Originally Posted by Ryan1524
Hello - I have a TiVo series 2 and want to use it with my direct tv cable box. When I go to change the the channel setup on my TiVo, there is no option for my direct TV box. My model number is H25/700. Can anyone suggest what option I can select to allow my Tivo DVR to control my DT receiver? Thank you in advance.
I have a DVD burner S2 that controls an H25 just fine using the Patersontech USB TV Translator
. This gives me excellent channel changing control without the drawbacks of IR and works well. I should point out that the code set used for the TV translator is essentially the same as for using IR, so I expect IR will work for you when you do guided setup and tell it you are using a satellite receiver.
I connect my H25 to the Humax TiVo using S-Video and connect the TiVo to the TV set using RGB. Since the TiVo is also a DVD recorder/player it gives a relatively good looking picture for DVDs and a not bad SD picture for TV shows recorded at Best or high. For DVDs my wife can't tell the difference between playing them on this old S2 or from the BluRay player one shelf up. For me this is the backup DVR, it records my sci-fi and shows I want that conflict when two shows are already recording on the DirecTV HD DVR in the other room.
Your results may vary from mine, my TV is a Pioneer Kuro and has fabulous SD to HD upconversion. I have seen normal S2 DVRs plugged into cheaper LCD HD TVs and the SD looked pretty poor no matter what I did. All I can suggest is that you give it a try and see if the output looks acceptable to you.