"Live Recording" for AppleTV in iTunes 8

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by kongonibreath, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. kongonibreath macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2008
    In iTunes 8, under "Devices > AppleTV > TV Shows" is anyone else seeing "Live Recording" as an option to sync as if it were a TV show? Am I reading too much into this, or is DVR function imminent for AppleTV? See attached JPEG.

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  2. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    The question would be how? There is no tuner in the :apple:TV.

  3. kongonibreath thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2008
    Net Tuner

    Would they really need a hardware tuner? Could they not create a "net tuner" in software?
  4. HobeSoundDarryl macrumors 604


    Feb 8, 2004
    Hobe Sound, FL (20 miles north of Palm Beach)
    Could this be some kind of live event streaming feature, such as live sports. The wording is not the best, but to stream it would need to be "recorded" with the feed probably running at least a few seconds behind an actual live event.

    If a grand plan for :apple:TV is to ultimately displace cable/satt, they'll need a way to deliver live event content too. With today's announcement about HD TV shows, aren't they just "live event feeds" away from being able to claim to be a bona-fide direct competitor for cable/satt (assuming of course, they could get many/all of the remaining cable network shows on board too)?
  5. peeaanuut macrumors 65816

    Sep 10, 2007
    Southern California
    that looks like it might something from an attached tv tuner. Still cant see them putting a DVR into the :apple:TV. Would be the same as them putting a net radio recorder on the iPod. Just dont see it happening.
  6. Tweeksy macrumors member

    Mar 4, 2008
    USB dongle?
  7. FreeState macrumors 68000


    Jun 24, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    To me it looks like you have a TV show you called Live Recording... what happens when you try and play the file?
  8. gadabout macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2007
    yeah, i'm guessing something in your library is tagged as "live recording" as well...
  9. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007

    You either tagged something as that (maybe an export from EyeTV) or you are trying to create a rumour.

    Close thread.
  10. R.Youden macrumors 68020


    Apr 1, 2005
    From what I can remember if you record a show with an EyeTV that does not have any info with it, i.e. from a VHS player, then the EyeTV recorder tags it as "Live Recording" and then automatically makes a playlist (usually called EyeTV but that may have changed). I think that is what we are seeing here.
  11. kongonibreath thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2008
    My Bad

    For some reason a podcast of the Republican National Convention, which did not show up in my TV Shows section, was showing up as syncable TV show material in AppleTV. Strangely, the podcast is tagged as "Live Recording," although it did not return as a hit on spotlight search for that tag. Sorry to get hopes up about DVR functionality coming to :apple:TV
  12. rball1979 macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2008
    See...the Republicans can't even Tag video correctly...

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