TIVO lied to MAC users and continues too!

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by llarsondc, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. Jan 11, 2006 #1 of 102
    llarsondc

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    I mean after over a year and all the comments by Tivo company officers and the new deal to make Tivo compatable with a company competing with iPOD when will they just admit they are doing nothing for us.

    Come on it is not going to happen and we have all been lied to.

    The PRE-ALPHA showing of a Mac version of Tivo to Go should tell us how long it will be until a BETA version and a final version will be out.

    It took them this long to get to a PRE-ALPHA version!

    The only thing that makes me fell good about my Tivo purchase is the fact the company is losing MILLIONS every quarter.

    Last time I ever pay up front for a service like this.

    TIVO got my money and now they could careless about my concerns.
     
  2. Jan 11, 2006 #2 of 102
    Turtleboy

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    Didn't you buy a Tivo to record TV? I know I did. Doesn't it do that?
     
  3. Jan 11, 2006 #3 of 102
    bostlaw

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    Bad day, huh???? :eek:
     
  4. Jan 11, 2006 #4 of 102
    llarsondc

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    Yes but I bought it to record TV and burn those shows on to DVD.

    I was told at the time that Tivo was developing a system to allow this and was assured that Tivo had a long history of supporting MAC and would do so with Tiv To Go.

    I was lied to and yes it was a bad day over a year of, "we are working on a MAC version should be a matter of a few more months!"
     
  5. Jan 11, 2006 #5 of 102
    JustAllie

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    You'd think that a Macintosh user would know that you don't capitalize all the letters in "Mac." ;) :D
     
  6. Jan 12, 2006 #6 of 102
    megazone

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    Maybe he meant everyone using a Machine Addressable Code? ;-)

    Oh, and the MacOS software at CES is working. I had a nice conversation with TiVoShannon and she said she's personally used it to transfer video to a Mac and watch it.
     
  7. Jan 12, 2006 #7 of 102
    ZeoTiVo

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    oh thanks I thought he was talking about network card indentifiers, except now I realize he meant Mac his posts make even less sense.. hhmm. hey you don't suppose he is just pulling our leg or something :eek:

    edit - yes that was the other mistake this quick study did - he took PRE-ALPHA SOFTWARE off the display for the series 3 TiVo. most likely from the online video looking at the series 3
     
  8. Jan 12, 2006 #8 of 102
    megazone

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    Actually he is probably referring to my phrasing in describing the Mac software at CES as 'pre-alpha', which was my phrasing based on what I was told in the suite and I could be wrong. In further discussions after I'd posted I learned it was more functional than I'd gotten the impression it was.
     
  9. Jan 12, 2006 #9 of 102
    mec1991

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    Good one! :)

    Our trolls just are not very bright, are they? :D
     
  10. Jan 12, 2006 #10 of 102
    Aeolius

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    I have 3 TiVos. None are currently hooked up, as the SA 8300 units provided by Time-Warner are far superior in everything except the interface. I am also a Mac user.

    Call me a "glass half-empty" kind of guy, but I expect more from TiVo than simply recording TV shows. I expect TiVo to integrate seamlessly with my home network, so that I can use my television to display photos or listen to music from my Mac. I expect TiVo to allow the wireless transfer of stored programs onto my Mac, for archival purposes.

    Apple may not have released a DVR at MacWorld, but here's hoping that one will debut soon.
     
  11. Jan 12, 2006 #11 of 102
    cwoody222

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    Your TiVo can display photos, listen to music and transfer .tivo files for archiving. All with your Mac.

    For the last one you'll need Galleon. For the other two, Galleon or TiVoDesktop.

    The only thing (which is a big thing) Mac's can't do right now is playback of those video files.
     
  12. Jan 12, 2006 #12 of 102
    Aeolius

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    "TiVo Desktop is...Not compatible with Mac OS X 10.4: Tiger" LINK The current Mac OS is 10.4.4 .
     
  13. Jan 12, 2006 #13 of 102
    cynthetiq

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    I see you upgraded yourself out the functionality. Bravo to you.

    And bravo to you for thinking that all the functions you want are available to you via the Tivo box in some form but the Time Warner DVR doesn't do ANY of them whatsoever. I have yet to be able to transfer a single video off my Time Warner DVR, but do it all the time from my Tivos.

    And you can at least get the video off the tivo from the Local Tivo web page on your home Tivo from Mac, PC, Palm, anything that allows you to connect to your tivo via HTTPS.
     
  14. Jan 12, 2006 #14 of 102
    Aeolius

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    10.4 has been out since what...April of last year?

    Granted, my Time-Warner DVR has dual-tuners with cable-based HDTV support. Without that, TiVo is dead in the water anyway. I have no doubt that Apple will release, at the bare minimum, an Airport Express to support Photos/Videos.
     
  15. Jan 12, 2006 #15 of 102
    Dennis Wilkinson

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    Galleon is, which is why it was one of the apps mentioned. Its predecessor, javaHMO, works as well.

    Despite TiVo's note on their web page, TiVo Desktop does work fairly well on Mac OS X > 10.4.3 in most cases, provided you ignore a crash in the installer.
     
  16. Jan 12, 2006 #16 of 102
    Y-ASK

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    Yeah because Apple is so great :rolleyes: As I wait on hold with Apple Tech Support for repair of an IPOD Nano that was broke right out of the box. The battery would not hold a charge and after paying over $200 bucks for the GD thing Apple still did not include a charger to charge the damn thing. Cheap bastards, I hope Steve Jobs chokes on the $40.00 bucks extra I had pay for the GD charger and thing still would not hold a charge, plus the time I spent dealing with this repair action. Going on 30 minutes now of hold time while I listen to "Please Wait!" over and over again. Apple sucks!

    Y-ASK
     
  17. Jan 12, 2006 #17 of 102
    cynthetiq

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    airport express to connect to your DVR? or just to any genric ports on any TV?

    you still don't have the functionality you gripe about...

    edit: And you'll have to spend extra for it like about $99.00 for the Griffin TuneCenter.
     
  18. Jan 12, 2006 #18 of 102
    MickeS

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    OK, so what did we learn from this? Don't buy a product that doesn't have the functionality you want.

    As far as I know, TiVo never (until very recently, I think I read sometime mid-2006 a few weeks ago here in the forum) gave a timeline for Mac support, only that it would be coming. Where is the lie?

    /Mike
     
  19. Jan 12, 2006 #19 of 102
    rainwater

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    But will it interoperate with my Windows PC?
     
  20. Jan 12, 2006 #20 of 102
    ZeoTiVo

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    thunder points to MickeS ;)
     

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