TiVoCommunity VideoReDo & ShuttleXPress Giveaway - Entries Only

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Peter Redmer, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. Jun 20, 2008 #61 of 130

    tivoupgrade Sponsor

    Sep 27, 2000
    Chicago, IL...


    It is good stuff. For those who are interested in trying it, here are links to the pages with trial versions:

    VideoRedo Plus

    VideoRedo TVSuite

    If you use the trial, and ultimately decide to purchase, hopefully you will come to us for that as we are the sponsors of the contest, as well.


  2. Jun 20, 2008 #62 of 130

    dslunceford Well-Known Member

    Oct 19, 2000
    No. VA/D.C.
    “Count Me In!”

    I love my TiVo's and have been using since the 1.x software version. While I do use TiVo desktop, it's mostly to put content onto the TiVo vs pulling off. I've found that TiVo desktop is just a bit too limited in its functions and have heard nothing but raves for VideoRedo. Excellent contest idea!
  3. Jun 20, 2008 #63 of 130

    markandjenn Member

    Sep 21, 2003
    South Florida
    I live for TiVo! I use pyTiVo to comeback. It is great for storing large video collections and transferring them to the TiVo when needed.
  4. Jun 20, 2008 #64 of 130

    dcahoe TiVoPlayList Author

    Jan 28, 2006
    Louisville, KY
    I record way too many movies with my TiVo's. Transfer them to my PC, compress them down to 50% DVD size (<2.3Gb) and then archive them away 2 movies per DVD.

    I even go to the trouble of keeping movies sitting around (sometimes for over 6 months) on my harddrive until I have 2 similar or same genre movies to burn on the same DVD.
  5. Jun 21, 2008 #65 of 130
    Southie Boy

    Southie Boy Member

    Jun 21, 2008


    I've been lurking here for years, saw this contest and decided it was time to get a user ID. We have Six TiVos in our house, 5 Series 2 and one HD. Four of them on lifetime, two on discounted monthly service. When I bought our first TiVo, a series 1 in 2002, my wife said "here we go, another useless toy", it took her about 2 days to tell me to go get my own TiVo this one was hers.

    We have a large age span in our family, as well as a diversity of viewing interests. I've upgraded all the boxes with large drives, so they are able to always be recording something that someone will watch. We are heavy users of networking, moving shows of interest from room to room. I am also constantly putting episodes of spongebob on my daughters Ipod.

    so....count me in!
  6. Jun 23, 2008 #66 of 130

    blankme Member

    Aug 19, 2005
    Count Me In! Thanks for a great contest!
  7. Jun 23, 2008 #67 of 130

    BiloxiGeek DeleteAccount

    Nov 18, 2001
    TiVo records every episode of South Park. I then use TiVo Desktop to get the shows onto my PC. Fire up VideoReDo and yank out all the commercials. Save to .mpg and copy via NFS to my Fedora box where it'll sit waiting and available to watch via pyTivo anytime I wish. So far it's taking up 126GB.

    If the cable hadn't gotten wierd the night that Imagination Land Part III aired I'd have every episode. So now I wait till they re-run it, or until the DVD is available to rent.

    P.S. I do the same process for Eureka, Doctor Who, Heroes and a few other shows. Guess I am a TV show packrat.
  8. Jun 23, 2008 #68 of 130
    TiVo Steve

    TiVo Steve New Member

    Nov 8, 2005
    Seattle WA.
    “Count Me In!”:):):)
  9. Jun 23, 2008 #69 of 130

    AJRitz Princess Anti-Santa

    Mar 25, 2002
    How do I use my TiVo?
    In just about every way it can be used. I have two TiVoHD units now. One has been upgraded to a 1TB drive and the other has a 750 GB drive. "The Kids'" TiVo primary archives kids shows, so we always have a ready supply of Sesame Street; Blues Clues; Dora the Explorer; Go, Diego, Go!; and Toon Disney/HBO Family movies. I also use it to handle overflow, if "My" TiVo has both tuners already occupied and I want to record a third show.

