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developerWorks: Blowing the Lid Off of TiVo

Jul 07, 2005, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Seebach)

:There are a lot of sites about 'hacking' the TiVo, to do this to it and that to it (and there's always the other thing too). After all, half the fun of owning something that runs Linux is to make it do something more (or different) than it was intended to do. But most of us only need so many Web servers (off the top of my head, I think I have 10 or 15 Web servers in my house already, including the embedded systems).

"A couple of bits of advice about a planned TiVo hack attack. You should probably assume that you will void any warranty it ever had and that it won't work as a video recorder again. It's not that you're likely to botch things that badly, but rather that the aggravation you could face trying to get the machine fixed for any little change will be offset by the realization that you're the one who busted it..."

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