When I connect my cable line to my television, I get a lot of channels, mostly regular network ones, but not in their correct numeric places. When I connect that same cable to the tivo, It sees a signal. I went through the entire setup process (from zip code forward) and told it I had cable with no box. But, when i got to the end, there was no picture.
The tivo has a tuner, right? Shouldn't it be able to find the signal and show me channels just like the television did?
Is there any way - without the additional cable box ($10/month I don't have right now) to have tivo find channels? The tivo is networked with our other two tivos that have cable boxes, so at least this one (in basement) can watch transferred shows, but I thought it would be nice if it could also do some of the recording on those channels that it can (theoretically) receive, so as to alleviate some of the programming from the other two tivos.
What about an analog to digital converter box? Would that help at least for the "over the air" channels?
Thanks for any suggestions.