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What is the current best method for getting DVR content to multiple sets

Moving from a situation where I have 1 TV to one where I will have multiple TVs. What is the high-quality budget alternative to get DVR content to multiple sets? [more inside]
posted by willnot on Jun 22, 2014 - 3 answers

Cutting the Cable

I have a Series 2 Tivo (dual tuner, with a 542 serial number if it matters), with the old lifetime subscription (so we don't pay monthly for the Tivo service). We would like to ditch our cable and get a Mohu Leaf Ultimate HDTV Antenna. Is there any way to keep our ability Tivo things without replacing the Tivo (and thereby losing our lifetime Tivo service?). Tivo says, officially, "no", but I'm thinking there must be something.....
posted by anastasiav on Feb 11, 2014 - 15 answers

CableCard needed. Difficulty: Comcast

So, through a series of unfortunate events we've made the switch to Comcast for tv & internet. In conjunction with the switch, we got a new Tivo Roamio. In order to make it work, we need a CableCard. How can I get one as painlessly as possible? [more inside]
posted by kyleg on Jan 24, 2014 - 9 answers

DVR/PVR options without a cable box?

Living in on-campus housing for the next 3 years, and have school provided cable and no cable box. There is no dvr that I could get through the university. What are my best options for dvr-like service? [more inside]
posted by rmless on Jul 8, 2013 - 12 answers

How to get Comcast and Tivo to work together?

I have a Tivo Premiere. I have Comcast. How do I avoid throwing my TV out the window in frustration? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Mar 30, 2013 - 6 answers

Time Shift me, please

I want to record TV. I’ve thought about too many options – exhaustively - from old school VCR to Mac Mini/HTPC setups. I don’t care about HD, I just want basic recording, and not to pay more for cable. My head is full of options and I need perspective. Help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 15, 2010 - 8 answers

Lowest price for: Comedy Central + ISP = ATT U-Verse, Comcast, Dish+DSL, or ???

TV + ISP filter: Which is the cheapest way to get Comedy Central and a reasonably fast internet connection in Benicia, CA (Bay Area): Comcast??? ATT U-Verse??? DishNetwork/DirectTV + DSL??? Something else??? [more inside]
posted by unclezeb on Mar 13, 2010 - 3 answers

Ready for CableCards?

What is the current state of CableCards? Is it worth adding to my HTPC? [more inside]
posted by medarby on Oct 1, 2009 - 11 answers

How to get this new stupid Comcast box to work with my Tivo?

Comcast filter: Will the new Comcast adapter box work with my Series 2 Tivo? If not (or if its a hassle), should I change cable/internet providers (and what's a good alternative in the Bay Area)? [more inside]
posted by mingodingo on Sep 28, 2009 - 7 answers

Budget home theater

Help me design a budget HD home theater. [more inside]
posted by bove on Sep 9, 2009 - 17 answers

One DVR to two TVs?

Is it possible to have just one DVR (Comcast Motorola, FWIW) and run it to two different TVs, with all functionality intact and accessible from either set? If not, what's a good set-up for what I'd like to accomplish? [more inside]
posted by cocoagirl on Dec 30, 2008 - 11 answers

Tivo vs. Time-Warner DVR

I have a Series 2 Tivo. After 5 months of no TV at all, I have TimeWarner cable again. In my area, T-W uses the Sci. Atlanta DVR tuner. It's less expensive than Tivo, by several $ a month. Is Tivo worth the extra $ and hassle? [more inside]
posted by theora55 on Sep 29, 2008 - 16 answers

Comcast DVR w/ Tivo -- any good, in 2008?

Are the Comcast DVR woes over? Would anyone, today, say that the Comcast DVR with Tivo service works well? I'm moving house and want to set up a new TV and internet package with a Tivo-based DVR. Should I keep what I have or go with something new? Boston area in case it matters to the service. [more inside]
posted by galaksit on Apr 30, 2008 - 13 answers

Is MythTV any good? Is TiVo worth the crazy costs?

I'm getting cable for the first time in 5 years soon, and I'd like to get one of these new-fangled PVRs. I've found plenty of info on TiVos, but I'm having trouble finding recent information on alternatives, like MythTV. Does anyone have first-hand experience or quality links? [more inside]
posted by chrisamiller on Feb 1, 2008 - 29 answers

Two hd tv's, digital cable and a Series 2 Tivo.

Two hd tv's, digital cable and a Series 2 Tivo. what to do? [more inside]
posted by captaindistracto on Dec 14, 2007 - 7 answers

Can I use an old TiVo without a program guide?

Using TiVo Series 1 without programming guide? Can I still tape stuff? [more inside]
posted by UMDirector on Oct 11, 2007 - 8 answers

Tivo filter: Can I take working cablecards from one Tivo and put them into another Tivo?

