In my bedroom I have been using a single tuner non-HD Tivo, while running an additional cable from my HD cable box directly to my TV so I can watch HD channels by switching inputs (which is a pain but at least I can watch HD, although I have to watch it live and without Tivo functionality).
I am about to move a non-HD Series 2 Dual Tuner into my bedroom, but before I set it up, I noticed that my TV has a cablecard input and was wondering if there is some way to get rid of my cable box by installing a cablecard, while still being able to use a non-HD Tivo (either single or dual tuner). I assume the answer is "no" since I don't think the Tivo can have the TV change channels without the cable box, but I thought I would check with experts here. It would be nice not to have to use the cable box anymore. My TV also has "TV Out" in the back so I could run cables from the TV to the Tivo and then back to the TV again, but I still don't see how I could get the Tivo to change channels for recording this way.
Cablevision of CT are coming on Friday to install the Series 3 HD Tivo in my living room on Friday, so since they are coming anyway I thought I would see if it makes any sense to install a cablecard in my bedroom TV while they are here.
I am using a Panasonic 42 inch plasma and have a Scientific Atlanta HD cable box.