I got my analogue to digital letter today. I'm a TiVo user and I don't want to give it up.
Has anyone been able to change channels on a Rogers digital adapter (DTA50) or a standard definition set top box (E940) using the IR cable (blaster) that comes with the TiVo Series 2? If so, I'll bite the bullet and order an adapter. Otherwise, it seems safe to ignore the letter and do nothing. I'm on basic analogue service so all that all I will lose is three channels that I never watch anyway.
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The DTA50 uses code 10014, which is in the TiVo IR database for Scientific Atlanta (so Pauly's suggestion was on the right track). Thanks to everyone for your input.
if your tivo can be programmed to control a scientific atlantic converter box then your good to go, just check the manual to see what code to program it with
I don't want to pay an extra $8.53 per month (4.56+2.99+tax) for an E940 to find out it doesn't work and be stuck on digital with no TiVo. I'd rather use the TiVo with the DTA50 adapter if I can.
Looking for a reply from someone who has actually done it.
i never told you to pay anything extra. i simply told you what programming you need for your tivo to do to make it work, please do not put words in my mouth, im simply here to help people.
my advise will work regardless if u OBTAIN the FREE DTA-50, or if you buy or rent the e940. I mentioned nothing about how much you should pay because that is totally up to you, its your decision, your call.
I know you are trying to help, and thank you.
You referred to "a scientific atlantic converter box" which would be the E940. The DTA50 is a newer device made by Cisco and probably uses different a different code and IR frequency. (And yes, I know that Scientific Atlanta was bought by Cisco.)
I know how to do it in theory, but I'm looking for a reply from someome who ACTUALLY has a TiVo Series 2 WORKING with a Rogers DTA50.
I have not done it, and I don't have a Tivo, but a quick search suggests that the Cisco DTA-50 is also used by Comcast and other cable companies in the U.S., and that the correct setup code for it is 10104-B (unlike most other DTAs which use code 10104). That should be enough info for you to set up your Tivo.
Find people who have actually done this here:
And check the Tivo Support page for this topic here:
I hope this helps.
I found a couple of instances on the web where people in the U.S. have TiVo working with a DTA50. One of them is here. Hopefully, the differences in firmware do not affect the IR settings.
Clearly, my best option is to do nothing until I lose a channel that I care about.