What cables come with TCD24008A?

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by dlneal, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. dlneal

    dlneal New Member

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    does anyone know what cables come with the TiVo Series 2, 80-hr DVR, model#TCD24008A?

    Want to purchase used one but not sure if all cables that come with it are still there.

    Thanks...
     
  2. Narf54321

    Narf54321 New Member

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    Originally they shipped with:

    Power cord
    composite video+audio cable (Yellow, Red, White ends)
    25-foot phone cord
    Phoneline splitter
    IR control cable (a.k.a. the IR blaster)
    coaxial cable


    But I would say the most-important piece to make sure you get is the peanut-shaped remote control, because the machine is useless without the remote. And possibly the IR blaster cable if you require one for your setup. All the others are easily available just about anywhere.

    See the Tivo.com site for the user manuals and such. The TCD240080 would be Series-2 "pre-July 2004"
     
  3. lastdeadcat

    lastdeadcat 22 years in Alaska

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    There is also a serial cable to control a cable box or sat. receiver if that kind of connection is available.
     
  4. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    The important ones to get is the IR cable and the serial cable if needed. All others can general be obtained form local retailers. A couple Tivos I got from eBay deals had no cabling or accessories, but I made due with a universal remote, generic figure-8 power cord, off-the-shelf a/v cables, and a home-made IR blaster.
     
  5. Narf54321

    Narf54321 New Member

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    You have a "home-made" IR blaster?
    Pray, tell.
     
  6. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    Simple, chunk of speaker wire with 1/8" plug, IR LED soldered to other end, LED positive (anode) to tip of plug, cathode to sleeve, and attached to some piece to aim to satellite receiver.

    On another receiver, I built in an optocoupler to directly connect in parallel with the IR receiver (IR window taped over with black electrical tape), LED side to cord with 1/8" plug. Works rather well.
     

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