Originally Posted by ucliker
Well im trying to figure out how i can access my Tivo when I'm away.
I looked into slingbox and i really dont want to buy any extra equipment. I have my HD hooked up to my laptop by a crossover cable. Does anyone know what i can do? I searched google and found tivoanywhere for Orb but the actual program i can't find either. any help would be amazing. I really dont want to get ride of my tivo's just because i travel.
You have 2 options only.
1. TTG... That is you transfer the shows to your computer. Then using any number of programs available you can watch them elsewhere. There is ONE
caveat to this method. ANY
show that is COPY PROTECTED
, you will NOT
be able to transfer to your computer and watch elsewhere or on other devices. Orb software will work. You can get it here: http://www.orb.com
, You will still have to TRANSFER
the video on your TiVo to you computer FIRST
. In this case, you will need a program such as PCAnywhere
to control your home computer to transfer the show. Then once the show has been transfered, use ORB
to watch it.
2. Get a Slingbox. There are other competitors for the slingbox, but the prices are still about the same. Slingbox is still the best. This will allow you to watch your TiVo as though you were sitting at home watching TV. Except now you will be watching it on your computer &/or cell phone. You will even be able to watch LIVE TV
Local to your home, as well as any shows that have been "Copy Protected"
. So if you want to check the weather at your home, or see other live shows that might not be available in the area that your traveling. You will be able to do so with the Slingbox.
Slingbox is still the only true answer to your solution. It is also the best solution for travelers. Why you don't want to get more equipment I am not for sure I understand that. The size of the slingbox (any variety) isn't that big.