Getting access to the Viewing Logs..

Discussion in 'TiVo Underground' started by mishagray, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. mishagray

    mishagray Gadget Afflicted

    Oct 2, 2000


    I want to get access to the my Tivo's viewing logs. I have a few Series 3 boxes, and I'm considering getting a $99 Premiere box.

    But I want to get access to my full VIEWING history (not recording history). I know that Tivo is keeping track of this info "anonymously" but I would love to actually keep a log of each episode watched, etc.

    I've upgraded one of my boxes, but I'm not sure if I enabled any sort of shell access or not. Nor would I know what sort of logs to look for, and how I might be able to parse them.

    Is there any existing research into this?
  2. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

    Feb 18, 2004
    Ontario Canada.
    Last I looked (years ago, on a Series 1 or 2), they were in /var/log.

    You need to either remove the drive and mount it on a PC, or hack the TiVo to get shell/FTP access.

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