We've got a Premiere and a Premiere XL4 in a house with all sorts of other networked stuff: PS3, Macs, PC, iPhone, iPad, etc.
I'm a bit puzzled how to work out a useful sharing scenario. We have two Tivos because we don't watch a lot of stuff together. There's only the occasional movie or TV show; it's even a split with the Olympic sports. So we don't really need to share what we record on the Tivos; it's easier to just double record the few things in common.
And of course each has their own phone and computer, or at least separate accounts. And separate emails, separate Pandora accounts, separate YouTube/gmail accounts, etc.
So here's where I'm stumped:
The free Hulu Plus account seems to be only for one-person use, correct? I don't see a way to share one paid account without running into issues once we start watching on mobile devices. I have the Tivo.com account in my name; would I even be able to associate another Hulu Plus (or Netflix for that matter) account with a Tivo?
Second, is there a way to share media from a Mac only to a certain Tivo? We've got separate music libraries, for example, but Tivo Desktop just seems to share the current user's iTunes Library.
Third, we haven't tried this yet, but what if each of us fires up the Tivo app on an iOS device? Will it work with both Tivos as long as we each select the right one to control?
Fourth, since both Tivos have lifetime, would it have been better to have two tivo.com accounts? I suppose we'd lose the $100 discount, but would we? It might actually make things easier.