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Can you use TiVo with your home computer or network?

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2015-07-15 21:40:23
2015-07-15 21:40:23

Yes, there are many benefits of hooking your TiVo DVR with your home computer or with your home network. However, to use your TiVo DVR with your home network, you�ll need to purchase a network adapter and have the TiVo Series2 DVR.

The benefits of using TiVo with your home computer are:

  • You don't have to keep your TiVo DVR connected to a phone line. The TiVo DVR connects to the TiVo service every 24 to 48 hours to download your program information. To avoid the TiVO DVR tying up your phone line, you can add your DVR to your wireless or wired network through a broadband connection. Your TiVo DVR will be able to download your program listings through your broadband connection (which is "always on") and won't have to periodically tie up your phone line.
  • You can transfer files and music from your PC to your TiVo DVR. You can organize and view your digital photos from your TiVo menu or listen to your favorite MP3 files. TiVo Desktop is required to publish photo and music files from your computer to your TiVo DVR.
  • Schedule your TiVo DVR to record your favorite shows from the Internet. Use TiVo Central Online to schedule the recordings of your favorite shows. You�ll create an account online and sign in to any browser and send a schedule request to your TiVo DVR. The next time your TiVo DVR connects to your TiVo service, it will schedule the request. Note: If your TiVo DVR connects to TiVo service using a phone line, it can take up to 36 hours; a broadband connection, however, sends requests every hour.

can you network a Series 1 tivo unit to you home network??

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