TiVo Desktop 2.3 Beta

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  1. Jan 4, 2006 #1 of 17
    Bierboy

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    Sign up here. Features automatic transfers and support for iPod and Sony PSP.
     
  2. Jan 4, 2006 #2 of 17
    Azlen

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    Looks like they only want those with a PSP or a video Ipod to sign up.
     
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    JoeBarbs

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    well what are you waiting for? Head on over to best buy!
     
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    Oberon2006

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    Great! Maybe I will be picked. I do have a PSP. I'm new to TiVo - just having set up my box on Sunday - and have wondered how video would translate to the PSP.
     
  5. Jan 4, 2006 #5 of 17
    davezatz

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    The PSP has the most gorgeous screen - seriously, it's the best out there!

    The main limitation/inconveince is storage. You can get a 1GB card for about 80 bucks on Amazon now. 2GB cards can be had for twice that or under 200. There's also a 4GB hard drive with extended battery out there for $179: http://www.lik-sang.com/info.php?category=&products_id=7825 I can't vouch for it, but it looks useful if video's your thing. Of course by then, you've spent $400 - $500 and could have gotten a nice little Zen Vision, Cowon A2, or Archos AV500.

    By the way a 1GB card is fine for probably two movies or more! (Though we don't know what the new software compresses to in size or resolution.)

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  6. Jan 4, 2006 #6 of 17
    JoeBarbs

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    I've been using TVHarmony's Autopilot software and video from my TiVo looks amazing on my iPod. I can't wait to see how TiVo to go software handles this.
     
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    megazone

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    ZombiE

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    The Beta software will automatically expire at the end of the Beta period. At that point, you can download the final version of Desktop 2.3 with auto-transfer support.
    What does that mean? :confused:

    Alex
     
  9. Jan 4, 2006 #9 of 17
    SullyND

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    The Beta software will automatically expire at the end of the Beta period. At that point, you can download the final version of Desktop 2.3 with auto-transfer support. You'll need to purchase the iPod and PSP support separately.

    The iPod/PSP software will require a new codec to work. TiVo would have to pay to distribute the codec. When they announced the iPod/PSP support they announced that there would be an additional charge for this feature. It will be something like $20.
     
  10. goman

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    hmm interesting.

    I tried the PSP Video 9 program. It takes forever to transcode.

    I think I will try this when I get home tonight.
     
  11. Stu_Bee

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    "iPod/PSP software will require a new codec to work."

    Ack..if I understand that correctly, me not interested. I like to unleash files to be played on any medium rather than just a specific portable media platform with a specific codec.
    I'm also currently using TV Harmony's AutoPilot to autodownload & convert to codecs which can be played on many handheld platforms.

    However, I'm sure there will be many IPOD video owners that will take a look at Tivo once they hear about this new available feature.
     
  12. Spiff

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    I'd guess that's either a typo or they're simply saying if something isn't working with your iPod or PSP, you'll have to contact Apple or Sony.

    I don't think you can install codecs on an iPod. It plays what it plays.
     
  13. TivoPip

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    Also, it would appear that this fethure might require you to update your PSP to firmware 2.00 (probably using the AVC codec) which is a bummer 'cos I'd rather keep my PSP at 1. so I can run homebrew software.
     
  14. SullyND

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    Nope, you misunderstood. Rather than codec, I probably should have used the word license.

    TiVo has a license for MPEG-2 which is used on the devices and in TiVoToGo. The i-pod and PSP will not play MPEG-2. To upload the files to an i-pod or PSP they will have to be converted to MPEG-4. TiVo does not have a license per user for MPEG-4. What you are paying for if you decide to get the i-pod/PSP software from TiVo is the license to use MPEG-4. The software will likely support multiple pieces of hardware which are capable of play MPEG-4 files, not just the i-pod/PSP, though we will not know until they release more information on it.
     
  15. Spiff

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    Ahhh... that makes sense.

    I wonder if you own Quicktime pro you already have that license?
     
  16. emeril2k1

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    Thanks! :D

    That was just the thing I needed to get MP4's working on my Treo 650.

    Now if I could automate the Tivo-to-go, Autopilot, and Kinoma process....
     
  17. audiocrawford

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    Can anyone expand upon the other features of the release, besides PSP/iPod stuff? I don't have either, but I use TTG daily and would love to know what else (if anything) we will see for it.

    AC
     

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