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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2002 6:44 pm    Post subject: TiVo question Reply with quote

I want to have the TiVo and the Playstation on the same TV. Is it possible to hook things up so that you can be recording with TiVo and playing games or watching a DVD at the same time?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2002 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes.

in fact, i know the tivo manual is pretty detailed about different configurations, so it might even have an example that shows you the proper way to set it up.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2002 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It shows how to put it all on one TV with an A/V receiver, but we have a junction box for the A/V cables. You have to push a different button to get a picture for each making it impossible for both to be on at once. Do I need a receiver?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2002 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you shouldn't need a receiver. just make sure that the cable (from the cable box, if you have one, or directly from the wall) is going into the tivo. as long as the tivo is getting the tv signal, it can record what it needs to, regardless of what's actually showing on your tv at the time.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2002 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your help Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2002 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no prob. i love my tivo Smile

did you get it set up yet?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2002 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm working on it. The blaster is dropping digits, so I'm trying to build an effective fort around it. I know I will love it when everything is done, but working out the kinks is a little frustrating.

I'm also trying to decide if I should keep Netflix, or upgrade my cable and TiVo movies. I think I'll wait until the channel changes are flawless to decide.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2002 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you know there are multiple speeds for each IR code, right? if it's dropping digits, try setting it to the same code with a slower speed. that might help.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2002 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I defer to your superior tivo knowledge and experience. I switched it to slow, and we'll see how it goes....
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2002 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2002 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a Bell ExpressVu PVR (much the same as a TiVo) and have no idea what these technical things you're talking about are. I simply plugged mine in, let the Smart Card get read, called them up and told them what channel packages I wanted (all of them) and it was going in ten minutes.

How many hours of TV does the TiVo hold? This thing handles 30, which I thought would be tons, but actually fills pretty quickly.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2002 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It depends on the DVR you buy. Mine holds 80 hours at the lowest quality. A one hour show at the best quality takes up about 3 of those hours.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2002 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, okay. See the PVR doesn't have that option. You just record and it holds 30 hrs (actually, about 26 whenever I count it up).

Still, beats the hell out of a VCR, eh?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2002 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love it, although I get a little obsessive about my recording schedule. Even with 80 hours, I worry about how much time is left, which is completely ridiculous. Who could watch that much T.V.? I also like the short films they have started offering. It seems like the whole thing is growing in a good direction.
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