ipad vs ipad2 and tivo app

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by smbaker, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. Carlos_E

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    The iPad does not have built in wifi sharing unless you unlock it and use MyWi or TheterMe.
     
  2. DeWitt

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    With my iPad I am using the new Verizon 4G Lte mifi card, which is a Samsung SCH - LC11. If you are lucky enough to live where Verizon 4G is available, the speed is amazing. It will switch to 3G when 4G is not available.

    For me it was an inexpensive upgrade(New every 2) and the 4G data plan was cheaper than the 3G one was! I have the original iPad, but had fun when my friend was showing off his new iPad 2 and couldn't believe mine was faster. After watching him get flustered for a bit I finally confessed to the 4G connection....
     
  3. gothaggis

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    even though the ipad app is faster than using the tivo menus, it still annoys me - the design decisions tivo made with the app are infuriating - for example the need to refresh the list of all your shows everytime you perform an action in the my shows part of the app (for example. deleting a show)
     
  4. smbaker

    smbaker Well-Known Member

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    Well just to give an update, the contraption arrived via fedex yesterday well within the 3-4 week expected time that apple gave me. On the one hand, I'm scratching my head saying "why exactly did I pay $630 for this?". On the other hand, it does look cool, and the app does work well, and I can join the club of elite apple nerd fanboys.

    To answer my original question (although it's been answered by others, but now I can answer it myself!), the Tivo app does work fine on an iPad2. I don't have any way to compare it to iPad 1 performance, but it is many miles ahead of the Premiere's interface.

    A few annoyances. For example, even though it's sitting here idle while I'm looking at the guide, it still has to demand-fetch the next page of channel data when I scroll down. I think Tivo is in love with the 'spinning circle' icon. Either that or they've never heard of running a task in the background.

    The remote control aspect of it is fantastic. I particularly like being able to drag the slider immediately to a point in a program that I want to watch.
     

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