Today I'm announcing "Enter Webz" - the world's first web browser for the TiVo DVR.
This is just a Beta release.
This release is available for download from http://David.Blackledge.com/tivo/enterwebz
More information is in the documentation
Just download, unzip, and run the .bat file, then look in "Music, Photos, and More" or "Showcases and Apps" or equivalent, depending on your TiVo model.
You'll get Enter Webz, and a couple of shortcuts to Google and Archive.org (where you can listen to public domain music, or watch public domain videos and movies on your TV).
This is free for your personal home use. I plan to set up a fixed-ip server in the future.
It's ugly and buggy still, but today's the last day of my vacation, so I may not get a chance to work on this for a while.
Why a web browser for the TiVo DVR?
Google, Definr.com, IMDB, Wikipedia
One-off pages for other Apps
Google Authentication for Google APIs (the main inspiration for creating Enter Webz... I used Enter Webz to register Pandoras activation code on my new TiVo Premiere!)
Display a related URL for dynamic app content (e.g. from an RSS feed)
Application help pages
Instant HME Apps for some websites
weather.gov and wunderground.com
Gmail mobile or Gmail basic html
Google Voice mobile (mp3 download blocked)
Google Calendar mobile...hopefully soon
Archive.orgs public domain content:
mp3s ( playlists of live concerts; audio books), texts, videos (classic TV; movies)
Feedburner XSLT-formatted rss feeds
Launch other HME Apps
Special URLs launch apps from domain names (vs. static IPs of Manually add a server)
Can be configured to present any URL like it is a stand-alone app.