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Series 2 TiVo with TW Digital Cable Conversion

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by MissNovemberTues, Jul 19, 2014.

  1. MissNovemberTues

    MissNovemberTues New Member

    Nov 28, 2012
    I know there were some threads posted years ago about cable companies changing to digital signals, but most still offered analog as well for basic. Time Warner has gone ALL digital. My Series 4 TiVo now has a cable card and a digital tuner attached. For a SHORT time, my old Series 2 was still getting channels 2 - 13 basic broadcast networks, but now those are also no longer available. I have lifetime service on this machine and really want to continue to use it. I can not afford to get a completely separate cable box @ $15.00 a month, BUT they are offering free tuning adapters, that are sort of like a cable box, but with limited channels and no OnDemand services. My question is, would that work? And how does it work? If using it with a TV or VCR, they would be set to record channel 3 and then the box would be set to the channel. TiVo doesn't record that way. I am not that tech savvy, so I could use some step by step instruction if someone knows how to make this work.
  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

    Apr 6, 2000
    SF Bay Area
    Tuning adapters work with a cable card. You would meed the cable box for the S2.
  3. tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Active Member

    Jan 12, 2014
    Raleigh, NC
  4. cannonz

    cannonz Active Member

    Oct 22, 2011
    Use the IR blaster or better yet the direct plug IR cable from ebay, controls the box, you will set up recordings the way you always did. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tivo-IR-Blaster-Direct-Connect-Adapter-Cable-/320588083796
  5. cannonz

    cannonz Active Member

    Oct 22, 2011
    Click on show steps (under adding a digital transport adapter) you will also want to turn off second tuner function if your S2's are dual tuners. http://support.tivo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1277

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