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Tuesday, September 21, 2004


Charles Nealey

For 6: Press the Info key and change the guide from the DirecTV version to the TiVo version. It's MUCH faster.

For 7: If you are watching a show, TiVo saves 30 minutes by default. If you are <30 minutes in and hit record, it saves all that you've watched as well as the rest of the show. I thought there was a way to change that buffer from 30 minutes to something else but I couldn't find it at a glance. Check http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?s=72f820129f2d98524fc2aa74a1c9d7dd&threadid=122090 in detail and search around. I thought it was out there somewhere. Btw, even if you don't find that info at the above link, there is lots of good info there (such as turning your Skip to End button into a 30-second skip button which rocks for getting through commercials fast).


If you are not a Tivo purist, The Replay TV 5508 has a screen saver. Granted, it's not integrated into a satellite box, but I use mine with IR blasters and the dish system and it works quite nicely (albeit with some lag on channel changes).

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