Get TIVO HD running before unpacking TV?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by scottkathi, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. scottkathi

    scottkathi Member

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    Sammamish,...
    I just bought a new TivoHD and a new Pioneer HDTV. Is it possible to get the Tivo up and running before I set up the Pioneer? Or do I need the Pio to verify if I'm getting HD channels? I'd like to make sure the Tivo is running problem-free before I unpack the Pioneer. (I've got a M-card for the Tivo and a CC for the Pioneer.)

    Thanks, Scott
     
  2. CCourtney

    CCourtney Member

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    You can get it running and put the output to the S-video while tuning to HD channels.

    CCourtney

    PS: I feed the S-video in for the PIP on my TV (only supports PIP on SD inputs)
     
  3. scottkathi

    scottkathi Member

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    But my current TV is not a HD TV - it only has channels up to 99; my HD channels don't start until 104... so I still won't be able to check whether the M-card is working, right?
    Thanks, Scott
     
  4. cody_dingo

    cody_dingo New Member

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    If you're running the tivo into your tv, it doesn't matter how many channels your tv gets. You won't be using the tv's tuner...you'll be using the tivo's.
     
  5. TXTivoUser

    TXTivoUser Jeep Ninja

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    ...but if the TV is not in HD, you won't be able to tell if you're getting the HD channels or not.

    However, at least on my Media Center (that doesn't support HD via cable/sat/fios), when I tune to an HD channel, I can at least hear the sound, which tells me that the signal is coming through.
     
  6. CCourtney

    CCourtney Member

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    Yes you will be able to. The TiVo HD will down convert the HD video to SD and output it via S-video. This is one of the items I personally verified on day one.

    CCourtney
     

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