directv and tivo

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Hello,

I recently had directv service installed with a directv branded
tivo/receiver. I love it. The season pass rocks! We also have another
stand alone receiver for our other TV. I was thinking of getting
another directv branded tivo/receiver to replace it but I would like to
be able to view programs I have recorded on my computer.

If I get a regular tivo that can be networked, can it interact with our
stand alone directv receiver to record from multiple channels or can it
only record from the channel the receiver is currently set to?

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

    nobiscuit wrote:

    > If I get a regular tivo that can be networked, can it interact with our
    > stand alone directv receiver to record from multiple channels or can it
    > only record from the channel the receiver is currently set to?

    The standalone TiVo can only record what its tuner is set to.
    By "its tuner", I mean either the built-in cable-ready tuner
    or its dedicated external receiver.

    You can share recordings afterwards, but cannot share scheduling.
    -Joe
  2. Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.tivo (More info?)

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

    > Hello,
    >
    > I recently had directv service installed with a directv branded
    > tivo/receiver. I love it. The season pass rocks! We also have
    > another stand alone receiver for our other TV. I was thinking of
    > getting another directv branded tivo/receiver to replace it but I
    > would like to be able to view programs I have recorded on my
    > computer.

    You would need to hack the unit.

    >
    > If I get a regular tivo that can be networked, can it interact
    > with our stand alone directv receiver to record from multiple
    > channels

    No.


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

    Thanks for the responses. That is what I suspected. I should have
    signed up for cable. :P

    The unit I have is a DirecTV DVR R-10. It has two usb ports on the back
    but I gather from other posts in this group that it doesn't do
    networking. Is this a hardware or software issue? I noticed that
    PTV-Upgrade has a drive upgrade kit that will enable networking, but
    the feedback on this group about this company is rather bad.

    Also, from what I read it stores the video files in a database rather
    than as files that can be easily copied. Can the OS on this unit be
    replaced or patched to store the video as seperate files?

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

    nobiscuit wrote:
    > Thanks for the responses. That is what I suspected. I should have
    > signed up for cable. :P
    >
    > The unit I have is a DirecTV DVR R-10. It has two usb ports on the back
    > but I gather from other posts in this group that it doesn't do
    > networking. Is this a hardware or software issue?

    Software.

    > I noticed that
    > PTV-Upgrade has a drive upgrade kit that will enable networking, but
    > the feedback on this group about this company is rather bad.

    True, there are do-it yourself instructions that are cheaper, but
    require more patience.

    >
    > Also, from what I read it stores the video files in a database rather
    > than as files that can be easily copied. Can the OS on this unit be
    > replaced or patched to store the video as seperate files?

    No, but a hacked Directivo can stream those objects out and you can
    store them as files, which amounts to the same thing.

    Randy S.
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