|Originally posted by JWard:|
I just moved to Boston where I have an A/B switched cable box, with HBO on cable B and NBC on cable A. My Tivo won't switch from A to B or keep listings for both.
Can Replay do this? If so, anybody want to buy a used 30 hr Tivo?
Yes, you can put the A cable directly to the RF input on the ReplayTV (not using the cable box) and the B cable into the cable box whose output you connect to one of the ReplayTV's line inputs. You leave the cable box set to the B side all of the time. You setup the ReplayTV with CATV on the RF input and Cable B on the line input. ReplayTV will integrate the lineups with the B side channels having 100 added to them.
When choosing an A channel, the ReplayTV will use its own tuner for stations. When choosing a B channel, it will use the IR blaster to switch the cable box and use the line input.
Here is the only tricky part. The cable box has RF output and the ReplayTV line input is composite or S-Video. So you need to convert. I have an old VCR whose tape handling has fallen apart but it has RF input and composite and S-Video out. So I use it for the converter. In fact, I run S-Video out from this to my ReplayTV and composite from this to a newer VCR. This gives me a lot of flexibility.
There may be some converter you can get to change RF to composite. I didn't really look. Worse case you buy some cheap VCR as the converter if you have the space for it.
ps PM me if you want to sell that Tivo really cheap!