How can I enhance my Series 1 (other than Gb).

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by futureechos, Jan 2, 2006.

  1. futureechos

    futureechos New Member

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    New to the forum, so be gentle.

    I have a series 1 in UK, unmodified or upgraded in any way.

    I also have, Home network, broadband, ipod video, and I'm unix Geek, and very happy pulling Pc's etc to bits, networking, etc..

    1) If I installed a network card on the tivo, what can I do with it?
    Can I copy recorded programs files from the tivo to my PC / MAC for transfer to the ipod or DVD?

    2) What other things can I add to the tivo that you have found useful? I see there is a cache card with built in network adapter etc, what other cool things can you do?

    Thanks

    Mark
     
  2. cyril

    cyril Active Member

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    Yes!

    TiVo has thousands of mods to do practically everything under the sun!
    Soft padding using Endpad and TiVoweb are most useful IMHO.

    However eTiVo and the database of deals might be of interest, but they cannot be discussed on this forum.
     
  3. blindlemon

    blindlemon tivoheaven.co.uk

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    If you have a large screen TV or plasma (or a method for making perfect archive copies;)) then you will probably also want to enable Mode 0 recording.

    This is a special "hidden" recording mode on your TiVo that gives you near-DVD quality recordings (720x576px) and increased bitrates to reduce artefacts. If you buy a network card you can enable Mode 0 yourself via telnet and TiVoWeb.

    There are a couple of threads discussing Mode 0 and enhanced bitrates:-
    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?threadid=128288
    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=157650
     
  4. johala_reewi

    johala_reewi New Member

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    There are two network cards for the UK tivo. The older Turbonet which is just a 10Mb ethernet network card, and the newer Cachecard which is a 100Mb ethernet card and, has a SDRAM slot for (an optional) 512Mb of PC100 memory into which, the tivo database can be cached to speed up various bits and pieces. Having networked your Tivo, check out Tivoweb and also the excellent endpad program (soft programme padding!!). Also install lots of lovely channel logos so your now playing menu looks really cool.

    Have a look at Steve's site for starters...
    http://www.steveconrad.co.uk/tivo/

    Lots of links here
    http://johnhunt.me.uk/Tivo/Index.html
     
  5. Rob Nespor Bellis

    Rob Nespor Bellis Grumpy Sod

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    To correct :) the above poster:

    There were ( are ) four network cards for the TiVo:

    1. TiVoNET 10Mb/s Ethernet
    2. TurboNET 100Mb/s Ethernet
    3. AirNET 802.11b 11Mb/s
    3. CacheCARD 100Mb/s Ethernet

    Of course the most usual decision is to go with a CacheCARD ( with or without RAM. )

    Rgds,

    R.
     
  6. Heuer

    Heuer New Member

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  7. 6022tivo

    6022tivo A Happy Member

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    There is also the cheaper Cloned Terbonet (100mb) card
     
  8. aerialplug

    aerialplug Serious TiVo User

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    Once you've got the network card installed, there are many different modifications you can apply. As well as TivoWeb, bight I suggest adding some custom channel logos to brighten up your Noe Playing list? (see my sig below)
     

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