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March 8, 2005 2:40:49 PM

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I am trying to transfer some shows to my laptop. I know the usb ports are
worthless. I have read that you can use the tivo desktop software and a
networked dvr to transfer but how do I network the dvr there is no ethernet
port?

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Anonymous
March 8, 2005 2:40:50 PM

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You use a USB Ethernet adapter. They are inexpensive and work well. I was
able to set up my Tivo on a network and download programs to my PC, though I
had no idea what to do. I followed the instructions on Tivo's site and they
let me through it every step of the way. Check their site and follow their
instructions. If you can't find their instructions on their site, reply in
this group and I will send you the direct link.

"Bojangles" <jzurb@charter.net> wrote in message
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>I am trying to transfer some shows to my laptop. I know the usb ports are
> worthless. I have read that you can use the tivo desktop software and a
> networked dvr to transfer but how do I network the dvr there is no
> ethernet
> port?
>
>
Anonymous
March 8, 2005 2:40:50 PM

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"Bojangles" <jzurb@charter.net> wrote in message
news:JskXd.12692$6g7.3736@bignews1.bellsouth.net...
>I am trying to transfer some shows to my laptop. I know the usb ports are
> worthless. I have read that you can use the tivo desktop software and a
> networked dvr to transfer but how do I network the dvr there is no
> ethernet
> port?
>
>

Go to tivo.com, it will explain about usb-ethernet adapters, and which ones
to get.

Rick
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Anonymous
March 8, 2005 2:40:50 PM

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Bojangles wrote:
> from what i understand the usb ports are worthless on the tivos.

Your understanding is wrong then. Thousands of people are using their
USB ports for networking.
Anonymous
March 8, 2005 2:40:50 PM

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Bojangles wrote:
> I have a philips directtv dvr and have tried a usb ethernet adapter
nothing.
> I guess what I mean is the ports are dead on the directtv dvrs then.

The ports aren't dead - your TiVo OS just doesn't support them by
default.

You can fix your OS by hacking to get functionality out of the USB
ports.
March 8, 2005 3:29:18 PM

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from what i understand the usb ports are worthless on the tivos.

"Rick S." <rsemo51@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Bojangles" <jzurb@charter.net> wrote in message
> news:JskXd.12692$6g7.3736@bignews1.bellsouth.net...
> >I am trying to transfer some shows to my laptop. I know the usb ports
are
> > worthless. I have read that you can use the tivo desktop software and
a
> > networked dvr to transfer but how do I network the dvr there is no
> > ethernet
> > port?
> >
> >
>
> Go to tivo.com, it will explain about usb-ethernet adapters, and which
ones
> to get.
>
> Rick
>
>
Anonymous
March 8, 2005 3:29:19 PM

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"Bojangles" <jzurb@charter.net> wrote in message
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> from what i understand the usb ports are worthless on the tivos.
>
lol, do a tiny bit of research.
Anonymous
March 8, 2005 3:29:19 PM

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On Tue, 08 Mar 2005 12:29:18 -0500, Bojangles wrote:

> from what i understand the usb ports are worthless on the tivos.

You have a critical misunderstanding, and apparently an inability to
follow simple directions ("Go to tivo.com...").

So, for you, perhaps they are worthless.

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Lenroc
March 8, 2005 4:31:13 PM

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I have a philips directtv dvr and have tried a usb ethernet adapter nothing.
I guess what I mean is the ports are dead on the directtv dvrs then.
"Lenroc" <lenroc@NOSPAMFORYOU.hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> On Tue, 08 Mar 2005 12:29:18 -0500, Bojangles wrote:
>
> > from what i understand the usb ports are worthless on the tivos.
>
> You have a critical misunderstanding, and apparently an inability to
> follow simple directions ("Go to tivo.com...").
>
> So, for you, perhaps they are worthless.
>
> --
> Lenroc
Anonymous
March 8, 2005 4:31:14 PM

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On Tue, 08 Mar 2005 13:31:13 -0500, Bojangles wrote:

> I have a philips directtv dvr and have tried a usb ethernet adapter nothing.
> I guess what I mean is the ports are dead on the directtv dvrs then.

Yes, with the stock software, the USB ports on your DirecTiVo isn't active.

That might've been helpful to mention in your OP.

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Lenroc
March 8, 2005 5:40:49 PM

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how do I get the usb ports to work? is it complicated?

<in2sheep@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>
> Bojangles wrote:
> > I have a philips directtv dvr and have tried a usb ethernet adapter
> nothing.
> > I guess what I mean is the ports are dead on the directtv dvrs then.
>
> The ports aren't dead - your TiVo OS just doesn't support them by
> default.
>
> You can fix your OS by hacking to get functionality out of the USB
> ports.
>
Anonymous
March 8, 2005 5:49:57 PM

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"Bojangles" <jzurb@charter.net> wrote in message
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> how do I get the usb ports to work? is it complicated?
>
> <in2sheep@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:1110307574.881604.284220@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
>>
>> Bojangles wrote:
>> > I have a philips directtv dvr and have tried a usb ethernet adapter
>> nothing.
>> > I guess what I mean is the ports are dead on the directtv dvrs then.
>>
>> The ports aren't dead - your TiVo OS just doesn't support them by
>> default.
>>
>> You can fix your OS by hacking to get functionality out of the USB
>> ports.
>>
>
>
used this site and upgraded from 3.1.1e to 4.0.

http://www.dellanave.com/projects/tivo/4xrid.html

Worked very well on my philips dsr708.

I would just pay one of your friends to do this/help you with this as it may
appear kinda complicated.

Not for everybody..
March 8, 2005 11:08:17 PM

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* Bojangles Wrote in alt.video.ptv.tivo:

> how do I get the usb ports to work? is it complicated?

For anyone lacking the ability to use a search engine, yes, extremely.

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David
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