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Master Geek

Topic # 45130 30-Oct-2009 20:10
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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.


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

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  Reply # 268663 30-Oct-2009 20:12
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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.

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  Reply # 268667 30-Oct-2009 20:31
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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.


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  Reply # 268682 30-Oct-2009 21:51
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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.

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  Reply # 268934 1-Nov-2009 07:16
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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.

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  Reply # 268951 1-Nov-2009 09:37
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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.

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