TiVo Forum Special Member
Registered: Jun 2000
Location: Chicago USA
Don't know if this is exactly what you had in mind, but I split my cable input, one into the cable box/TiVo and one directly into my TV. I can watch all except scrambled channels while TiVo is recording. In fact, I have written out instructions, step by step, for my wife to take when she sees TiVo is recording, so she doesn't screw it up by changing cable/TiVo channels. Has been working great, primarily because she seldom watches HBO and other "premier" channels. Before that, she was getting frustrated because she had to go to another TV if TiVo was recording, which, naturally, is constantly! BTW, the splitter I have been using has its own amplifier and I can't detect any loss of picture quality. There is probably a measurable loss, but I can't see it.
Originally posted by jamesbobo:
The best way to improve TiVo would be to allow you to watch a live show and record another live show at the same time, just as a vcr does. I think this is one of TiVo's greatest weaknesses.
Another improvement would be to have additional S-VHS imputs, so you can connect a DVD player to TiVo, than TiVo to the TV. Many TV's only have one S-VHS input. I know you can purchase a device to lets you plug two or more S-VHS devices into one, but it would be a lot easier to pass it through the TiVo.
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