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Anonymous
July 23, 2005 1:50:04 PM

Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.tivo (More info?)

Just ordered the free 40hr TIVO, it arrives very soon.
I'm a fairly savvy PC user and I want to know about connecting the
TIVO to my network.
-By buying a wireless adapter I can have it on the wireless network,or
-By drilling a hole thru a connecting wall I can run a cable from my
router to the USB port on the TIVO.
Now what can I do with this? Is it worthwhile?
Can I send photos from the PC(s) to the TIVO and show them there?
Can I copy a recording from the TIVO to my PC and burn a DVD there?
Can I send a DVD from the PC tp the TIVO and watch it there?
I've tried reading the guides and searched the archives of the group
stll confused.
Will welcome any advice.

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Anonymous
July 23, 2005 2:36:58 PM

Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.tivo (More info?)

Jim T. wrote:
> Just ordered the free 40hr TIVO, it arrives very soon.
> I'm a fairly savvy PC user and I want to know about connecting the
> TIVO to my network.
> -By buying a wireless adapter I can have it on the wireless network,or
> -By drilling a hole thru a connecting wall I can run a cable from my
> router to the USB port on the TIVO.

If you already have a wireless network setup, I'd go that way, rather
than drilling. You can always switch to wired if that doesn't work well
enough for you.

> Now what can I do with this? Is it worthwhile?
> Can I send photos from the PC(s) to the TIVO and show them there?

I want to say yes, but that may not be completely correct semantically.
You *can* display photos *from* your computer on your TV through the
Tivo, but the photos don't actually ever reside on your Tivo. It's
sounds like that's good enough for you, though.

> Can I copy a recording from the TIVO to my PC and burn a DVD there?

Yes, w/ TivoToGo you can do that, and it's even officially supported.
It's a bit slow, however. Hacking the Tivo would allow you to do it
simpler and faster.

> Can I send a DVD from the PC tp the TIVO and watch it there?

No, unfortunately you can't stream video from your PC to your Tivo. You
*can*, however, stream mp3's.

> I've tried reading the guides and searched the archives of the group
> stll confused.
> Will welcome any advice.

No problem.

You can also display local weather, movie showtimes, webpages, etc.
using JavaHMO. More will likely be available soon as Tivo has recently
enabled an xml/http network interface and an SDK to encourage
development of 3rd party applications.

Randy S.
Anonymous
July 24, 2005 2:19:35 AM

Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.tivo (More info?)

Thanks for a thorough and helpful response. I've just been thru a lot
of data and concluded that for now, there's not much that I can gain
from the wireless approach that may jeopardize my network's
performance. I may run a cable around the corner to the next room and
see how it acts before doing anything else.
Thanks again,
Jim

On Sat, 23 Jul 2005 10:36:58 -0400, "Randy S." <rswitt@NOSPAM.com>
wrote:

>Jim T. wrote:
>> Just ordered the free 40hr TIVO, it arrives very soon.
>> I'm a fairly savvy PC user and I want to know about connecting the
>> TIVO to my network.
>> -By buying a wireless adapter I can have it on the wireless network,or
>> -By drilling a hole thru a connecting wall I can run a cable from my
>> router to the USB port on the TIVO.
>
>If you already have a wireless network setup, I'd go that way, rather
>than drilling. You can always switch to wired if that doesn't work well
>enough for you.
>
>> Now what can I do with this? Is it worthwhile?
>> Can I send photos from the PC(s) to the TIVO and show them there?
>
>I want to say yes, but that may not be completely correct semantically.
> You *can* display photos *from* your computer on your TV through the
>Tivo, but the photos don't actually ever reside on your Tivo. It's
>sounds like that's good enough for you, though.
>
>> Can I copy a recording from the TIVO to my PC and burn a DVD there?
>
>Yes, w/ TivoToGo you can do that, and it's even officially supported.
>It's a bit slow, however. Hacking the Tivo would allow you to do it
>simpler and faster.
>
>> Can I send a DVD from the PC tp the TIVO and watch it there?
>
>No, unfortunately you can't stream video from your PC to your Tivo. You
>*can*, however, stream mp3's.
>
>> I've tried reading the guides and searched the archives of the group
>> stll confused.
>> Will welcome any advice.
>
>No problem.
>
>You can also display local weather, movie showtimes, webpages, etc.
>using JavaHMO. More will likely be available soon as Tivo has recently
>enabled an xml/http network interface and an SDK to encourage
>development of 3rd party applications.
>
>Randy S.
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Anonymous
July 24, 2005 11:04:05 AM

Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.tivo (More info?)

Jim T. wrote:
> Thanks for a thorough and helpful response. I've just been thru a lot
> of data and concluded that for now, there's not much that I can gain
> from the wireless approach that may jeopardize my network's
> performance. I may run a cable around the corner to the next room and
> see how it acts before doing anything else.
> Thanks again,
> Jim

Sure, that'll work. If you ever do end up hacking your Tivo, a wired
network will enable much higher transfer speeds. Unfortunately, network
speed isn't a major speed limiter with Tivo-to-go.

Randy S.
Anonymous
July 24, 2005 7:01:00 PM

Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.tivo (More info?)

On Sat, 23 Jul 2005 10:36:58 -0400, "Randy S." <rswitt@NOSPAM.com>
wrote:

>Jim T. wrote:
>> Just ordered the free 40hr TIVO, it arrives very soon.
>> I'm a fairly savvy PC user and I want to know about connecting the
>> TIVO to my network.
>> -By buying a wireless adapter I can have it on the wireless network,or
>> -By drilling a hole thru a connecting wall I can run a cable from my
>> router to the USB port on the TIVO.
>
>If you already have a wireless network setup, I'd go that way, rather
>than drilling. You can always switch to wired if that doesn't work well
>enough for you.
>
>> Now what can I do with this? Is it worthwhile?
>> Can I send photos from the PC(s) to the TIVO and show them there?
>
>I want to say yes, but that may not be completely correct semantically.
> You *can* display photos *from* your computer on your TV through the
>Tivo, but the photos don't actually ever reside on your Tivo. It's
>sounds like that's good enough for you, though.
>
>> Can I copy a recording from the TIVO to my PC and burn a DVD there?
>
>Yes, w/ TivoToGo you can do that, and it's even officially supported.
>It's a bit slow, however. Hacking the Tivo would allow you to do it
>simpler and faster.
>
>> Can I send a DVD from the PC tp the TIVO and watch it there?
>
>No, unfortunately you can't stream video from your PC to your Tivo. You
>*can*, however, stream mp3's.
>
>> I've tried reading the guides and searched the archives of the group
>> stll confused.
>> Will welcome any advice.
>
>No problem.
>
>You can also display local weather, movie showtimes, webpages, etc.
>using JavaHMO. More will likely be available soon as Tivo has recently
>enabled an xml/http network interface and an SDK to encourage
>development of 3rd party applications.
>
>Randy S.
One last comment-
I find that an ethernet/usb adapter costs about the same as a wireless
adapter.
I've decided to do nothing for a while - just enjoy plain old TIVO.
Thanks again for the help.
Jim
Anonymous
July 24, 2005 8:01:13 PM

Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.tivo (More info?)

>
> One last comment-
> I find that an ethernet/usb adapter costs about the same as a wireless
> adapter.
> I've decided to do nothing for a while - just enjoy plain old TIVO.
> Thanks again for the help.
> Jim
>

True, and there's nothing wrong w/ just using Tivo as Tivo. 98% of my
use is just that.

When you do decide to tackle it, I think you'll find it easier than you
think.

Randy S.
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