How to convert Tivo into a PC?

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by tale, Jan 1, 2006.

  1. tale

    tale New Member

    Jan 1, 2006
    :confused: How to convert Tivo into a PC

    Hi I have 2 Tivo series 2 boxes and I thought it would be great if I could reformat the other box into a media center PC.

    Any suggestions on how I could “get inside” my box to reformat it, or is this just a crazy idea and I should drop it?

    Suggestions much apprichiated
  2. maharg18

    maharg18 Active Member

    Dec 3, 2002
    Chattanooga, TN
    It's a crazy idea. Tivos are woefully under powered, and some of the hardware is proprietary.
  3. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

    Feb 18, 2004
    Ontario Canada.
    Replace the mainboard with a mini-itx board, and install a suitable PSU.
    The only way you will get it to work like a PC is make it into a PC with hardware.
  4. Parkers

    Parkers New Member

    Jul 11, 2015
    AL - Montgomery
    Broadcom? No way

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