How do I set up my TiVo HD or TiVo HD XL DVR?

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The following options are available for setting up TiVo HD and TiVo HD XL DVRs.
Review each hardware description and select the setup that best describes your system.

Watch a short video on how to set up your new TiVo HD DVR.

The most common setup configurations for TiVo HD DVRs:

If you are setting up your DVR with:

  • A high-definition TV
  • CableCARDs or basic cable
  • Antenna (optional)
  • A VCR or DVD recorder (optional)

Click here for general instructions and guidelines

If you are setting up your DVR with:

  • A standard definition TV
  • CableCARDs or basic cable
  • Antenna (optional)
  • A VCR or DVD recorder (optional)

Click here for general instructions and guidelines


Other popular setup configurations:

If you are setting up your DVR with:

  • A high definition TV
  • An A/V Receiver
  • A DVD player or game console
  • A VCR or DVD recorder

Click here for general instructions and guidelines

If you are setting up your DVR with:

  • A standard definition TV
  • An A/V receiver
  • A DVD player or game console
  • A VCR or DVD recorder

Click here for general instructions and guidelines

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