Can This be Done?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by michael1248, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. michael1248

    michael1248 Member

    Feb 14, 2002


    I recently moved to the Colorado mountains and I upgraded my condo cable (Time-Warner) to HD for a whopping $2.50. CableCard install went surprisingly smooth. I thought that life was good for this newly relocated NASCAR fan. Then I discovered that my local Time-Warner provider did not provide the local Denver stations in HD. (A legality with their satellite provider is what I was told.)

    Well 2 of the remaining races (Bristol and Richmond) are going to be broadcast on ABC. I would really hate to watch these races in SD.

    My sister and brother-in-law live in New York and are also TiVo owners. If they record the races on one of their TiVos, is there a way to possibly link our accounts in order for me to transfer their recording to my Premiere here in Colorado?
  2. Philmatic

    Philmatic Member

    Sep 17, 2003
    In short, no... read one for a slightly longer explanation.

    Billing wise, transfers only work if the two TiVo's in question are on under the same account.

    Technically speaking, you cannot transfer recordings outside your local network without some very sophisticated tinkering. You'd have to setup a VPN bridge between your network and your sister's network, then theoretically it would transfer. The transfer would be extremely slow since it would be constrained by your sister's internet upstream speed and your download speeds. I'd say an hour of HD video at 8mbps (Average) would weigh in at 3.6GB/hour, pretty hefty...

    It just wouldn't be pretty. :)
  3. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    Slingbox is your friend. *

    * I don't actually own one, but I've read that phrase here numerous times. Might be worth checking out.
  4. yoheidiho

    yoheidiho Member

    Mar 31, 2011
  5. itsdavetime

    itsdavetime New Member

    Aug 4, 2011


    Not legally speaking, there are ways to watch this (usenet).
  6. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

    Aug 2, 2003
    TiVo -> PC -> tivodecode -> cross-country -> PC -> TiVo

    but in your situation, I would really try to get an antenna set-up working. The TiVo will handle cable and OTA sources at the same time.
  7. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    Rochester NY

    Setting up an antenna is a more long term solution to get locals in HD and will give you a backup if something happens to your cable.

    Good Luck,
  8. michael1248

    michael1248 Member

    Feb 14, 2002
    Already tried the OTA thing. Although they have digital transmissions, they're not in HD up here in the mountains. I think they get their feed from whatever TWC cable is getting from Denver.

    Thanks for all the ideas

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