[TriLUG] Series 2 TIVO mods?
clubjuggler at gmail.com
Fri Nov 12 15:18:12 EST 2004
If I remember correctly, DirecTV actually disabled this so you couldn't do it.
I don't have one, though, and don't know enough about it to say if that's
still the case. But, there should be other people on the list who have
Tivos that can answer more definitively.
On Fri, 12 Nov 2004 14:22:33 -0500, Scott G. Hall
<scottghall at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> Has anyone been able to enable the USB ports on their Series 2 TIVOs,
> DirecTV versions?
> I am trying to duplicate other model TIVO mods where a network interface
> is added via the USB port. This would allow my TIVO to access updates
> and program schedules via the web rather than dialup.
> The other intent is to access the MPEG-2 files stored within the TIVO
> via another Linux box in another room.
> Note: the online TIVO forums are mostly mum on DirecTV versions of
> series 2. And I haven't bothered to mount the drive in my Linux box
> directly yet to tweak around it -- I was hoping for someone else to
> have done it first. (I tweaked my cousin's series 1 TIVO quite easily,
> it was just a Slackware Linux on an old kernel and missing a lot of
> drivers and files -- easily mounted and added to; ext2 root filesystem)
> Scott G. Hall
> Raleigh, NC, USA
> ScottGHall at BellSouth.Net
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