish are needed for the multiswitch to give all 8 outputs access to each LNB.
     
  3. Aug 17, 2005 #963 of 1440
    kcmurphy88

    kcmurphy88 New Member

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    I had this problem and got an A/V system amp with component switching. Denon has a nice line which also converts 480I S-video and composite to 480I component output. So you just need the one component input to the TV as long as it can handle input signals switching between 1080i, 480p and 480i.

    Then again, DVI switching would be nice.
     
  4. Aug 18, 2005 #964 of 1440
    Iceblade

    Iceblade Hockey is my Life

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    Feldon,

    We need to update the section about what HDTV is available to remove the NHL reference on ESPN-HD as they opted not to pick up the contract this year and lost out to Comcast for the next 2-3 years. Comcast will be carrying games on the OLN network and it remains to be seen if/when they will carry anything on OLN-HD.

    Regs,
    Jeff
     
  5. Aug 21, 2005 #965 of 1440
    J004

    J004 New Member

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    I have a Toshiba RS tx20 DVR DVD and a TIVO series 2 80 hours box and get cable via COX. I wanted to get an HD TV but was confused and concerned that if I run the signal through either TIVO DVR I will not get a HD TV signal to the TV and thus not be able to enjoy the HD quality. Or if I watch a program recorded on hte DVR it will not be HD quality.

    My Qs: Does the TIVO DVR effect the HD signal :confused: if I want to use TIVO inline to the HD TV?

    What are my options, and do you have any suggestions? ( Don't want to go to DIRECT TV)

    If there is no solution and cannot get HD via TIVO/Cable when does one think they (TIVO)will have a solution to this problem?

    Thanks.
     
  6. Aug 25, 2005 #966 of 1440
    lenbo1

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    How do you tune in a OTA channel with the remote ie... 5-1, 15-1 how do you put in the " - " ? Thanks
     
  7. Aug 25, 2005 #967 of 1440
    Tom in OH

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    ...just to the right of the "slow" button(same as " ->I "
     
  8. Aug 27, 2005 #968 of 1440
    bvd1965

    bvd1965 New Member

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    I just bought one and am having problems with it, when I use either a universal remote or the remote that came with it, sometimes it wont accept my commands but 15-30 minutes later it starts doing commands from nowhere, i just had the box replaced and it is doing the same thing, anyone else have this problem?

    B
     
  9. Sep 6, 2005 #969 of 1440
    Tungsten

    Tungsten New Member

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    Hi-

    I wonder if it would be possible to update the FAQ at the beginning with "no standalone" to reflect the news of the cable card version from the beginning of the year? There's a press release on the TiVo site (that I can't seem to link to since I'm a newb) from Jan of this year.

    Not much news on that front lately, I know, but it is the most current that I'm aware of.
     
  10. Sep 9, 2005 #970 of 1440
    nyrangers017

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    I have a hd-tivo, but can't pick up all the locals on my antenna. If I subscribe to basic cable svc and run it through the TIVO will it pick up the HD local feeds? Everyone I've spoken to at the cable company and Direct Tv seem to think it will work- has anyone in here tried it?
     
  11. Sep 9, 2005 #971 of 1440
    maharg18

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    Unfortunately that won't work.. The HD Tivo has an ATSC receiver for over-the-air HD signals. Cable uses QAM modulation to deliver HD signals.
     
  12. Sep 13, 2005 #972 of 1440
    nyrangers017

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    Had a feeling- thanks for the response! Do you recommend any OTA antennas?
     
  13. Sep 15, 2005 #973 of 1440
    Ragsy

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    Did you check for outside interference causing the remote to behave badly. Since both boxes are doing the same thing maybe something is interfering with the remote signal. A cell phone or similar object can interfere with the remote signal if it is in the same area.
     
  14. Sep 17, 2005 #974 of 1440
    vernsh

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    I have winegard squareshooter hi band for my local HD channels. I'm about 30 miles northwest of Chicago and the digital reception is great except for some reason, I don't get CBS in HD.
     
  15. Sep 19, 2005 #975 of 1440
    Hootydog

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    I'm sure it's in here somewhere but...
    How do I turn off the devise with a remote? It's in my master bedroom, makes a lot of noise and would be difficult to hide/enclose in a cabinet or closet without significant wiring hassell and uglyness.

    Can't I fully power down when going to sleep (from my bed) and force it to download updates during the day?

    Chappy
     
  16. Sep 19, 2005 #976 of 1440
    Tom in OH

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    It has a standby mode but I've never used it. After pushing the D* button, standy's at the bottom of the list.
     
  17. Sep 19, 2005 #977 of 1440
    DaveWhittle

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    Nope, sorry. Think of Tivo like a refrigerator... it's always "on" even when you aren't using it.

    -dw
     
  18. Sep 19, 2005 #978 of 1440
    Hootydog

    Hootydog New Member

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    Dave and Tom,
    Obviously yours were not the answers I was hoping for. I will try the standby mode option however I gather it's safe to assume that the (noise making) fan continues to run.

    We'll see

    PS So if it's like a refrigerator can I at least keep my beer cold with it?
     
  19. Sep 21, 2005 #979 of 1440
    opie

    opie New Member

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    Just got my HDTV DirecTiVo. Happy so far. Couple questions:

    1) My OTA and SAT picture is fine, but when I test my OTA signal I get 0. Is that normal?
    2) Is there anyway to make my channel up/channel down not hit the satellite versions of my local channels anymore? I see how I can take them out of my favorites, but I would like to not have them come up at all.
    3) Does the TiVo menu graphics at the top get jumpy when changing screens?
     
  20. Sep 21, 2005 #980 of 1440
    mercurial

    mercurial Retro-Av

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    You have to tune to a channel you get, IIRC, to see the signal strength for it.

    You can take them out of the Channels You Recieve list but there is no simple toggle.

    Yes, I've seen that too. Not to big a deal.
     

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