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The Watching Live While Recording Something Else Thread

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by ZikZak, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. Feb 10, 2004 #41 of 154
    skst

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    Yes, absolutely. That's what I meant. Thanks for clarifying. (The VCR can probably control the settop box, too, since many of them ship with cable mice. But since you could only use one device that way, why would you pick the VCR.) :)
     
  2. Feb 11, 2004 #42 of 154
    ccwf

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    ZikZak,

    TiVoOpsMgr's post today on the subject should be incorporated into the information in the first post (especially the links).
     
  3. Feb 12, 2004 #43 of 154
    ZikZak

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  4. Feb 12, 2004 #44 of 154
    TiVoStephen

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    Thanks Charles for referring me; and big thanks to ZikZak -- very nice article.
     
  5. Feb 12, 2004 #45 of 154
    Jerry317

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    Hello,

    I have previously posted the following but this thread may have additional suggestions for my problem.

    Due to circumstances beyond my control I must go with a Tivo Standalone Unit. I am a Cablevision customer with a Cable Box and have Digital IO service.

    In addition to Tivo's great features my main interest is to be able to watch one program and record another. I believe this is possible but here is my problem:

    Being in the New Jersey/ New York viewing area I want for example to be able to watch Live Hockey on FSNY Channel 88 which is scrambled while I record a program on NBC Channel 4.

    I have heard that this is not possible due to the fact that the SA Unit has only one tuner and FSNY is scrambled. The reverse would be possible, which would be to watch NBC Live and record FSNY which would be no help to me.

    So my question finally is, with Tivo's SA one tuner unit can I watch Live Hockey on Scrambled FSNY and record a program on NBC and if so how would I make the connections?

    Thanks again for all your previous help.
    ---Jerry---
     
  6. Feb 12, 2004 #46 of 154
    ccwf

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    Split the cable before the cable box and attach TiVo to the split without the cable box.
     
  7. Feb 12, 2004 #47 of 154
    Jerry317

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    ccfw,

    Thanks for the reply.

    You said "Split the cable before the cable box and attach TiVo to the split without the cable box". I'm sorry but can you expand on this?

    Do you mean after the splitter connect one to the Tivo and the other to the cable box?

    After these are connected how do I make the connections to the TV?

    Thank you so much for the reply I appreciate the help very much.

    ---Jerry---
     
  8. Feb 12, 2004 #48 of 154
    ccwf

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    Yes.
    Does your TV not have the ability to accept multiple sets of inputs? If so, you should consider getting an A/V switcher or receiver.
     
  9. Feb 12, 2004 #49 of 154
    Jerry317

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    ccwf,

    Sorry I am so dense but that is why I asked for help.

    My TV is a Sony Wega 32" flat screen 1-1/2 years old and has a myriad of inputs.

    What I was hoping for was a step-by-step connection procedure.

    Again, "Split the cable before the cable box and attach TiVo to the split without the cable box" was welcome help but not enough for my limited knowledge.

    ---Jerry---
     
  10. Feb 12, 2004 #50 of 154
    ccwf

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    If you post what inputs your Wega has, what outputs your cable box has, and what outputs your TiVo has or what TiVo model you have, then folks here can post specific instructions.
     
  11. Feb 12, 2004 #51 of 154
    ZikZak

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    I'm glad you liked the article! Do I get a free plush doll? :D

    Jerry317, you should use a coax splitter to split the cable from the wall. One of the splits should go to the cable box's RF INPUT. The other goes to the TiVo's RF input.

    From there, wire S-Video (if available --- otherwise RCA video) and RCA sound outputs from each box to "input 1" and "input 2" respectively on the TV. That's pretty much it. Change channels to Video 1 to see the cable box output, and go to Video 2 channel to see the TiVo output. Be sure to re-run Guided Setup on the Tivo to tell it that you are using cable without a box.

    Note that you will not be able to Tivo digital scrambled channels at all with this setup.
     
  12. Feb 12, 2004 #52 of 154
    Jerry317

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    ccwf,

    I have whatever is needed.

    In my first post (today @ 6:19 PM) I said, "Due to circumstances beyond my control I must go with a Tivo Standalone Unit". I did not say I have a Tivo I said I must go with a Tivo. I would think that would mean that I have not purchased Tivo as yet because I wanted to make sure I would be able to do what the remainder of my post contained.

    Many helpers (and thank goodness for them) in this thread gave step-by-step connection procedures, which is what I needed.

    In any event thank you for half of the procedure. I will look elsewhere for the other half.

    ---Jerry---
     
  13. Feb 12, 2004 #53 of 154
    Jerry317

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    ZikZak,

    Thank you so much for the complete information.

    This is exactly what I needed and not only that I understand your very clear procedure.

    Now I can go get my Tivo.

    I so much appreciate your help.

    ---Jerry---
     
  14. Feb 12, 2004 #54 of 154
    ccwf

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    In addition to what ZikZak wrote, if you get a TiVo+DVD combo model, you probably want to use the component outputs instead of S-Video.
     
  15. Feb 12, 2004 #55 of 154
    Jerry317

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    ccwf,

    Should I opt for that it's good information to have.

    Thanks,
    ---Jerry---
     
  16. Feb 12, 2004 #56 of 154
    ccwf

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    Depends on whether or not you have a DVD player or recorder and want one. You'd be better off asking whether or not it's worth it to buy a TiVo+DVD combo model in the TiVo Coffee House area since relatively few people will see your question here, and we would be getting off-topic.
     
  17. Feb 12, 2004 #57 of 154
    Jerry317

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    ccwf,

    I will do that.

    Thanks,
    ---Jerry---
     
  18. Feb 15, 2004 #58 of 154
    WH_Pratt

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    Despite your reasoning above, there are times when there is a need to watch another program live while the Tivo is recording. I have my system wired accordingly & use a second cable box so that I may access all available channels
     
  19. Feb 15, 2004 #59 of 154
    ZikZak

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    That is what "rarely" means.
     
  20. Feb 15, 2004 #60 of 154
    jafj

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    My Scientific Atlanta cable box from Bright House Network had an added module on the back which lets me send the output of whatever channel I have selected to my vcr set to recieve on channel 3. I can then Bypass the cable box and use my tv's tuner to watch any channel it can tune. I just got TiVo today and have not tried it, but suspect that with this setup going to TiVo instead of the vcr, I should be able to record one channel on TiVo and look at another on the tv's tuner. Right?
     

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