HP MediaSmart Expander for TiVo add-in integrates TiVo into Windows Home Server

HP released a add-in which allows you to store, view and manage TV Shows recorded with TiVo on the HP MediaSmart Server EX490 Series and X510 Data Vault. Those of you who have upgraded your previous generation MediaSmart Servers to HP’s v3.0 software should also be able to use the add-in, but HP haven’t tested […]

HP released a add-in which allows you to store, view and manage TV Shows recorded with TiVo on the HP MediaSmart Server EX490 Series and X510 Data Vault. Those of you who have upgraded your previous generation MediaSmart Servers to HP’s v3.0 software should also be able to use the add-in, but HP haven’t tested this scenario and it’s therefore unsupported. HP MediaSmart Expander for TiVo allows users to perform similar tasks with TiVo that Microsoft enabled in Windows Media Center following the release of Windows Home Server Power Pack 3 (which I find essential on a daily basis), including: transferring shows from TiVo to a HP MediaSmart Server and back to TiVo; viewing TiVo recordings stored on a HP MediaSmart Server; watching TiVo recordings that are stored on the HP MediaSmart Server on any PC in the home using Windows Media Player. To watch TiVo content stored on the MediaSmart Server on other computers in the home you’ll need TiVo Desktop for PC/Mac to sort out any DRM issues or alternatively Roxio Toast 10 for the Mac. The add-in is compatible with TiVo DVR Series II, Series III, TiVo Premiere and TiVo desktop software.

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