Have a Tivo HD with two working cablecards, but about to get a Tivo S3 - can I just take the cards and put them into the S3 until I get the installer out to put in new cards?
posted by VeniceGlass on Oct 8, 2007 - 10 answers

Caught Between an HD Rock and a Hard Place...And a Hard Place

I have just moved from Berkeley, CA to Austin, TX and have to move my TV service with me. We were using DirecTV in Berkeley and I was perfectly happy with my (hacked) HR10-250 HD TiVo unit. Now I am faced with a choice. D*, cable or Dish? What service do I go with if I want to have TiVo and HD? I seem to be screwed in one way or another. More inside... [more inside]
posted by JLobster on Jun 29, 2007 - 5 answers

What would be my best source for HD Content and the best PVR to capture that content?

What would be my best source for HD content and the best PVR to capture that content? I just purchased a new HDTV. I have a Direct TV Tivo box that is only standard def. I figure as long as I have an HDTV though, I should try to get the most out of it. It seems my options are Direct TV with their HD PVR, a Direct TV HD receiver and an HD TiVo or MythTV set up, cable and one of their PVRs or cable and a Tivo or MythTV set up. [more inside]
posted by willnot on Apr 27, 2007 - 10 answers

I'm extremely disappointed. I send you out for exciting, new designer drugs, you come back with tomato sauce.

Tivo and DVD to another room of the house. [more inside]
posted by striker on Mar 28, 2007 - 7 answers

DirectTV or Dish Network?

What's better...DirectTV or Dish Network? [more inside]
posted by ryecatcher on Oct 10, 2006 - 22 answers

CableCard Confusion

So I got an HD Tivo for my birthday... [more inside]
posted by aburd on Oct 10, 2006 - 11 answers

Help Configuring Home Video Solution

Home Theater Question: I have a LG 32LX1D LCD TV, Tivo Series 2, Sony DVD player with Component Outputs, and a Comcast CableCard, and an old-school VCR, all of which I would like connected. (No special audio considerations, for now). [more inside]
posted by seinfeld on Jul 30, 2006 - 6 answers

Make my TiVo and cable box play together

TiVoFilter. Why won't my TiVo play nice with the cable box? [more inside]
posted by Sheppagus on Jul 3, 2006 - 7 answers

How do I view the local news from multiple cities live?

How do I watch the local news live in multiple television markets other than the one I currently reside in? [more inside]
posted by kcmck on May 24, 2006 - 15 answers

Will I hate DirectTV less than Time Warner?

Having come to the end of my rope with Time-Warner's sucky customer service, we're looking at DirectTV. What advice, warning, cautions, or kudos would you give us before switching to this service. Two more specific (kinda stupid) questions are inside. [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Mar 27, 2006 - 23 answers

Any way to send 1 coax TV signal to a TV in another room wirelessly?

Any way to send 1 coax TV signal to a TV in another room wirelessly? [more inside]
posted by ilikebike on Mar 12, 2006 - 9 answers

How should I fix or replace my DirectTiVo box?

My DirectTV with TiVo receiver died tonight. The HD actuator (I'm guessing from the sounds of it) had been clicking for a few weeks, and I'd been getting intermittent read/write errors. Tonight after a power outage, it's stuck on the powering up screen. Should I: 1. Get a New One 2. Try a new hard drive (or some other potential fix) 3. Get the PVR that DirectTV is starting to push 4. Switch to Comcast cable and get one of their PVRs [more inside]
posted by willnot on Jan 23, 2006 - 12 answers

Cable Alternatives

DSL vs Cable Internet... what are the differences in term of performance, reliability, price, etc? Can anyone given an evaluation of the pros/cons. Bonus if you can comment on the advantages/disadvantages of satellite TV over digital cable or vice versa. [more inside]
posted by mhaw on Aug 2, 2005 - 16 answers


Once upon a time, there was a young(ish) girl who had a cable box, a tivo box, a VCR, and a televison that played together quite nicely. She could record one channel on the Tivo, and watch a different channel, AT THE SAME TIME. Then one day the evil cable company convinced this girl to upgrade to digital service, and now, alas, she cannot figure out how to recreate this lost paradise. Why (oh why!) is this scenario no longer so? Can anyone answer her call of distress? [For we have to get ourselves back to the garrr-r-den!]

Seriously, any ideas? 'Cause this really BLOWS.
posted by lilboo on Sep 25, 2004 - 12 answers

Does anyone have any recommendations for online retailers for DirecTV?

I'm looking into signing up for DirecTV, mostly for the free/cheap Tivo. I've checked out the PVRBlog, Matt's recommendation seems to be go through OrbitSat, I've also been referred there before from others, but they no longer deal with DirecTV. Google is full of linkfarm results for the same 3 or 4 online retailers, by instinct I don't want to give them my business. Does anyone have any recommendations for online retailers for DirecTV? I'm looking for a 2 room system, with a single DVR, and Triple LNB, for as cheap as possible.
posted by TuxHeDoh on Sep 9, 2004 - 4 answers

2 TVs and a TiVo

I have TiVo set up in the living room, and a television without cable in the bedroom. I figure it would be possible to split the cable before it hits the TiVo and get cable in the bedroom, but I'm not sure if it would make TiVo appear in the television in there as well. Any insights? I'm obviously clueless.
posted by agregoli on Jan 8, 2004 - 8 answers

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