TIVO lied to MAC users and continues too!

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

  1. Jan 17, 2006 #61 of 102
    Y-ASK

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    Yeah I did. I tried it on four different computers that I have but the nano just would not charge. Bad battery right out of the factory I guess. I'll try to make the reason why I bought the charger short and to the point.

    Bought the IPOD Nano from MacMall for my daughter for Xmas. It came with free engraving (which I should have passed on). Got my daughter's name put on it. Now MacMall will not take it back because it was engraved so basically no refund for me. I'm stuck dealing with Apple and since MacMall never Reg. the thing as being engraved they (Apple) will not repair. They will only replace. So much for the engraving for my daughter. My last ditch effort was to try the charger, no go for that either. So now instead of a nice shinny new IPOD for my daughter on Xmas. I'm probably going to get someone else's refurb with something like "Joe Blow" engraved on it 6-7 weeks later.

    I have never liked Apple for many reasons over the years, but I guess I soften up a bit over these IPOD devices. Should have known better. There was a time that I actually supported (hardware repair) and used Macintosh's at work. A contributing factor as to why I left that job 10 years ago. Maybe it's just all that bad karma after all the terrible things I've said about Apple, their Macintosh computers, and all the fanatics that use them.

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  2. Jan 17, 2006 #62 of 102
    Arcady

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    Apple will replace an engraved iPod under warranty. They will even re-engrave the replacement. BTW, Apple does not repair any of them anyway. You get a replacement on any broken iPod. The outer casing on any refurb iPod is always brand new. You will not get someone else's engraving or used case. This is not Dell.

    Been through this process myself. Took 3 days to get the new one.

    And it is iPod, not "IPOD." Why do you PC guys insist on all caps for everything made by Apple?
     
  3. Jan 17, 2006 #63 of 102
    Y-ASK

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    LOL! Yeah, you caught me! I almost went back to change it but for the sake of some humor in this thread I think I'll leave it and thanks for the other info. I sure hope you're right about the engraving and fresh look, but the Apple support person told me differently (at least about the engraving) and MacMall was absolutely no help.

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  4. Jan 17, 2006 #64 of 102
    ZeoTiVo

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    I blame it on the inferior interface of the crappy PC clone keyboard ;)
     
  5. Jan 17, 2006 #65 of 102
    FreedMegabyte

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    Thanks Arcady! I'll do that when my new adapter arrives. :D
     
  6. Feb 15, 2006 #66 of 102
    rog

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    TiVoDesktop for Mac OS X (10.4 Tiger) is finally out:

    http://www.tivo.com/4.9.4.1.asp

    TiVoDesktop version 1.9.2 adds official support for Tiger and apparently includes some stability enhancements. It does *not* offer TiVoToGo functionality at this time, but it's a start.

    A bit overdue, I'd say, but still great news! :)
     
  7. Feb 15, 2006 #67 of 102
    TydalForce

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    For what its worth, I'm one of those crazy Mac users, and I just got my first TiVo a few days ago (c:

    I'm really really looking forward to TiVoToGo - I'd *love* to transfer some shows to my PowerBook for when I'm out of town.

    Please please please be coming soon!!!

    Do they ever release public beta versions of their computer-side apps? hehe
     
  8. Feb 15, 2006 #68 of 102
    jimmymac

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    Crud. It doesn't seem to work on my new iMac.
     
  9. Feb 16, 2006 #69 of 102
    rog

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    Yeah, I guess it only works on the PPC version of Tiger, and *not* on the Intel version.

    I think that's really unfortunate, especially since I was all excited about this long overdue update. How funny that we waited a year, only to be given an update that's now, well... out of date again. The irony is almost too much. Intel Mac users will probably be waiting another year. My smile is now turned upside down. :(
     
  10. Feb 16, 2006 #70 of 102
    Bierboy

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    Don't forget that Apple delivered Intel six months early. I'd cut TiVo some slack based on that.
     
  11. Feb 16, 2006 #71 of 102
    pkscout

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    Past performance can be an indicator of future performance.

    10.4 has been out a year and we're just now seeing a fix. So I guess the Intel fix is scheduled to be released in July of 2007 (that is 1 year from Apple's originally announced "ship date" for Intel based units).

    So I guess we shouldn't complain anymore until after July of 2007. ;)
     
  12. Feb 16, 2006 #72 of 102
    rog

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    In another thread, TiVoPony has now said Intel Mac support is in the works:

     
  13. Feb 16, 2006 #73 of 102
    jimmymac

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    Also, since nobody has native software for the Intel based Macs yet. A number of Apple's programs haven't been reworked.

    I just miss being able to play my music through the Tivo and my sound system.
     
  14. Feb 16, 2006 #74 of 102
    Dan203

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    Try Galleon. I believe it works on all Macs, even the Intel ones.

    Dan
     
  15. Feb 16, 2006 #75 of 102
    jimmymac

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    I have tried Galleon. Have had problems with getting it working and keeping it working. It seems to stop working after a few days. I've given up trying. It's not very user friendly for those of us who aren't very knowledgeable in Unix.
     
  16. Feb 17, 2006 #76 of 102
    Atomike

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    Can you imagine the reaction if Microsoft kept releasing versions of Windows that were all incompatible with each other?
    Ma¢ owners get what they deserve. It's really as simple as that.
     
  17. Feb 17, 2006 #77 of 102
    mec1991

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    What an axxhxxx you are. :rolleyes:
     
  18. Feb 17, 2006 #78 of 102
    bostlaw

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    Thankfully, you are correct....We get machines that just plain work... I do log on to my office Windows machines a lot though...keeps me amused reading that blue screen that tells me that my machine has just recovered from a major friggin crash...Apparently, Windows isn't quite compatible with itself... :D
     
  19. Feb 17, 2006 #79 of 102
    Atomike

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    I see you haven't used Windows XP. If you want to bash Win98, go ahead. If you are saying winXP crashes alot, you discredit yourself and show you know nothing of technology.

    I built my high-end Windows machine for $400. What did you pay for your Ma¢?
    I've never had a blue screen with WinXP.
    I like to USE my computer, not post about what it can't do and who doesn't support it.
     
  20. Feb 17, 2006 #80 of 102
    mec1991

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    If you think you built a high-end Windows machine for $400, you know nothing of technology. I use Windows all the time and have no problem with it, but 400 bucks will not get you a high end machine.

    I do have problems with Windows users who bash Macs, however. And you're still an *******. :D
     

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