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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Timbo, Sep 10, 2005.

  1. Timbo


    Jun 14, 2004
    Who else here has tivo? Who here loves there tivo.. :)

    I don't know what I'd do without my tivo.. Commercials.. Ah!
  2. I built my own.

    I don't have a (wired) home telephone, so TiVo was not an option (you need to have it connected to a phone line, and pay for subscriptions to get the tv guide data).

    For less than $500, I have a set-top 3GHz linux machine with 350G of storage, hardware mpeg encoding and decoding, and 2 gigs of RAM. It'll do everything a TiVo does, and (much) more. I can record more than 150 hours of highest resolution video, or 350+ hours of what TiVo calls high resolution, or 500+ hours of "watchable, but you wouldn't want to burn it to dvd" video. ...oh, and the DVD burner is also built in, so if I want to save a show to disk, I can do it right there on the same machine. It'll also play DVDs, VCDs, etc... ;)

    - briand
  3. Ooo Burn. Yea, I can do that to... I just haven't hooked it up. :p
  4. Does anybody can explain me what it is?

  5. canopener


    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
    Basically, it's for people who can't live without TV.
  6. LOL!
    OK thanks a lot, not a thing for me

  7. even if you can live without television, the tivo is great. i don't watch much tv, (sportscenter, evening news, football games and esteban commercials), but i still find it great.

    when i'm away at school (as i am now), i really miss the tivo. i hate commercials.