I decommissioned my TiVo because I never really liked the OS and replaced it with Panny units, and it has been bunged in the garage for the last few years (I should have sold it while it still had value).
With the service ceasing, I'm guessing it has pretty much lost all value.
It seems a shame to just dump it. Before I bung it in a skip, I was wondering whether there was anything useful that could be done with it post 31-October.
It has a pretty decent case, and also has a hard drive, twin tuners, and (as I understand it) a runs a proprietary TiVo version of Linux. Does anyone know whether, or have any views on:
- it's possible to zap the TiVo OS and turn it into a DVR by installing something like a stripper down version of Linux and PVR software?
- any of the parts inside are ludicrously proprietary, or potentially worth salvaging for re-use in a project like a HTPC (eg the hard drive, the tuners, the power supply etc)?
- whether the remote control can be used with a HTPC?
- whether the (pretty nice) case is practical for gutting and re-use to house a HTPC?
Or is it more trouble than it's worth, and I should just say "Meh" and chuck it.