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I am new to TiVo, and haven't actually bought my TiVo yet. I currently have a Comcast box with DVR, but I'd like to get rid of cable altogether if possible. So, I am looking to replace the Comcast DVR with a Series2 dual tuner.

For now, I plan to downgrade my cable to just get the local stations, but I hope to figure out a way to get good reception without cable (OTA) later. If I do that, will I still be able to use the TiVo? And will I still be able to use both tuners?
 

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To work around an FCC requirements the Series 2 Dual Tuner is blocked from tuner OTA channels. It can only tune analog cable and/or control 1 cable box.

(The enable OTA tuning, they would have had to include an ATSC digital hi-def tuner, which likey would have significantly raised the cost)
 

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There's also been talk (apparently) of a standard def TiVo that would be similar to the TiVoHD. ;)

Philips currently has a DVR/DVDrecorder that tunes and records both analog and digital*, but only in standard def, even being able to create DVDs off the hard drive recordings.

It'd be a little strange if TiVo didn't produce their own version of such a machine, even if without the DVD burner.

*(Haven't been able to find out if it can do QAM on the digital side.)
 

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Thanks, guys! You're right about the "future-proofing"--I hadn't been paying much attention to the big HDTV changeover, because I had cable. I don't have an HD tv, and I'm glad to hear I can keep using my old tv for TiVo if I get an HD or Series3.

Gastrof, do you happen to know what that Philips is called? If it has two tuners, it might be perfect for me since I won't be getting a new tv for a long time, probably.

I didn't see that there were more replies to this thread until after I started a new one about helping me pick the right TiVo. Oops!

Corina
 
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