Setting up with Sat and cable

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by Royal2000H, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. Royal2000H

    Royal2000H New Member

    Jul 1, 2007


    Hey there.
    I just bought a 180-hr Series 2 DT.
    This is my first Tivo.

    I get basic cable at home with all the normal channels I need.
    I also get one International channel on Dish Network.

    In the welcome setup I managed to easily configure the cable however I can't do dish network.
    Again I only need one channel so I don't need to use the IR blasters... it keeps asking me if it successfully changed channels so I just said yes or otherwise I can't move forward.

    Will the tivo ever try to tune to a different channel by itself on the dish (it can't cuz the ir blasters aren't hooked up)?
    I know it gets all the movie trailers or whatnot from a certain channel but will it get it from cable or from dish?
  2. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

    Sep 19, 2001
    Binghamton, NY
    Does it recognize the channel from the Dish receiver?

    What I would do is remove all Dish channels, except the one, from the channels you receive list.

    Depending on the Dish model, you might have a problem with the receiver going into screensaver mode so you end up recording an hour of the bouncing logo.
  3. Royal2000H

    Royal2000H New Member

    Jul 1, 2007

    Yea I did that too... so I hope I'll be fine.

    I also made that channel a favorite.

    Also the receiver has 2 outputs (1 tuner only) and one goes to another tv upstairs... so we already did set screen saver off.

    However I want to record channels and it says it's still getting program info for the past hour (or more)
  4. gastrof

    gastrof Hubcaps r in fashion

    Oct 31, 2003
    Potato and pen.
    It can take quite a while for the TiVo to organize when first setting up.

    Did you read your instruction book?
  5. Royal2000H

    Royal2000H New Member

    Jul 1, 2007


    after manually updating it twice I was able to get all the programming :)

    I still need to add home media features and actually activate the tivo.

    thanks for your help

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