So I am buying a TiVo for the benefit of my Comcast fearing family, However the overwhelming amount of information and know how on these forums has led me to a nervous breakdown. I have always considered myself to be A/V savvy but my current dilemma has me stumped.
So our house has exactly 1 Comcast DVR so if I replace this with a TiVo then the cable card should be free and I should receive a $2 credit? In doing so I would like to augment my current setup which consists of A Roku box and a mac mini Plex server. I am told that plex has a plugin so it will work with a TiVo but I would also like to pull content from my Tivo to my Mac Mini (Thus completing the circle of Plex, "Adding tivo shows to my plex registry").
I see so many options to do this but I do not know which one is suitable for me. Basically my needs are transferring HD(1080p) content from my Tivo to my mac mini in a suitable format (MKV, MP4, H.264) and to have it organized. This means the correct file name saved in folders (so if I have multiple seasons or episodes that they are organized). I would also preferably like the commercials to be automatically removed (but this is not essential).
Also if there is a heaven, live tv from my TiVo to my mac would be nice.
I was told that there are many programs to do this pyTiVo, ItiVo, KMTTG, etc
Which one will make me the happiest with the least amount of work? Also Which will work with Plex or should I adopt something else for OOH streams?