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I have had questions about this for a while. I have even called up Tivo support and I didn't get a good answer. I have a series 2 Tivo box. Is this possible for me to set this up? I think I have heard other people say they can do this, I am not sure if this is becuase they have different services or if they just know something I don't.
 

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You could get an RF splitter, run one directly into your TV and the other into the tivo. You would have to change inputs in order to watch a different channel than the one being recorded, but it would work.
 

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That would work, but I thought there was supposed to be something through Tivo to do this. My remote has a PIP (picture in picture) button on it and it never has worked. I was told when my Tivo was installed that it was not a feature available for my model. That feature would also require 2 seperate imputs. Maybe this is just something the Tivo doesn't offer yet.
 

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sherm said:
That would work, but I thought there was supposed to be something through Tivo to do this. My remote has a PIP (picture in picture) button on it and it never has worked. I was told when my Tivo was installed that it was not a feature available for my model. That feature would also require 2 seperate imputs. Maybe this is just something the Tivo doesn't offer yet.
there is a dual tuner TiVo coming next year that would support all this.

some TiVo models will act as a RF pass through when you put the TiVo in standby mode. others will pass through when not in standby mode. I split my cable - one to the TiVo another to the TV myself so have not used the passthrough at all.
post your model and someone can tell you if that model supports it
 

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sherm said:
That would work, but I thought there was supposed to be something through Tivo to do this. My remote has a PIP (picture in picture) button on it and it never has worked. I was told when my Tivo was installed that it was not a feature available for my model. That feature would also require 2 seperate imputs. Maybe this is just something the Tivo doesn't offer yet.
If your TV remote has PiP then you can use it, but you need two separate sources for the TV. By splitting your cable as mentioned above you now have your two sources.
 
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