Registered: Apr 2000
Location: Carson City, Nevada
Re: Re: TiVoToGo Survey
Originally posted by TiVoPony
No announcements. No certainty stated. Just some questions about what you want from TiVoToGo.
From the survey page...
WHAT IS TiVoToGo?
TiVoToGo is a potential new feature set for TiVo Series2 DVR users. The feature set would allow you to transfer programs from your DVR onto a computer. On that computer, you could watch the programs, store them for later, edit them, or burn them to DVD.
To use TiVoToGo, you would first connect your Series2 DVR(s) to your home network. Then you would purchase a small security "key" and plug it into a USB port on your computer. The key would allow the computer to access your Series2 DVR, and you would then be able to transfer programs from your DVR to your computer.
Once the programs were transferred, you could play back the programs on the computer or perform other tasks, as long as the security key was inserted in the computer.
Some ways in which you might use TiVoToGo are described below.
TiVoToGo Security Key
PLAYBACK AND STORAGE
Playback: Ever wanted to watch shows somewhere other than on your DVR? Use TiVoToGo to transfer programs from your DVR to a computer.
For example, you could transfer some programs to your laptop and watch them while traveling. Perhaps you make a lot of cross-country flights, or spend a lot of time waiting in airports, or maybe you commute every day on the train. You could use a laptop to watch programs in these locations.
Another idea would be to transfer programs to another computer in your home so that you could watch them while someone else was using the TV.
(Transfer speed would depend on the speed of your home network.)
Storage: Ever wanted to move shows off your DVR to save space? You could use TiVoToGo to transfer programs from your DVR to a computer, and use the computer as expanded storage.
After you transferred programs to your computer, you could delete the programs from your DVR to free up space for more recordings. When you wanted to watch a program again, you could transfer it back to your DVR, or play it on your computer.
I know it's just a survey, but it never uses "for example" in the storage section of that statement.
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