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Networked TiVo Player

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Mike Voigt, Mar 18, 2003.

  1. Mike Voigt

    Mike Voigt Supporting Actor

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    If you have a TiVo that has a damaged modem, don't give up on it - there's probably a fix for you. There was for me.

    Recently my TiVo's modem died. It was an old unit - one of the first ones, with 14hrs of recording capacity. 'Course I had modified it, adding a 120GB drive, so it has a wee bit more storage capacity now [​IMG]

    I tell ya what, the TiVo gets the most usage of any component in the house. We did not want to miss this.

    After research, two solutions offered themselves - replace the modem, or install a network card.

    I found one, sold by the folks at 9th Tee, through the TiVoCommunity discussion boards. Ordered it from 9th Tee, and a few days later it showed up. Installed the board, hooked up the unit via LAN, and set the necessary codes.

    It works flawlessly. What's more, it does not tie up a phone line this way, since I have cable modem service. It is fast, very fast.

    I could go in and mod the software to allow for regular access via the LAN. It is, after all, a Linux box with a few twists. Nothing terribly difficult, by and large. But I haven't done so yet.

    The $80 I paid for that LAN connection was worth every penny - kept me from having to buy a new one at 3-5 times the cost. And the folks at 9th Tee were great to deal with!

    Mike
     
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