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TIVO with just an OTA antenna

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by wa4md, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. wa4md

    wa4md New Member

    Jun 27, 2007
    I have two HDTV's connected to an OTA digital antenna, capable
    of excellent HDTV reception. I was just wondering if the TIVO
    series 2 80 hour receiver would degrade the fantastic HDTV
    reception I am enjoying now. The TIVO HDTV receiver is way
    out of my budget, unfortunately. Also, I was told that if all you
    have is an OTA antenna, TIVO service would not be feasible
    since I can only receive about 20 channels. Is there a way you
    can cut the TIVO off if you want to watch HDTV straight from
    the antenna, without disconnecting the TIVO box?? Any
    helpful info appreciated. :confused:
  2. bidger

    bidger New Member

    Mar 30, 2001
    Elmira, NY
    If you're wanting a TiVo that will display ATSC (HD over-the-air) stations, the S3 is your only option.
  3. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

    Sep 19, 2001
    Binghamton, NY
    Connect the antenna to a splitter and run one line each to the TV and TiVo. The TiVo can only record the analog channels from the antenna.
  4. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

    Feb 18, 2004
    Ontario Canada.
    The older Series 2s will be able to record analog SD from antenna. The newer DT model does not support antenna, and is also limited to SD.

    The only Tivo model currently available that supports antenna in any fashion, is the Seties 3, which will retain the HD quality in its recordings, and have all the main and sub-channels available to it.

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