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Ian_H

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I have a couple of questions about the latest TIVO boxes and/or future TIVO boxes that someone may have heard about. I see that TIVO can now use broadband access for the programming menus which is a good thing since I have ditched using telephone land lines. Here is what I want to know. When TIVO records a program I am assuming it records said program as an MPEG2 file. If that is correct are there any TIVO boxes out there that I can take the files and dump into my PC for editing and/or DVD burning? Thsnks for any help.

--Ian
 

Dave Crane

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I think you are misinformed about broadband connectivity as a standard feature of any TiVo box, despite the USB connectors on the back. But there are hacks that allow broadband connectivity. All the details are in one or more of the forums at www dot tivocommunity dot com.

The "DirecTiVo" (that's a nickname, not the real monicker) records in exactly what the satellites transmit, which is MPEG2 for the SD satellites. Dumping any TiVo to a DVD recorder is possible, but may require a hack, depending on the recorder. VCRs and DVD burners are a simple matter, just do a recording while playing it in real time. Going to a PC is possible, but too complicated to review here. See the TiVo Community forums.
 

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