Why even use TiVo To Go?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Jon1, Dec 21, 2005.

  1. Jon1

    Jon1 New Member

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    According to what I have read, in order to connect an external hard drive you need USB 2.0. My PC says I have Hi-Speed USB ports. Is this essentially the same thing as 2.0? Will the external hard drive work in my Hi Speed USB ports?
     
  2. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    the marketing buzz could say high speed for USB 1.1 or USB 2.0. It would mean little. Most external hard drives will work on either USB 1.1 or 2.0 - it is a small matter to work with either. USB 2.0 is significantly faster though - probably would not matter much to TiVoToGo but you should find out for sure what is in your PC and upgrade to 2.0 if needed simply for thos times you drag and drop large files
     
  3. Justin Thyme

    Justin Thyme Contra sceleris

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    Also- you can roll your own external drive for less. The lowest cost enclosures oftentimes have a capacity limit on them (like 120GB), so that is a gotcha to watch for if you are out for more capacity.

    Audiocrawford is correct about the poor failure mode for HD, unless you set up a fault tolerant Raid5 configuration, which is $$$. Personally, I take the risk. I do have a mirror drive of some of the essential movies, but if a whole drive goes, then fine- there are a few other drives full of movies so it wouldn't be the end of the world.

    After a hundred odd DVDs gathering dust on the shelf, I only very rarely burn another, (other than family camcorder videos which always get 3 copies on Dvd).
     
  4. jcapple

    jcapple New Member

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    Jon1

    I went through similar problems with a recent switch from McAfee to ZoneAlarm (Zone Alarm - typed both ways for people searching for help).

    After trying literally everything else as you can see by the next steps:

    1) Enabling ports
    TCP/UDP 2190
    TCP 4430-4439, 8080-8089, 8100-8109, 8200-8209
    (per Tivo recommendations)

    2) Turning off filtering for all things Tivo:
    This will make it so your program is not scanned by ZA IM Secure:
    Double click the My Computer
    Double click the (C
    Double click the Program Files Folder
    Double click the ZoneLabs Folder
    Double click the ZoneAlarm Folder
    Double click on imf_editor
    Put a dot next to Filter all apps except blacklisted
    Click the Blacklist Tab
    Click the Browse Button
    Browse to the executable file of the program that is not working and
    double click it.
    Click OK.
    Restart your computer and test again for the issue.

    3) Creating excrutiating expert rules and protocol groups, etc.

    4) Various other BS with respect to the individual program settings to get it to work.

    5) AND the winner is . . . under ZA Anti-virus and Spyware:
    MAKE SURE ON-ACCESS SCANNING IS DISABLED!

    Who would have figured?

    You still do actually need to enable those ports in step 1) as an expert rule (or something like it) for the Tivo DVR to see all the files on your machine, but in the end, the only thing really screwing me up with the virus scanner. . . not the firewall.

    Hope that helps!!!
    :eek:
     

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