Had Anyone Had Luck Getting Tivo Wireless Adapter To Work With Philips DSR704?

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  1. njb

    njb New Member

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    I wanted to get my Philips DSR704 to talk to my computer via my wireless router so I can back up any exisiting programs before sending my 4 year old unit out for a replacement drive upgrade (I have no technical skills). I connected the Tivo adapter to the USB port of the DSR704 and the adapter's green power light is on. The adaptor does not show up from my computer nor can I see my computer from the receiver. Tivo phone and online technical support was a waste of time. Can anyone enlighten me as what i can do to get this to work, or is it a lost cause?

    Thanks in advance:)
     
  2. rbtravis

    rbtravis New Member

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    Have you installed PTVnet to enable the USB ports and also 2.0 ethernet drivers? You can read up at www.DVRupgrade.com. :)
    http://www.dvrupgrade.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20
    http://www.dvrupgrade.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7
     
  3. MikeF

    MikeF New Member

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    You'll need to run the zipper on your box. Go check out the Underground section. And yes people are doing wireless and wired. but not all wireless adapters will work (there is info on what does and doesn't work over there).

    I have 3 boxes all that have been Zippered. I went with a wired solution as I didn't want to deal with the hassle of wireless (and luckily could drop a cat-5 to them easily).
     
  4. mr.unnatural

    mr.unnatural Well-Known Member

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    The USB ports are not enabled by default on the DSR704. You need to hack it to enable them and add networking functionality, hence the references to the "Zipper" program.
     
  5. Dkerr24

    Dkerr24 Lost in Big Bend

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    The OP said he has no technical skills. Think the zipper can be installed by someone at this skill level?
     
  6. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    As others have hinted, none of the networking features are supported on the DTiVo, and you won't be able to do so (nor back up your programs) without some extensive "hacking" work. I don't recommend this for you based on what you wrote, as it is complicated, error-prone and you'll have to do it again on the new box. Also, the shows on the current box are encrypted and dealing with those is additional complication.
     
  7. ttodd1

    ttodd1 Proud Computer Geek

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    Also the Tivo wireless adapter does not work with DTivos.
     
  8. njb

    njb New Member

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    Thank you all for your valuable input. It has prevented me from opening up a potentially frustrating can of worms for myself.

    Maybe I should be asking if there is a cheap and quick back up solution via some type of inexpensive and self contained dvd writer. I would have to connect it to the receiver so I can transfer the recorded programs over. Does anyone have any experience with such a solution?
     
  9. Dkerr24

    Dkerr24 Lost in Big Bend

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    Any DVD recorder can be attached to a DTivo, however you can only transfer programs at 1x speed. Unless the programs are irreplaceable, I wouldn't bother with it.
     
  10. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    The TiVo Wireless Adapter DOES work with DTiVos running 6.3 if you have "hacked" the box appropriately. Or at least so I have read in another forum where the hack creators hang out.
     
  11. njb

    njb New Member

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    Thaks for the tip, but way beyond my technical ability.
     
  12. Dkerr24

    Dkerr24 Lost in Big Bend

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    Not to cloud the issue, but I've read with 6.3, you lose some of the other nice hacks like multi room viewing or being able to copy a program to PC via USB.
     
  13. ttodd1

    ttodd1 Proud Computer Geek

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    Don't have 6.3 and the last I heard was it didn't. If I am wrong then I stand corrected.
     

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