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TiVo Hacks by Raffi Krikorian

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Hack #66. Scheduling a Recording with TiVoWeb

Remotely scheduling a recording is just a few web pages away, thanks to the wonders of the TiVoWeb web interface.

Scheduling a recording with TiVoWeb is rather like doing so through TiVo's television interface. From the main TiVoWeb page or toolbar at the top of each page, click Search. You'll be presented with a page reminiscent of TiVo's Search by Title screen, as shown in Figure 5-10.

The TiVoWeb search interface

Figure 5-10. The TiVoWeb search interface

Because TiVoWeb has its fingers into the same hooks as the TiVo's WishLists, its search functionality is far more flexible than its TiVo counterpart. You can search not only by Title, but also by Keyword, Title Keyword, Actor, and by Director by simply changing the "Search By" field. You can further filter results by category (Movies, Educational, Western, etc.) and subcategory (under News and Business, for instance, you can select International, Magazine, Weather, etc.).

When you click the Search button, TiVo will chug on for a bit, finally returning anything it found matching your search criteria. Figure 5-11 shows some of the results of a search for the Title Keyword of "phoenix" when run on my TiVo.

TiVoWeb search results

Figure 5-11. TiVoWeb search results

Select the program you're interested in from the list by clicking on its name—in ...

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