The Premiere cannot use a cable/converter box, nor can it control it to change channels. The only way is to get a cable card, or you are stuck with QAM and analog channels with no digital.
The Premiere would try to change channels but all it gets is nothing. Plus, you would not have the dual tuner ability.
An alternative is to return the Premiere and get a Series 2, which will accept the cable/converter box and it has the ability to change channels, albeit it would be slower.
Original S1 (Recycle Heaven)
Series 2 (PLS, sold)
TiVo HD 1TB (157 HD Hrs, PLS, "652")
Juliet Basic (4XL, PLS)
The TiVo Apocalypse begins on Sat 2013 Feb 16 00:00 GMT!
Last edited by ThAbtO; 07-27-2012 at 10:10 PM.