Old Tivo to New Tivo Transfer

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  1. sjschmidtky

    sjschmidtky New Member

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    I've just purchased a new 40-hr Tivo in addition to my old Philips Tivo. I want to transfer the saved programs from my old Tivo (with no network capabilities) to my new Tivo. Any recommendations on best way to do this?

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    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    The only way to do this is to start a manual recording on the new one and do a "Save to VCR" from the old, using audio/video cables to connect them.
     
  3. sjschmidtky

    sjschmidtky New Member

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    Steve,

    Thanks for the quick reply. Must be a novice here - but how do I receive the video output in the new Tivo. I can save to VCR easy enough on the old one and connect the RCA cables from the output to the input on the new Tivo, but how do I get the new Tivo to use those ports as input versus a cable?

    Thanks, Steve
     
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    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    You would tell the receiving TiVo that you are using a cable box or satellite box and ask to record a channel that would cause it to look for a signal on that input. The title in Now Showing will be arbitrary (or rather what TiVo thinks is "on" that channel), so this is not a pretty solution.
     

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