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TiVo Hacks by Raffi Krikorian

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Hack #75. Changing Channel Logos

Fiddle with the channel logos shown in the Now Playing List and program info bars.

While flipping through channels or browsing the Now Playing List, you'll notice that certain programs sport the logo of the channel from which they were recorded. On my TiVo, these are usually network channels like NBC and specialty channels like the Discovery Channel. These channel logos are stored on the TiVo itself, and TiVoWeb exposes access to all those logos and the facilities to assign them.

Navigate to the Logos menu (either from the main TiVoWeb screen or the toolbar). You should see your entire channel lineup, with logos associated with some of the channels. Figure 5-25 shows a typical channel lineup with some channel logos. The first column of logos are those seen in the black information bar that overlays either the recorded or the live program, and the second column are the images that you see in the Now Playing List next to the episode titles.

Channel logos associated with your channel lineup

Figure 5-25. Channel logos associated with your channel lineup

Browsing the Available Logos

Before we do anything else, let's take a quick look at all the logos that the TiVo already has on it. Don't worry, we won't change anything yet. We are just going to poke around to see what's there.

Click the Change link associated with the first channel in the list. The logo chooser page will list all the logos available to you ...

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