Tivo DT

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  1. toddeades

    toddeades New Member

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    I'm thinking about getting a Tivo DT for my kids play room but I only have one cable in the room.

    All I have is basic (non-digital) cable.

    so my question is, will both tuners receive all channels off the one cable?

    Thanks for your help.

    Todd
     
  2. smithken31100

    smithken31100 Member

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    Yes, I have one cable connected to my Tivo DT and the dual tuner functions just fine.
     
  3. supasta

    supasta Active Member

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    The TiVo DT splits the cable internally. There is only one coax input on the rear of the unit.
     
  4. toddeades

    toddeades New Member

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    How does it work with Digital Cable? I figured it had two inputs...or is the 2nd input a RCA or something?

    I'm also assuming that it using the RF blaster for the 2nd tuner if you are using digital cable.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  5. nhaigh

    nhaigh Member

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    Lawrencevill...

    You are right. The single coax feeds the Analogue tuners. There is not digital tuner, a set top box tunes the digital channels and feeds the picture to the DT via RCA. The DT controls the set top box via RF blasters.

    This means only one digital channel can be tuned but two analogue channels can be tuned. A combination of the digital and one Analogue channel is also possible.
     
  6. Soapm

    Soapm Active Member

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    I never noticed that but you're right, you can get two analogue channels with the one coax input. That was nice to know.
     

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