Watching Tivo without using receiver?

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  1. MonicaT

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    After hooking up TIVO to the receiver is it still possible to watch tv without using the receiver? I mean, It is great to watch movies and listen the speakers but for news or something really not "speaker-worhty" I wouldn't like to have to turn it all on...I've used component and optical cable to connect the Tivo box to a Pioneer 1014.[​IMG]
     
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    Doesn’t the TIVO have an Antenna Out connection? If so, send it to the TV, tune the TV for either channel 3 or 4, and you should get the TIVO signal coming through.

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    You're absolutely right. Is just that, before hooking up the receiver I could connect TIvo with component and the image was much better. Using channel 3/4 gives an ok image and the sound is a lot lower. I was wondering if there was any way I could split the signal and use one component to receiver and another one to the tv.
     
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    that sound about right. what kind of tv do you have? does it have an aux video input?

    if so, i'd run a video cable (s-video if possible), plus a pair of audio cables from the tivo to the back of the tv. now, when you want to watch (and hear) tivo from the tv, you just have to switch the tv's input.

    tivo (via rca/s-video) --> back of tv (aux input)
     

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