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Old 04-25-2004, 07:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How can I build my own TiVo?

Has anyone done this before? Also is it easy and how much did it cost you?

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Old 04-26-2004, 12:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i've done this and all it really requires is a VIVO video card. if you want a dedicated TIVO equivalent computer this is what you want:

and this is how to buy one:

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Old 04-26-2004, 02:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i bought this card from for $50. It comes with a remote and bunch of software. I can record TV , i can program times to record when im not there. i has software that allows you to edit shows and make dvds. It has timeshifting so you can rewind live tv. I have my vcr and camcorder hooked up to it so i can pull video off of them.It is not the best card in the world but for the price it rocks. The only thing i dont like is that it only goes up to channell 125 so i cant get HBO. But i hear there are cracks out for it. Simple to use. It has Svideo so i can out put to a tv.

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