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Tivo Desktop Plus Impressions
Move your broadband content around the home
by Karl Bode 06:30PM Wednesday Nov 15 2006
As we mentioned yesterday, Tivo is unveiling a plethora of new functionality aimed at letting users move video from the PC and the Internet to your Tivo. Engadget has hands-on impressions and screenshots of this new functionality. The most well received new feature is the TiVo Desktop Plus 2.4 update, which lets you take "pretty much any video file and shoot it on over to your TiVo with little hassle."

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Rob
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join:2001-08-25
Miami, FL
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I LIKE!

Now I can easily transfer movies over and watch them. Sweet!

ninjatutle
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join:2006-01-02
San Ramon, CA

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ReplayTv

nvm
chemaupr

join:2005-06-06
Alexandria, VA

If you like it get a Media Center PC

Nothing new here. I can do this with my MCE PC and 360, in addition my MCE PC serve as a DVR with (4 tunners- 2 of those HD Over the air).

AHHH and I do not have to pay no one for DVR services.... all free (plus cost of pc)

ninjatutle
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join:2006-01-02
San Ramon, CA

Re: If you like it get a Media Center PC

You can actually find 4 different shows that come on at the same time, that are worthy to watch?
chemaupr

join:2005-06-06
Alexandria, VA

Re: If you like it get a Media Center PC

not. however, I use a 360 and xbox as media center extenders to watch live tv. If they are both in use and I w(or wife)want to record anything I still have two available tuners to do so. And can pause or rwd the show I'm watching if I need to.

ninjatutle
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join:2006-01-02
San Ramon, CA

Re: If you like it get a Media Center PC

Sounds good.
robewhitener

join:2001-06-22
Asheville, NC

Tivo Functionality

I really wish that DirecTivo would be capable of something like that, and maybe progressing to being a streaming media machine in it's own..
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bigunk
Gort, Klattu Birada Nikto

join:2001-02-10
USA

Re: Tivo Functionality

Agreed. I hate when I go to look at DirecTV DVR boxes, only to find ports and stuff labled as "reserved for future". I fear I bought one of the last DirecTivo boxes that will be made. The Hughes HR10-250. The homegrown DTV DVR box is no good in my book.

Now if someone can make a smart tuner card I can drop into a PC for sat tuning, I could build a box that will give me what I want, like chemaupr has done, only using DirecTV as the source. Include a card slot so I can still be legit and pay for what I get (although free is always better). I can't stand cable, and AT$T is rolling out their triple (quad?) play Project Lightspeed in my area. Great, another set-top box. DirecTV is my last hope, but they have the cableco mentality.

It's late. I'm tired. I'm hitting the rack.
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Televideo ergo sum.....I watch TV, therefore I am.

sbhusted

join:2000-05-14
Bethlehem, PA

Re: Tivo Functionality

That is the biggest thing I'm waiting for... a tuner that works with SAT. I've had my DirecTV pumped through my ATI All-In-Wonder Card via S-Video for awhile, and it's OK to use to watch a little, etc. But using the PC as a 'recorder' isn't that great when you can't program channels, all you can do is set a time and pre-set it on the correct channel. Not really that functional.

I haven't gone HD yet either because I was worried about DirecTV dumping to MPEG-4 and having a worthless HD DirecTivo... but who knows when they might make the switch. Might still be worth picking up a HD DirecTivo from weaknees.
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bigunk
Gort, Klattu Birada Nikto

join:2001-02-10
USA

Re: Tivo Functionality

I wonder if a PC recorder can control a sat receiver via infrared? I know a stand-alone TIVO can.

I got mine from Weaknees. Good bunch of folks. I bought it because I screwed up an upgrade on my non-HD unit. 'Course, I immediately voided the warranty on this new one by throwing in a second drive, but hey, it's all good, right?
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Televideo ergo sum.....I watch TV, therefore I am.