TiVo files

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by tv23, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. tv23

    tv23 New Member

    Jan 24, 2006


    Hello all, I work at a tv station that records daily news reels and then dubs them off to people requesting them. I'm researching a possible solution to make this process much more efficient. Here are my tivo questions:

    Can TiVo be seen as a hard drive on a computer? Ex: Can I hook TiVo up to a computer and view the files in a windows explorer type view?

    If so, what file type does TiVo record in? MPEG? DV?

    Thanks for any help in this matter
  2. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

    Aug 23, 2000
    Nashua, NH
    TiVo's not a good solution for this. TiVos cannot be seen as a hard drive. While it is possible to copy programs from a TiVo to a PC, through a feature called TiVoToGo, these are copy-protected. (People have found ways to get around this, but...)

    Also, TiVos require a monthly subscription fee to be able to record.

    It seems to me that a PC with a TV tuner or three and PVR software would be more appropriate to your needs.

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