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GrumpyGuy
03-19-2006, 09:08 AM
I canceled my Directv account a month ago and I really miss the Tivo Interface. I'm thinking about getting the Humax DRT400 only because I have a several home movies that I would like to convert to DVD. I have a spare 300gig HD that I was going to use to increase the capacity of the Humax. I plan on getting the instantcake cd for this unit to bless the HD.

My questions are:

1- Will I be able to enjoy the benefits of tivotogo with this unit being that it's not a "TIVO" brand?

2- Will the unit update to the latest TIVO software since I swapped the HD? I think PTV upgrade cd comes with 6.2 My Direct TIVOS never updated. Maybe due to the split between DTV & TIVO.

3- Are you able to transfer video podcasts to the TIVO to view them on my tv?

4- Will I be able to transfer recorded TIVO shows to my video Ipod?


Thanks
Jerry

matthewwhite
03-19-2006, 09:30 AM
1.yes
2.yes
3.yes
4.yes

classicsat
03-19-2006, 12:33 PM
1: As long as it is a Series 2 Standalone, which all tDVD combo TiVos are, yes.

2: I am not to sure what version is on the IC CD. It won't be 6.2, as that is for DirecTV DVRs only.

3: Yes, if they aren't DRM protected. You will need to convert them to TiVo compliant MPEG2. You cannot record video you transfer to the recorder to DVD.

4: Yes. I think TV Harmony might do that, as can the upcoming TiVo Desktop version.