Use Tivo With Bright House

Use TiVo with Bright House to record programming and watch it whenever you want.

When using TiVo with Bright House cable service, you can record television programs and access TiVo’s broadband features like Pandora radio, Amazon On Demand, Netflix and more. Installation differs depending on what kind of TiVo model you own. HD-grade TiVos like the Series3, TiVo HD and Premiere models need at least one CableCARD to work with the Bright House service. CableCARDs replace Bright House’s cable box, allowing the TiVo to access your cable channels. Older TiVos like the Series2 DT TiVo don’t need a CableCARD, but instead require a connection to a Bright House cable box to function properly.

Instructions

CableCARD Setup

1. Connect the coaxial cable from the wall to the back of your TiVo.

2. Establish an Internet connection with your home network. For a wired connection, run an Ethernet cable from your router or modem to the TiVo’s Ethernet port. For wireless connectivity, plug your TiVo-compatible wireless network adapter into the TiVo’s USB port. During “Guided Setup” you will need your network’s WEP key to synchronize the TiVo to your wireless network.

3. Plug in your audio-visual cables. If using an HDMI cable, plug one end into the TiVo and the other end into your television’s HDMI “In” jack. If using composite A/V cables, plug one end into the TiVo’s “Out” jacks, matching the colors on the cable, and the other end into your television’s “In” jacks.

4. Plug the TiVo’s power cord into a wall outlet and power on your TiVo using its remote. If you do not see a TiVo “Welcome” screen, ensure you have the television set to the right input channel that corresponds with the A/V cables.

5. Run through “Guided Setup” to complete any necessary software installs, synchronization with your home network and system preferences.

6. Install the CableCARD in your TiVo‘s corresponding slot. The Series3 TiVo and TiVo HD have two CableCARD slots on the front panel of the DVR, while the TiVo Premiere has a single CableCARD slot on the back. Complete the setup steps outlined in the screen following CableCARD insertion.

IR Control Cable

7. Remove the coaxial cable from the wall and plug it into your splitter’s “In” jack. Connect the two coaxial cables to the splitter’s “Out” jacks. Run the coaxial cables from the splitter into the “RF In” jacks on the back of your TiVo and Bright House receiver box.

8. Stack the TiVo and Bright House receiver box on top of each other. Plug one end of the A/V cables into the appropriately colored TiVo A/V “In” jacks, and the other into the Bright House receiver‘s red, white and yellow A/V “Out” jacks. Connect the TiVo to your television by plugging one end of the other composite cable into the TiVo’s A/V “Out” jacks and the television’s A/V “In” jacks.

9. Plug the IR Control cable into your TiVo’s “IR Control” port. Attach the IR cable’s nine-pin serial cable to the the Bright House receiver’s nine-pin serial port. Place the IR cable’s two ends above and below the receiver’s IR sensor. The two ends need to protrude 1.5 inches from the front of the box to work properly.

10. Establish an Internet connection with your home network. For a wired connection, run an Ethernet cable from your router or modem to the TiVo’s Ethernet port. For wireless connectivity, plug a TiVo-compatible wireless network adapter into the TiVo’s USB port. During “Guided Setup” you will need your network’s WEP key to synchronize the TiVo to your wireless network.

11. Power on the TiVo. Set your television to channel “3” or “4” to view the TiVo “Welcome” screen. The TiVo will run through any necessary updates and troubleshooting during “Guided Setup.”