The S2DT units will not record OTA. Cable is required.
The Tivo HD and the Series 3 will record OTA and provide dual tuners.sparklyyy said:Hi everyone,
I don't have cable TV (still using a good, old rabbit ear antenna) and I'm wondering if a dual tuner TiVo would work without cable. Would I be able to utilize both tuners at once, recording from two network television stations at the same time?
I don't have any plans to upgrade soon; I'm just curious. I have the Toshiba TX20 and I don't think I'd ever have the desire to upgrade unless a model were released that had both the dual tuner capability and a DVD burner.
PS: While I have a new thread started, I might as well ask a second question. Frequently, my TiVo's attempts to connect to the TiVo service fails. I'm told that no network adapter is detected. There is clearly a network adapter plugged into the back that has worked for years. The blue lights is illuminated so I know it's not dead. I resort to unplugging it and then replugging it back into the USB slot or the other one. This usually works, but I'm sick of having to do this all the time in order for the TiVo to connect. Time for a new network adapter, or any other suggestions? Thanks again!
TiVoHD is a little cheaper than the S3 as jrm01 pointed out...sparklyyy said:Thanks. So I'd have to get Series 3 to record two network television stations... eek. Definitely not ready for that kind of upgrade at this time. Thanks again for the replies.
The older S2 single tuner units can receive analog OTA. No S2 TiVo dual tuner can do this.roys said:Along the same lines, I guess I jumped before I should have. I just use the old-fashioned rabbit ears as well since I read that you could use TiVo with regular broadcasting. Unfortunately, I didn't understand that this doesn't work with the TiVo series 2 DT. We can pick up some of the early channels in TiVo directly from the antenna, but since we don't have cable or satelite service, we can't get 3 channels to list. Is there any way around this problem, seeing as we are able to pick up 4 regular broadcast channels?
If not, is there a more outdated TiVo unit that you guys can recommend? My family and I would rather not sink several hundred dollars into an S3 unit since we have no plans to upgrade to an HDTV any time soon, nor get cable or satellite television. Thanks!