Upgrade tivo software

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Upgrade tivo software

I have a couple tivo's and Im interested in upgrading them.  I dont want to steal tivo's service, but I do want to replace the software on the tivo with another brand of software that will allow me to get the same thing.  I know there are alternatives around, like freevo, but can you instal that on a tivo box?

 

I see there are a million guides on upgrading hard drives, and to add programs like a web server, but I wanted to do more.

 

Thanks.

 

 

Can't be done.  Only the tivo

Can't be done.  Only the tivo software can be installed on a drive that is installed in a tivo.  It specially designed to work with their hardware.

The other software packages that are out there are for home theater pc's (htpc).

You are correct, not stealing service, but in the long run, it's just easier and simpler to plug up a tivo and record and watch.  Typically, it's cheaper, for at least a little bit, then a htpc.  It all depends on how much you are willing to spend (time and money) on building or buying and configuring the pc, where as the tivo is pretty much ready to go right out of the box.