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Is there a way to use my PC as a TiVo Remote Control?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by CurlingSteve, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. hiker

    hiker S.o.N.Y.D.a.C.

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    Wherever you unzipped remote.pyw just click on that file or make a shortcut and put it in Quick Launch, All Programs, etc.

    Thanks, wmcbrine for this. Very useful when I'm in another room with PC but no remote.
     
  2. bicker

    bicker bUU

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    Ridiculous. I could make similar pronouncements in reference to your bitter perspective and negativity towards TiVo in this thread. Get over yourself, and come to grips with the fact that you don't have the slightest idea what it would really take for TiVo do to what you want.
     
  3. bicker

    bicker bUU

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    You are either negligently not reading or deliberately ignoring what I'm writing. Read it again and you'll realize that your question has absolutely nothing to do with the point I made.

    Just in case you still don't get it, re-read this a few times: "... since neither you nor I have the code itself, making statements about whether it is trivial or difficult is utterly silly."
     
  4. solutionsetc

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    Your handle fits you well.
     
  5. bicker

    bicker bUU

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    Yours doesn't.
     
  6. lrhorer

    lrhorer New Member

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    A more salient fact is the functionality has existed for years in a 3rd party application.

    It doesn't. Tivoapp is the binary which controls almost all of the TiVo's functions, and almost all of its utilities are accessible via IP interface. Most control functions in 3rd party applications employ Expect to interact with the system.

    I don't know if it took them a weekend, but the code in large measure is already in the public domain.

    What I would like to see, though, is an XDMCP-like client for the TiVo. That way, the actual TiVo screen itself would be duplicated on a standard X-server.
     
  7. JWThiers

    JWThiers Smartypants

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    I never claimed it would be a trivial task. In fact I thought I was deferring to your experience, maybe you should reread my post a few times. All I was trying to do was get a more detailed perspective of someone that says they are a professional developer. That way I would learn something and wouldn't be, as you put it "qualified to be an incompetent project manager"

    Let me ask a more direct question what about programs like TivoWebPlus on hacked tivos or DVR remote for the iPhone? If a bunch of bored software writers not working for tivo can write programs to do it I assume Tivo could as well. All it does is use web objects to represent existing commands that the tivo can already do. To a layman that would seem to be fairly simple
     
  8. JWThiers

    JWThiers Smartypants

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    Amen
     

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