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The Watching Live While Recording Something Else Thread

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

  1. Jan 6, 2005 #101 of 154
    ObiWanJenkins

    ObiWanJenkins New Member

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    Forget that! At $10/month, I'll just live without the feature!
     
  2. cpsilo1

    cpsilo1 New Member

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    Maybe this is a stupid question, but how do I put the TiVo on Standby?
     
  3. ccwf

    ccwf 国際化 Member

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    TiVo article on standby mode

    Instructions may be slightly different for different models. Additional, some models of TiVo remotes have a button that actives standby mode. Universal remotes can also send the standby sequence.
     
  4. Karl_Schubert

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    ZikZak,

    This directional and information posting is incredibly helpful. Thanks to you and everyone else who has provided clarifying information on how to do this under many circumstances. I have both a TiVo S2 & a TiVo "Classic" and the situation of one with a cable box and one without and you've covered it all.

    Thanks! :)

    Karl.
     
  5. anth26

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    It is possible to record regular(non-digital cable) TV on one output while watching live tv of the digital cable on another output?
     
  6. ZikZak

    ZikZak Neurostim Addict

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    Yes, split the cable before the cable box. One split goes to the cable box; the other goes to tivo's RF input.
     
  7. richtfan

    richtfan New Member

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    what about the digital output connection that has to be made between the av receiver and the directv receiver w/tivo? bypassing that would be silly and detrimental to the sound quality.

    how does that factory into the equation?
     
  8. ZikZak

    ZikZak Neurostim Addict

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    Why are you trying to bypass a DirecTivo?
     
  9. robbieree

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    thanks for the write up. i was looking for a setup with two cable boxes.. watch one while recording another. you spelled it out. thanks again.
     
  10. MothershipRyan

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    So how would I go about this for my dish network box?

    Would I just do the same thing as noted above for the cable boxes? i.e get a splitter?

    I am completely new to the satellite game and the wife wont get off me about watching and recording.

    Thanks.
     
  11. ZikZak

    ZikZak Neurostim Addict

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    You can't do it with satellite at all without another satellite receiver. See the original post in this thread for details.
     
  12. Nov 7, 2005 #112 of 154
    Jacquelyn11

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    Newbie member here! I've scanned your FAQ's and found a wealth of info.

    I do have an opinon question on setups.

    We currently have a 2 directv receivers, one with a separate Tivo. We have purchased a combo DirecTV/Tivo Unit to be installed tomorrow. We have splitters already on one line (and will on the 3rd).

    My question is this: Which unit is the easiest to do the "Watch Live while Recording" mode? The combo Unit or the seperate units? The installer is coming tomorrow morning so a quick reply is helpful!

    Thanks in advance!

    Jacquelyn :D
     
  13. Nov 7, 2005 #113 of 154
    ZikZak

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    This thread is mostly applicable to the standalone models. The dual tuner DirecTivos are superior for watching live while recording, because they have two tuners. Especially given that satellite cables are much more difficult to split, you probably want to go with the DirecTivo. Some features of the standalone will not be available, however, such as program folders and Home Media, but you already have the standalone for that.
     
  14. Dec 9, 2005 #114 of 154
    hhf

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    i have a tivo and a dvd/vcr player both connected with a rf splitter. the vcr/dvd connects to the tv with the rf cable. the tivo connects to the tv with the 3 colored cables. the vcr/dvd works ok. i get video through the tivo but no audio. any suggestions?
     
  15. Dec 9, 2005 #115 of 154
    ReaDOnlYP

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    The 3 colored cables are component video. Those don't have sound. You need a red and a white cable from tivo to audio in on your TV for sound.
     
  16. Dec 9, 2005 #116 of 154
    hhf

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    thanks for the reply. i must be slow. the cable that i have is red, white and yellow. i have the red and white from tivo to audio on the tv. the yellow is connected to the video.
     
  17. Dec 9, 2005 #117 of 154
    ReaDOnlYP

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    Are the red and yellow plugged into the input or output of the tv? BTW check you PMs hhf.
     
  18. Jan 3, 2006 #118 of 154
    tivoash

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    I have Comcast Digital Cable with HD capability and would like to watch tv through my digital cable box while recording something on TiVo. However, when I put my TiVo in standby mode to do this (we have the splitter set up) my guide does not come up from Comcast. Any helpful solutions?

    Thank you!
     
  19. scottyboy218

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    I've been reading all these threads, and maybe I missed it, but I don't see any info on how to set my particular one up

    I've got directv coax line running into a splitter, one line is feeding into the back of the tv, the other is feeding into the sat1 spot on my tivo box

    Unfortunately I'm not able to link you since I haven't posted enough, but my tivo box is a HUGHES HR10-250.

    Hughes HR10-250 (HR10250) Back Panel Connections

    -SAT IN (2 Sets)
    -Off-Air Antenna In (1 input with internal splitter to 2 internal tuners)
    -Audio L/R output (1 sets)
    - HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface that carries both digital video and
    audio on a singe cable)
    -Y, Pr, Pb Component Video Outputs capable of 480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080i
    output formats
    -S-Video
    -Composite Video (RCA Jacks)
    -Phone Jack
    -VCR Control
    -Digital audio out (Dolby AC3)
    -USB Connector

    I have no cable box or VCR.

    Is it possible with this setup to...

    A) Record something while watching another show live?
    B) Record two things simultaneously?

    Thanks!
     
  20. ZikZak

    ZikZak Neurostim Addict

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    You can't split a satellite line that easily, and even if you could, your TV can't tune it.

    The DirecTivo is designed to record two simultaneously or watch-live-while recording.

    You need to run two separate cables from the satellite dish and plug them both into the satellite inputs. It's possible to use a stacker/destacker to send two signals down a single cable from the dish, but in either case, you need to go work at the dish itself if you don't already have two feeds. If you're uncomfortable with that, you can get an installer to help you out.
     

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