Take it easy on me, as I'm a real Tivo noob. I have a D* standard-def Tivo Series 2 receiver on my CRT tv, but would like to have some recording capability on my downstairs rig, which is a SIR-T360S HD satellite reciever feeding a DLP front-projection system.
To the point, I don't want to either pony up the $1K for the HD-Tivo receiver, or lose my HD reception capability by going with a standard-def Tivo/receiver. I'm thinking that a Tivo Series I might fit the bill. I would only be recording standard-def programming, of course, so the PQ isn't a concern.
I just want to know a couple of things that I haven't been able to find in my searching:
- Will running a Series I in-line before my HD receiver via coax still allow an HD signal to pass thru?
- Will it be practical to use a Series I Tivo this way, as a programmable VCR of sorts, without the Tivo service?
- Is there any way for me to record both satellite and OTA programming with this setup?
I'm wondering what sort of pitfalls I might encounter that I haven't thought about yet, and I know enough to know that I'm ignorant about this subject, so I'm asking!