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Anonymous
April 5, 2005 10:39:06 PM

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I have a Toshiba RSTX20 Tivo-compatible DVR. I want to add a second Tivo
machine in another room and transfer files across my LAN between the two
machines, but I don't want to pay the monthly service fee on the second
machine. I simply want to use the second machine as a player, without
recording off cable. Is this possible?

Thanks.

Email: kenbookstein@iname.com
Anonymous
April 5, 2005 10:39:07 PM

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

In article <eXA4e.5342$Q26.4427@trnddc05>,
Ken Bookstein <kenbookstein@iname.com> wrote:
>I have a Toshiba RSTX20 Tivo-compatible DVR. I want to add a second Tivo
>machine in another room and transfer files across my LAN between the two
>machines, but I don't want to pay the monthly service fee on the second
>machine. I simply want to use the second machine as a player, without
>recording off cable. Is this possible?

No, you don't get any of the transfer capabilities without a paid subscription.
But there is the reduced fee for subsequent subscriptions (still probably too
much esp since you don't want to record on the secondary one.)

Also, just to state the probably obvious, Series 1s don't have the
Home Media Option (or whatever they renamed it to after it became free)
capabilities at all, so a used unsubscribed series 1 obviously won't help
in this case.
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mattack@vax.hanford.org
April 5, 2005 11:16:24 PM

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

* Ken Bookstein Wrote in alt.video.ptv.tivo:

> I have a Toshiba RSTX20 Tivo-compatible DVR. I want to add a
> second Tivo machine in another room and transfer files across my
> LAN between the two machines, but I don't want to pay the monthly
> service fee on the second machine. I simply want to use the second
> machine as a player, without recording off cable. Is this
> possible?
>

No, not without paying.

--
David
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Anonymous
April 6, 2005 10:48:25 PM

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

"Ken Bookstein" <kenbookstein@iname.com> wrote in message
news:eXA4e.5342$Q26.4427@trnddc05...
>I have a Toshiba RSTX20 Tivo-compatible DVR. I want to add a second Tivo
>machine in another room and transfer files across my LAN between the two
>machines, but I don't want to pay the monthly service fee on the second
>machine. I simply want to use the second machine as a player, without
>recording off cable. Is this possible?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Email: kenbookstein@iname.com
>
C'mon JZ, you know you wanna.
Anonymous
April 10, 2005 8:37:27 AM

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<mattack@vax.hanford.org> wrote in message
news:D 2vdcb$9t9$1@vax.hanford.org...
> In article <eXA4e.5342$Q26.4427@trnddc05>,
> Ken Bookstein <kenbookstein@iname.com> wrote:
>>I have a Toshiba RSTX20 Tivo-compatible DVR. I want to add a second Tivo
>>machine in another room and transfer files across my LAN between the two
>>machines, but I don't want to pay the monthly service fee on the second
>>machine. I simply want to use the second machine as a player, without
>>recording off cable. Is this possible?
>
> No, you don't get any of the transfer capabilities without a paid
> subscription.
> But there is the reduced fee for subsequent subscriptions (still probably
> too
> much esp since you don't want to record on the secondary one.)
>
> Also, just to state the probably obvious, Series 1s don't have the
> Home Media Option (or whatever they renamed it to after it became free)
> capabilities at all, so a used unsubscribed series 1 obviously won't help
> in this case.

Except maybe getting an unsubbed Series 1 and then hacking both units, but
you'd probably still have to FTP from Tivo 1 to a PC, then from the PC to
Tivo 2.

Ed
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