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TiVo CacheCARDTM With Network Interface



Tivo CacheCARDTM With Network Interface

Caching - The Tivo database is large (512MB) and every user-interface operation goes back to hard drive to read from the database - the same hard drive that is already busy reading and writing multiple high bit-rate video streams.  The CacheCARDTM caches the entire database in high speed SDRAM so all database reads can be fulfilled instantly, rather than joining the queue for access to the hard drive.  Database writes go directly to the hard drive so the Tivo database is always protected and is up-to-date on the hard drive.

The result?
A general speedup of the user-interface and halving the time of long operations such as re-arranging season passes.

Network - The CacheCARDTM combines caching with high-speed 100baseTX Ethernet to network your TiVo.  The new design utilizes the full 32 bit wide bus to increase efficiency of network operations.  The Ethernet network interface lets you complete your daily call using your broadband network instead of your phone line.  Other mods such as TivoWeb can be installed to use your web browser to list your TiVo's content, schedule recordings, and even control your TiVo remotely.

  •  Caches the entire TiVo database for increased user-interface response time.

  •  Write-safe - database is always written to disk and protected.

  •  Works with industry standard PC133 512MB SDRAM (customer supplied).

  •  High speed 32-bit wide 100baseTX Ethernet.

  •  Plugs directly into motherboard connector.

  •  Designed for use in all Series1 TiVo's - Stand Alone, DirecTiVo, and UK.

  •  Custom drivers installed from installation CD image (download)

IMPORTANT PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

Installation of the CacheCARDTM involves removing the cover from your TiVo.  This will void its warranty and will expose the power-supply and sharp metal edges of the case.  Due care must be taken when installing the card.  You also must remove the hard drive from your TiVo and install in a PC to update the custom software.

This product, like most all TiVo hacking items, requires some knowledge about networking and the TiVo.  ALL technical support will be handled on the TechnicalPeak Forum.  This is also the location for the CacheCard drivers.  Please post all questions on the forum and lots of people can help.  Once again, ALL technical support will be handled on the TechnicalPeak Forum.  Please post all questions on the forum and lots of people can help.

Please click the Add to Cart button ONLY after you have completely read, understand and agree with the paragraphs above.
 

 
Quantity Description Your Cost Click To Buy
CacheCARD v2.2 with Network Interface for Series 1
Stand Alone TiVo's and Series 1 DirecTiVo's - Requires
customer supplied 512Mb Memory Module to function

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* The TiVo model selection will be used for statistical coverage only -
 there will be no difference in the CacheCARD shipped.
$94.95
In Stock

Requires 512Mb Memory Module to function (customer supplied)

Please make sure to read this:
ALL technical support will be handled on the TechnicalPeak Forum.  Please post all questions on the forum and lots of people can help.  Once again, ALL technical support will be handled on the TechnicalPeak Forum.  Please post all questions on the forum and lots of people can help.

 

TurboNETTM Network Connect Kit

The TurboNETTM Network Connect Kit gives you a permanent RJ45 connection to your TurboNET board that can be mounted on the outside back of the TiVo.  This kit consists of an RJ45 to RJ45 Adapter and a short Patch Cable.  One end of the patch cable is inserted thru the square hole in the bottom of the TiVo under the fan and is plugged into the TurboNETTM Card.  The other end of the patch cable is plugged into the RJ45 x RJ45 adapter and is zip tied on the back of the TiVo.  You can then plug your patch cable going to the network hub into the other side of the RJ45 jack on the adapter.

We also have quality patch cables in various lengths with boots on both ends.  Boots and cable are Gray in color.

Quantity Part Number Description Your Cost Click To Buy
TurboNET-CONNECT TurboNETTM Connect Kit $6.00
PATCH3 3' Patch Cable  $1.25
PATCH7 7' Patch Cable  $1.75
PATCH10 10' Patch Cable  $2.25
PATCH14 14' Patch Cable  $3.25
PATCH25 25' Patch Cable  $4.25
PATCH50 50' Patch Cable  $8.25
PATCH100 100' Patch Cable  $17.25

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