TiVoToGo for the Mac has arrived

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  1. macrumors bot

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    Link: TiVoToGo for the Mac has arrived
    Description:: iVoToGo for Mac is here. TiVo has apparently partnered with Sonic Solutions to deliver this to the community. TiVoToGo is actually part of Toast 8 Titanium and not available separately, although Toast offers a huge number of burning and transfer solutions that would otherwise not be available.

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    mkrishnan

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    Glad that TiVo users finally have this. :) It looks nicely designed. What happens to people who already own Toast, though? It makes sense about the MPEG-2 licensing issues, but... what do they do in Windows, now? Anyway, glad it's finally here.
     
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    xtbfx

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    It's in the newest upgrade to Toast, which is STUPID (IMHO).
    There's no reason for Mac Tivo owners to upgrade/buy Toast just for TivoToGo functionality. You should be able to download the program by itsself for FREE.

    Tivo couldn't release a program on their own, so they teamed up with Roxio and now they're charging $100 for it, while Windows users get it FREE. Way to go Tivo.
     
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    emw

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    To be honest, the big thing for me is just getting them to my Mac, so I'm happy about this. Getting them onto a DVD would be nice, and it does suck that you'd have to buy Toast to do it, but just being able to watch them while I travel is a huge plus for me.

    Of course, I can also burn the DVD from my PC if I really need to, so I guess I'm a little better off in that sense.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    PC users have to also pay to convert for iPod and for burning... same price $100... so it's not free like you say...

    anyway... roxio is selling it for $69 from TiVo's site...

    http://www.tivo.com/mactivotogo
     
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    emw

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    Sonic MvDVD come installed on my PC, so although it might be a chargeable item that was included in the price of the PC, it wasn't a line item that I saw...

    But it is good to see they're apparently discounting it through the TiVo site.
     
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    xtbfx

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    Actually there are a few free programs out there for PC that will convert to the iPod.

    Anyway, if you don't want to shell out the $100 for Toast, download the TivoDecode Manager. It's free and works with OSX. It will even convert to MP4 and put it in iTunes. I've been using this, but was hoping that Tivo would come out with an "official" product.

    http://www.thebenesch.com/tdm/downloads.html
     
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    mkrishnan

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    Does that "instant rebate" require a TiVo s/n or anything? That's an outstanding price for Toast....
     
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    lord patton

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    that's exactly right.
     
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    emw

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    Ah, I was confused. Apparently you have to have Toast just to view the TiVo programs on your Mac, not just to burn them to DVD. What a crock. :mad:
     
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    Flowbee

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    There's no way I'm paying $70 - $100 for this. What a shameful solution for Mac users.

    Like many others, I'll continue to use TivoDecode Manager.
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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    Was waiting for this-thanks a lot tivo for sticking your middle finger into the people that made you WHAT YOU are.

    We really appreciate the gesture.

    i JUST LOVE GETTING THE **** THE WORLD FINGER FROM COMPANYS.
     
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    WildCowboy

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    I'll put in another plug for TiVoDecode Manager. It's still a little rough around the edges, but Dave is working incredibly hard to put a quality product out there...and it's free. He literally put out like seven versions of the software over a five-day period. He's slowed the release schedule significantly of late as he's tackled some of the more vexing issue some people are having with it, but I've been thoroughly impressed with everything he's doing.
     
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    solvs

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    They did the same thing with Divx awhile ago, then it came out for free too. Well, the decoder. You still have to pay for the encoder for v.6. But you don't have to buy Toast to use it.

    I suspect this will be the same.
     

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