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Need help recording three shows at the same time

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I have the FiOS DVR, and have a problem this TV season.  There are 3 shows that we watch that are on at the same time.  if we are home that night, we can record two on the DVR and watch the other in another room.  Not ideal, but we can handle it.  But if we are out, we are hosed.  I have an old series 1 Tivo that I would think I could factor in here....which I could timer record on a different TV.  Any way to do it on my regular TV?  Not sure how I could hook up the Tivo with the DVR and the rest of it.

 

Thanks!

 

Alan

 

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Alan, Dont think you will be able to accomplish what your trying to do on one TV. The most you would be able to do is the 2 shows @ once. If your Tivo Series 1 supports cable cards you can order a cable card from us then put that on another TV to record your 3rd show. Hope this helps Brett

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@DocAlan02 wrote:

I have the FiOS DVR, and have a problem this TV season.  There are 3 shows that we watch that are on at the same time.  if we are home that night, we can record two on the DVR and watch the other in another room.  Not ideal, but we can handle it.  But if we are out, we are hosed.  I have an old series 1 Tivo that I would think I could factor in here....which I could timer record on a different TV.  Any way to do it on my regular TV?  Not sure how I could hook up the Tivo with the DVR and the rest of it.

 

Thanks!

 

Alan

 


 

 

I have a similar setup with a Replay.

 

You will need to get a Verizon Digital Adapter for $3.99 per Month and an IR Blaster for your Tivo.

 

Connect the Digital Adapter (DCT-700) to the FIOS Coax (May need to use a Splitter).  Connect the Composite Out cables from the DCT-700 to the Tivo.  Connect the IR Blaster from the Tivo to the front of the DCT-700.  Configure the Tivo and tell it you have FIOS Cable and Digital Adapter.  You may need to find the right codes to use to control the FIOS box from the Tivo.

 

Once you get it configured you will be able to tell the Tivo to record the 3rd program and it will switch the box to the channel and record it.  If the box is near your other Verizon STBs you will need to hide it or cover the IR Sensor so that the remote for the main STB does not control the Digital Adapter.

 

As an added bonus you can connect the Coax Out from the DCT-700 to your Main TV if it has PIP and now you have a 2nd input source to make PIP work.

 

 

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