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4. Bring the Internet to TiVo > 58. Using the TiVo Control Station

Using the TiVo Control Station

Control the various hacks you have installed on your TiVo and populate your TV screen with sports scores, weather forecasts, stock quotes, Closed Captioning, and more.

For some, TiVo—not the computer—is the central repository of all knowledge in the universe. You waste . . . uh, spend . . . many an hour seated in front of it, soaking up its bounty like a sponge. Television programming is simply not enough—you want more?

You can already browse your email [Hack #57] onscreen. If you have a DirecTivo, you have caller ID information [Hack #43] at your heads-up disposal. How much more do you want?

Much more.

The TiVo Control Station (TCS), available at http://www.zirakzigil.net/tivo, is a metahack, encompassing various other hacks applied to the Series 1 TiVo. Think of it as a backdoor hack [Hack #8], only a lot more powerful. In fact, the TCS has access to those backdoor hacks.


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