Tivo and Prologic II or Neo 6

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  1. Norman L

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    Why do I lose PLII or Neo 6 when my cable box is connected to Tivo?

    Can I bypass Tivo by splitting the cable?
     
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    My TiVo SA model did not record PL very well off cable systems. But I didnt notice it untill I got a Direct TiVo with DD. I am not sure how you have your TiVo hooked up, so cant say if you can split the cable.
     
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    Well Mark, I'm not sure God will prove me right, BUT...

    If he has the cable coming out of the wall into the box, then into the Tivo, he can split the signal coming out of the box into two.

    Now...if he has two antenna inputs on the back of his TV, he can put one of the two outputs there
    (antenna 2, fer instance), then the other into the TiVo, then put the TiVo into antenna one.

    Many Tvs these days have an audio output that you can use to rout to one of your source inputs on the pre/pro or receiver you are using so you can process the sound to your liking.

    Lot of assumptions going on here...and there is always the possiblity of an audio delay. Another way is to go through the VCR first, then into processor, then TV...but as Mark says...without knowing what the equipment/setup is...we're grasping here.


    Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur
     
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    There is a 1/2 second delay coming out of the TiVo, so you cant split the signal and use "live" audio and TiVo video. He can split the cable before the TiVo and have another cable source, but that would be live tv only. TiVos will record the PL but it needs to be a strong signal that most cable systems lack.

    MannyE, nice to know someone knows Latin. I didnt catch the pun till I read your post a second time. I have been trying to teach myself, the signature is some southern War between the States motos and from the psalms
     
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