Not paying lose transfers?

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  1. Jun 8, 2011 #1 of 11
    Warren

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    I am thinking about dropping tivo service and the tv package I have for cable. Will I no longer be able to transfer movies from my computer to my tivo?

    I bought the tivo desktop software so i could do that.
     
  2. Jun 8, 2011 #2 of 11
    lafos

    lafos Well-Known Member

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    No, you won't. That, as most functions, require the service.
     
  3. Jun 8, 2011 #3 of 11
    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    AFAIK the only thing you can do with an unsubbed TiVo is watch live TV and any recording made before the service was ended. And even then it nags you constantly.

    If all you want to do is watch movies from your computer you're much better off buying a streaming device or NAS with playback capabilities that does not require service.

    Dan
     
  4. Jun 8, 2011 #4 of 11
    Warren

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    Ok. Got any suggestions for me? That will not cost to much? Will a 360 stream to the tv from a computer/drive
     
  5. Jun 8, 2011 #5 of 11
    kdmorse

    kdmorse Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    A lot of people I know *really* like their Apple TV's for that.
     
  6. Jun 8, 2011 #6 of 11
    aridon

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    Yes the 360 will work.

    Set it up as an extender
    Convert the .tivo files to mp4
    Stick them in a shared folder

    Enjoy
     
  7. Jun 9, 2011 #7 of 11
    jcthorne

    jcthorne Well-Known Member

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    I use a WDTV live for just this purpose. MP4s that are compatible with tivo also play perfectly on the WDTV. Its one of the few that can.
     
  8. Jun 9, 2011 #8 of 11
    Warren

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    oh i wasn't worried about using any .tivo files. i just just tivo desktop to stream from my laptop to the tv.
     
  9. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    If you're using a laptop anyway then why not just connect it directly to the TV?

    Dan
     
  10. SpiritualPoet

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    Uh, what exactly is a 360?
     
  11. classicsat

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    Xbox-360.
     

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