[mythtv-users] Converting a TiVO Series 2 to a Myth Box?

Mark L. Cukier mark at pemicro.com
Mon Nov 22 16:32:16 UTC 2004


Though TiVo would make a great mythTV box, unfortunately their hardware 
is proprietary. There's also some issue with the version of Linux their 
using not being fully public etc etc.

I think the short answer on this one is, you can't do it. BUT, I'm no 
expert and would *love* to be corrected on this one (I'm a TiVo owner as 
well... and I just shelled out $500 for my new myth box... :-))


Ewan Grantham wrote:

>I expanded my TiVO series 2 (with lifetime subscription) a couple
>months ago to add a lot more space, and then I setup JavaHMO to give
>me some of the Windows functionality, but I'm thinking what I should
>"really" do is convert my TiVO to a Myth box. After all, it's a PPC
>with some type of MPEG-2 capture/decode card, right? And then I could
>access the full space of my 2 160 Gig HDs, and maybe stream stuff back
>and forth to my main box with 500 Gigs of HD space...
>Pointers to a FAQ on doing this, or advice from someone else who has
>"been there" would be appreciated.
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