RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Tiffin Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-09-2014, 08:58 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 210
Over Air Antenna and TIVO

I understand there is a new Tivo that will allow you to record over the air. Now the big question. Its the antenna wired into the area where all DVD unit is on the tiffin? I have one unmarked wire that may be the antenna. I guess I could hook a spare TV up to it and see, but I do not have one laying around. Does anyone know if the Tiffins wire an antenna feed into that space. I do not know where else I would put the Tivo?

Has anyone used the over the air Tivo?
__________________

__________________
Deas
Tiffin RED 34
deasnealy is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 10-09-2014, 09:50 AM   #2
Senior Member


 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Anywhere I want to be.
Posts: 905
I don't know about the wiring, however, I have an OTA TiVo. I absolutely love it.
__________________

__________________
1996 Newmar Mountain Aire. 3760 CA
2006 to 2015 Boxer named Cash (aka Cassius Clay)
2016 - Boxer named Chevy
Afubar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2014, 10:28 AM   #3
Community Administrator
 
Scarab0088's Avatar


 
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: SoCal
Posts: 18,505
My Folks "bit the bullet" and bought a new DTV capable TiVO Roamio...it works awesome!
https://www.tivo.com/shop/roamio

Can't tell you about the Tiffin's Ant Wire, but any of the Antenna-Out ports on the Entertainment control should carry the OTA signal.

We all had the good ol' Series 2 TiVO's and we still use one on the basic cable at the studs and stucco house - BUT - these pre-DTV (2009) machines cannot receive OTA DTV.

Best luck
__________________
Kim and Steve, Mustang LCDR (USCG Ret), Outlaw #1193
https://www.irv2.com/attachments/signaturepics/sigpic84535_7.gif
WE LOVE OUR OUTLAW RV
Scarab0088 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2014, 11:08 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
wa8yxm's Avatar
 
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 24,023
I do not knwo that TiVo over the air DVR's are all that new,, I mean the original TiVo Series one was an OTA (or cable or satellite) recorder same as my ReplayTV's only not nearly as good or flexible.

Then DirecTV got in the act and all sorts of things happened..

There is a new one out now that looks downright interesting,, The name reminds me of teh word Taboo but a search on that gave no joy and a history search on tab likewise. Can hook to your house network via Wi-Fi or Cat-5 if you have a house network,, This allows it to "Cast' to a remote TV via house LAN (not internet) may have some internet capability too (Like one of my REPLAY)

So far it's the only one I've seen that beats Replay.

Alas... They do not make Replay any more.
__________________
Home is where I park it!
wa8yxm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2014, 11:17 AM   #5
Senior Member


 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Anywhere I want to be.
Posts: 905
Amazon has the same TiVo 30 bucks cheaper and if you enter the code "PLSR" when you activate the lifetime subscription you get a hundred off.
__________________
1996 Newmar Mountain Aire. 3760 CA
2006 to 2015 Boxer named Cash (aka Cassius Clay)
2016 - Boxer named Chevy
Afubar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2014, 12:25 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
SteveLevin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Posts: 1,195
There are also alternatives on the market... one is called "Channel Master" and costs less than 200 bucks with no monthly fee... to me, the monthly fee has become a point of annoyance with Tivo (and I've had at least one since 2000!)

Steve
__________________
The Green Machine -- 2000 Mountain High Coachworks Summit (Spartan chassis / Cummins ISC)
...and F-Troop: Fearghus, Fiona, and Frankie (Cairn Terriers)
SteveLevin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2014, 07:32 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 210
Thanks for the input. Currently have directv and the price just keeps on going up and up.
__________________
Deas
Tiffin RED 34
deasnealy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2014, 10:45 AM   #8
Community Administrator
 
Scarab0088's Avatar


 
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: SoCal
Posts: 18,505
Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveLevin View Post
There are also alternatives on the market... one is called "Channel Master" and costs less than 200 bucks with no monthly fee... to me, the monthly fee has become a point of annoyance with Tivo (and I've had at least one since 2000!)

