Trying to figure out the best way to 'upgrade' our TV viewing and could really use some help. Here's what we currently use:
Series 1 (new harddrive) with Lifetime
Series 2 on $6.95 monthly
Series 2 on $9.95 monthly
TivoHD with Lifetime (our main tv and the only one we currently watch in HD)
The problem is the series 1 & 2 tivos all have composite cables and I want to buy new flat TVs. I tried plugging the composite cables into component inputs on a new tv and I ended up with a black and white picture. So I started thinking I should get new tivos too. ugh.
I called tivo and the customer service rep had all sorts of options including upgrading my series 1 and/or 2 tivos to lifetime if I bought a new tivo. Not really helpful since the problem is they don't plug into anything. Or I can transfer the low monthly rates to a new machine(s). Tempting for sure. But then I stress about my cable company and cable cards and getting them to play nice . . . It's difficult to give up the Sony Series 1 with Lifetime -- but with only composite cables it's worthless, right?
ugh. My husband is no help. He hates tv and just wants to be able to use a tivo to watch baseball in his office and see the whole score on the screen (it gets cut off on the c2001 CRT tv.) This is up to me to figure out. Any thoughts or questions that will lend me some clarity?