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Windows 8 app?

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream' started by Dan203, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I know TiVo has mentioned that and Android app is in the works, but I wonder if they're also working on a Windows 8 version for the upcoming Surface tablets? If they are then we might be able to use the desktop version of Win8 as well and perhaps gain access to the recoded shows on a real PC.

    Anyone seen any mention of a Windows 8/RT app in the works?

    Dan
     
  2. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

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    Not at all unfortunately.
     
  3. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    I think we will have to wait a little while to see some adoption numbers...

    Windows phone is still struggling and Windows 8 / W8 Tablets have not hit the market yet. I am highly excited about the ecosystem, but I am sure it is not worth the investment for TiVo yet.
     
  4. dgraff

    dgraff New Member

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    This really needs to be addressed. For example, 2 TiVo Premiers and thinking about a 23 inch touchscreen windows 8 system for my kitchen. It would be great to have the streaming ability from my TiVo boxes.
     
  5. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    If your surface is the full i5 pro version, you have a few options...

    It appears that TiVo is working on a stream to PC companion to their whole home solution. Whether this leverages the stream or not is still a question and whether it will be a full replacement for the legacy TiVo desktop is also an outstanding question.

    Kmttg and the old legacy TiVo desktop will allow you to move content to your tablet and watch videos locally on you Surface.

    I have also been playing around with this nifty little community developed Proxy Server to stream through VLC. A very cool Windows 8 version will be available very soon - "Metro" VLC Player....

    [​IMG]

    The best option is of course hoping TiVo moves forward with their stream to PC whole Home option...

    [​IMG]
     
  6. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    Did anyone buy a Surface?
     
  7. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    I really want a pro - but I have not purchase one. I am waiting on the V2 option and hoping it brings a couple of updates.

    • Haswell Chip for better battery life
    • LTE broadband connectivity
    • GPS chip
    • independent resolution settings between the start screen and the desktop
    • Docking station with additional ports

    But I really do like the Surface Pro tablet and believe it is a fantastic product. I have had my hands on it and it really is a wonderful device - but I think if I wait just one more year, it will be a better use of dollars.

    note - if it had broadband, I probably would have purchased it on day one. It really is a deal breaker for me.
     
  8. Snake Plissken

    Snake Plissken New Member

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    I should have mine next week
     
  9. gayste

    gayste Love TiVo!

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    Got a Surface Pro 128 and cannot play TiVo files. Also, TiVo desktop cannot transfer files.
     
  10. Arcady

    Arcady Stargate Fan

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    Something Microsoft made is broken? Wow, I am so shocked.

    Premiere has an E on the end of it.
     
  11. windracer

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    I just got a 64gb Surface Pro at work on Friday so have not had a chance to try TiVo Desktop yet (still setting it up with all the work stuff). As for for the transfer issue, are you sure it's not due to the cookie problem?
     
  12. fdisker2000

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    Yes, the TiVo Desktop cookie problem is the root of Surface problems. I can confirm that the fix in this thread works: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=9527463#post9527463
     
  13. windracer

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    I was able to install and use TiVo Desktop on my Surface Pro. I had to use the TiVo Beacon instead of Bonjour for it to see my TiVos, but I was able to download and play .TiVo files without issue (once I made morac's cookie change).
     
  14. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    I got my surface today as well!
     
  15. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    Windracer, how are you liking your Surface?

    I am blown away by the handwriting recognition... I did install start8 to bring back the desktop start button, but otherwise it works fantastically.

    8 second cold boot is pretty impressive as well...
     
  16. windracer

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    I've been using it for a week as a replacement for my laptop at work and it has its highs and lows for me.

    I spend most of my time, like I assume most people would, in the desktop side of Windows 8. The 150% scaling on the Surface Pro drives me crazy since it causes some window controls to be rendered differently, some text is very small and crisp, other text is larger and blurry. It's been messing with my eyes ... I really need to just connect it to a regular monitor. The non-adjustable angle of the kickstand bothers me to because as it sits on my desk all the screen does is reflect the overhead lights in the office (which is also probably messing with my eyes). If I were to continue using this as a laptop replacement, I'd definitely request some sort of docking station solution to use my normal dual-monitors, external keyboard/mouse, etc. (right now I am using Synergy+ which allows me to use the keyboard/mouse on my desktop to control the Surface).

    The pen is definitely neat. My daughter was disappointed it wouldn't work on her Surface RT but that's because the Pro has a completely different digitizer/screen. I do like how, when using the pen, multitouch is disabled so you can rest your palm on the screen to write normally, unlike my iPad.

    Battery life, when sleeping, seems poor. Sometimes it won't survive an overnight sleep. I've started just powering it off since, as you indicated, it does cold boot incredibly fast.

    As a Windows 8 laptop, I like it. It runs everything I need to (even though I'm down to 14gb free). As a tablet, it's a bit heavy and bulky when compared to my iPad, but the convenience of having a full Windows 8 desktop in that form factor is definitely appealing.
     
  17. zubinh

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    If Microsoft would have all of the apps that I use on my iphone and ipad (And Tivo is by far the most used app), I would dump my Apple Gizmos in a hearbeat and have all of my devices running Windows 8. - one ecosystem for all devices is definitely appealing, MSFT just has to execute!
     
  18. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I don't know what language that site is in, but if you look they have a link to something with TiVoToGo in it's name and it appears to be PC software that looks to have similar abilities to the iOS app. I wonder if that's something they rolled themselves? If not why hasn't TiVo released it here in the US?
     
  19. jgametest

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    I did some checking on the service, it's a Sweedish Network that partnered with Tivo that not only put together an app for IOS and Android but also a web version of Tivo 2 go.

    https://tivotogo.comhem.se/tve/login

    Com Hem TiVoToGo


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