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When cable goes all digital, how will this impact a TiVo with a dual recorder?

Asked by trudacia (2508points) June 13th, 2008 from iPhone

Currently, I can record two shows but only one digital channel at a time. From what I’ve heard, all channels will soon be digital. Will I only be able to record one show at a time?

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Fallstand's avatar

I’m assuming that you’ll still only be able to record one digital show

trudacia's avatar

I’m just confused by this? Why is TiVo still selling dual recorders if it won’t be possible to record two programs at the same time?

tekn0lust's avatar

This has to do with over the air broadcast transitioning from analog to a digital signal.
This will not affect cable or satellite in any way.
http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/digitaltv.html

To answer your question though. You need a cable converter box for each tuner in the Tivo.

trudacia's avatar

that’s what I was afraid of. Thanks tekn0lust. TiVo should disclose this info!

AlexChoi's avatar

Which tivo version do you have!? I don’t know of a tivo box that has that limitation…

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