It’s installed. Holy cow, what a pain in the butt. Not because the Tivo was hard, that was easy. But, when you have a whole bunch of other crap that must jive together, you gotta “jerry-rig” a little.
I had to go with the WiFi network access in order for Tivo to communicate with Big Brother. Which meant I had to travel the stairs a million times in order to calibrate, recalibrate, and finally calibrate the WiFi network settings. Once I got the Tivo to see the home network, and connect, it was smooth sailing. Sort of.
Next I discovered that I didn’t have enough high quality cables in order to keep each video source accessible. So, I decided to get an A/V switcher. This basically allows me to plug up to 4 sources of A/V content into the device. Then only one set of A/V cables goes “out” of the switcher “in” to the television.
I have the DirecTV go into the Tivo, then that travels into the switcher for channel 1. The DVD player is channel 2. The Playstation 2 is channel 3. The VHS machine still runs direct into the TV. So everything but the VHS machine run into the extra “video” input on the TV. It works now. Tonight’s episode of ABC’s LOST will be the first show Tivo’ed at our house.