There's more to TiVo than even the biggest fan might expect. Armed with just a screwdriver and a basic understanding of PC hardware (or a willingness to learn), preeminent hackability awaits. TiVo Hacks is a collection of tips and tools for getting the most out of your TiVo personal video recorder. It includes various types of hacks: hardware hacks, which require you to pop the top off your TiVo and fiddle about with the innards; and software hacks, which require a little less manual dexterity but no less a sense of adventure. And, for the faint of heart, there are also remote control hacks you can do from the comfort of your favorite armchair. Just as TiVo offers viewers personalized control of their TVs, TiVo Hacks gives users personalized control of their TiVo. This book explains how to: * Use your remote control to activate the 30-second skip to blaze through commercials, enable advanced wishlists, push fast-forward to the limit, and open the backdoor to further hacks * Upgrade your TiVo's hard drive for all the recording time you want * Log in to the TiVo command line for access to programming data * Display caller-ID on your television, present digital slide shows, and play MP3s * Use TiVo on your home network to schedule recordings, access lists of recorded shows, and display your preferred programming on your web site * Write your own TiVo programs in Tcl and C * Access TiVo's Media Filesystem for programmatic access to show details-actors, directors, Thumbs-Up ratings, and more.Krikorian, Raffi is the author of 'Tivo Hacks', published 2003 under ISBN 9780596005535 and ISBN 0596005539.