Originally Posted by Mister B
I only have one Tivo. Is this function only for multiple Tivos?
If you only have the one TiVo then naming it won't really do anything for you.
But it shouldn't hurt anything, either.
Where it can come in handy is if say you have 2 TiVos and show copying software (like TiVo Desktop) installed on a PC, when you go to select shows to copy you'll have the machines presenting themselves as, for instance, LivingRoomTiVo and BedroomTiVo, or whatever names you choose, and can tell them apart more easily than if it were, say, 652_TiVo and 652_TiVo or even 652_TiVo_1 and 652_TiVo_2.
(I can't remember exactly what naming convention TiVo uses in the absence of owner-assigned names, but it's something generic like that)