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R.Yan

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Install Linux MCE on a Series 2 Tivo
« on: June 12, 2008, 10:55:21 pm »
I am going to be giving up my monthly Tivo Subscription soon,  (just a few more trials with Linux MCE) but I am curious if anyone has successfully loaded Linux MCE on the Tivo Hardware itself. It seems obvious to use the Tivo Hardware as the Linux MCE computer. Especially since you can find them on ebay for $40 shipped.
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Re: Install Linux MCE on a Series 2 Tivo
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2008, 11:35:49 pm »
Sounds like a good idea.  TIVO boxes would have all the necessary inputs/outputs.

Anyone have any advice?

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Re: Install Linux MCE on a Series 2 Tivo
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2008, 12:46:16 am »
uh..

no.

The hardware is insanely closed. And any attempts to replace the firmware result in a bricked box (Because they don't pass the authentication/verification routines in the firmware.)

short story? _NEVER GONNA HAPPEN_ ____EVER____

-Thom