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TiVo Series 2 DT Digital Video Recorder Hookup

Discussion in 'DIRECTV DVR with TiVo Discussion' started by WTNewton, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. WTNewton

    WTNewton New Member

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    Ocotillo...
    I have a TiVo Series 2 DT Digital Video Recorder. TiVo Model # is TCD649090. Got it from one of my kids who discontinued their DirecTv service.

    On my Current D* system I have:

    1 HR20-700 DVR (Working great)
    4 D12-100 (all working great)
    Whole Home Service (though no second HD receiver yet -- still looking).
    HD Service

    SWM LNB - 3 head

    So ... can anyone tell me what the TiVo listed above will do for me if I get it reactivated? How would I hook it up? Is this TiVo unit HD or SD? and anything else I should know? (maybe a pointer to somewhere on the net where I can get such questions answered?)

    Thanks in Advance!
     
  2. sbl

    sbl Icon DBSTalk Club

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    You can use it as a single-tuner, standard-def DVR. It is only an SD DVR. Connect one of the D12's composite and audio outputs to the corresponding input on the TiVo. You would then run Guided Setup on the TiVo and tell it that you had satellite with a Hughes or DirecTV receiver. You'll have to buy a service subscription from TiVo.

    The best sources for information on TiVo standalone DVRs are:
    - http://tivo.com
    - http://tivocommunity.com
    - http://forums.tivo.com/
     
  3. WTNewton

    WTNewton New Member

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    Ocotillo...
    Thank you for the info....

    I will check out the TiVo sites you recommended!

    This might just give me some versatility in one of my bedrooms.
     
  4. sbl

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    Rather expensive and limited versatility in my opinion, as the monthly TiVo service fee is quite high (unless a "lifetime" service plan had been purchased, in which case the equation changes a lot.)
     
  5. WTNewton

    WTNewton New Member

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    Ocotillo...
    You are correct. I checked out the sites and a,month to month with a one year minimum is 15$ each month and the lifetime was around 400$. So I have opted not to activate this box. I just purchased another HR20-700 on Ebay that is owned and D* says they will activate it. It was 49$ plus shipping so I will just add it to the other one I have activated that I got on craigslist for 50$. I also just got 2 H21's (one -100 and one a -200) for 74$ total. D* says they will activate them. So I will set them up as whole home/ MRV and that will work for me. Thank you for the TiVO sites!
     

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