View Full Version : Media Access Key from Tivo Basic?

12-11-2006, 01:08 AM
I have tivo basic service on my Toshiba DVD recorder. I would like to extract to my PowerBook, and came across the just-released TivoDecodeManager. But it requires the Media Access Key. Is there any way to get the key without upgrading to regular Tivo service?

Alternatively, can I sign up for tivo premium, get the access key, then cancel tivo premium, go back to tivo basic and still have the access key work? Or does the access key cancel out if you revert back to tivo basic?

Thanks in advance!!

12-12-2006, 12:14 AM
Even if you had the key, tivo basic does not seem to run the needed services. Use mfs_ftp or tytool to transfer. Tivo desktop will not connect to tivo basic, at least it will not connect to mine.