TiVo Help Please

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  1. bmorrell

    bmorrell SoCal > *

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    Got an 80-hour TiVo as a gift. I have DirecTV. A few questions:


    1. Will it work flawlessly with DirecTV?
    2. Should I get the DirecTV reciever with TiVo instead?
    3. How do I connect it to my computer?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    Dunno about 1 & 2 but the manual tells you how to connect the Tivo to your network.
     
  3. amill94

    amill94 OT Supporter

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    Connect the Tivo to your directv receiver using the 2nd set of a/v output jacks. Downfall is you can only record what your watching, unless you get the directv tivo unit which allows you to watch and record two different channels. However, you need a newer dish like the 3lmb dish or greater.
     
  4. ThePhat1

    ThePhat1 New Member

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    Your Tivo will work near-flawlessly with your DirecTV unit, but I would advise you to get the DirecTV receiver with TiVo. You'll gain the advantage of being able to watch while you record and you'll elimnate the annoying couple second delay when changing channels (you press the buttons, the TiVo receives the signal, processes the signal on and then sends it to your DirecTV unit to actually change the channel). One thing's for sure, once you go TiVo, you never go back.
     

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