Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Chebeague Island, Maine
Assuming that there aren't any copy-protection problems, I would use the same method many people use to record from a VCR. This also assumes that all of your stations are coming in on either RF or RCA a/v, but not both. The directions below will have to be modified to fit your exact situation, but you should get the general idea.
In this example, assume the user gets all channels via cable coming in via a/v. The DVD output is hooked to the TiVo's RF input.
Specifically, run Guided Setup and indicate that you have both cable and satellite. Assign cable to a/v and satellite to RF. Choose a channel number that you don't use that corresponds to a satellite channel name that doesn't embarrass you. For example, it might be better to choose "Showtime" than "Pleasure" -- it will show up on Now Playing, along with the program names which, of course, will be wrong and will have to be changed in TivoWeb.
Deselect all of the satellite channels except for the one you selected. You'll get one unwanted and inaccurate channel in your program guide, but you can live with that.
Now, when you tune to that channel, TiVo will switch to RF and bring in the output of your DVD player. It will have the two second delay as mentioned before, but it will become program material like anything else.
To record the DVD input, just set a manual recording for the "phantom channel" at a particular time and start the DVD when the channel changes and the recording starts.
Kind of kludgy, but it works well for me and my VCR. Should work as well for a DVD.
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