January 7th, 2008

Lynn-Lady

TiVo hardware question

I get my video from a combination of cable for local channels and DISH satellite for "specialty" channels. I have a TiVo Series 1 with a lifetime subscription; this enables me to buy a Series 2 or Series 3 (HD) TiVo with a lifetime subscription.

The question: the Series 3 TiVo doesn't support input from my satellite, rendering it useless. DISH Network's ViP722 DVR says it takes input from TV antenna and DISH, but it isn't clear whether it will work with a non-digital cable box signal or whether it will even be usable if I don't own an HD-ready TV (I don't).

When I spoke with TiVo customer support a couple of weeks ago the gal said she thought they were trying to come up with a way to make the TiVo Series 2 work with HD TV. If so, this would be my obvious route, but does anyone out there know whether the inability to record in HD on the Series 2 is a hardware or a software limitation?
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