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Re: [vox] Tivo question

i'm curious:

a) what are some of the things you can do with a tivo without tivo

b) what are some of the services you lose when you use a tivo without
the tivo service?

never really considered getting one, but it does sound like a fun thing
to monkey with.


On Mon 08 Dec 03,  4:23 PM, Dave Margolis <margolid@ecs.csus.edu> said:
> Well I just eBay/PayPal'd a $170 (shipping included) Sony SVR-2000 which
> according to that article Pete sent me, and the relevant part of the book,
> is one of the best candidates for hacking.  I also ordered the network
> adapter from the guys who make that.
> Now I just need to buy some kind of little wireless bridge (I actually
> have an old beat up 486 laptop I could try to make one out of).
> Anyway, thanks everybody for all the good answers and wish me luck!
> On Mon, 8 Dec 2003, Mark K. Kim wrote:
> >
> > If you're interested in a suped-up Tivo, get series 1.  Go to ebay and
> > look for something already upgraded with NIC and bigger hard drive.
> >
> > Series 2 has too much protection to be worth suping it up.  The level of
> > protection in series 2 is the epitome of what a consumer-level encrypted
> > system should be.  I tip my hat off to the Tivo engineers.
> >
> > -Mark
> >
> > --
> > Mark K. Kim
> > AIM: markus kimius
> > Homepage: http://www.cbreak.org/
> > Xanga: http://www.xanga.com/vindaci
> > Friendster: http://www.friendster.com/user.jsp?id=13046
> > PGP key fingerprint: 7324 BACA 53AD E504 A76E  5167 6822 94F0 F298 5DCE
> > PGP key available on the homepage
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