New to Tivo world, need orientation

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  1. litleboy

    litleboy New Member

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    I just bought a Tivo series 2 on a yard sale for $1 . I plugged to my cable and found out that I need to pay etc etc..

    So I went to the INTERNET and found too much information on hacking tivos to make it some kind of a media player... but there is too much old information and I don't know which directions to follow.

    I need some orientation. I have PC knowledge, I build my own PCs, so I now I can do the job, but I'm confuse, what are the patch that I need to install, do I need to have network? which are the latest softwares and what can I do with them.

    Thanks.
     
  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    This is Tivo customer service 877-367-8486 6am - 9pm PT daily.

    You would need a Tivo Subscription for the Tivo to operate, if you want network, either a Tivo wireless network adapter or a rj-45 usb network adapter.
     
  3. litleboy

    litleboy New Member

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    even if I just want to be able to record and play video and music from attached device ( I dont need the advance record programing of the show or so)
     
  4. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    The only thing an unsubscribed Series 2 can do is play back existing recordings and act as a 30 minute buffer for live TV.
     
  5. litleboy

    litleboy New Member

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    so there is no way to make it like a media player w/ out subscription? or its possible but even that is considered to be illegal?

    thks for the help.
     
  6. dbutts

    dbutts New Member

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    tivo's are fairly useless w/o tivo service.

    not heavy enough to be a boat anchor. too bulky to be a paperweight or doorstop. incorrect shape and design to be used as a frisbee.
     
  7. dbutts

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  8. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    What you want is against board rules, because it means enabling paid for features without paying, IE, theft of services. I am not saying it cannot be done, you just won't get help here doing it.
     

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