How to connect Tivo to PC.

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by sherm, Jan 4, 2006.

  1. Jan 4, 2006 #1 of 25
    sherm

    sherm New Member

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    I am a newbie to this forum and did some searches but couldn't find the answer to this.... Is there a way I can copy my shows and movies from Tivo to my pc so I can burn them onto DVD?
     
  2. Jan 4, 2006 #2 of 25
    Stanley Rohner

    Stanley Rohner New Member

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    More info. needed.

    What model TiVo ?

    Is it a standalone TiVo ?

    Directv/TiVo combo ?

    TiVo/DVD burner combo unit ?

    If it's a new model you just bought, all the info. you need is in the manual that came with it.
     
  3. Jan 4, 2006 #3 of 25
    sherm

    sherm New Member

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    It is a stand alone series 2 that I have had for a while.
     
  4. Jan 4, 2006 #4 of 25
    rlc1

    rlc1 Frakking idiot

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    Just look at the info on "Tivo-to-go" on the Tivo website: http://www.tivo.com/4.9.19.asp

    You'll need to spend some money and some time, but it can be done.
     
  5. Jan 4, 2006 #5 of 25
    ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    first you need a home network that your PC is on and then choose from this list of adapters to hook your TiVo to the home network
    http://customersupport.tivo.com/knowbase/root/public/tv2006.htm?


    after that you install TiVo desktop software on your PC and go from there.

    check out the TiVoToGo forum here for a lot more info and the better place for follow up questions
     
  6. Jan 4, 2006 #6 of 25
    sherm

    sherm New Member

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    thanks!! The only question I have left is whether or not I really need to use that SonicMYDVD software of it any DVD burning software will work.
     
  7. Jan 4, 2006 #7 of 25
    ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    check out http://prish.com/etivo/ and some opensource software called directshowdump.
    after you use that you can burn DVDs with anything. Neroexpress has been used by others directly on .tivo files as well. I have never used mySonicDVD myself it adds very little to the TiVo process
     
  8. Jan 4, 2006 #8 of 25
    jkalnin

    jkalnin Baad Spellor

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    etivo website correct url:

    http://prish.com/etivo/

    Also, in another thread a poster told me that the full version of Nero will also burn tivo files.
     
  9. Jan 4, 2006 #9 of 25
    bug81

    bug81 New Member

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    I too am looking for this info. I have a DirecTV/TiVo combo that I would like to hook up to my laptop to so that I have burn recorded shows and things to DVD's. How? Thanks!
     
  10. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    DirecTV does not allow that and has turned off the USB ports even. you need to go the underground forum here to find some folks that can help you out.
     
  11. TivoZorro

    TivoZorro New Member

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    I already have the Tivo desktop software installed on my laptop and am waiting for the adapter to arrive. Should I uninstall the software and then reinstall it after I put the adapter on the Tivo?
     
  12. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    nope, but you will have to be patient and wait a bit after you put the adapter on for them to see each other. Rebooting the PC can help as well.

    also go to www.tivo.com - manage my account and check off "enable file sharing" on your TiVo now.
     
  13. megazone

    megazone Hardcore TiVo Geek

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  14. Precious48

    Precious48 New Member

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    :mad:
     
  15. GoHokies!

    GoHokies! O2->CO2 Converter

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    Duct tape.

    Hey, it'll connect them, right? :D

    What are you so mad about, there have been about 5 sets of perfectly clear directions linked to in the thread. :confused:
     
  16. Stanley Rohner

    Stanley Rohner New Member

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    Why open up a thread 1 year and 2 months or so later to put - :mad: ?

    :confused:
     
  17. Kablemodem

    Kablemodem Get the ketchup.

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    Sherman...
    Your reply should have been "More info needed."
     
  18. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    I would use a Kable.
     
  19. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    did they have cat5 when this thread started :D
     
  20. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Maybe that poster actually used the search tool?? :rolleyes:
     

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