TIVO lied to MAC users and continues too!

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

  1. Jan 12, 2006 #21 of 102
    Kanyon71

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    I think it's kind of funny, if you guys where using only Mac computers I don't think you would be defending TiVo quite so much.
     
  2. Jan 12, 2006 #22 of 102
    MickeS

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    If I was using a Mac, I wouldn't have bought a TiVo and expect it to work with the Mac, since they don't support it.
     
  3. Jan 12, 2006 #23 of 102
    Aeolius

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    But TiVo's Home Media option did officially support the Mac, initially. There was no reason to suspect any future releases (TiVoToGo) would not have been cross-platform, as well. Granted, since TiVo got in bed with Microsoft, for TiVoToGo, I'm not surprised that a Mac release was cancelled/delayed.

    Personally, I do ask for much. I don't want a dual-tuner cable-ready TiVo OR a TiVo with full Mac support. I want a dual-tuner cable-ready TiVo AND a TiVo with full Mac support, in the same unit. :D
     
  4. Jan 12, 2006 #24 of 102
    Kanyon71

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    You shouldn't say anything bad about TiVo here many people don't like it ;)

    If TiVo had no intention of bringing it out for quite some timeit never should have been mentioned. I have no issues with it then again I don't own a Mac but I can understand their frustration very well.
     
  5. Jan 12, 2006 #25 of 102
    cynthetiq

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    I use a mac... but i also use a PC for my Tivo goodness.
     
  6. Jan 12, 2006 #26 of 102
    ZeoTiVo

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    sure I would be upset, but I would not say they lied to me since they never gave an actual timeline.

    I would be thundering on about why did they just drop Mac without saying anything (neither truth nor lie) So have fun with thundering on, I do hope mac support is fully presented this summer for Mac users.
     
  7. Jan 12, 2006 #27 of 102
    cynthetiq

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    a number of my friends have macs and use the desktop still, they didn't upgrade because "it's new and improved" because that would break the functionality they expected and wanted.
     
  8. Jan 12, 2006 #28 of 102
    ZeoTiVo

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    I think they did have the intention of supporting Mac with the initial release of TiVoToGo , then they intended to release it soon after, then they intended to relase it soon, then .............. Kind of made it hard for them to say much other than they knew there was no date for it.

    I think something or someone screwed up at TiVo(did I say that :eek: ) and threw Mac support into some kind of hole it had to crawl out of. Was it technical , edit - or did they just not have the money for it, or was their no cooperation from Apple on some key point, or did some backroom sinister deal deep six it for a while. Who knows, certainly all that has been floated around and beaten into dead horses here in the forum :rolleyes:
     
  9. Jan 12, 2006 #29 of 102
    MickeS

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    Every company has priorities. Mac support has rightly not been a priorirty, beyond the basic Home Media Option functionality, because of the relatively small Mac-exclusive user base in the home environment. That base is pretty vocal though, which is why TiVo said it would be coming.

    Beating a dead horse indeed. But it just won't stop twitching. :D
     
  10. Jan 12, 2006 #30 of 102
    Kanyon71

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    To be very honest I don't think it was anything sinister, I think maybe they underestimated how hard it was going to be to implement it with a good DRM scheme. I think they should have been a little more forth coing and just said hey we are having problems with it and we don't know when it will be done. If you keep telling people it's coming and it never takes a really long time you kind of lose some credibility.
     
  11. Jan 12, 2006 #31 of 102
    MickeS

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    Especially without cooperation from Apple.
     
  12. Jan 12, 2006 #32 of 102
    cynthetiq

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    right, reverse engineering something in the DMCA years is just corporate suicide.
     
  13. Jan 12, 2006 #33 of 102
    TiVoPhish

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    Ahhh Zeo, the voice of reason ;)

    There are things that work with the Mac and things that don't. My TiVo has always picked up my music and photos quite fine, but TTG... that's a no-go. But lets face it, TTG is far from an effecient way to archive shows (at this point).

    I don't think TiVo did it to purposely "screw" us -- but I agree with Zeo... something happened and the Mac support fell through the cracks. Yup, it got frustrating to wait and wait and wait some more and still not have TTG... and then you just flat-out lose faith in the "coming soon" messages about anything. Trust me... I know.

    Aeolius...

    If you're looking to burn to DVD you can't yet do that with the 8300HD either... but you CAN watch recorded programs remotely (on a laptop or any computer connected to the internet) and do remote scheduling. Take a look at the Slingbox. It's compatible with the 8300 (I myself haven't tried it yet, but my birthday is coming).

    There's a lot of stuff coming down the pipe with TiVo soon, so keep your eyes out and fingers crossed. With any luck TTG support for Mac will come soon, and the Series 3 will come out sometimes this year (fingers AND toes crossed!)

    And lots of other stuff is coming this year too.. maybe even that Apple DVR (I'd watch April 1st as the next big date... it's Apple's 30th anniversary).


    In the meantime... deep breaths... we are probably all ahead in our wants right now compared to where technology actually is... but the masses aren't ready yet. They will be soon which means all this stuff is going to become real easy and real common, along with widely available :)
     
  14. Jan 12, 2006 #34 of 102
    ZeoTiVo

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    I am mad TiVo has not anounced the HoloCubo with support for phase shifting between alternate realities when nothing good can be recorded in this one ;)
     
  15. Jan 12, 2006 #35 of 102
    JoeyJoJo

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    Do me a favor. could you please do a search on your 8300 on <insert favorite actor/actress name here> and have it record anything it finds for you?

    That's the one reason I sent it back to the cable company.
     
  16. Jan 12, 2006 #36 of 102
    TiVoPhish

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    When they announce it make sure to sign me up :p
     
  17. Jan 12, 2006 #37 of 102
    heyitscory

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    The...
    Every time my computer won't network properly, gets spyware, won't let a program function like it should or crashes and I post about it, some pretentious MacHead posts "shoulda bought a Mac."

    Well, Mr. Developers-Don't-Have-Me-In-Mind-Because-I'm-3%-of-the-Market-Share...

    SHOULDA GOT A PC!!!
     
  18. Jan 12, 2006 #38 of 102
    cynthetiq

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    okay that's a good one!
     
  19. Jan 12, 2006 #39 of 102
    DocNo

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    Um, you do realize if you plug it into USB, it charges. No need for a charger. My first iPod came bundled with a charger - I think I have used it twice. That's why they no longer bother including them - you really don't need one.

    /threadjack
     
  20. Jan 12, 2006 #40 of 102
    llarsondc

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    MikeS,

    Thats all I want is a truthful answer. As they say, Stop pissing on my back and tell'n me its raining!

    I purchased my Tivo just before the release of Tivo2Go. I was told by Tivo reps that they would support Mac (not in caps for the freaks earlier who had a mental breakdown) and they pointed to Tivo Desktop as an example of their commitment to Mac OS.

    I understand it is not a priority but to tell customers we are working on it just wait for over a year is wrong.

    Just tell the 3% and I have heard the 3% make up nearly 20% of Tivo users that we don't plan on releasing anything in the near future.

    That would make me happy.
     

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