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Old 07-29-07, 07:36 PM
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School me on Tivo

I have never owned a Tivo before but now with the $300 one launching to rave reviews it got my interested. What do I need to use this? Currently I have Time Warner Cable and a DVR box (with an HDMI port that does not work, ugh). If I get the new Tivo box do I have to keep that DVR box? My internet connected in Cable and I have no LAN line in my house, will that be a problem? How will I get HD channels without it? Sorry, I just have no idea how it really 'works'.
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you would get rid of your dvr box.

time warner would have to come out and connect cable cards to your tivo. you would have a cable wire going fro mthe wall to the tive and 2 cable cards that would decode the signal.

you would then have 2 tuners of pure television magic at your hands.
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Tivo HD accepts two CableCards. Cable company would supply these and take away your current box. The TivoHD would have a single coaxial connection from the cable co and an HDMI output to your TV. The Tivo needs connection to either a 1.) wired ethernet network, 2.) a wireless network or 3.) a phone line. It needs to download the guide information so it knows which shows are on at what time. But IMHO, without a network connection of some kind, you'd rule out a bunch of functionality like downloading shows and movies from Amazon, dowloading podcasts and video postcasts, etc.
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