From the frontpage...<br><br>TiVo exec: TivoToGo Mac support unlikely<br>April 15 - 00:09 EDT While giving a talk at the University of Pennsylvania this week, TiVo CFO David Courtney said that the company has no immediate plans to offer a version of its TiVoToGo software for Mac OS X. "We haven't committed to any plans [for integration] to it because of the cost," Courtney said. He added that being able to watch recorded shows on Macs using TiVo seems unlikely "unless we find a way to record it under the current platform, and I don't think that will happen in the next few years." <br><br><br>So to wrap up just this week, Microsoft can't offer support for Tiger until half a year after its released to the public, and Tivo hasn't a clue how "record" video on MacOSX. So, either these two companies are run by incompetent morons, or they are big, fat liars.<br><br>"Figure out how to record it [on this platform]"? Its freaking MPEG!!!! WTF?<br><br>I've said it before... thank god for ReplayTV.<br><br>
I don't think that's it though. I'd bet money that if they opened the code to their software some geek at Slashdot could have it working overnight. <br><br>Just like Replay, all it is is mpeg 2, but with some DRM-laden decoder for playing the video. So what's the bother, where's the investment? You can't tell me that support for the Mac could possibly even come close to the support needs for the clueless, virus-infected PC drones out there.<br><br>The guy really shows his BS by saying they can't figure out how to "record" it on the Mac. As if you're using the Mac to record anything; you're just transferring video from the Tivo hard drive to a Mac hard drive. That's just not possible with current technology!! <br><br>What a lying turd.<br><br>
TiVo is dead meat - cable companies are already coming out with their integrated brand top boxes - I have one but never used it other then switching channels.<br><br>To each their own - but Really who the h3ll sits in front of their computer and watches an entire movie ?<br><br>
<[censored]. You can watch with Quicktime, reduce bitrate for posting to the web, burn to DVD, whatever.<br><br>The only thing I worry about with Replay is that Tivo may crowd them out of business somehow. <br><br>
If you have the money and really want an awesome extra feature, venture out to Ebay and pick up a 5040 or 5080 model (a reasonably computer technical person can upgrade the harddive themselves so the 5040 is the way to go). With these models you can download shows from the internet right onto the Replay.<br><br>Those models have a feature called Internet Video Sharing (IVS) where two Replays can talk to each other over the internet and transfer shows. There is a web site (http://www.poopli.com) where the owners of Replays with IVS request shows from each other and send shows to each other. It can take a day or two to transfer a show but if you missed that episode of Lost or West Wing it can be a godsend.<br><br>Ask any questions you like about Replay. I love it and have transfered shows from it to my Mac and burned them to DVD for archiving. I have a modifyed XBOX running Xbox Media center that can stream shows from my Replay. In all lots of fun stuff.<br><br>
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