Originally Posted by Dan203
It's a terrible solution anyway. The ATSC modulator alone is going to cost a couple hundred bucks and the functionality you'll get is essentially a digital VCR. You're much better off just using their DVR and selling the TiVo if you decide to switch.
What I was going to do with my QAM modulator was connect the DirecTV DVR (hopefully the THR22 TiVo for some basic consistency) to it and make that a "channel" for my Roamio OTA which will be hooked up to my antenna getting the networks. 90% of what we record is off the networks as we aren't big cable channel fans, but there are a select few shows we like.
This way the DirecTiVo records all the cable type shows as well as the real #1 reason, my NFL Sunday Ticket games and they're waiting for us on that DVR. We would mainly use the Roamio for watching most shows on networks and all the streaming options but when we want to watch cable show recordings or Sunday football, we tune the Roamio to the DirecTV channel and grab the RF remote for that and just operate that as you would if it were directly connected to the TV and play the recordings from that.
If I really like the show in watching on directv then I can manually record it on the Roamio and archive as needed.
I haven't implemented it yet, but I'm brainstorming since we are so close to football season and I'm getting VERY antsy wondering how I'm going to watch all my games!!!