Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



79 posts

Master Geek


Topic # 45130 30-Oct-2009 20:10 Send private message

Hi people

Just wondering if anyone knows if Tivo will be able to access a NAS device or if it has to work through a pc. and if anyone knows how much the networking package is going to be.

cheers.

ps. I think this is going to be great competition for sky especially for thos that are not interested in sport channels etc...

Create new topic
BDFL
48002 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3566

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 268663 30-Oct-2009 20:12 Send private message

TiVo will access a shared drive, so it shouldn't matter if on a PC or a NAS.

The networking package is part of the TiVo bundle until end of January 2010.






79 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 268667 30-Oct-2009 20:31 Send private message

Awsome cheers for that think i might have to put one on the telecom account hehe. tried to get one going the other day as i installed a UHF aerial at a telecom site but the store manager didnt know there ip network settings but from whait i did see it's looking very user friendly.

1847 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 97

Trusted

  Reply # 268682 30-Oct-2009 21:51 Send private message

i got the impression that the "pc" software would act as a streamer to the tivo, not that it would have raw access to pc disk/nas disk. I could be wrong. And Freitasm has been to the release events not me.




Previously known as psycik

NextPVR Based HTPC:

2 x HVR3000 - DVB-S - Freeview, HVR3000 - DVB-T Freeview|HD, Nova-T 500 - Dual Freeview|HD, Digital Coax --> Yamaha RX-v540, 8600GT --> Samsung LA46A650D via HDMI
Clients:
Popcorn Hour A-100, 1xATV2, 1xATV3, Roku3
Windows 7 Ultimate Host
3x2TB, 1x3TB + 1x1.5TB using DriveBender, VMWare Workstation 10 with 1xW7, 2xW2k3 1xUbuntu 11.10 Desktop, 1xWHS2011, Plex

UnblockUS - Unblock your freedom

1 post

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 268934 1-Nov-2009 07:16 Send private message

The tivo doesn't use standard network shares - it connects via the Tivo Desktop software.

It won't play files from a NAS "out of the box" however if you can get your NAS to run Python you should be able to get pyTivo to work and host files that way. pyTivo emulates the Desktop software. i understand some NAS such as an NSLU2 will run Python.

BDFL
48002 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3566

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 268951 1-Nov-2009 09:37 Send private message

Ooops sorry, that's correct. You will need the TiVo software. There is an unofficial one using the same TiVo Calypso protocol for Windows Home Server here, but I am not sure for a NAS - you would have to check if the model supports it.

You can always have a PC accessing the NAS and routing to your TiVo. There are some steps on this here.




Create new topic








Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new jobs are posted to our jobs board:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Telecom introduces unlimited broadband data plan
Created by freitasm, last reply by firefuze on 24-Apr-2014 13:30 (99 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Stonedine
Created by Lizard1977, last reply by mattwnz on 24-Apr-2014 15:45 (67 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Auckland Transport Hop card - look out for errors
Created by robjg63, last reply by sbiddle on 24-Apr-2014 20:48 (21 replies)
Pages... 2


Windows 8 System Mechanics
Created by eme, last reply by eme on 24-Apr-2014 21:10 (20 replies)
Pages... 2


Using my Mac to ring family in the UK
Created by Geektastic, last reply by nakedmolerat on 24-Apr-2014 11:28 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


Telecom has started metering their TiVo customers' broadband usage (WITHOUT PRENOTIFICATION)
Created by Peteriv, last reply by mattwnz on 24-Apr-2014 15:11 (74 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Forms of government for New Zealand
Created by charsleysa, last reply by gzt on 24-Apr-2014 21:36 (176 replies)
Pages... 10 11 12


Parallel imported product
Created by Wills1, last reply by joker97 on 23-Apr-2014 21:01 (53 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.