Originally Posted by torrentsaint
I have a Series 3 TiVo and a Series 2 Tivo.
I use the Series 3 for OTA watching and no recording. So basically its like a cablebox for OTA. Can I use set the output of the Series 3 to the input of the Series 2 and use the series 2 to change channels and record what the series 3 picks up OTA?
I cannot transfer service from the series 2 to the series 3, and I do not want to start another account just for the OTA stuff.
Thanks for your input.
So you have a lifetime sub on the S2 and no sub on the S3?
Do you not have analog cable that the S2 can tune?
You can go through Guided Setup on the S2 and lie to it about having either a satellite receiver (if you say DirecTV instead of Dish, that'll give you a channel 1) or a cable box hooked up to the RCA and/or S-Video line inputs and actually have the S3 connected and outputing a video signal at the time instead.
This will allow recording from the S3.
It won't do anything towards changing the channel on the S3, unless you come up with some sort of "black box" that translates satellite or cable box IR commands to TiVo IR commands.
Also, all of your recordings on the S2 will be labeled something like "information channel", so you'll have to go by time and date to know what show they actually are.
If you have full priced lifetime on the S2, you can get $100 off of the price of lifetime on the S3, and once it's lifetimed, it's lifetimed, and then you could stick your S2 on Craigslist or eBay and try to get around $100 for it.
Or you could keep it and use it with a second TV and a network connection (and a network connection for the S3) and transfer shows from one TiVo to the other to watch what you want to where you want to.