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hooking up my series 2 to my pc?

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by jeff26xx00, Mar 25, 2006.

  1. jeff26xx00

    jeff26xx00 New Member

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    do i just need a usb cable? or do i need to download stuff. how exactly does all this work? is there a tutorial page?
     
  2. btl-a4

    btl-a4 Man I must be bored.

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    You need to have the tivo and the pc both on the same home network. Then you need to download the desktop software from tivo.com and install it. fire up the desktop software on your PC and your series 2 should show up. then you can transfer shows to your pc. If you install the Tivo server portion of the software you can also play your mp3's and view your photos that reside on your PC via the TiVo.
     
  3. jeff26xx00

    jeff26xx00 New Member

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    same network? the tivo is hooked up through the phone line, and my internet connection for my computer is hooked up through cable...is that the same network? how do i check to see if it on the same network?
     
  4. btl-a4

    btl-a4 Man I must be bored.

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    The first thing you need to do is get a compatible usb ethernet or wireless ethernet adapter for your TiVo. They have a list of them on the tivo website. Then you need to connect it to the router or hub that your PC is connected to. Do you have a router or are you going straight through your cable modem?
     
  5. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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  6. jeff26xx00

    jeff26xx00 New Member

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    i do have a router, but thats for another computer in my hosue... i can simply use the cable modem directly.....

    *can i just use the usb from my tivo to my pc?
     
  7. btl-a4

    btl-a4 Man I must be bored.

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    Not that I know of. I'm pretty sure you need to network your TiVo with the PC via ethernet or wireless ethernet.
     

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