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For fun - What would a new TiVo Desktop look like?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by bradleys, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

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    I wish it would just die completely. Then make a web based version that allows streaming and manual transfers (maybe a plugin will be required like Slingbox). For displaying pictures and home videos, it should allow streaming from mobile devices using their existing app.

    I think we are at a point with MRS, that the number of people using TiVo Desktop to archive shows is small. They should keep the same API available for third party apps but the hog of an app, TiVo Desktop should die off.
     
  2. jcthorne

    jcthorne Active Member

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    I disagree. While I do not use tivo desktop, it has, over the years provided a window in to the tivo communications protocols that are the basis for most of what is available from 3rd party developers now. Each new version of TD has brought with it some new feature that, once implemented properly by community developers, has been very useful. Without TD much of what is available now would likely not exist. And TD works well enough for newbies and casual users that really don't want to invest time and effort in setting up third party apps.

    Of course they COULD just actively support the SDK and let the community develop apps.....
     
  3. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

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    Microsoft has more clout than TiVo. ;)
     

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