Advertisements I've been networked 4 days now - what a significant improvement to "life with TiVo" it's been. This is how it's changed my working with TiVo since I did it at the weekend. It's an outline for newbies and shows what you get for your networking. I can now control the TiVo remotely thanks to the cachecard (network card). Especially useful when you're away from home, but just as useful if you're in another room using your PC. I could have gone for the cheaper turbonet card but I liked the idea of the next feature too. Since I added the optional 512MB memory to the cachecard, the TiVo runs through menus quicker. You wouldn't get this if you had no memory, or went for a turbonet card. I no longer need to have the TiVo hooked into the phone line for it's daily updates. Not such a big deal for those of you in the UK using the freephone number, but significant for those of us who aren't, and needed to make a long-distance call (to the nearest UUNET number) daily. Even if you are in the UK, you no longer have to share your phone line with the TiVo as it gets updates direct over the internet. You need a router to keep your internet connection available of course. If you're connecting to the internet via a USB modem then you're going to need a router. My Now Playing screen now has a logo against each entry in the list. My TiVo will now automatically set the 30-second skip key sequence after a reboot. I can now make regular backups of my Season Passes/Wishlists and save them on the TiVo and/or copy them to my PC for offline storage. I can restore individual season passes from these backups at any time. Useful for hibernating SP's. I can now re-organize my season passes from my PC and have them do their reorganization in the background. No more "please wait a minute" screens for me. I can now change channel or start recording direct from my digiguide PC application too. No getting up and looking for the peanut. I can now see my To Do list in a calendar format on my PC. I can now delete items from the ToDo list from my PC by ticking checkboxes and clicking on "delete selected items". Makes clearing up the to do list MUCH quicker. I can now look at all shows airing today that are new episodes. There maybe something new starting that I wasn't aware of. This is a good way to find such shows. I can now see a calendar/grid view of which channels have guide data, and up to which date they have it. Last but best of all, all my recordings have 2 minutes start padding and 5 minutes end padding *if* it wouldn't cause a conflict.