TiVoHD with DirecTV HD?

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by ProudMonkey, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. ProudMonkey

    ProudMonkey New Member

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    I feel bad b/c im sure this question has been asked a million times. My S2 i had working with my DirecTV just got stuck on the whole, "Welcome, powering up" screen or whatever it says at the beginning. I was going to try to replace the drive unless TiVoHD can record DirecTV HD with just a component input or something of that nature.

    I've got a S2 hooked up to my DirecTV HD right now. It records fine but downgrades the picture which obviously sucks.

    So....is it possible?
     
  2. SullyND

    SullyND W: 33-9 (Camping World Bowl) TCF Club

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    The TiVo HD works only with OTA and Cable (via CableCard). It is not compatible with an external STB such as a Dish or DirecTV receiver.
     
  3. ProudMonkey

    ProudMonkey New Member

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    oh, so it won't even work with cable without a cablecard?
     
  4. SullyND

    SullyND W: 33-9 (Camping World Bowl) TCF Club

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    If you want it to record digital channels from cable with full TiVo functionality, yes, you need cablecard. It is possible to record some digital channels without cablecards, but the TiVo would not have the proper guide information and as such would have to be recorded manually.
     
  5. ProudMonkey

    ProudMonkey New Member

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    well thanks for crushing my hopes and dreams! ;)
     

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