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Old 07-03-2004, 04:38 AM   #1 (Print)
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Question How can I get Tivo to change my Philips 1500 STB to RADIO?

Hi everyone

Can anyone tell me how to get my Tivo to change my Philips DTR 1500 set top box to RADIO when required, so I can record radio programmes without having to manually hit the radio button on the Philips remote or on the STB itself? It would also need to go back to TV if necessary once the recording has finished.

I have just joined the forum, and have owned my Thomson Tivo for about 3 years.

I have tried to search for an answer to my question but no joy so far.

Please can anyone help?


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Old 07-03-2004, 05:04 AM   #2 (Print)
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You can't, but are you sure you need to? What happens when you change to a radio channel number while in TV mode? Can you just tell the box that a radio station is a TV channel in the setup?

If not, then you're stuck I'm afraid.


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Old 07-03-2004, 05:11 AM   #3 (Print)
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I tried one of those boxes with Tivo and it does split TV channels from radio channels into two groups and you cant select one from the other by entering the channel number digits.

Also when the same channel number was entered by Tivo at the end of a recording it used to stick with the channel banner up.

For best results with Tivo a nice basic old ITVdigital box can be best.

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Old 07-03-2004, 08:05 AM   #4 (Print)
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Thanks for the info, I guess I'm stuck then.

When Tivo tries to record a Radio programme, it enters the radio station number, but the STB doesn't change over, so Tivo just records whichever TV station it was on.

I don't really want to buy another STB, as this one is only 6 months old.

Any other suggestions?

Thanks again though
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