Newby looking to buy TIVO

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by gackattack, Jan 23, 2006.

  1. gackattack

    gackattack New Member

    Jan 23, 2006


    I may have some dumb questions here so please ignore my stupidity.

    Looking to buy the 40G with DVD recorder.
    1) I am assuming that this is just a DVD recorder and therefore can not copy data files from my laptop onto a DVD?

    2) TIVO has 2 USB ports. I am planning on adding TIVO to my wireless network with a USB adapter. For the other port, can I hook up a USB external Hard drive and have it be seen on my laptop as a network drive? (I hate plugging in the external HD into my laptop since I move it all around and I don't have a permanent computer desk.)

    Thanks for bearing with me.
  2. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

    Feb 18, 2004
    Ontario Canada.
    1: Correct. It can only burn content it recorded from its A/V or RFinputs.

    2: no. USB only supports networking.

    If you want a bunch of externa storage, and wish to remain portable, you need a network drive.

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