Anyone have a Tivo & Apple TV?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Shanezam203, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Shanezam203

    Shanezam203 Member

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    I LOVE my Tivo and am able to stream my iTunes music and pics from my PC in multiple rooms in my house but last week I picked up an Apple TV and I like it a lot.

    A lot of what I can do on the Apple TV I can do on my Tivo, it's just a real cool interface. Anyone else have Tivo & Apple TV?
     
  2. andyw715

    andyw715 Well-Known Member

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    I do, I have a lot of iTunes content and also live with broadcast cable, so HDMI mirroring over airplay with the ipad/iphone allows more content to be displayed than what is available by any of the devices out there.
     
  3. ncted

    ncted A leaf on the wind

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    I have an AppleTV, and I love it. I much prefer the Apple model of content distribution to NetFlix, Amazon, etc. After suffering through buffering issues during primetime on both streaming services despite 30 Mbps Road Runner, I decided the download and watch later model worked better for my tastes. When I switch to Tivo OTA next year, I will have both. I will probably add more AppleTVs on other TVs in the house as well as more "cable" content will be viewed that way.

    -Ted
     
  4. javabird

    javabird Well-Known Member

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    I recently got an AppleTV 2 and I'm loving it. I like to download movies from my Tivo and transfer into iTunes to watch later on my iPad or via the AppleTV.
     
  5. Shanezam203

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    Not everything is compatible from Tivo to iTunes right?
     
  6. javabird

    javabird Well-Known Member

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    Right, you need to encode the shows to .m4v format for iTunes.
     
  7. Shanezam203

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    Right, Ive used Handbreak in the past & it works well for iTunes. you?
     
  8. javabird

    javabird Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I recommend Handbrake as well. The AppleTV 2 setting works great.
     
  9. Shanezam203

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    do you know what the difference is between apple 1 and 2?
     
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    Got it thanks. I have the apple 2, I was just curious what the difference was in Handbreak settings... Also, I have about 10 movies not in the right format I need to convert with Handbreak for iTunes. Can I add them to the queue and let them go overnight?
     
  12. Shanezam203

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    Also, does it take anyone else about 3 hours to convert a movie using Handbreak?

    My brother said on his MAC it takes like a half hour, strange...
     
  13. seattlewendell

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    One of the reasons I got an Apple TV was because Tivo does not play all my music. Most of my music is in ACC not MP3. Also Tivo has about a 1,000 song limit, and I have close to 7000 songs.
     
  14. javabird

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    I use the default AppleTV 2 settings in Handbrake.

    yes
     
  15. Shanezam203

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    Have you looked at TiviTunes for $5 one time fee, syncs your playlists in iTunes to Tivo music? works real well.
     
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    I use several AppleTV's in my house I've converted alot of My DVD Content over, can someone give me a Brief explanation of getting recorded TV Shows to exported so you can encode them in Handbrake? What's required?
     
  17. timatkn

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    Don't know if this will be of use but I just use iTIVO to transfer the recorded shows from my TIVO Premiere into Itunes. It connects to your TIVO and when you download the show automaticvally converts them and puts them into Itunes. I don't have an Apple TV but I use this to transfer them onto my Iphone and Ipod. Should work good for Apple TV too.

    I am not sure if iTivo works only on Macs or not though?

    T
     
  18. Shanezam203

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    Why does Handbreak take 4+ hours to convert a movie tompeg-4 itunes format?
     
  19. ncted

    ncted A leaf on the wind

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    Depends on the speed of your CPU. Newer CPUs will take less time.

    -Ted
     
  20. tunabeard

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    What's the difference, if any, between "Tivo Transfer" and "iTivo"? I have a Tivo and was using Tivo Transfer on my MacBook Pro (OS X Lion) and burning to disc via Toast. But now, Transfer keeps crashing and now looking for alternatives.
     

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