Mac Users lack Tivo togo support

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

  1. Nov 4, 2006 #1641 of 2087
    FreedMegabyte

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    Thanks donsullivan! Kewl! Price wise, it sure is in the Humax ballpark. I saw this in a pod cast last year, Jobs was pictured standing next to a Mini and the castor was proclaiming he, (Jobs), was considering this. It will be interesting to see if that Apple ripens.
     
  2. Nov 4, 2006 #1642 of 2087
    ZeoTiVo

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    I think TiVo does indeed know the demand for TTG on Mac and are doing what they can to get around whatever problems they encountered. Does anyone think TiVo does NOT want to give you TTG on Mac? I doubt a petition would tell them anything new.
     
  3. Nov 4, 2006 #1643 of 2087
    ZeoTiVo

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    so if they have Windows then a cable company DVR is going to let them transfer shows or play their music or photos from any PC? sounds like bad advice to me. MythTv would certainly give them lots of flexibility as long as they are comfortable dealing with supporting it, if not again they do not have the whole picture

    Apple is certainly making huge forays into download content and some major TV shows are on it. also the networks are starting to get hip to offering free downloads the next day. I do not think Apple will ever be much into offering a DVR though - why should they worry about the hardware and such when they have such a huge start on video download that does not need hardware to record it?
     
  4. Nov 4, 2006 #1644 of 2087
    chessplayer

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    I got an eyeTV Hybrid a few days ago but the picture quality was terrible. Possibly the unit I had was defective, but I returned it and got a Miglia TVMax instead, and I'm extremely happy with it.

    I also got a 500 GB NewerTech miniStack, so now I have a very pleasing combination of devices to go with my Mac Mini, matching in form and making a beautiful little tower.

    It's been great being able to choose shows, organized in playlists, using my bluetooth mouse. Being able to edit out commercials or just extract clips. Being able to easily convert shows into various formats, free of DRM. Being able to share shows easily, archive them, and have complete integration with my Mac. Using the mouse to control playback, such as being able to click to immediately skip to any part of a show. And no monthly fee!

    On the downside, some nice TiVo features like season passes and wishlists are not there, the TVMax can't control a cable box (I have analog cable though), and no HDTV support.

    I cancelled service on 2 of my 3 TiVos in protest of the TiVoToGo deceptions, and am glad to finally have a viable alternative which, though not perfect, has many advantages of its own.
     
  5. Nov 5, 2006 #1645 of 2087
    southerndoc

    southerndoc TiVo Fanatic

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    http://research.tivo.com/suggestions/2web519.htm

    They now have an option for TiVo-to-Go for Mac. I listed it as my #1, #2, and #3 options I want to see!
     
  6. Nov 5, 2006 #1646 of 2087
    shelbel

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    ...which is so incredibly depressing. If they've just added it to the list of options we'd like to see in the future, that means that it's not anywhere near release stage.
     
  7. Nov 5, 2006 #1647 of 2087
    SullyND

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    Or they got tired of hearing it, and clicking that option automagically sends it to the bit-bucket :eek: :D
     
  8. Nov 5, 2006 #1648 of 2087
    southerndoc

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    Tivo "have" an option for TiVo-to-Go for Mac? Good grief. To think I actually have a doctorate!
     
  9. Nov 6, 2006 #1649 of 2087
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    Yesterday, I bought my first HDTV.

    Today, I visited my local Time Warner cable store and picked up my FREE upgrade to an HD compatible cable box, with DVR service (HD DVR no less), and will pay $6.99/month for the priviledge of using it.

    Tomorrow, I am cancelling my Tivo service.

    Sure, I won't get all those nice Tivo services like Suggestions (it never suggested anything I was interested in), or those "awesome" home media features (used them once to see what they were all about, then never used them again), but now I can record in high def...and hey presto, I can actually watch one channel and record another!!

    Not for one second was I tempted to drop $800 (wow) on a Series 3, and pay $13/month for a TV Guide...let alone their new and improved rates. (My decision was made before they announced the rate increase.)

    And, the icing on the cake...I've been waiting, patiently, for the ability to move shows from my DVR to my Mac...and been stiffed for over a year. I'll work something out with an EyeTV, or iTV, or whatever else comes along in the next few years. Tivo won't see one more $$ out of me.

    How can Tivo treat their customers with such disdain and expect to retain them?

    Tivo...you've simply got it wrong. You remind me of the Transit system in Toronto that kept seeing ridership decrease, so they increased their fares to increase revenue, only to wonder why ridership decreased even more, so they increased their fares again...etc...etc.

    Goodbye.

    PS - if anyone wants a gently used Series 2...I'm listing it on E-Bay cheap.
     
  10. Nov 7, 2006 #1650 of 2087
    southerndoc

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    You should voice your opinions to Tom Rogers, TiVo's CEO.
     
  11. Nov 7, 2006 #1651 of 2087
    cwoody222

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    While not having Mac TiVo To Go is bad and their new pricing is expensive, don't for a second think that your TW DVR will be as good as a Series3. I have one with Lifetime and it's awesome. I don't know what DVR you get from your cable company but ours is the SA8300 and it's a pure POS!
     
  12. Nov 8, 2006 #1652 of 2087
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    ...Not for one second was I tempted to drop $800 (wow) on a Series 3, and pay $13/month for a TV Guide...let alone their new and improved rates. (My decision was made before they announced the rate increase.)...​

    Geekmedic- You're also saving an additional $7.80 a month... Didn't you just recently say you were going to write a letter to Tivo every workday until they made some progress on TTG? :rolleyes:
     
  13. Nov 8, 2006 #1653 of 2087
    southerndoc

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    Yea, haven't started it yet. I work too much. :(
     
  14. macrob

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    Mac users must be jumping ship.

    While not devistating to Tivo, it's still gotta sting.
     
  15. cwoody222

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    They. Don't. Care.
     
  16. 2farrell

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    What's the point? It's like talking to a brick wall now.
    Nothing will ever happen.
    Tivo have got better things to do, like put larger ads in our faces :eek:
     
  17. Fofer

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    And charge $800 for a Series 3. And raise the monthly subscription fee.
     
  18. timg

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    Don't forget, they are hard at work making my Series 2 even slower to respond...
     
  19. EwanG

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    It's not just the Mac users. I bought a Series 2 80 hour unit (my second) this spring with a lifetime, and fully intended to buy another Tivo each year for the next several years until we had a Tivo at every TV. Then Tivo stopped offering lifetime. Then they announced the price for the Series 3. Then it turned out the Series 3 doesn't support TTG and GoBack which are the main reasons I wanted some more Tivos in the first place.

    So, I will not be buying another Tivo when I get a tax return this year. At the moment I'm trying to decide between a MythTV setup, an XBOX 360 Media Center setup, or an iTV.

    Of course, I'm sure I'm not the audience that Tivo wants to sell to anyway. But I have to wonder what that audience is if I look at all these policies. Seems like they only want to sell high end units with a decent markup to folks who want a premium experience and are willing to pay for it. That may be the right audience considering the competition at the middle and low ends of the market now. But I doubt that's enough volume to justify a company the size of Tivo.

    Oh well, FWIW and all that...
     
  20. animalism2

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    Here's a theory that cuts Tivo a little slack. The fact that this is taking so long AND there are some tantalizing statements form Tivo to hang in there makes me think that they're planning something jointly with Apple - and the timing is going to coincide with the release of Apple's iTV. Even if they're not planning anything major together, I still think the timing of TTG or mac will coincide with the iTV because of some programming/DRM related issues that Apple is lording over Tivo. That's the theory I'm sticking with for now.
     

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