How will Tivo Series 2 sets be able to tune the upcoming DTV Broadcast Converters?

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  1. big pc man

    big pc man New Member

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    This sounds like a great idea. Questions:

    1. How is the channel changing done for the "record manually from the other STB whenever there was a schedule conflict." I thought in order to use two ir outputs the stb's had to be different ie one sat and one cable? Or do you mean really manual where the second stb channel is changed manually?

    2. For the manual recording stb what program guide is displayed?
     
  2. Shawn95GT

    Shawn95GT Tivo, in HD!

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    I'm all but sure the DT won't let you set it up for two STBs but it would be cool if it will. The regular 540 S2 would run two STBs.
     
  3. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    The Tivo wouldn't actually know the box connected to the rf input is not analog cable. It would control the first box and work normally. For the second box, you'd have to have it tuned to the channel you want to record from and then set up a manual recording for channel 3 or if the guide data for analog channel 3 shows a 30 minute program scheduled at the time you need to record for 30 minutes you could choose to record that program - tivo would think it's that program anyway, but of course the program title and info would always be incorrect.

    It's not at all elegant, but it'll work.
     

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