[clug] [OT] Two UK Silver Analogue Tivo's Free

jhock jhock at iinet.net.au
Wed Jan 4 18:07:24 MST 2012

Hi Grant,

Thanks for the prompt reply. There is a bit of a programme guide that
comes with the satellite signal like an EPG for digital television bit
we won't need to interact with that. My wife will just set the recorder
to record at a particular time and the satellite decoder can select the
'station' (output signall).

The available outputs from the satellite decoder are:

1. RS232
2. RF out (coaxial)
3. RF loop
4. What looks like a Scart labelled "TV" and
5. The Red, White and Yellow video connectors. This latter is already
used to plug into the TV screen via DVD player and TV tuner.

If any of these will work then I will take one of he Tivos off your
hands if they are still up for grabs.



On Thu, 2012-01-05 at 11:21 +1100, Grant Morphett wrote:
> It should be fine as you can set the Tivo's to record based on time
> just like you would a VCR.  I presume there is no guide data for the
> satellite TV reception.  Not sure how you get the signal to the Tivo.
>  Does the satellite reception output a TV signal after you have
> received it?  Perhaps you would need to use one of the SCART inputs -
> I think one's an input.
> Thanks
> Grant
> On 5 January 2012 08:28, jhock <jhock at iinet.net.au> wrote:
>         Hi Grant,
>         I don't know much about these things but I was looking for
>         something
>         that would allow me to record TV shows from a satellite input.
>         We have installed a 2.1 metre satellite dish that currently
>         points to
>         eight different satellites (not simultaneously of course) so
>         we get lots
>         of free to air satellite TV programmes. My wife likes some
>         Chinese shows
>         but they are on late at night. We would like to record these
>         shows so
>         she can watch them later at a more convenient time. Can we do
>         this with
>         the Tivos or can we modify them to do that? If so then I would
>         be
>         interested in getting one.
>         Thanks.
>         John
>         On Wed, 2012-01-04 at 21:53 +1100, Grant Morphett wrote:
>         > I have two silver Tivo's I bought from the UK some time
>         ago.  They served
>         > me well for years but I now have a stock digital one and I
>         no longer need
>         > these.  One has been modded with an ethernet card.  Both
>         have upgraded HDD
>         > from the original 40 - to 320 I think.  As they are from the
>         UK they have a
>         > PAL tuner already so no modding required although it is only
>         analogue.  I
>         > know I could use the remote from these as a spare on my
>         digital Tivo box
>         > but I'd rather give them away to someone who is going to use
>         the WHOLE box.
>         >  They are not running the original software :-)
>         >
>         > Let me know if you want them.  They have all the bits.
>         >
>         > --
>         > Thanks
>         >
>         > Grant
> -- 
> Thanks
> Grant

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