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Friday, March 07, 2008
We Have Liftoff!
Thanks to my buddy mokiejovis, who in part said:

"Cable from wall -> splitter
Splitter -> HD Box -> TV
Splitter -> Tivo -> TV"

Sounds simpler than it is, trust me, but it confirmed what I had already figured out. The initial problem turned out not to be my hookup scheme, but rather programming the TV properly to recognize all the inputs and outputs correctly. However, I think I'm going to have to upgrade to the HD Tivo in the nearer future than I planned, because the number of remote controls involved in switching back and forth between HD and Tivo are a pain in the patooty. I was going to get a Blue Ray player first, but honestly, I can download most any movie I have the time to watch now in HD, and I watch more recorded TV than movies. I left the DVD player disconnected for now just because I have other TVs in the house I can watch a DVD on, and it was just one more remote to mess around with.
posted by Broadsheet @ 1:53 PM  
1 Editorial Opinions:
  • At March 07, 2008, Anonymous mokiejovis said…

    I'm not sure how much money you have to spend on peripherals, but in the future you might consider getting on of Logitech's fancy universal remotes. I have the Harmony 670 and it is bad ass.

    It took far longer than usual (about 2 hours) to set up the remote for use, but I've never really had to mess with it since, and it does everything the other four remotes I used to have did.

     
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