I searched around and couldn't find an answer (closest was /tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=406801 ... can't post links yet). My town, Burlington Vermont, has a municipal fiber optic network for internet/TV/phone service. They use ADB 3800 boxes for HD, with ethernet as the only in and do not offer cable cards (no cable/coax input anyway).
I'm trying to see if there's ANY way to use a Tivo HD with this type of box. There are all of the possible output connections (coax/HDMI/composite/s-video/SPDIF/etc.), so I'd imagine I could use the box, output to the Tivo and use an old skool IR blaster type rig to let the Tivo change the channels. Any idea if I could get the channel listing via the Tivo UI? Is something like that even possible, or is there a better setup anyone can suggest? Would I need two boxes to get dual tuners running, and is that even feasible if I need to use the IR controls?
Any comments/advice/references/etc etc etc would be appreciated.