DIY: turn an unused TiVo into a HTPC


I love it! The hardest part about building a HTPC always seems to be finding a case that doesn’t look out of place with the other AV equipment. Even specialty built HTPC cases still don’t have the look and feel of traditional equipment; that’s where an old TiVo comes into play. This guy simply ripped out all the TiVo innards and shoved a Ubuntu XBMC computer within. He was nice enough to photograph the process so it shouldn’t be that hard to replicate. Sounds like a good weekend project to me.