RF Connect between DTV and TIVO

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by AlwaysNeedHelp, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. AlwaysNeedHelp

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    I've looked through various threads but cannot find the answer to this question. I have a DirecTV Receiver and am looking to buy a TIVO Series 2. Tivo says you need and IR Blaster to integrate the two units. My DirecTV unit has a "RF" port on the back that documentation says if for connecting a radio frequency remote control. Can the two units work together by simply connecting the RF port on the DTV Receiver to the Tivo serial input?
     
  2. stevel

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    With the right parts, there is a chance you could link the TiVo IR out to the RF remote input port (if it is a minijack). There is also chance you could smoke things if you try.
     
  4. stevel

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    The RF "port" is an F connector for an antenna, designed to receive the RF signal from a compatible RF remote control. It is not anything you can connect to a TiVo.
     
  5. wolflord11

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    No.

    With the Directv units, either use the IR Blaster, or if its a older unit (D10) you can use the Low Speed Data Connector.
     

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