Networking Tivos

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by nitro, Jul 9, 2003.

  1. nitro


    I was wondering if anyone had done this. It would be really cool to have two Tivo's, record on one, and be able to watch the recording on the OTHER TV. If the Tivos were networked and the support for it was there, this would be a breeze.

    I do not know if the Tivo Operating system supports this, but I believe the OS is just a custom Linux?

    Anyway, anyone know if this can/has been done?

  2. This is the ultimate in geeky.

  3. ctrader



    Check out

    Its a homebrew version of tivo that allows you to network easily.

    Now that my wedding is over, I am going to get a 120 gig hard drive and build one, if I am allowed :)
  4. Hubert


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  6. nitro


    Thanks for all the replies!

    I will look into it, and if I succeed, I will share my success...

    nitro :)
  7. MarkB


    The newer Tivo(s) already have this built into the software. You can network them within the home, or even send a show over broadband to another Tivo.
  8. nitro



    Can I just throw in a networking card in mine and update the software?

    Thanks for the info!

  9. cas



    If you have a series2 can do it with the HomeMedia option. In fact, my TIVO is on my home network via wireless..and receives the daily updates over the net. I don't have a second i can't swap shows...but eventually I will get another. I do play my MP3 on the TIVO/Home theater....which is very cool.

  10. MarkB


    nitro, it really depends on which model you have and various other factors.

    Go have a look at the tivo community forum as referenced above. There are even published solutions for networking older units. With all the hobbyists out there, if it CAN be done with a Tivo, it HAS been done... and written about extensively :)

    #10     Jul 10, 2003