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I have two Model 1 (I think) Tivos - yes had them awhile.

Recently I noticed by playing with TV remotes that I am not recording stereo in the Tivo. I have a cable box and am using coax connections into and out of the Tivo to the TV, and to/from the cable box.

In order to record stereo, must I use the three wires (S-Video and RCA) to connect to Tivo and the cable box?

I actually tried doing this and I couldn't find a way to change the Tivo "setup" to recognize this. Whenever I go to the Setup screen, it just shows me current setup, but doesn't let me change it.

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1. Am I doing the correct thing using these cables to get stereo recorded?
2. Do I need to change the setup and how?
 

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stevel said:
Use coax and you lose stereo. Yes, you must use the three-wire method. You will have to rerun Guided Setup to tell the TiVo the new connection.
Do I need to dial-in if I re-run Guided Setup? I don't have the Tivo subscription service and only use Tivos as recorders - can do that with Model 1's. Since, I can't dial-in, I want to be sure that if I reset the outputs, I Idon't lose everything else in setup.

"Dgh" said to use the up/down arrows, but these don't seem to have any effect.
 

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The only way to change this on a S1 is to rerun Guided Setup. And that will mean a phone call. I don't think this will be a problem for you.

I'm not sure what dgh had in mind regarding the arrows.
 

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stevel said:
The only way to change this on a S1 is to rerun Guided Setup. And that will mean a phone call. I don't think this will be a problem for you.

I'm not sure what dgh had in mind regarding the arrows.
I can't do a phone call since I have no subscription or monthly service - I only use Tivo as a recorder.
 

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stevel said:
That doesn't stop the TiVo from making the call, and it shouldn't affect your ability to record without a sub. The TiVo won't get new guide data and the call will be short.
I was able to change the Tivo connection by using the up arrow. I connected it to my digital non-HD comcast box and still can't get it to work. Now I get no comcast connection at all?

The comcast box has a small loop or jumper between two rf inputs also in addition to the RF/input. Should I remove ths jumper?

Any ideas?

What else do I need to do?

What channel do I set to, etc.?
 

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You shouldn't be setting it to a channel at all if you're not using the RF in. That should only be an option if you select RF. I'm not sure what you're doing.
What I'm saying is what should I try next? When I connect the cables to the Tivo box and Comcast, I get "snow" on the screen.

I know when you go through RF, the TV channel is set to 3.
 

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Set it to Video, Video 1 or whatever. It depends on the TV. The cable/ant selector isn't going to help at all. Maybe if you tell us what kind of TV or upload a picture of the remote, someone can give a better clue.
 

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dgh said:
Set it to Video, Video 1 or whatever. It depends on the TV. The cable/ant selector isn't going to help at all. Maybe if you tell us what kind of TV or upload a picture of the remote, someone can give a better clue.
Main ques is this. Comcast said connect 3-wire cable between TV and Tivo. Is this correct? Or should I use cable to connectbetween Tivo and comcast box?
 

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Coming to the conclusion that my problem may be that I need two separate 3-wire connectors, amd only Coax should be from outside to cablebox.

1. From Tivo to cablebox
2. From Tivo to TV set

Do you agree?
 
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