Back in March, HP released the HP MediaSmart Expander for TiVo add-in for Windows Home Server – today they release an update.
I have not used the original add-in as I don’t have a TiVo, but you can read all about the add-in here: http://connecteddigitalworld.com/2010/03/10/hp-mediasmart-expander-for-tivo-add-in-for-windows-home-server/
Here is what HP said about the add-in:
With a high-definition (HD) DVR from TiVo, consumers can record and pause live TV, and access the world’s largest on-demand video store to watch hit movies, TV shows, music videos and cool web videos.
With the new software application, which is offered at no charge to MediaSmart server owners, TiVo customers can:
— transfer shows from TiVo to a HP MediaSmart Server and back to TiVo
— view TiVo recordings stored on a HP MediaSmart Server
— watch TiVo recordings that are stored on the HP MediaSmart Server on any PC in the home using Windows Media Player
This update will allow customers to schedule series recordings of their favourite programs and have them automatically copied over to their MediaSmart Server.
INSTALLING THE ADD-IN
Once you have downloaded the add-in, just copy it to your add-ins folder and install in the usual way.
A QUICK LOOK AT THE ADD-IN
You will notice that it installs a new entry on the Data Vault list.
You have to accept the EULA:
As you can see, in my case no TiVo was found – that’s because I don’t have one. If you did, information would be here and you could use it.
And there is also a configuration screen.
As I mentioned, I don’t have a TiVO that I could test this on, here in the UK we just don’t have them.
Do you use this add-in? If so, tell us what you think of it?
As before, this add-in is free.
The add-in can be found here: http://www.hp.com/united-states/consumer/everyday-computing/mediasmartserver/us/en/index.html