Mac Users lack Tivo togo support

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by tonyf3, Jan 4, 2005.

  1. 2farrell

    2farrell New Member

    Jul 11, 2002


    It was more of a question than an actual statement.
    Sorry for the misunderstanding.
    Any other company writing Software (barring Microsoft :p ) would have a pre-Alpha at least to the first Beta by now.....wouldn't they?
    I would have thought TiVo could at least give us a rough road map.
    At least then we would have something to go on as their silence is pretty much admitting nothing is happening.
  2. bitchysix

    bitchysix New Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    I'm kinda floored that there is no alternatives for us Mac users. I mean, I pay the same as a PC Tivo subscriber, yet do not receive the same service. That blows.
  3. davezatz

    davezatz Funkadelic

    Apr 18, 2002
    Fairfax, VA
    And what about TiVoToGo on my Ubuntu desktop? It's just not right! ;) Seriously, it's too bad TiVo didn't make this a priority and missed a publicly announced target. When all's said and done, I bet it will be over 2 years from the initial TTG launch (1/05) before we see Mac support.
  4. SullyND

    SullyND L: 31-14 (10-2) TCF Club

    Dec 30, 2004
    Chicago Burbs
    I want a DOS version for my 8086.
  5. cwoody222

    cwoody222 Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 1999
    Buffalo, NY
  6. rworne

    rworne New Member

    Jul 8, 2004
    No, the really sad part is that TTG came (1/2005) and went (Tivo Series 3) and Mac users never got support for it!
  7. schalliol

    schalliol New Member

    Feb 13, 2003
    It should come to S3, but I've still got S2 and I would be very happy to have a relase for it!
  8. southerndoc

    southerndoc TiVo Fanatic

    Apr 4, 2003
    Maybe we can get the attention of the TiVo staff if everyone on here sends the CEO a letter and/or email every weekday until TiVo-to-Go for Mac is released.

    I'm sure that will give them incentive to push the project ahead. I think I'm going to start writing a letter and sending it every weekday. Emails are too easy to delete.
  9. 2farrell

    2farrell New Member

    Jul 11, 2002
    And letters are too easy to put in the shredder.
    I'd rather see some sort of petition or mass signed letter about how disgruntled TiVo owning Mac Users are with the Company.
    The fact that this thread is longer (in time and length) than pretty much any other in the Forum has to mean we want this. It's time for TiVo to wake up and smell the flowers.
  10. cwoody222

    cwoody222 Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 1999
    Buffalo, NY
    Nothing we do will matter. They know how disgruntled we are. They know how many of us there are.

    They. Simply. Don't. Care.
  11. 2farrell

    2farrell New Member

    Jul 11, 2002
    Very Sad :(
  12. Fofer

    Fofer Bo55man69

    Oct 29, 2000
    A "petition?" A "mass signed letter?"

    Surely you jest.
  13. Nov 1, 2006 #1633 of 2087

    shelbel Member

    Mar 11, 2004
    Individual messages actually carry more of a punch IMO than petitions, 'cause it takes more effort and motivation for each person to generate the message (paper, e-mail or otherwise). It indicates more conviction than a person seeing that someone has created a petition and saying "yeah, I could sign that."

    That said, I think it's all moot. A lot of us have written/phoned TiVo to voice our frustration (some of us many, many times), and this thread has soldiered along. They know we're ticked off, and they know how many of us there are. That means that they know we're a small group, relative to the whole (sad, but true), and that most of us have kept the TiVo service despite our grumblings. Short of persuading the rest of TiVo subscriberdom to switch to Macs and then mobilizing them all to threaten to abandon TiVo unless TiVo provides a workable TTG, there's not much we can do, really.
  14. Nov 1, 2006 #1634 of 2087

    Quevar New Member

    Jan 14, 2005
    Evanston, IL
    TiVo isn't going to get any more money from me until they do release TTG on the Mac. I have a lifetime. If I had a subscription, I'd drop as soon as the commitment was over. I bought mine before any of this was ever released, so it didn't affect my decision.

    Now, I don't even talk to people about TiVo anymore. If people ask, I tell them it's not worth it and that they can get most of the same features from their cable companies DVR for cheaper or get a MythTV box. Or I just tell them to buy their shows from iTunes and it turns out that it's cheaper than buying cable and a TiVo (see my past post). It's going to be more of a problem when the iTV comes out. TiVo is loosing a loyal fan base and the word of mouth spreading is going to hurt them....
  15. Nov 2, 2006 #1635 of 2087

    2farrell New Member

    Jul 11, 2002
    No, just peeved like everyone else here so never mind.
    I wonder if this thread will make it to 2000 postings before TTG for Mac is released?
  16. Nov 3, 2006 #1636 of 2087

    southerndoc TiVo Fanatic

    Apr 4, 2003
    I'm sure it will.
  17. Nov 3, 2006 #1637 of 2087

    FreedMegabyte New Member

    Jan 15, 2006
    Scuttlebutt to follow-
    The Mac mini was proposed to be Apple’s answer to it’s user’s interface to cable and broad cast TV. Preprograming recording, scheduling, internet access, lan and remote transfers and downloads. Everything TiVo has promised us. Has anyone else heard of this?
  18. Nov 3, 2006 #1638 of 2087

    donsullivan Member

    May 31, 2000
    Orlando, FL
    I'm not sure that Apple ever suggested that's what it was for, but many speculated it had good potential for that. I've actually got one that I'm using as a media PC myself with a couple of other software packages added to get close to TiVo and add a few other features it doesn't.

    It has an Elgato EyeTV500 which gives me OTA HD content to display on the HD display it's connected to. The latest version of that software includes a Front Row style interface that allows you to schedule a recording, play it back later and watch in real-time using the Apple Remote. It doesn't have features like Season Pass and the like but it's a start.

    I now use a product called Media Center from Equinux in partnership with Front Row for nearly everything else. It can do most all of what FR can do except iTunes store content plus a little more. It has an interesting option for DVD's that allows you to copy the entire content of the DVD into a folder on the HD and then nagivate to it and get full function including menus and all of the DVD. I've copied a half dozen or so up there and it's a great way to just navigate to a movie and watch the full DVD experience. It also does IP stream from sites like YouTube and GoogleMovies in addition to access Flickr photo libraries.

    Now if you add FR for access to protected content I can watch all of the shows and movies I've purchased from the iTunes store as well as listen to my music and look at the photos in my library on the TV.

    I can easy dump the TV content from the EyeTV out to put it on a DVD, store it on my laptop to carry it with me when I travel, or dump it to iTunes to synch with my iPod.

    Bottom line, it's not a complete TiVo experience but it's actually quite good and adds many functions this Mac user couldn't get from his TiVo (don't have my Series 2 any more). Certainly not a solution for everyone since it uses 3 different tools that you have to switch around between, but it gives me nearly all I'm looking for and most of it via the Apple Remote when I'm laying in the bed.
  19. Nov 3, 2006 #1639 of 2087

    tonyf3 Mac User since '84

    Oct 11, 2003
    CT & NYC
    I like this idea!
    However, it's looking more likely that Apple Software and Hardware will eventually eclipse TiVo. It may take awhile, maybe 2 years. Oh, long have we been waiting for this? January should be interesting for TiVo and Apple.
    That's Early 2007! for the Mid 2006 folks at TiVo headquarters.
  20. Nov 3, 2006 #1640 of 2087

    Unix_Beard New Member

    Dec 22, 2003
    Hey, its November.

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