Advertisements For the moment I've found a nearly tolerable way to handle a Series 1 and a converter box. (Series 1s aren't being updated to control them.) I went thru Guided Setup all over again, telling the TiVo it'd be working with Dish Network and my local cable company's extended basic feed. Satellite box thru the A/V inputs, cable thru the RF. Thing is, there's no satellite box, just a Dish-made converter box. After setup I deleted (unchecked) all the cable/satellite type channels from the list, and now all it has is my OTAs and my cable channels. The Dish box has its own event timer (to work with old analog recorders and keep them running), so I can set both boxes to record a show off the OTA feed, and the TiVo gets the OTA digital channel when it records. The one downside is that I'm not using an IR blaster to control the converter box's channel changes (which I could do since it responds to the Dish satellite IR codes), and so the TiVo has no control at all of the converter box. It's a little annoying to have to reach for the other remote when I want to watch one of the OTAs thru the converter. (When I'm channel surfing on the TiVo, no matter what OTA channel I hit it's always the same channel...whatever one the converter is actually tuned to. ) I may set things up with an IR blaster, and see how it goes. (I hate the idea of the IR blaster "mis-firing" and ruining a recording, but to have the TiVo actually get the thing to change channels is an intriguing prospect.) No access to the sub-channels, tho'. I'd thought the Dish satellite boxes with OTA were for digital channels, not analog. Funny the subs didn't show up in the channel list. Still, it's better than nothing. (And the only real subchannels in my area are on a PBS station, which I don't often watch, let alone record.) Can't find my original IR blaster, but I'm getting a new one. This is gonna be fun.