[TriLUG] Series 2 TIVO mods?
billvinson at gmail.com
Fri Nov 12 16:18:41 EST 2004
The USB ports can be enabled on a DirecTiVo, but it does require
hacking. I have an HDVR-2 with 110 Hrs of space and a working USB nic
(NetGear I think). It is actually a simple process using what I
believe was called the Sleeper ISO. Check the various forums and you
should find info on that ISO. The process only gets slightly more
difficult if you want to A. Not upgrade to a new drive (Hacking your
original TiVo drive is a BAD idea) or B. Want to retain your original
recordings rather than starting over...
I can probably help further, but it has been a while since I did it.
TiVocommunity.com is your friend, but access to the raw recordings is
a taboo subject. It can be done, however, they will not tolerate the
discussion of it. I just use mine for extra space and the nice
TiVoweb+ web ui.
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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