Originally Posted by Watrat
Good afternoon..thanks guys for the responses. I was a long time Tivo follower and got my first one from Tweeter back in the 90s and it had to be specially ordered. I loved it and turned many friends and family on to it. When I went to Directv the fact it had Tivo boxes was a big reason to switch..but, coming back to Comcast in the Spring I lost the ability to use them. All that being said..would I be able to use a serial cable to connect by cable box to the tivo like in the old days or would I have to use the ir blasters? Will that allow me to record two things at once or is that not possible with the ir? Any idea the cost to turn in my 3416 for just a regular cable box..is it even a savings? Will I be able to record ppv events with this new setup?
Thanks again guys
Not sure on the serial cable, i know people have done it before but not sure which boxes it works with. I used an IR blaster for about 4+ years and didn't loose a single program in that time frame. With a Tivo Series2 DT you could record two things at once, the trick is that they allow you to record 1 program from the internal analog tuner and 1 program from the cable box. Hence one tuner can only record analog and the other all channels.
I have recorded PPV events, you can setup a manual recording, it works fine..
If you dont' want PPV or Ondemand, look at the TivoHD or Tivo S3 - more expensive but 100% digital, just uses Cablecards..
PM me if you have more questions..