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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by renkablue, Sep 23, 2007.
And thanks also, Dawny, for the sig fodder! I don't get much of that...
Well, you certainly deserve it! Glad to contribute.
Would you mind fixing your post title....I am sitting here in anticipation of the thought being completed and I feel like I have been left hanging. Enquiring minds want to know what you were going to say there!
PS: Welcome to the Forum!!!!!!
Jib, I tried to put my whole thought into the title at the beginning and I was limited with the number of characters......Just for grabs, I wanted to say that, "this post could possibly be a duplicate some place else in the threads".
Thanks for the welcome to the forum...hope to learn more from all the advice given on the boards.
renkablue--has it come yet has is come yet?? Enjoy your new pal!
It's here! It's here!
I am now looking at the backside of the TIVO unit and it has Audio/Video Output with S Video and Audio/Video Input with S Video
Cable Antenna RF In and RF Out
Control Out Serial, IR
Yes, some are explanatory, however, someone had to know I would be asking the next question
Is TV set hooked to audio/video In or audio/video Out and what is the S Video?
And, what is Control out Serial, IR?
Going to store to get supplies - so post ASAP please
out from TiVo
in to TV.
Svideo is a way to hook up the TiVo to TV that is better then the composite (REd White and yellow hookup) and much better than using coax.
if your TV has a Svideo input then that is the best way to go.
control out serial and IR are for hooking upa cable set top box for digital cable.
ZeoTiVo saves the day! Good luck renkablue!
Well, guess what...SHE"S BACK!
I had the Svideo cable and I hooked it to the TIVo and to the TV.
I am not on the service yet, but I have seen the Tivo screen that has the system information - of course, channel line up is not correct, because it had the prev. owner's lineup in North Carolina. I have the software 8.3-01-02-140.
Problem: the TV set that I have is JVC - 32 inch. (2000 model) - It has a feature called Video 1, Video 2, and video 3. The connections (colored thingy's) can be hooked to different components. I have a VCR, DVD player, stereo receiver hooked up for entertainment/sound purposes. I don't know if I can receive TV signals on the Video 1, Video 2, Video 3 connections. The Svideo is appearing on the Video 1 location. I have the antenna hooked to the Tivo Input. - Of course I don't have tv reception because I don't have the service yet. I still have to get the service when I get the adapter...
Is this when I will get the tv reception. Have I got a built in problem with The 3 Video component placement?
Thanks a heap!
The Video 1, Video 2, Video 3 connections are extra inputs for your TV.
I don't exactly how you want to set up, but with your TV you could hook Tivo to input 1 (basically, what you did with the SVideo cable -- you just need to add audio L - R cable), have your VCR on input 2, and DVD player/recorder on input 3.
To top it all off, if you really want to watch TV live, you'd be able to do that through the TVs tuner.
From what I gather, you're going to be getting a cable box for reception?
If so, I can't help much since I'm OTA antenna.
You should be able to get TV reception by pushing the live TV button on the TiVo remote. This does not depend on having service. Usually, TVs will accept either an S-video input or a composite input on a regular input. So for video one you could use either composite or S-video. your VCR and DVD player can connect to Video 2 and Video 3. The stereo receiver probably wants the audio output from the TV to be an input for playing sound.
You should rerun guided setup in order to properly configure the box for how you are doing things. If you do not have a cable box and the previous owner did then you would not see a picture on the TV through the TiVo. I don't know what will happen if you don't have service and you try rerunning guided setup but I think it should let you at least complete it.
In the TiVo menu, select messages and settings, restart the recorder, we run guided setup and then answer the questions.
I am going to be over the air also in the initial set up....I have plans to upgrade cable, wireless, etc after I find out that this is the way I want to go. I had been moving around the Tivo menu with the remote just to see what all was there and to get use to using it. I wasn't sure if I was on the right track in my set up.. I realize to activate the service, I need to have the adapter and the ethernet wire hooked up...I will be doing this in the morning. Cable is later and I needed to know if I would be able to get TV viewing with Tivo (after activation) on the Video 1 setting.
Thanks for your posting.