I have my SA TiVo series 2 connected to my 622. If you want IR Blaster control, you must connect it via composite to the TV1 output, because TV2 is UHF ONLY.
At first I had it on TV2 and programmed the 622 to record at the same time as the TiVo, then erased stuff from the 622. When that got old I moved it to TV1.
I did not even have to change the IR codes when I switched from a 301 to the 622. Just plug it in and go.
Thanks. I'm looking at the jacks of the ViP622 and I'm a little unclear.
It looks like TV1 has composite, component, S vid and HDMI outputs. TV2 has composite output. I can't read what the coax outputs are. I think you are saying that for the TiVo IR to work, it has to be connected to TV1 (the HD tuner?). So what happens to the TV2 tuner? Can the 622 record off the TV2 tuner? I see a 2nd remote for TV2, so is the problem that the TiVo doesn't have the IR codes for TV2 or is it some other issue?
Is there any way I can watch TV live or recorded on the 622 while the TiVo independently goes about changing channels and recording SD shows off the second TV output? I suppose another option is to pay extra to keep the 301 just for the TiVo so that it's entirely independent from the 622?
Also, I know the TiVo can only record SD, but is the video quality recorded off the 622 better than off the 301? Does the TV1 output simultaneously to HDMI, composite, component and S vid, or does it shut off certain outputs i.e. can I record off the S vid while watching off the HDMI at the same time?