    "My" TiVo records entirely too much weekly television fare, which I tend to watch and delete as the season goes on. I do archive some shows, and wait to watch them until I make sure they've been picked up by their network. Of course, the last time I did that was for Tru Calling, and FOX screwed me by announcing a pick up, then slashing the order, then cancelling the show and not airing the entire second season. :rolleyes: I also store up movies - especially from HBO-HD and Showtime-HD, for watching during the fallow time for new series episodes.

    Sometimes, I extract shows to my laptop for watching while travelling, or copy shows to DVD (especially to send to my mother-in-law, who's stuck with a crappy cable system out in the middle of nowhere).
  10. Jun 23, 2008 #70 of 130

    technojunkie Member

    Mar 15, 2000
    Count me in!

    TiVo has changed my household, we are using it to time shift.
  11. Jun 23, 2008 #71 of 130

    usnret New Member

    Nov 25, 2003
    NW Ohio
    Count me in!!!! I use VRD all the time. A great program!!!!
  12. Jun 23, 2008 #72 of 130

    wblynch Member

    Aug 13, 2003
    Please add my entry.

    We like to archive seasons of reality shows like, The Amazing Race, and then rewatch them in the off season.

    Also like to save NASCAR races and remove the commercials.
  13. Jun 23, 2008 #73 of 130

    PotentiallyCoherent Member

    Jul 25, 2002
    Count me in!
  14. Jun 24, 2008 #74 of 130

    tab97 New Member

    Jul 19, 2002
    Huntsvile, AL
    Count Me In!
  15. Jun 24, 2008 #75 of 130

    wedgecon Just Plain Awesome TCF Club

    Dec 28, 2002
    Vancouver, WA
    I have two DirecTivo's.

    #1 is a Sony SAT T60 with a 320GB hard drive and 304 hours of recording capacity. I use this Tivo for recording whole seasons or more of old shows I want to see again. I also use this to build up new shows before I get around to watching them to see if I will like them. If needed I also put in first run shows that I like in the case of scheduling conflicts on my other DVR.

    #2 Is a Phillips DSR7000 Series 2 DirecTivo that has a USB Ethernet connector and has been hacked with the zipper. I use this as my "main" TiVo to record the majority of the first run shows and anything else that catches my eye. This DirecTivo also has a 320GB hard drive with 304 hours of storage. I also have gotomydvr setup on this DirecTivo which I use every once in while to schedule shows I hear about or when I am away for a few weeks at a time. I also stream music to this Tivo using JR River Media Center 12 and play it out my sound system. On occasion if somebody asks I will extract a tv show and make a dvd of it for them.

    Between the two DirecTivo's I have all the flexibility I want. I have only had a few issues with bad drives and power supplies that I have had to fix to keep them running.

    I don't like the current DirecTV DVR's and if I am unable to repair my DirecTivo's I will and DirecTV does not have better receivers by them I will move on to something else.
  16. Jun 24, 2008 #76 of 130

    Sparty99 Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    Ferndale, MI
    Total packrat. I use the TiVo as a media server.
  17. Jun 25, 2008 #77 of 130
    Mars Rocket

    Mars Rocket Loosely wound

    Mar 24, 2000
    Sinnoh region
    I'm all about ergonomic integrity and maximizing productivity. Count me in!
  18. Jun 25, 2008 #78 of 130

    MScottC Well-Known Member

    Sep 11, 2004
    Count me In
  19. Jun 25, 2008 #79 of 130

    Expat Member

    Nov 19, 2004
    Spotsylvania VA
    Count me in:D

    Love my TiVo's, can't live without 'em.
    Use TiVo Desktop to archive shows to NAS.

    Videoredo is awesome, is a must have for use with TiVo and archiving of shows.

    Luv em both:up::up:
  20. Jun 25, 2008 #80 of 130

    unclemoosh I Wish I knew Then..

    Sep 11, 2004
    Gulf South
    I'm in. VideoReDo rocks!

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