What is my tivo watching?

Discussion in 'TiVo Underground' started by BrianGoetz, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. BrianGoetz

    BrianGoetz New Member

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    I have a Series3. Is there any way for me to find out remotely what my Tivo is currently playing?
     
  2. Sep 1, 2007 #2 of 12
    BTUx9

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    for 6.2, 7.x there was an entry in MFS that showed the current channel (but not both for dual tuners). I believe that is no longer available in 6.3 & 8.x, and I don't think anybody has published code for an alternate method.
     
  3. Sep 3, 2007 #3 of 12
    classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    I have my one Series 2 TiVo (with 8.3) hacked and it shows current tuned channel with TWP.
     
  4. Sep 3, 2007 #4 of 12
    BTUx9

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    hmm... I was helping somebody with that, and I could swear it was 8.x that didn't have the entry.

    in fact, in info, the code that shows "currently on live tv" is in a large if:
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      if { $reccount < $::num_tuners && $::version < 8} {
    so I don't know how you could be seeing that under 8.3... you ARE running TWP 2, I assume?
     
  5. Sep 4, 2007 #5 of 12
    classicsat

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    Yes. TWP2.0, Software 8.3, Lifetime Sub 140 model.

    Code:
    Currently on Live TV
    Channel:	523 BRAVOC
    Program:	Inside the Actors Studio
    Episode:	Jane Fonda
    Description:	Jane Fonda ("On Golden Pond," "Agnes of God," "Monster-in-Law").
    TiVo Box Information
    Software System:	8.3-01-2-140
    Service Number:	1400000xxxxxxxx
    System Type:	United States Series 2 Stand-Alone
    Subscription:	Lifetime Subscription
    Tuner Count:	1
    Remote Address:	2
    TiVo Time:	03:22pm, 4-Sep-07
    Uptime:	1d 16h 05m 25s
    Current Temperature:	41C / 105.8F
    TivoWebPlus - lab Distribution
    Version 2.0.0 (oztivo-070205)
    
     
  6. Sep 4, 2007 #6 of 12
    BTUx9

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    Ah... that explains it.

    You're running the version released on Feb. 5... the change is in CVS as of Feb. 9 (I didn't make that patch)

    I guess they added the field back in at some point. I'll change the code so it checks the field, not the s/w version.

    thanx for posting
     
  7. Oct 5, 2007 #7 of 12
    BrianGoetz

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    OK, but am I correct in assuming that for Series3, TWP is not an option, and likely will never be?
     
  8. Oct 5, 2007 #8 of 12
    BTUx9

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    ??? not sure what you mean...anything is possible, and it's really the s/w version, not the platform that's the limiting factor on what can and can't be done
     
  9. Oct 5, 2007 #9 of 12
    Laserfan

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    But...no one has ever hacked their S3 to add TWP, correct? Do you know how?

    BrianGoetz I just bought a Hava Platinum HD for $113 shipped (buy.com) and it lets me do everything with my S3 as if I was in front of it. Because it simply connects to (in my case) the Component-Vid-Out and Analog-Aud-Out, and then controls the Tivo with an IR Blaster, there is no software implication to the S3.

    Switching (remote) is a little slow, but it's very nice to see anything you want on the Tivo from any PC on your network running the Hava player software.
     
  10. BTUx9

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    Sorry... not an S3 owner, won't be one in the forseeable future, so I don't really follow the progress of s3 hacking.

    I DO know that DDB has more info on the current state of s3 hacking.
     
  11. ciper

    ciper Active Member

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    How about a Slingbox? Then not only can you tell what its "watching" but watch it yourself from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.
     
  12. Laserfan

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    This is what the Hava Platinum HD does, except with MPEG2/higher res locally vs WMV, and for half the price.
     

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