Steve
Just looked at Steve's suggestion for the Channel Master DVR: Products | Channel Master

This is MUCH less expensive than TiVo and has no subscription. I can't speak to the quality or usability, but this looks like a good thing for RV'ers who do not want to buy SAT. CNET says it's "rough around the edges" but gives it a thumbs-up:
http://www.cnet.com/products/channel-master-dvr-plus/

Safe travels
__________________
Kim and Steve, Mustang LCDR (USCG Ret), Outlaw #1193
https://www.irv2.com/attachments/signaturepics/sigpic84535_7.gif
WE LOVE OUR OUTLAW RV
Scarab0088 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2014, 09:26 PM   #9
Community Administrator
 
Scarab0088's Avatar


 
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: SoCal
Posts: 18,505
Amending my previous post...there is a MUCH less expensive TiVo for the "cut the cable" crowd:
Best DVR for Antenna TV | Over the Air DVR | TiVo
Beats the Channel Master's price point by big difference

Yes, it requires a TiVo subscription, but that gives all the Season Pass, search, program info, etc. that makes TiVo better than other DVR's...and it is made for an OTA feed.

4 Tuners!
500Gb HD or 75hrs of HDTV storage!

And, TiVo is partnered with Hulu, Netflix and others for when you have high speed internet. This should be marketed in Camping World IMHO!
__________________
Kim and Steve, Mustang LCDR (USCG Ret), Outlaw #1193
https://www.irv2.com/attachments/signaturepics/sigpic84535_7.gif
WE LOVE OUR OUTLAW RV
Scarab0088 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2014, 08:08 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 210
Now that I am interested in this, I cannot find it! It was supposed to be at Best Buy by Mid September. Any word on whether it has hit the market?
__________________
Deas
Tiffin RED 34
deasnealy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2014, 08:45 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Big-Foot's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Kenyon MN, Gold Canyon AZ
Posts: 288
Quote:
Originally Posted by wa8yxm View Post
There is a new one out now that looks downright interesting,, The name reminds me of teh word Taboo but a search on that gave no joy and a history search on tab likewise..
Are you thinking of VUDU ????

More here:
Products | Channel Master

And here
http://www.vudu.com
__________________
Regards - Randy & Dar
2017 Thor Vegas 25.5 / 2014 Cedar Creek 40CFE
Randy’s Rod Shop & Fabrication
Big-Foot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2014, 11:01 PM   #12
Community Administrator
 
Scarab0088's Avatar


 
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: SoCal
Posts: 18,505
Quote:
Originally Posted by deasnealy View Post
Now that I am interested in this, I cannot find it! It was supposed to be at Best Buy by Mid September. Any word on whether it has hit the market?
On the TiVo website they say it will only be sold at BestBuy and not all BestBuy stores. I called one of those stores listed as being one of the stores to sell it, and they said that they have not arrived yet for sale.

More to come.
__________________
Kim and Steve, Mustang LCDR (USCG Ret), Outlaw #1193
https://www.irv2.com/attachments/signaturepics/sigpic84535_7.gif
WE LOVE OUR OUTLAW RV
Scarab0088 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2014, 07:27 PM   #13
Community Administrator
 
Scarab0088's Avatar


 
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: SoCal
Posts: 18,505
According to BestBuy and TiVo websites, the TiVo OTA has made it to select stores - and can be mailordered for delivery or in-store pick-up.

Best DVR for Antenna TV | Over the Air DVR | TiVo
And
TiVo Roamio OTA Digital Video Recorder TCD846510 - Best Buy

Safe travels
__________________
Kim and Steve, Mustang LCDR (USCG Ret), Outlaw #1193
https://www.irv2.com/attachments/signaturepics/sigpic84535_7.gif
WE LOVE OUR OUTLAW RV
Scarab0088 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2014, 04:23 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
xctraveler's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Aguanga CA Jojoba Hills SKP Resort
Posts: 332
Quote:
Originally Posted by deasnealy View Post
I understand there is a new Tivo that will allow you to record over the air. Now the big question. Its the antenna wired into the area where all DVD unit is on the tiffin? I have one unmarked wire that may be the antenna. I guess I could hook a spare TV up to it and see, but I do not have one laying around. Does anyone know if the Tiffins wire an antenna feed into that space. I do not know where else I would put the Tivo?

Has anyone used the over the air Tivo?
It does not appear in my 2012 Phaeton that there is OTA cable in the entertainment space. The only place I see access is up forward behind the cabinet in front of the navigator seat. On my coach there is a panel that gives access to all the routing connections buried in the front cap I would not expect any consistency front year to year, but look for the connection plate with the OTA amplifier button on it. That is the OTA cable.
__________________

__________________
Paul Rocking down the road in our '12 Phaeton 36QSH, (in service May 2012 ) We tow an '11 4 dr Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon - Read my blog at goldberg-online.net AKA RVM86
xctraveler is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
antenna



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
TV antenna? newbie here please help. Goneracin iRV2.com General Discussion 27 06-06-2014 04:50 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.