How to set up cable box, tivo dual tuner and cable modem?

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by mdeathstar, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. mdeathstar

    mdeathstar New Member

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    I have a Series 2 dual tuner TiVo. My cable is split so one prong goes to my cable modem (which runs my cable phone and wireless router) and the other prong goes to my cable box.

    I set up the IR so I can view all my cable "box" channels through TiVo. BUT I've lost the basic cable (I can view those channels as box not cable) and thus I can't record 2 basic channels or view one and record a box channel).

    Do I need a 2nd splitter - where would it go?
     
  2. mick66

    mick66 Dirty Burger

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    you can get a second splitter and split the cable just before the cable box - one side to the cable box and the other to the Tivo.

    or preferably you can get a 3 way splitter - one to the modem, one to the cable box and one to the Tivo
     
  3. mdeathstar

    mdeathstar New Member

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    Thank you - I think I have a second splitter so I'll try it. I assumed it was something like that but it wasn't in the the normal TiVo prep. sections!

    Thanks again!!!!!
     
  4. pdhenry

    pdhenry Ruthless

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    I'm pretty sure that the setup instructions for the S2DT say to split the cable just before the cable box, just as Mick66 has said. There was even a splitter and two pieces of coax in the accessory bags to make it easy.
     

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