Transfer shows from PC to Tivo W/OUT Tivo Service/Subscription?

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by cem1701, May 20, 2011.

  1. cem1701

    cem1701 New Member

    Mar 13, 2008
    I am hoping someone can help me. I got rid of cable months ago (Roku w/ Netflix & Hulu rules).

    I have hundreds of hours of video on my PC that I like being able to stream/transfer to my Tivo (Series 2).

    I also very much like being able to download a video, convert it w/ Videora, and transfer it to my Tivo.

    The problem is, the Tivo desktop software will not work unless the Tivo service is detected on the Tivo box.

    So I have been paying for Tivo every month just so I can transfer files to and from my PC.

    It's getting pretty annoying considering the Tivo service fee is almost more than my Netflix & Hulu subscription combined.

    Is there anyway to transfer video to and from a PC w/out a Tivo subscription?

  2. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

    Oct 20, 2007
    MN, greater...
  3. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

    Feb 18, 2004
    Ontario Canada.
    No. Network transfers are part of the subscribed features of the Tivo software.
    Any way to enable transfers without subscrption, would in essenence be stealing that feature from TiVo, and this board frowns on that.
  4. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2008
    You could easily find a used S2 with lifetime service for under $200. It would pay for it self in about a year. It doesn't make sense to pay a subscription on an S2.
  5. True Colors

    True Colors Member

    Oct 18, 2006
    Why don't you just connect your computer directly to your television?

  6. cem1701

    cem1701 New Member

    Mar 13, 2008
    I love Tivo, but the monthly fee is insanely over-priced. Mine is only $12.95 and THAT is too expennsive. I get thousands of hours of unlimited video on my Roku from Netflix and Hulu, each for only $7.99. Why does Tivo charge so much when all they do is push a channel lineup to the box?
  7. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    Because you're also paying a license fee to use the TiVo software and its features.
  8. orangeboy

    orangeboy yes, I AM orangeboy!

    Apr 19, 2004
    East Moline, IL
    As mentioned above, you're paying for more than just "a channel lineup". Here's a summary from the TiVo Service Agreement:


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