star trek

Re: star trek

Ok so it’s better than digital cable, but still you can’t watch
something live while recording something live.

So if I wanted to watch Buffy while recording American Idol, I’d need a
2nd TV/Cable box in order to do so. Or, can you hook Tivo up to 2 cable
boxes and 1 TV…? That would be the best solution. :wink:

Rodney Blackwell wrote:
> “Jay Tierney” <jay@jaytierney.com> wrote in message
> news:b2tted$odr$1@www.darklock.com
>
>>Question: do you have to be recording what you’re watching? In other
>>words, could you watch one thing (not recording) while recording
>>something else? Or is it always recording what you’re watching?
>
>
>
> That’s the same thing as what I just said :slight_smile:
>
>[color=darkred]
>>>Only with DirectTV’s version of TivO can you record one live program
>>
>>while
>>
>>>watching another live program.
>>
>
> You can watch one thing (not recording) that is a RECORDED show and have it
> record something else that is a LIVE show.
>
> But if both programs are on “live” TV, you would need the directTV 2 tuner
> version to do that. It makes more sense once you have the TiVo :slight_smile:
>
>
>
>>This also rises another question: if the above is not possible, what if
>>you have it programmed to record something on a specific channel and
>>then someone else turns on your TV and starts clicking around?
>
>
> I’m not sure…I’ve never had that situation come up :slight_smile: Let’s give it a
> try.
>
> ::OK, test done::
>
> If you are recording and someone tries to change the channel with the Tivo
> remote, a box will popup saying that the tivo is currently recording a
> program and it will ask you if you want to stop recording and change the
> channel, or do nothing and a keep recording.
>
> –
> Rodney
>
>[/color]

Re: star trek

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“Shena Delian O’Brien” <shena@darklock.com> wrote in message
news:3E527E08.6010100@darklock.com
> Ok so it’s better than digital cable, but still you can’t watch
> something live while recording something live.
>
> So if I wanted to watch Buffy while recording American Idol, I’d need a
> 2nd TV/Cable box in order to do so. Or, can you hook Tivo up to 2 cable
> boxes and 1 TV…? That would be the best solution. :wink:

Buffy and American Idol come on at the same time?

If so, then yes, you’d either need to have a second TV and cable box. Or a
directTV with 2 tuner Tivo box. 'cept that the DirectTv 2 tuner TiVo only
holds 35-40 hours instead of the nice 80 hours :slight_smile:

Although, there are mentions of people doing some serious TiVo hacking and
adding extra hard drives to their TiVo.

They plan to network them later this year as well.


Rodney

Re: star trek

I’m wondering… if we hook up two digital cable boxes to the TV, on
separate video channels, and hook the Tivo up to one of the cable boxes,
it seems to me that you can have the tivo running and flip the video
channel over to the other cable box on the TV and then effectively watch
1 thing while the other thing is recording!

Do you think that would work??

Rodney Blackwell wrote:
> “Shena Delian O’Brien” <shena@darklock.com> wrote in message
> news:3E527E08.6010100@darklock.com
>
>>Ok so it’s better than digital cable, but still you can’t watch
>>something live while recording something live.
>>
>>So if I wanted to watch Buffy while recording American Idol, I’d need a
>>2nd TV/Cable box in order to do so. Or, can you hook Tivo up to 2 cable
>>boxes and 1 TV…? That would be the best solution. :wink:
>
>
>
> Buffy and American Idol come on at the same time?
>
> If so, then yes, you’d either need to have a second TV and cable box. Or a
> directTV with 2 tuner Tivo box. 'cept that the DirectTv 2 tuner TiVo only
> holds 35-40 hours instead of the nice 80 hours :slight_smile:
>
> Although, there are mentions of people doing some serious TiVo hacking and
> adding extra hard drives to their TiVo.
>
> They plan to network them later this year as well.
>
> –
> Rodney
>
>

Re: star trek

Ok, thanks… I’m glad there’s some kind of warning


Jay Tierney - http://www.moovees.com

“Rodney Blackwell” <rodney@webdiscuss.com> wrote in message
news:b2tu9r$p97$1@www.darklock.com
> “Jay Tierney” <jay@jaytierney.com> wrote in message
> news:b2tted$odr$1@www.darklock.com
> > Question: do you have to be recording what you’re watching? In
other
> > words, could you watch one thing (not recording) while recording
> > something else? Or is it always recording what you’re watching?
>
>
> That’s the same thing as what I just said :slight_smile:
>[color=darkred]
> > > Only with DirectTV’s version of TivO can you record one live[/color]
program
> > while[color=darkred]
> > > watching another live program.
>
> You can watch one thing (not recording) that is a RECORDED show and[/color]
have it
> record something else that is a LIVE show.
>
> But if both programs are on “live” TV, you would need the directTV 2
tuner
> version to do that. It makes more sense once you have the TiVo :slight_smile:
>
>
> > This also rises another question: if the above is not possible, what
if
> > you have it programmed to record something on a specific channel and
> > then someone else turns on your TV and starts clicking around?
>
> I’m not sure…I’ve never had that situation come up :slight_smile: Let’s give it
a
> try.
>
> ::OK, test done::
>
> If you are recording and someone tries to change the channel with the
Tivo
> remote, a box will popup saying that the tivo is currently recording a
> program and it will ask you if you want to stop recording and change
the
> channel, or do nothing and a keep recording.
>
> –
> Rodney
>
>

Re: star trek

“Shena Delian O’Brien” <shena@darklock.com> wrote in message
news:3E5280C5.20903@darklock.com
> I’m wondering… if we hook up two digital cable boxes to the TV, on
> separate video channels, and hook the Tivo up to one of the cable boxes,
> it seems to me that you can have the tivo running and flip the video
> channel over to the other cable box on the TV and then effectively watch
> 1 thing while the other thing is recording!
>
> Do you think that would work??

