TiVo Slide Remote Released

TiVo QWERTY remote control

TiVo Slide Remote control with QWERTY keyboard is available on TiVo website at $89.99. The keyboard doesn’t use RF as I expected. Except that it uses Bluetooth. The Slide Remote is compatible with TiVo Premier / Premier XL DVRs as well as with TiVo Series3, TiVo HD, TiVo HD XL units.

It’d be really nice to use such remote not only with TiVo products. But I’m afraid we have to wait QWERTY remote from Boxee Box.

UPDATE: according to Engadget review of the TiVo Slide Remote it works fine with any PC as ordinary Bluetooth keyboard.

DIY: build HTPC from TiVo box


If you have TiVo box but don’t use it by some reason don’t sell it or throw out. Have a look that amazing DIY project which might help you to build full-blown HTPC based on TiVo box. Sure it isn’t so easy as buy a new case for media center. But if you have time, will and familiar with tooling follow by recommendations from that project and create unique HTPC for your living room.

The TiVo HTPC is run XBMC from USB flash drive and allows to play 1080p Blu-ray rips at full speed and upscale DVD rips to 720p. Following hardware is used there:

  • ASUS P5N-EM HDMI nvidia nforce 7100 chipset
  • Intel CORE 2 DUO E8400 3.0GHz
  • 2GB DDR2 800
  • TRANSCEND Jetflash v10 4gb USB 2.0 flash drive
  • HEC 250W Flex ATX 12V PSU

[via eHomeUpgrade]

Using iPhone/iPod Touch as TiVo remote control

TiVoRemote for iPhone/iPod Touch

TiVoRemote is a small GUI application which allows to control TiVo boxes using your stylish iPhone or iPod Touch. It sends remote control commands to the TiVo box TCP port via WiFi.

The latest version of TiVoRemote has the ability to automatically detect TiVo box in your network. So, you won’t spend your time to add it manually. Manual setup still should be done for Series 3 TiVo and TiVoHD only. But it’ll be fixed next versions I guess.

[via eHomeUpgrade]

Socialize your TiVo


If you lucky owner TiVo – digital video recording set-top device for personal television, social person and have yourown blog it might be unteresting for you how to generate TiVoRoll which shows what programs you’ve been recording on your TiVo box. Another possibility is to create RSS Atom showing which episodes of programs your TiVo has been recording lately.