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An important note.

You cannot use your computer keyboard to control your TiVo.

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piffle, that is precisely what tivoweb is for. in part. :)
Naw, issall good.. I too have a series1, except mine is the KING OF ALL TIVOS!! :)

Nah, I just put in an extra hard drive (150gb total) and a network card, and then started fiddling around adding software. Now, when the phone rings, my tivo scrolls the number across the screen. And the stereo announces it. It's gotten pretty sick really. The coolest thing about tivoweb is being able to schedule things on it from work or wherever, when someone says "oh you have to watch X. except it's on in half an hour!". The other coolest thing is the mfsstream module that lets you click on a show and save it to your computer as an mpeg stream. I've almost filled up my raid array with firefly and good eats.

The series 1 boxes are actually still more hackable than the new ones, last I checked anyway.
Sounds like your TiVo is well on your way to passing Turing.

"There is a message for you, Dave."
No, actually TiVoWeb is Series1 only - it is hackware. You have to pull the drive and install the software on the TiVo. You also need a TurboNet card to give the S1 Ethernet.

You can do this stuff on the S2 because the prom cryptographically checks the kernel at boot, and if some of the key files have been modified (like those needed to run add-on software) it deletes them and replaces them.

A few people have made some progress in getting some things to work, but the main hack requires desoldering the prom and creating a new image, then mounting the new chip.