on 30-11-2011 13:51
I read elsewhere that the ethernet port is now enabled, which on the surface sounds very exciting. Question is what can you do with it? Is it possible to shunt recordings around your network? HDMI over ethernet? I wonder what is planned? Am I missing something?
on 30-11-2011 15:20
You're not missing much. One positive is that iPhone\Android apps that work as remove controls work. Streaming between TiVos is "soon", streaming to other devices "not soon" (IMO).
There are some hacky things you can do if you're into XML and programming, but those are covered elsewhere on the internet.
on 30-11-2011 15:27
I connected my tivo up last night and I can see all my shows as a web page on my PC, I downloaded the remote control that lets you work your tivo from a PC
and that's about it as I have don't have a smartphone
I'm hoping this will work soon
on 30-11-2011 17:14
Having just joined the tivo crowd and I still have my old V+ Box and it is cabled up ready to install to a second TV, though reading through the lines I should be able to connect via an ethernet port.
Yes I do have virgin broadband and 2 PC which are networked via a router.
How and what do I need to get the box running on my PC.
Any help would be appreciated
30-11-2011 17:21 - edited 30-11-2011 17:22
you just need to connect the tivo to your network via ethernet, than go to the tivo assign it an ip address and allow networking
that's more or less it, to log into the tivo via a PC you need a username and that's tivo and your media access key and you get that from your box
the tivo web address is https://192.168.1.14/nowplaying/index.html
assuming you made your you IP address 192.168.1.14 just put what ever address you assign to it
on 01-12-2011 12:07
thank you for your quick reply,
as I only have 1 ethernet supply to my pc which carries my broad band do i need to install a second ethernet card for the tv or will my router carry the supply via the same cable without interfering with broadband?
on 01-12-2011 12:13
it doesn't use your broadband as such it just usees you local network via the cable modem, if you only have ethernet 1 port in your modem you'll need a wireless adaptor like this
and your tivo can work via your wifi
or a ethernet hub to give you more ports like this
you then plug your cable modem tivo and PC into it
if your cable modem has more than 1 port you can just plug the tivo directly into it