Web sites mentioned in TiVo For Dummies
Grouped by subject, these Web sites each earned a mention in TiVo For Dummies. To find a particular site on this page, hold down Ctrl, press F and type the word you’re searching for.
Official TiVo Corporation Links
- TiVo (www.tivo.com): TiVo’s official Web site.
- Manage My Account (www.tivo.com/manage): Log in to transfer TiVo ownership, view billing history, switch credit cards, and perform similar tasks.
- Customer Support (www.tivo.com/support): TiVo provides customer support, troubleshooting tips, an e-mail address for questions, and a answers to most frequently asked questions.
- User Manual (www.tivo.com/guides): Download a new manual for free in Adobe’s PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format.
- Approved Network Adapters (www.tivo.com/adapters): TiVo lists approved network adapters for connecting TiVo to your computer.
- TiVo Store (https://www3.tivo.com/store/home.do): TiVo’s store sells new TiVos, professional installations, TiVo antenna balls, stuffed TiVo toys, and other items.
- TiVo Desktop software (www.tivo.com/desktop): Home Media Option subscribers can download a manual and the TiVo Desktop software to begin linking TiVo to their computer.
- TiVo Central Online (www.tivo.com/tco): Home Media Option subscribers can log on to schedule recordings for their TiVo.
- United Kingdom TiVo Support (www.uk.tivo.com): TiVo support for United Kingdom customers.
- DirecTV TiVos (www.directv.com/dvr): TiVo’s built specifically for DirecTV customers.
TiVo Discussion or Information
- TiVo Community Forum (www.tivocommunity.com): Without a doubt, the most popular TiVo community on the Internet.
- TiVo Frequently Asked Questions (www.tivofaq.com): Although out-of-date, this site answers many basic questions about TiVo.
- The PVR Blog (www.pvrblog.com): Matt Haughey comments on TiVo and Digital Video Recorders (DVRs).
- The Unofficial TiVo Hacker’s site (www.tivofaq.com/hack): Basic information on hacking TiVo (This page has since been removed from the site).
- The TiVo Web Project (http://tivowebplus.sourceforge.net/): Software for advanced users that’s more comprehensive than the Home Media Option.
- Jeff Keegan’s “Hacking TiVo” Support Site (http://keegan.org/hackingtivo/): Keegan runs this site to support his “Hacking TiVo” book (available on Amazon).
- Richard Parker’s TiVo Wiring Guide (www.electrophobia.com/tivo): This fantastic site contains illustrations of how to connect TiVo in dozens of different combinations. (This site was no longer working as of April, 2010.)
TiVo Parts and Upgrades
- WeaKnees (www.weaknees.com): WeaKnees sells the TiVo hard drive upgrade kits mentioned in TiVo For Dummies.
- 9th Tee (www.9thtee.com): This company sells Series 1 network cards and other TiVo do-it-yourself upgrades.
- PTV upgrade (www.ptvupgrade.com): Another company selling TiVo parts and upgrades.
- Linksys (www.linksys.com/support): Linksys sells network adapters (wired and wireless) that work with TiVo, and provides detailed information about setting up a home network.
Other Useful Sites
- Zap2It (www.zap2it.com): TiVo uses much of the same TV listings found at Zap2It’s Web site.
- “Best Movies” lists: When deciding what movies TiVo should record for you, find movie ideas and titles at Amazon’s Essential Movies, The Greatest Films (www.filmsite.org), and the Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com).