You can also remove the Tivo cover and put that tape on the inside of the cover to make it look better. My brain didn't register you had a Series 1 until you posted the picture (I thought I was the only one still using a series 1). Be careful not to block the IR receiver for the Tivo remote, which is right next to it. The receiver is on the left, the IR transmitter is on the right.
Here's how to remove just the front cover:
The link does not work (it may be a problem at tivocommunity), so I will try latter.
I did find that covering then entire 'eye' wasn't right. I tested the config shown in the picture and it prevented the HR34 from changing and responded to the TiVo remote when the remote was a few feet from the HDR612. But I learned last night that from across the room the remote did not work. I made some adjustments to the tape that more or less worked. Knowing the exact location of the IR emitter will make tape placement more effective. Thanks,
The series 1 keeps on ticking. I upgraded to larger disks about 10 years ago, they failed a few years ago so I just re-installed the original disks. The only unfortunate problem is that I have no s-video input on my TV so the picture is not as good as it should be. I was really waiting and hoping for the new TiVo from DTV because I thought the DTV receivers had a poor UI. But while waiting for DTV and TiVo to do the right thing, DTVs receivers improved significantly and now with the HR34 (that is improving too), and the lack of features in the DTV TiVo I decided to stick with the DTV STBs.
Still, the TiVo suggestions and auto-recording finds some things that we find interesting.
Genie! At first I thought the mysterious channel changes were related to Genie. The program displayed after the channel change were things we might be interested in. So I thought maybe there is hope for Genie. Now that I found the channel changes were based on TiVo suggestions and not Genie, I remain disappointed in Genie.