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Home Media Option
Posted 06 November 2003 - 08:34 PM
Posted 07 November 2003 - 07:59 PM
Has anyone upgraded to this option? I don't really care about viewing JPEGs or listening to my mp3 collection-just viewing recorded shows between the two units. Is it like having one four tuner unit? Will one unit send a record "job" to the other if it's already scheduled for two simutaneous recordings (like ReplayTV units will do)? When watching material recorded on another unit in the home, is the program "streamed" from that unit or is it transfered to the viewing unit's HDD? I'm not worried about setup as i'm A+ and Network+ certified, and I just bought a home and plan to run Cat5e or Cat6 throughout.
Hi BurgEnder, welcome to the forum.
The Directivo unfortunately doesn't have the home media option available yet. There's a big commotion blaming Directv for not allowing Tivo to rollup their software version 4.0, which has the HMO option.
I've heard rummors of guys at TivoCommunity who got a standalone 4.0 image and intalled it succesfully to a Directivo, is this what you're talking about?
BTW, the way HMO works is streaming it over the net, and it keeps some MB in the recipient's HD for caching, but not the whole movie before playing.
Posted 07 November 2003 - 10:58 PM