Okay, here's a really dumb question.
My TiVo S2DT has an Ethernet output on it and two USB outputs on it.
It is not yet connected to my home computer.
I would like to connect it so I can copy shows from the TiVo to the computer's hard drive and then use the computer to burn DVDs, thus allowing me to move some movies and other stuff from my Now Playing list and give me more recording space.
Now... my computer only has one Ethernet input, which is currently being used by my cable modem. The question is: can I connect it to my computer using the USB ports and a long wire? All of the documentation I've seen only refers to the USB ports when used for wireless
connecting, and refer to the TiVo's Ethernet port for wired
connecting. Is there some reason why I wouldn't be able to run a very long USB cable from my TiVo to my computer? I don't want or need a wireless USB network (expensive, complicated, et cetera).
Another question: my computer does have an open Firewire port. Can I use the TiVo's Ethernet port to connect to the Firewire port (i.e. do they make a cable with Ethernet on one end and Firewire on the other, and will it work)?
Thanks for any help answering these dumb questions.