PPCTivoRemote is an application that runs on a PocketPC to simulate
a Tivo Remote Control using a WiFi connection to TivoWeb which already has support
for an emulated remote control via the sendkey module. This is a great way to control
your Tivo if your real remote control does not work (like when I fried my Tivo's
This includes source code in C# (Visual Studio) and includes both the mobile app
and a Web Service that talks to the Tivo (you could combine these into one - I needed
See Downloads below.
DisplayText is a TivoWeb module that will display text on the Tivo
screen. Text to be displayed may be entered inteactively from a PC web browser as
shown in the screen shot below.
In addition, the module may be called as a Web Service from some external client
(on a server). For example, if you have one of those networked washing machines
that can send an HTTP request, you can get notified when the laundry is ready to
be moved to the dryer. Just configure your washing machine to send this request
at the "cycle complete" event:^)
The above link will actually work if tivo is defined
in your /windows/system32/drivers/etc/hosts
Description and Installation Info for DisplayText
Cwingert's newtext2osd V1.4 required program.
lightn web site - location of required Tivo web server
V1.2 Use cwingert's newtext2osd V1.4. There is no new functionality
so if you are happy with the previous version(s), there is no need to upgrade. However,
if you like to stay current with the latest versions, use this itcl file and download
newtext2osd V1.4 using the above link.
V1.1 Use cwingert's newtxt2osd program instead of newtext2osd to
take advantage of a better font that correctly displays descending characters. Note:
background text color 0 is transparent but the default is 1, gray, for better visibility.
V1.0 Initial release
embeem (Original osdtxt from tivobi program)
cwingert (newtxt2osd program)
Steve Jenkins (Cascading style sheet for this page)
Forum Thread (Discussion of DisplayText
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