Beginner needing some advice with Series 2...

Discussion in 'TiVo Underground' started by bscwaryan, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. bscwaryan

    bscwaryan New Member

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    Hey guys,

    I was given my first tivo tonight. It is a series 2 with a lifetime subscription. I have never really used a tivo (just a dvr from my cable company) and I have been reading up on some of the hacks that are available out there.

    I have some experience using Linux, but I am certainly not highly proficient. I basically just want to be able to add the tivoweb hack without having to connect the tivo to a linux box. Is there anything out there where I can access the os using a windows pc? Like I said, I am a complete beginner when it comes to the tivo and the infrastructure involved. I do know that I can run a version of linux on my pc if necessary. If anyone has any ideas that would be fairly simple for a beginner to implement I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. JWThiers

    JWThiers Smartypants

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    My personal opinion, is that MOST of the things that the average user wants to do with a Stand Alone Tivo is ready to go right out of the box with NO hacks needed. So I would look around at what you can do without hacking BEFORE you make the commitment. And it is a commitment because you will end up haveing to constantly tweak and monitor your system. Having said that I think if you look at This thread you will find the SApper will get you started.

    I assume you are using a Stand alone tivo, if you are using a DirecTV w/Tivo Hacking makes more sense but look at the really LONG thread that says hacking just got a whole lot easier.
     
  3. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    You don't really need to "know" Linux, but knowing Linux makes things easier to understand, and possibly take some shortcuts. All you really need to know is command line and a few Linux Bash conventions (forward slashes for directoresy, Linux is case sensitive, ls is the dir command.) Otherwise follow the howtos to the letter.
     
  4. bscwaryan

    bscwaryan New Member

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    Thanks for the advice guys. I am going to stumble around through the forums here for a couple of weeks before I make any decisions on hacking this sucker. In my first day with my tivo, I already can't use my hd dvr anymore. This is so much ridiculously better.
     
  5. BTUx9

    BTUx9 back?

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    Amen, Brother!
    TiVo puts all others to shame.
     

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