View Full Version : 2b or not2b -- tivo drive to computer

03-26-2002, 09:09 AM
I'm Tivo illiterate.
I own a video production co, hence, sit in front of tv's all day long. Last thing I want to do is go home and watch more!!

I bought a Tivo at our local Walmrt, (all I knew was it probably had a large hard drive in there somewhere).

Paid $25.00, no box, remote or manual.

I thought I would strip out the hard drive and
install in one of our computers, but...after taking a look at this
thing I may want to use it for recording presentations and playback for tradeshows. Can you use Tivo as a hard disc recorder without subscribing to Tivo?

.....or should I just use the drive in a computer and
throw out the rest?

If I use as a computer hard drive, is there anything special I would need to do?

Thanks for any info!

04-17-2002, 05:29 PM
well, you can us it as a vcr, but it's a bit more difficult, gotta set it manually, instead of hitting record.
If your planning on taking the drive out of it, all it is a HD and a computer. There are 3 screws on the back, and it's pretty straight forward. if you do... I'd certainly be interested in buying the shell off you. Thanks