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Can I do this with a TIVO?

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by GrumpyGuy, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. GrumpyGuy

    GrumpyGuy New Member

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    I canceled my Directv account a month ago and I really miss the Tivo Interface. I'm thinking about getting the Humax DRT400 only because I have a several home movies that I would like to convert to DVD. I have a spare 300gig HD that I was going to use to increase the capacity of the Humax. I plan on getting the instantcake cd for this unit to bless the HD.

    My questions are:

    1- Will I be able to enjoy the benefits of tivotogo with this unit being that it's not a "TIVO" brand?

    2- Will the unit update to the latest TIVO software since I swapped the HD? I think PTV upgrade cd comes with 6.2 My Direct TIVOS never updated. Maybe due to the split between DTV & TIVO.

    3- Are you able to transfer video podcasts to the TIVO to view them on my tv?

    4- Will I be able to transfer recorded TIVO shows to my video Ipod?


    Thanks
    Jerry
     
  2. matthewwhite

    matthewwhite New Member

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    1.yes
    2.yes
    3.yes
    4.yes
     
  3. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    Ontario Canada.
    1: As long as it is a Series 2 Standalone, which all tDVD combo TiVos are, yes.

    2: I am not to sure what version is on the IC CD. It won't be 6.2, as that is for DirecTV DVRs only.

    3: Yes, if they aren't DRM protected. You will need to convert them to TiVo compliant MPEG2. You cannot record video you transfer to the recorder to DVD.

    4: Yes. I think TV Harmony might do that, as can the upcoming TiVo Desktop version.
     

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