How to hook up your TiVo box (Installation Instructions)

Setting up your TiVo box is easy! Just connect it to your programming source (cable, antenna, etc.), your TV, and your home network (or to a phone line if you don't have a home network. Then plug it in and follow the on-screen instructions-what we call Guided Setup.

The best place to start is with the Start Here poster included in your DVR package. The Start Here poster shows basic connections between your TiVo DVR, your TV, and your home network. Once you have your basic setup, you can add additional components, like a home theatre or surround sound system, or a DVD recorder or VCR.

Start by locating your TiVo model in the list below.



Premiere and Premiere XL boxes

Premiere Premiere XL

 

View the setup wizard

View the Pre-Installation checklist for Premiere boxes and installation instructions.

Click here to view:

  • Start Here Poster
  • Viewer's Guide
  • CableCARD installation guide

Add a surround sound system



Premiere XL4 / Elite boxes

Premiere

 

View the setup wizard

View the Pre-Installation checklist for Premiere boxes and installation instructions.

Add a surround sound system



TiVo HD and TiVo HD XL DVRs

View a related setup video or setup wizard

View hookup diagrams.

Click here to view:

  • Start Here Poster
  • Viewer's Guide
  • CableCARD installation guide

How do I add a home theater system or other equipment to my TiVo DVR?.



TiVo Series3 HD DVR

View hookup diagrams.

Click here to view:

  • Start Here Poster
  • Viewer's Guide
  • CableCARD installation guide

How do I add a home theater system or other equipment to my TiVo DVR?.



TiVo Series2 DT (Dual Tuner) DVR

View hookup diagrams.

View the Start Here poster.

How do I add a home theater system or other equipment to my TiVo DVR?.


TiVo Series2 DVRs

 

View hookup diagrams.

Pre-July 2004: View the Start Here booklet.

Post-July 2004: View the Start Here poster


Need additional assistance? Access more info and support links at TiVo's official support page on this topic.