Originally Posted by wml1950
Have Pioneer Series 2 Tivo with built-in dvd burner. Currently use rental set top box from cable company. Does anyone have info on purchasing retail set top box that has cable card capability? Will likely need one with ir blaster to change station on Tivo. I have reviewed Samsung GX-sm530cf but it does not have ir blaster or rca output cables to input into Tivo.
Thank you for any advice.
P.S. Pioneer Tivo is 11 years old with original hard drive.
"Currently use rental set top box from cable company."
See the third word in that sentence?
The cable company likes that.
Don't expect them to be very co-operative with anything that cuts off that monthly rental payment, beyond whatever co-operation the law forces them to provide.
That said, you won't want something that changes the channel on the TiVo, you'll want to use the TiVo's IR output signal to change the channel on the cable box.