Con you connect iMac to TiVo box

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  1. Mpf080, Apr 29, 2012
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    Mpf080 macrumors newbie

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    Hi all

    I am thinking of buying an iMac and needed to know if I would to able to run my virgin TiVo box thought it as the only place I have to put the iMac would be in my bedroom where my tv is. So it would mean I would need to get rid of my tv. So is there I way to link them together.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    You can't use an iMac as external TV for a TV, since you need a Thunderbolt equipped Mac to use any 2011+ iMac as external TV.
    You could look into a breakout box, that captures the HDMI signal (if a TiVo has HDMI-out).
    You could however transfer shows from your TiVo via Roxio to your Mac.

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    Note that many backwards-minded channels don't permit their recordings to be transferred via Toast/TiVo-to-go. HBO and BBCA come to mind.
     
  4. Mpf080 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Could I not use a slingbox or something like that
     
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    The newest iMacs support input only from Thunderbolt sources. If you get a 2010 model then you can get an hdmi adapter for the minidisplayport and use sling or similar.
     
  6. balamw Moderator

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    You could potentially use iTiVo to watch recorded shows, but not live TV or control the TiVo.

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