Track down a number of hardware problems using the TiVo Series 2 Troubleshooting Guide
Identification and Background
You can find the model number on the TiVo Series 2 on the back of the device. Find the tag on the right side, look for where it says "Model No." to the right of this, the device model is listed.
TiVo units are mainly used to record television shows to a Digital Video Recorder, or DVR. Subscribers to the TiVo service have access to a large, updated schedule of shows. You can set up the TiVo to record shows and it will also try to record shows based on shows that you have watched before.
So far, three series of TiVo units have been made. The TiVo Series 2 was released in 2006, features DVR capabilities and was the first TiVo to have USB ports.