OS X & TiVo

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by e²Studios, Jul 27, 2005.

  1. e²Studios macrumors 68020

    e²Studios

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    Just curious if anyone has heard when TiVoToGo will be availiable for us mac users.. im tired of having to use my PC to download and view recorded shows...

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  2. emw macrumors G4

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    There's been a lot of discussion on this at tivocommunity.com, and so far no real word on when it will be, just that "they're working on it." It is a pain, for sure!

    They haven't even updated TiVo Desktop for Tiger yet :mad:
     
  3. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I read somewhere that there are major problems that will cost too much to overcome and research on it has been halted indefinitely. I can't seem to find the link though.

    There are supposedly hacks to allow you to download the show to your Mac. You then use another hack to remove the encryption/password on the show. I've never tried though.
     
  4. e²Studios thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Does it even work on Tiger? I havent tried to install it since i end up having to use my PC anyhow to take advantage of TiVoToGo

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  5. emw macrumors G4

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    Yeah, "updated" was a poor choice of words. They haven't even released TiVo Desktop for Tiger.

    Now, I don't know if it's a Tiger thing or a TiVo thing, but I'll blame it on them anyway ;)
     
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I heard the same thing that grapes911 heard, that despite them saying "we're working on it", they really don't have any plans on making it work. Too expensive for too little return (and they're kinda hurting financially right now).
     
  7. e²Studios thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Too bad that rumor about Apple buying them out wasnt true, they could just integrate the features in to QT.

    As for burning i dont see the issue since Sonic is what i have to use on PC and Sonic now owns Roxio.. *cough* toast *cough* popcorn...

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  8. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Here's a blog ( :rolleyes: take that for what it's worth) about the TiVo CEO saying no to Mac OS X.

    http://www.pvrblog.com/pvr/2005/04/tivo_cfo_no_tiv.html

    So they're lying to us on the website. Pr!cks.

    But that's ok, I still love my TiVo for the things it DOES do. I even converted the wife (no small feat)!!
     
  9. e²Studios thread starter macrumors 68020

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    haha that brings back memories.. i remember when i first got the TiVo box and my wife was all "thats nice", years later i get home to "i needed more room and i deleted a few of your shows" TiVo is amazing, and in my opinion the copycats just dont have the same luster as you will that TiVo has!

    As for the blog that makes me sad, although i hope that its not completely true and we will see a TiVoToGo feature on OS X someday.. its kinda like Yahoo neglecting to upgrade thier messenger for OS X and atleast give us VOICE....

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  10. emw macrumors G4

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    The thing that kills me is that, at least from reading stuff on tivocommunity, there are a fairly large percentage of Mac users on TiVo. Not to get into the user share debates, but I'd have to think that the percentage of TiVo homes that are also Mac homes is pretty high, and so making an OS X version wouldn't be a lost cause.

    But I suppose they really don't make money on TTG, so what can you do? I'd still buy TiVo (I have 2 now) knowing it didn't interface with the Mac (although I miss picture sharing with Tiger).
     

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