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Networking: Watch recordings from one box, on another?

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by igirl, May 21, 2012.

  1. igirl

    igirl Tivo and EyeTV User

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    I'm wondering if it's possible to watch recordings from one Tivo Premiere (Life) on another Tivo (not subscribed to any service) over a hard wired LAN?

    WITHOUT copying/transferring the files = direct playback from the main one to the other.

    I've played with some other network connections and had some success, so I think it's likely possible - but just checking.

    Our current, 2nd Tivo lives only as a cable box (w/cablecard) - it would be nice to add hassle free playback to it if this is possible (and the cabling is run to implement it).
     
  2. jrtroo

    jrtroo User

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    No. Look in the premiere forums for many threads on this topic.
     
  3. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    What model is that unsubscribed TiVo, how long have you had it, was it ever subbed, and why isn't it subbed now?
     
  4. igirl

    igirl Tivo and EyeTV User

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    It's also a Premiere. About 1 year old - never subscribed - never will be.

    We use it as a cable box only. (with cable card).

    Not going to ever subscribe it because -
    We already have one Lifetime Premiere. We also record with EyeTV3 with a dual HD tuner and stream all it's recordings to 2 iPads, 2 AppleTVs and a Western Digital Live Streaming Media player, as well as online via Stream To Me. iPhones coming.

    Cable company box rental even at only $10-12/month would equal $120-$144/year.
    Cable card rental = less than $24/year.

    Tivo Premiere cost was $65. It has already paid for itself in savings over renting a cable box. An added bonus - if the Lifetime Premiere box ever goes bad - I have an extra parts box sitting right here. :)
     
  5. jeff92k7

    jeff92k7 Annoyed with trolls

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    Since you have Apple TV's, then you could use KMTTG to download, decrypt, and re-encode the shows from the existing TiVo, then import them into iTunes which would make them watchable on any of your Apple TV units.

    All of that can be automated. KMTTG can automatically do everything but import into iTunes, but I'm sure there's probably a way to do that too.

    Of course, this will only work for non-copy-protected channels.
     
  6. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Okay, then no point discussing your chances of getting the $99 lifetime offer.

    If you don't have a sub, you don't get most of the features of the TiVo, 'cause the sub covers not just the guide data but the license to use the proprietry TiVo software that enables those features as well.
     
  7. igirl

    igirl Tivo and EyeTV User

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    I'm aware of KMTTG, but it's a bit gooey looking. Maybe if I ever get the time I'll try it out.

    I could also use TiVo Transfer (OSX program that comes with Toast) and set up Auto-Transfers from the TiVo to view recordings over the network. But it's not TiVo to Tivo. These require time to copy/transfer etc. as opposed to one TiVo reading direct from the other source TiVo .

    In the end, 100% of all TiVo recordings are one viewing, disposable TV Show recordings for us. The EyeTV recordings are immediately on the network - it's the Tivo system that takes a little more work to share. In this day and age it seems very dated.
     
  8. igirl

    igirl Tivo and EyeTV User

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    Yes, grrrrr I had read about those $99 lifetime offers. We have all the features on the $600 Lifetime unit, the other one, (again) is a brain dead TV tuner/cable box which can be manually programmed to record, but never is.

    Thanks again all - it was worth a try.
     
  9. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    You do know you don't have to wait for the transfer to complete to start watching? The only real advantage I can see to streaming is you can stream copy protected programming. It would be nice if they implemented Premiere-to-Premiere remote control and streaming of live TV, however.
     
  10. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    And that effort you take to make things work for you is the price you pay.
    TiVo isn't the only company out there that limits features for non subscribers of their products.
    For example, you can download and use VideoReDo for free but your use of it is limited unless you opt to pay for it.
     

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