TiVo changes the way you watch TV

Usually marketing slogans are just that, something that’s catchy to say. TiVo’s is actually true.I recently got a series 1 TiVo, hooked it up, got the latest operating system for it, and started playing with it. All I can say is…wow. Because I’m in Canada, the guide doesn’t work at all, and I had to jump through some hoops to get it to even set up (so that I could download the latest OS). But now that it’s running, I’m quite taken with the little box, and so is Charlene.

All I can do is manually tell it what to record (so far Arrested Development, Las Vegas, 24, and Angel), but once I start hacking, I should be able to get it to actually use a guide.

I’m going to install Lindows on my PC so that I can start playing with Linux and Apache Web Server. I’ll use the hacks on TiVo Canada to start getting a guide, and I’ve ordered some stuff from 9th Tee to hook up a Wireless Ethernet connection on the TiVo.

Details to follow.

By Brian Garside

Brian is a digital experience expert, and part time internet superhero. He focuses on digital first design, digital strategies, content management, website usability, and user experience. He was part of the team behind BalanceDo, the co-founder of All New Comics, and the chief strategist at NorthIQ.