Tivo to iPad

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Czachorski, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000


    Wow that is really slow to respond to remote input. I have a Solo and if I use my laptop connected to WiFi to control it there is only a tiny lag between press and response. That thing seemed to have like a 3+ second delay. That would drive me nuts! Not to mention it would be practically useless for FF/RW.

  2. Resist

    Resist Well-Known Member

    Dec 21, 2003
    So if you bought the Slingplayer app for the iPhone and want it on the iPad, do you have to pay for it again? Or does the app for the iPhone work on the iPad?
  3. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    It should work, but of course you'll only get iPhone quality -- it'll be video doubled (if you put it into that mode).
  4. morac

    morac Cat God TCF Club

    Mar 14, 2003
    Sling could update the existing app into a combined iPhone/iPad app. Somehow I don't think they'll go that route though. Considering the resolution on the iPhone 4, new iPod Touch and iPad are similar, it would make sense to do so though.

    Sling doesn't seem to move very quickly when doing anything. It took them weeks to fix a login problem that should have been fixed in a day. Who knows how long it will take to come out with an iPad app.
  5. Ruth

    Ruth Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2001


    But this is only available for PC, is that right? I can't seem to find a mac version of the TiVo desktop software that allows you to even transfer shows to your computer, let alone get them on your iPad. Is that right? Is this expected to change anytime soon?
  6. Gregor

    Gregor Wear Your Mask! TCF Club

    Feb 18, 2002
    For Mac, iTivo is your friend.
  7. jmeray

    jmeray New Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    For my iphone i have used a little app called TVHARMONY. Works nicely, and it does all the work in the background. Unfortunately it hasn't been updated in quite some time so although it works ok for the iphone, not so sure we'll ever get a dedicated iPad config (although i believe you can config your own output to match iPad specs).

    I also use the slingbox. Yeah, would love the quality to be better on the iPad, but its certainly watchable for keeping up with a baseball game or football when you are multitasking. If you are dedicated to watching the game only, then you'd do much better to turn on the 42" 1080p in the Man cave. :)
  8. genjyo622

    genjyo622 New Member

    Oct 12, 2010
    Transferring TiVo recordings to PC is easy and straight-forward. All you need is a freeware by TiVo--- the TiVo Desktop. Connect the TiVo box with your home network, and run TiVo Desktop. Click on "Pick Recordings to Transfer". Check the box next to the title of the show (or shows) you want to transfer and click on "Start Transfer". Transfer times vary, but may be as long as the show's duration to complete the transfer.

    Convert TiVo recordings to to iPad compatible formats with pavtube.
  9. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Originator is using a Mac, Tivo Desktop isn't fully capable on the Mac.. you have to buy Toast to do it officially, or as the originator already mentioned, use something like iTivo.
  10. shootsbooz

    shootsbooz New Member

    May 22, 2004
    Denver, CO
    I haven't tried it, but couldn't you have Tivo Desktop do an IPOD transfer then just point AirVideo at the IPad compatible files? Now that I think about it, I am sure that the IPad files may have DRM embedded in them. I will give it a try and report back.
  11. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Did you read what I said MONTHS ago? Tivo Desktop DOES NOT TRANSFER FILES ON THE MAC.

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