Pre-Tivotogo for Mac options
I know this wasn't the question you asked, but since you brought up the iMac, you might also want to know a little more about Tivotogo for us Mac users. Before they release the Mac verison, there still are some related activities you can do that do involve your Mac, short of watching the transferred video on your computer or an iPod etc. The following funcitons are explained in other threads if you search the forum:
1) you can transfer the files to your Mac simply for archiving purposes, in case your Tivo box has a full drive. I do this all the time and then transfer them back when I want to watch them (see item 2 below for how to do this). To move them from your Tivo, you need to use the web interface for your Tivo. Find the IP address of your Tivo, which is listed in the settings area of your Tivo menu, and then point Safari to "h-t-t-p-s//<IP address>/nowplaying. The hyphens in that URL are simply to satisfy this forum's restrictions for SPAM - remove them in your actual URL. Use "tivo" as the username and your media access key as the password.
2) You can use the reverse function which people call "GoToTivo" today with the latest TivoDesktop 1.9.3 for Mac release. This means you can keep MPEG-2 formatted files on your hard drive, for instance ripped from a DVD or transferred from your Tivo as above, and then move them to your Tivo to watch. The catch is that it's a hidden function in Tivo Desktop. In the System Prefs, hold down the Apple key while selecting Tivo desktop. A hidden tab will appear for "Movies". You may have to restart after selecting the folder which you want the Tivo to see.
Last edited by animalism2 : 08-16-2006 at 08:27 PM.