I'm after some advice from the community or experts on installation of a second TiVo box in my home. Virgin tell me that in order to watch TiVo in another room I need another box. Seems fair. What they can't tell me though is how the installation will work or send an engineer to show me. They tell me that they will send an engineer if I agree with the setup and I can cancel if I'm not happy with what they propose... Seems a little backwards to me. They also tell me that it's about a month and a half wait for an engineer too. What I'm after is some advice on how the setup works. Does it run off a fresh cable from the brown box outside or does it patch from the existing setup? We are notating our home so most of the current setup is buried and would be problematic to get at now.
You can share some recordings between two tivos if you have an ethernet cable to both, but if you get the new V6 box more recordings can be shared and it works with the Tivo as well, it's much much faster than the tivo so your best be may be to go for that option (I would) and the engineer will set it up for you so you can share recordings if you get Two V6 boxes fitted (one to replace the older tivo)