Convert a Tivo from DirecTV to cable

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  1. Srebbie

    Srebbie New Member

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    Is anyone familiar with the possibility of converting a Tivo from DirecTV use to cable company use? Is it possible & if, so what steps need to be taken? If not, any thoughts on what to do with this DirecTV Tivo.

    Thanks,

    Srebbie
     
  2. zalusky

    zalusky Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Yes there is a really cool hardware store called ebay where you can get all the parts to make the swap.

    IE sell it and buy a new one.
     
  3. Stanley Rohner

    Stanley Rohner New Member

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    It would be like converting a VCR into a DVD player.
     
  4. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    An often-asked question. And the answer is still "not possible".
     
  5. wolflord11

    wolflord11 Lord of Darkness

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    Maybe we should create a sticky and call it "You CANNOT convert a Directv DVR to work with any other Service"

    Same question gets asked every Week.
     
  6. SullyND

    SullyND W: 31-17 TCF Club

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    Question would still get asked. You give the people who keep asking too much credit.
     
  7. Arcady

    Arcady Stargate Fan

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    Maybe they should make it so that in order to register for this forum, you have to type in some text to make sure you are a human. Make the text say something like "you can't use your old DirecTiVo with cable."
     
  8. Redux

    Redux No intent to annoy

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    Yes.
    No & n/a.
    Great media extender.
     
  9. zalusky

    zalusky Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    You need to also add that a Series3 and TivoHD will NOT work with DTV as well.
     
  10. SullyND

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    You'd still get the "But why!?!? I cannot believe TiVo does not care about satellite users"
     
  11. Stanley Rohner

    Stanley Rohner New Member

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    The OP's question wasn't the greatest question to ask, I made a wisecrack about it like some others did. Ha, Ha.

    Don't you think you went kinda far by saying something about making sure you are human to register for this forum ?

    What's your f-ing problem dude?
     
  12. wolflord11

    wolflord11 Lord of Darkness

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    We could always make up a Series of questions you must answer before you can join the Forum. Something like a Drivers License Test.

    You would have to study for Weeks before taking the Test, if you pass, then the Forum is wide open. If you fail...... you are cast aside and sent off to some remote Island somewheres.

    :D
     
  13. SullyND

    SullyND W: 31-17 TCF Club

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    No, such a "test" is quite common in the internets. There are spam bot(t)s on here all the time. Having a question to confirm that you're not a bot(t) is not uncommon at all.
     
  14. Arcady

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    Log out and then go to the registration page. It makes you type in an alphanumeric randomly generated code in order to prove you are not a bot.

    Calm down man.
     

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