How to Do Everything with Your TiVo (How to Do Everything Series)

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Maximize and expand your television viewing using TiVo and this easy-to-use guide. You’ll find step-by-step instructions on how to connect your TiVo to your media center, pause and rewind live TV, enjoy instant replay, and hook your TiVo up with your wired or wireless home network. You’ll even learn how to ...

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Overview

Maximize and expand your television viewing using TiVo and this easy-to-use guide. You’ll find step-by-step instructions on how to connect your TiVo to your media center, pause and rewind live TV, enjoy instant replay, and hook your TiVo up with your wired or wireless home network. You’ll even learn how to give slideshows of your photographs on your TV screen. Plus, get helpful TiVo hacks such as replacing your full hard drive and finding remote control shortcuts.



• Search for and record programs

• Rate programs and change your rating

• Edit, delete, or change the priority of your Season Passes using the Season Pass Manager

• Display and share your photo library using Acrobat Photoshop Album or Lifescape Inc.’s Picasa

• Schedule recordings remotely on the Internet

• Set up two TiVos and use the multi-room viewing feature to transfer programs between your TiVos

• Record shows and even home movies onto DVD using your combination TiVo-DVD recorder

• Hack your TiVo by removing the TiVo hard drive and installing it onto your PC

• Enable 30-second skip and backdoor mode



About the authors: Todd W. Carter is an avid DVR user and full-time freelance writer who writes mostly about business and technology. His articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Detroit Free Press, MSNBC.com, Home Office Computing magazine, and other outlets. He is the author of several computer books. Michael Bellomo, MBA, has written nine books involving technology and how it relates to modern business. He is the co-author of McGraw-Hill/Osborne’s forthcoming book, eBay Your Business: Maximize Sales and Get Results.



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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072231403
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 5/26/2004
  • Series: How to Do Everything Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

Evan Young (Mountain View, CA) is a product manager at SkyStream Networks, where he develops hardware and software for broadcast video and digital media services. He has previously worked on advanced consumer technologies for Geocast Network Systems and Philips Electronics. He has an MBA from Stanford University and a BA from Harvard University. While at Stanford, he founded “The Future of Content” an annual academic and professional conference on media, entertainment, and technology. He has also worked as a management and information technology consultant at Pricewaterhouse Coopers and American Management Systems. He is a composer and conductor, and has previously edited books on digital music composition and recording. He has been an avid TiVo user since 2000.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Hook it up and get started
Ch. 1 Set up your TiVo 3
Ch. 2 Watch TV and record programs with your TiVo 29
Ch. 3 Train your TiVo 73
Pt. II Try this at home
Ch. 4 Hook TiVo up to your home network 93
Ch. 5 Listen to music on your TiVo 119
Ch. 6 Remotely schedule programs 137
Ch. 7 Transferring programs between TiVos 165
Ch. 8 Setting up a Pioneer combination TiVo and DVD recorder 183
Ch. 9 Playing and recording programs on a Pioneer TiVo-DVD recorder 205
Pt. III Don't say I told you so : hacking TiVo systems
Ch. 10 Easy hacks 227
Ch. 11 Upgrading your TiVo's hard drive 241
Pt. IV What's next?
Ch. 12 Finally ... high definition TiVo 297
Ch. 13 The future of DVRs 325
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