Entries Tagged as 'Home Theater'

Update on Tivo and SDV

February 14th, 2008 · No Comments

After browsing the web tonight, I’ve found the following signs of progress that eventually (2008 Q2???) my Tivos will be able to get SDV (Switched Digital Video) channels from Time Warner Austin. (For a brief description of SDV, please see my earlier post.) First is an actual published specification for what is now apparently being […]

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Programming A Pronto and Some Tivo Weirdness

February 14th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Last weekend I was updating the layout and programming of my Pronto TSU3000 remote to control our Tivo Series 3 — we had previously had that in a different room but recently moved it into the media room with the projector. Full Tivo control of our 120″, 1080p HD, picture! SWEET! HD quality Tivo totally […]

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Retail Markup Is Outrageous! Or About Cabling Oversell

February 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Our recent Tivo HD and HD-DVD purchases have caused us to need one more TOSLINK fiber-optic digital audio cable (because one of them, I forget exactly which, didn’t come with it and it only uses fiber-optic and not coaxial wire.) So I went on a search online. It turns out you can buy a 6 […]

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Making A Tivo Internet Connection Thru A Smoothwall 3.0 Firewall

February 8th, 2008 · 1 Comment

A friend asked me the other day how to get his Tivo to make it’s daily call through his home network. Besides simply getting on the network via a wired or wireless connection, the real problem most people don’t think about is that the Tivo uses a large number of network ports to call home. […]

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Tags: Home Theater · IT/Network