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TiVo series 2 and Directv HD receiver
I have a series 2 TiVo that I have been using with a standard Directv receiver on a non-HD tv using the IR blasters. If we upgrade to an HDTV with an HD Directv receiver can I still hook up the TiVo the same way? I'm guessing if it works that I won't be able to record HD channels but I hope I can still record the regular ones. Thanks!

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mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: February 25th, 2013 09:44 pm (UTC) (Permalink)
For a while, I was using a Series2 TiVO much the same way, in between a DISH Network HD satellite receiver and an HD television. It worked fine, though of course, did not record or display in HD. By recording with S-Video instead of composite video, I got a much better signal than composite could've provided, and it was perfectly viewable. I was able to record the HD channels, because the DISH receiver was perfectly happy to tune them in and spit out an analog S-Video signal that the TiVo loved. If the HD DirecTV receiver can't output S-Video, but can output composite, you should still be OK.
njlorelei From: njlorelei Date: February 25th, 2013 09:58 pm (UTC) (Permalink)
Thanks for the info. It's what I was hoping to hear.
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