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Old 07-26-2014, 10:44 PM   #1
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Using Series 2 Tivo with Time Warner Cable

I am trying to connect my Series 2 Tivo to my Time Warner Cable Cisco 4742 box. The Ir blaster does not change the channels. Tivo does not list Cisco but does list Scientific Atlanta. None of the dozen or so codes I have tried work.

Would a direct connect IR blaster be a possible option?

Any help would be hugely appreciated!
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Old 07-26-2014, 10:52 PM   #2
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The direct cable would be more reliable. Scientific Atlanta would be where to go, are you sure blasters work, look at it thru digital camera when should be changing channels will glow.
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Old 07-27-2014, 06:55 AM   #3
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I am trying to connect my Series 2 Tivo to my Time Warner Cable Cisco 4742 box. The Ir blaster does not change the channels. Tivo does not list Cisco but does list Scientific Atlanta. None of the dozen or so codes I have tried work.

Would a direct connect IR blaster be a possible option?

Any help would be hugely appreciated!
If you bought that TiVo new there should have been a cable with a headphone plug on one end and a Y split with a couple of dark bumps on the ends of the wires at the other end in the TiVo cardboard box, and you plug it into the jack on the back of your TiVo labeled "serial" (EDIT: use the one that says IR instead 'cause I got it wrong the first time) and put the bumps near the front panel of the cable box.

Of course you still need the correct code for the cable box.
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Old 07-28-2014, 05:04 AM   #4
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If you bought that TiVo new there should have been a cable with a headphone plug on one end and a Y split with a couple of dark bumps on the ends of the wires at the other end in the TiVo cardboard box, and you plug it into the jack on the back of your TiVo labeled "serial" and put the bumps near the front panel of the cable box.
Shouldn't that be "IR", not serial?
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Old 07-28-2014, 07:06 PM   #5
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Shouldn't that be "IR", not serial?
D'oh!


Why isn't there a self-headslap icon here for times like these?


You are, of course, quite correct. My mind's eye was only seeing one of those jacks back there, not both.


(in my defense, I've never had occasion to use the IR output jack and used the serial jack not for cable box control but to hook to a PC to interrupt the boot sequence on S1s some several years ago.)
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