[mythtv-users] TiVo (S1) as a MythTV Frontend

Tortise tortise at paradise.net.nz
Tue Feb 6 00:12:01 UTC 2007

Hi Brian

I was not looking to claim the idea as mine, having posted a link where someone else had given some thought to it.  

I think the Myth frontend might be customised to work on TiVo somehow.  

What I was hoping to do was stimulate some interest in someone with the skills helping out.  

Thinking about this some more, if one could, for example, run up Ubuntu on the TiVo box then one would be almost there!

Seems to me someone with the right skills could do this quite easily.  Sadly that is not me, yet anyways.

Kind regards
David Hingston 

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Brian Wood 
  To: Discussion about mythtv 
  Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2007 12:51 PM
  Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] TiVo (S1) as a MythTV Frontend

  On Feb 5, 2007, at 4:24 PM, Tortise wrote:

    Dear List

    Has anyone progressed this idea?

    I think S1 TiVo's (with a NIC eg Cachecard added) could make great SD MythTV front-end.  (HD - probably not?)  Just like an XBox, MediaMVP etc.

    There are lots of them around.

    The remote seems the best in the business so all the hardware is there.  The tuners would presumably become obsolete in this role.  

    These boxes are quiet.  It might even be possible to quieten them even more by replacing the HDD with Solid state media.  (Even do without by downloading OS off the server - probably need something small to initiate this however?)

    There are many TiVo users who are likely to move to MythTV at some point.  This would be a great way to re-cycle the hardware!

    Seems I am not the first to think of this!     http://outflux.net/blog/archives/2005/09/14/tivo-meets-mythtv/

    Anyone progressed this idea any further?

  You are definitely not the first to think of this:



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