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Geek Tip: The TiVo Clock Easter Egg

Easter eggs are rad little treats for geeks; others may ask what the point is, but you know: They're just cool. This Easter egg is for TiVo users, and while the result is not mind-blowing, it's handy and practical, and you'll probably know about it before any of your friends, so here we go!

Press Select, Play, Select, 9, Select. A little TiVo clock will pop up in the bottom right corner so you can check the time.

Of course, you can just click one button - Info - and get the time, but then you also block the top of the screen with all the other program info, and the other main reason you'd want to do this is simple: Because you can.

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Bija1 Bija1 7 years
I found this tip somewhere online a while ago and use it all the time. What I wish I could find is how to make the on-screen Info or TV Guide type larger. I watch TV in bed from about 15 feet away using a 27" screen. It would be great if I could magnify the onscreen type.
Misalady Misalady 7 years
I'd love to see other Easter Eggs... they're so fun!
megazone megazone 7 years
GeekSugar has posted TiVo tips in the past as well:
hyzenthlay20 hyzenthlay20 7 years
Oh, that rocks! I love it!
bluefuel318 bluefuel318 7 years
I've been using this for a while, also. Also the home screen shortcuts, like 1 to view your Season Passes, 4 to search for a program, and of course, 0. :-)
megazone megazone 7 years
I use this all the time - it is the only clock I have visible in the living room. (Well, there is one on the front of my TiVo Series3, but it auto-dims and is far enough away to not be easily readable from where I sit.) But what I really like is the other bit - the ETI, Elapsed Time Indicator. It shows how far you are into a program at a glance. I find myself using that all the time, and missing it when I'm away from TiVo. It do it subconsciously for the most part - "Should I pause this and take care of this other thing - only 10 minutes left, I guess I'll just finish the show." I don't even notice the numbers in the corner most of the time since I've been using this backdoor for many years now, along with the SPS30S 30-second skip.
JenBrett JenBrett 7 years
how's about i just look at my clock, cell phone or dvd/vcr combo :)
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