Can't get benefits of service because I lease TIVO thru cable co.
I lease my TIVO box thru my cable co. TIVO just came out with a new service - link your TIVO thru your PC and buy videos on demand via Amazon Unbox. I live in a small town and we don't get a lot of perks with the cable co. I bought the adapter necessary and installed it correctly. To begin using the service you have to go to TIVO and register your box, they will then give you a password. HOWEVER because I do not own the box TIVO will not give me a password. The TIVO tech and I conferenced with the cable co. and the cable co. doesn't understand. They just keep saying "You don't get VOD in your area". Because TIVO offers this service via my computer I will buy the videos from Amazon. Any suggestions on how I can tap into this service bypassing the ignorance of my cable co?
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Re: Can't get benefits of service because I lease TIVO...
Your cable company is telling you that you do not have enought band width to download and use (VOD) Video On Demand. They are unwilling to sell you, or your equiptment does not support such a high speed continuous download. No.. Their is no way around it. Nextflix or Redbox may be alternitives for you.
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you will have to hook the tivo to the cable box and reconfiger, you will have to hook up the ir eye from the tivo to the box so thay can talk. the newist tivo is realy cool it take a cable card and can record muilt chanels but your old one when configured with the cable box will only record one chanel at a time and you wont be able to watch another channel wile its recording
Since the Series2 doesn't do HD, you don't need any fancy connections, and it's pretty simple to hook up.
1) Disconnect the cable that's connecting your cable box to your TV, from the TV end. 2) Connect the end that *was* connected to your TV, to the "input" on the Tivo. 3) Get another piece of the same cable (coaxial cable), and connect the output of the Tivo to the input on your TV.
You may just need to go to Best Buy and get a piece of coaxial cable to connect the Tivo to the TV.
I re-did the guided setup in the Tivo under Messages & Settings/Restart-Reset System/Restart menu section in Tivo. Once I did that, it cleared this issue, even though I didn't have to change any of my settings thru this guided setup. I tried a reset alone first, but that did not fix it. Only this fixed it. We had lost both power and cable during a recent tree fall in a storm, and when both were restored, this problem started. I have a cable coax directly in the back of the TV (no cable box/IR etc) and the system is on a home wireless network. I actually have 2 identical Tivo's in the house set up the same way but only one had this problem. The other worked no different after the outage.
Set up your infrared blasters connected from your IR port on the Tivo and by placing the two lead lights in front of your cable box so it (the cable box) can read the signal. Then go to Channel settings accessed through Tivo Central and follow the questions. It will ask you to change channels until the remote is working correctly. This all worked on a different "input" on my Mitsubishi TV (it has multiple inputs. I have the cable input on a different "input" to make it work.
Hope this helps. Call TIVO tech assistance because they are the ones who talked me through this.
Do you want to run all your cables thru the receiver? There really is
no benefit for you to do this since that receiver doesn't handle HDMI
audio nor do any kind of component to HDMI conversion. Might as well
connect your tivo box directly to the TV with HDMI. You'll have to switch inputs on your TV between
the cable box, but its not a big deal.