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7. Writing Code > 99. Disabling the Live TV button

Disabling the Live TV button

What good is limiting your children’s viewing to the G-rated bounty TiVo’s brought them if they can just meander into an R-rated neighborhood with a click of the Live TV button?

You’ve carefully crafted your children’s television viewing to contain only television shows you believe are wholesome and good for them. But then they go mucking about with the Live TV button and catch some gruesome action flick or racy Sex in the City episode you’d rather they not see for a couple of years—or ever, for that matter. This hack is all about disabling that dastardly Live TV button on the kids’ TiVo.

Now that you’ve learned all about events [Hack #98], it shouldn’t surprise you to know that getting to Live TV is controlled by an event passing through the event switcher. Try it out by running events.tcl [Hack #98], and press the Live TV button on your remote. You should see something like this:


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