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Clock set on TiVo

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by jstaso, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. jstaso

    jstaso Member

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    I have an old single-tuner TiVo at my Dad's house that just records a couple of shows. He doesn't have internet and just dropped his landline phone. I don't mind setting manual records on it, but how do you keep the TiVo clock set?
     
  2. WhiskeyTango

    WhiskeyTango New Member

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    It has to connect or the clock will drift over time.
     
  3. CharlesH

    CharlesH Member TCF Club

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    Right. The only way to set the TiVo clock is via a network connection (perhaps dial-up) to a time server on the Internet.
     
  4. jstaso

    jstaso Member

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    Is there a way to do a connection over a cell phone or anything? It's the old type of TiVo that doesn't connect to WiFi.
     
  5. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    For all practical purposes, no.

    (You could THEORETICALLY get a series 1 Ethernet card + WiFi bridge + cell phone that allowed making a local WiFi network.. But wow, that would be expensive and a pain.)
     
  6. WO312

    WO312 Active Member

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    Best thing to do is to adjust the manual recordings as the time drifts or to periodically take it to a phone line and let it dial in to reset the clock.
     
  7. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Or see if any of his neighbors have an unsecured wi-fi running.
     
  8. WO312

    WO312 Active Member

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    Except it's a dial-in only Tivo. Back in the day I converted my Series 1's to wi-fi, but I wouldn't think it would be worth it to him to do it now.
     
  9. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    yeah, like I said.. I had my S1 on ethernet through a Wifi router acting as a bridge..
     

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