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skunk720
08-18-2002, 10:20 AM
When Tivo makes its call, Who does it contact to get weekly program listings? Is it my local cable/directv provider or is it TIVO headquarters? I have a lifetime subscription and dont plan on any TIVO hacking, but Im intrested in DTV testing. I need to know if I would be able to legitimately use my stand alone Tivo unit. I fear that it would contact DTV for a program listing which would raise some red flags

TheDoctor
08-18-2002, 10:27 AM
It call's and ISP who connects you to Tivo, who is a bussiness partner of DTV. You can request that tivo not collect data on your subscription, which they stated will prevent them obtaing specific viewing data.

skunk720
08-18-2002, 12:37 PM
thanks for the reply. bottom line, I call tivo to get off of the tracking list and then I should have no problems using my TIVO unit while testing dtv. Is that what I'm hearing?

TheDoctor
08-18-2002, 03:58 PM
I believe that's what they are saying, adjust you paranoia levels as you see fit. Check out the privacy policy on their web site. I have not read it for a year or so, it could have changed.