Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Da Nasty Nati
I just tried out HMO for the first time via the free trial. I got the e-mail days ago, but just kinda let it be (since I was too lazy to set up my TiVo again after moving..until last night).
Anyway....initially I was having issues. I kept trying to manually set up the TiVo to see the IP address of my work laptop PC. NOTHING would work!, and I was almost ready to say *Boston accent that I do not have* 'Fuggit about it!' But being the patient person I am, I went to the TiVo site for clues. It states:
If you have Virtual Private Networking (VPN) software such as Cisco VPN or IBM Netstructure installed on your PC, you may need to adjust your settings or turn off your VPN software in order to use Music & Photos. This is necessary because the VPN software masks the actual IP address of your PC and makes it impossible for your DVR to see TiVo Desktop.
If you have a software-based firewall such as Black Ice, Norton Internet Security, or McAfee Personal Firewall installed on your PC, it may be necessary to adjust your settings to allow the TiVo Server to broadcast the beacon signal to your DVRs. The following ports must be open to allow your PC to communicate with your DVR:
TCP Port 2190
UDP Port 2190
TCP Ports 8080-8089
Yes, I have the oh-so-convenient VPN software and firewall utilites on my work computer.
So I just walked across the room and downloaded the Desktop on my personal laptop, and everything went smoothly. I was suprised to see that It even had listed "Paige's Music on Ispo" and "Paige's Pictures on Ispo", which I saw nothing similar in my previous attempts. *Again, I thought I had to manually add the IP address*
I'm running it wirelessly, and the picture transfer is not slow at all for me.
I dont download MP3s and I rarely even use my personal PC. The Picture sharing feature is nice, but I doubt I would even use it. I have all my WishLists and Season Passes set for all my shows on my ONE and only TiVo so I probably wouldnt use Remote Scheduling much at all. So, for $99, I think I'll pass on HMO.
40-hour TiVo series 2 - 4.0.1b [stock, for now]
Linksys Wireless Adapter v2.8
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