That is beyond my scope of TiVo knowledge :slight_smile:

But if it’s possible, it’s probably been discussed in the tivo forums here:
http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/


Rodney

Re: star trek

Well it’s quick enough to figure out… does TiVo hook up to the cable
box, or the TV?

Rodney Blackwell wrote:
> “Shena Delian O’Brien” <shena@darklock.com> wrote in message
> news:3E5280C5.20903@darklock.com
>
>>I’m wondering… if we hook up two digital cable boxes to the TV, on
>>separate video channels, and hook the Tivo up to one of the cable boxes,
>>it seems to me that you can have the tivo running and flip the video
>>channel over to the other cable box on the TV and then effectively watch
>>1 thing while the other thing is recording!
>>
>>Do you think that would work??
>
>
> That is beyond my scope of TiVo knowledge :slight_smile:
>
> But if it’s possible, it’s probably been discussed in the tivo forums here:
> http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/
>
> –
> Rodney
>
>

Re: star trek

hmm…lemme look.

I think it hooks up to the Tv…but I could be mistaken.


Rodney Blackwell - http://www.5r5.net

“I’m the latest craze” - Macy Gray

“Shena Delian O’Brien” <shena@darklock.com> wrote in message
news:3E5286D5.7060501@darklock.com
> Well it’s quick enough to figure out… does TiVo hook up to the cable
> box, or the TV?
>
> Rodney Blackwell wrote:
> > “Shena Delian O’Brien” <shena@darklock.com> wrote in message
> > news:3E5280C5.20903@darklock.com
> >[color=darkred]
> >>I’m wondering… if we hook up two digital cable boxes to the TV, on
> >>separate video channels, and hook the Tivo up to one of the cable boxes,
> >>it seems to me that you can have the tivo running and flip the video
> >>channel over to the other cable box on the TV and then effectively watch
> >>1 thing while the other thing is recording!
> >>
> >>Do you think that would work??
> >
> >
> > That is beyond my scope of TiVo knowledge :slight_smile:
> >
> > But if it’s possible, it’s probably been discussed in the tivo forums[/color]
here:
> > http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/
> >
> > –
> > Rodney
> >
> >
>

Re: star trek

Looks like Tivo has it covered??

http://customersupport.tivo.com/tivoknowbase/root/public/tv1027.htm?

-Deborah- wrote:
> Thanks. :wink: Yes, my VCR works with digital cable too…but I still have
> to manually tune the cable box to the channel I plan on recording prior
> to recording time. That’s what I’m trying to bypass.

Re: star trek

Also some cable companies offer a TivO built into the set top box so I
imagine that would solve your question, AT&T Broadband offers a TivO option.
Gary Stein

“Rodney Blackwell” <rodney@webdiscuss.com> wrote in message
news:b2trg3$ma7$1@www.darklock.com
> The TiVo will automatically turn the channel for you to the channel it is
> about to record on.
>
> Only with DirectTV’s version of TivO can you record one live program
while
> watching another live program.
>
> However, most TiVo users watch the programs they have stored/recorded on
> their own schedule instead of waiting for the network’s lineup. So you
can
> be watching a recorded TiVo program while it records another program on
live
> TV.
>
> I hope this helps :slight_smile:
>
> –
> Rodney Blackwell - http://www.5r5.net
> ---------------------------------------------------
> “I’m the latest craze” - Macy Gray
> ---------------------------------------------------
> “-Deborah-” <deborah@invalid.work.com> wrote in message
> news:3E524E39.3020101@invalid.work.com
> > Thanks. :wink: Yes, my VCR works with digital cable too…but I still have
> > to manually tune the cable box to the channel I plan on recording prior
> > to recording time. That’s what I’m trying to bypass.
> >
> > Shena Delian O’Brien wrote:[color=darkred]
> > > -Deborah- wrote:
> > >
> > >> Okay…guess no one knows…
> > >>
> > >> -Deborah- wrote:
> > >>
> > >>> Sorry for my late entry into this discussion, I was in Detroit
> > >>> (attending my Mom’s wedding!). Rodney, or anyone, how does TiVo[/color]
work[color=darkred]
> > >>> with Digital Cable? One of my main gripes about Digital Cable has
> > >>> been recording shows from it. The VCR stays on channel 3 and you
> > >>> have to tune the cable box to the channel you wish to record.
> > >>> Obviously this causes some problems. Can TiVo work around that?
> > >>
> > >
> > > http://www.tivo.com/1.1.asp
> > >
> > > It says it works w/digital cable right on the website :slight_smile:
> > >
> >
>
>[/color]

Re: star trek

Wow, thanks… great find. That’ll be handy…


Jay Tierney - http://www.moovees.com

“Shena Delian O’Brien” <shena@darklock.com> wrote in message
news:3E528BBE.5020601@darklock.com
> Looks like Tivo has it covered??
>
> http://customersupport.tivo.com/tivoknowbase/root/public/tv1027.htm?
>
> -Deborah- wrote:
> > Thanks. :wink: Yes, my VCR works with digital cable too…but I still
have
> > to manually tune the cable box to the channel I plan on recording
prior
> > to recording time. That’s what I’m trying to bypass.
>
>