Joe Smith: I love my TiVo

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TiVo

Current setup

Who When Model Hours (Best) Version Location Inputs Satellite Encoding
both 2011/12THR22 (TiVo) 529 SD, 61 HD 01B5 11.2.4-01-3-627 Home Theatre 2 MPEG4
both 2007/11 DirecTV+ HR21 200 SD, 50 HD 0x912 (not TiVo) Home Theatre 2 MPEG2 and MPEG4
Sally 2007/07 TiVo S2 Dual-Tuner 80 (27) 9.3-01-2-649 Living Room 1.5 sat D15 and basic cable
Joe 2001/08 Philips HDR112 118 (32) 3.0-01-1-000 Family Room 1 sat D15 or basic cable

TiVo setup Marital bliss is His & Hers TiVo units. It's the only realistic way to keep Wishlists and Thumbs-Up data separate.  

Previous setup diagrams: 2001 2003 2004 2006 2007 2010 2014 2017


Disk sizes

Discussion on Disk Sizes; an 80 billion byte disk holds 74.5 gigabytes.

Copy tystream to RAID on Linux

To guard against the case where my TiVo's hard disk goes out again, I copy some of the recordings to another Linux box that has 250 GB of disks in RAID-1.
cd ~/joe-tivo; perl ~/bin/from-tivo joe-tivo:3105 'TOON|G4TTV'

TiVo headquarters

TiVo headquarters in Alviso (north San Jose, California).

The first two pictures are from when when TiVo hits 1 million subscribers (December 2003), the next two from from November 2005.

Request for enhancements

Software additions I would like to see added: More suggestions: Megazone's Request For Enhancements.
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