TivoToGo Transfers – Not PowerBook Compatible (Updated)

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Date: Tuesday, January 4th, 2005, 01:58
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TiVo announced its highly anticipated TivoToGo service allowing customers to copy shows to a laptop. Unless you’re on a Mac, that is. The service is currently only compatible with Windows-based PCs.

Use TiVoToGo transfers to bring a cooking show to the kitchen or your favorite film on a road trip! TiVoToGo transfers pull shows from your networked Series2 TiVo DVR onto your PC* so you can take them anywhere.

The company’s DV-Devo (our name) service allows you burn your favorite shows to DVD. The service, real name Burn TivoToGo, requires the purchase of software from Sonic Solutions and is “not yet available.”
MacMinute reports that TivoToGo will be coming to the Macintosh:

TiVoToGo requires TiVo Desktop 2.0, which is currently only available Windows XP and 2000 operating systems. However, TiVo officials said a Mac OS X version is planned. “We are working on Mac support, but have nothing to announce at this time with regard to when it will be available,” a TiVo spokesperson told MacMinute.

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TiVo announced its highly anticipated TivoToGo service allowing customers to copy shows to a laptop. Unless you’re on a Mac, that is. The service is currently only compatible with Windows-based PCs.

Use TiVoToGo transfers to bring a cooking show to the kitchen or your favorite film on a road trip! TiVoToGo transfers pull shows from your networked Series2 TiVo DVR onto your PC* so you can take them anywhere.

The company’s DV-Devo (our name) service allows you burn your favorite shows to DVD. The service, real name Burn TivoToGo, requires the purchase of software from Sonic Solutions and is “not yet available.”
MacMinute reports that TivoToGo will be coming to the Macintosh:

TiVoToGo requires TiVo Desktop 2.0, which is currently only available Windows XP and 2000 operating systems. However, TiVo officials said a Mac OS X version is planned. “We are working on Mac support, but have nothing to announce at this time with regard to when it will be available,” a TiVo spokesperson told MacMinute.

Read More:
Associated Press – TiVo Unveils Portable Transfer Service
Update: SpyMac adds an interesting twist:

Apple Computer may acquire TiVo during 2005 in a bid to become a major player in the digital home, suggests a new report by Forrester Research.
“The Battle For The Digital Home,” a new report from Forrester Research, Inc., evaluates ten industries, including consumer electronics, PC, content, games, telecommunications, and cable, that are vying for control of the digital home. It concludes that some industries are better positioned for success, but all must focus on capturing and controlling new revenue streams through key cross-industry partnerships and acquisitions.

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