Tivo Desktop

Tivo Desktop

Average User Rating:
2.7
out of 26 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.8.2
  • Total Downloads:
    38,480
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 27, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    25.73MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    294
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #25 in Network Tools

Editors' Note: Does not support AAC audio files (including music purchased at the iTunes Music Store).

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1 stars

"On 64-bit Win7; worked initially then never again"

April 14, 2014  |  By ssadars7

 |  Version: Tivo Desktop 2.8.2

Pros

Version: Tivo Desktop 2.8.2: Win7, 64-bit OS: software worked when initially installed

Cons

Version: Tivo Desktop 2.8.2: never worked again - unable to fix: "Transfer server wrong version!" error

Summary

I suppose you could keep uninstalling and reinstalling every time you wanted to use this software . . .

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5 stars

"It Works!!"

February 08, 2014  |  By mate_g

 |  Version: Tivo Desktop 2.8.2

Pros

Installed, found my TIVO, and transferred show tomy laptop without a hitch.

Cons

Does not recognize that a file selected has already been downloaded and does the download again.

Summary

Works well enough that I have not found a reason to buy the for fee version which is the only version TIVO offers now.

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1 stars

"Useless...."

October 18, 2011  |  By zlink5982

 |  Version: Tivo Desktop 2.8.2

Pros

The app opens

Cons

90% of the content it shows is copy-protected. Can't transfer anything other than a few shows.

I'm finding it hard to want to keep and pay for my TiVo at this point. I truly see no difference between this and a box from the cable company.

Summary

TiVo really needs to step it up. You can't continue to offer the same product for 15 years and expect it to continue to perform.

DVRs are everywhere -- and the cable boxes are quite comparable. If TiVo can't offer the features I want, then I'll save my money and get a box from the cable company.

The whole point of this app is to be able to transfer your shows. And then TiVo has the audacity to actually CHARGE people to upgrade to be able to transfer their three recordings that aren't copy-protected to they mobile device. Gee, what an irresistible offer.

Maybe I'll switch back to a VHS recorder...

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3 stars

"It transfers recordings ok"

April 11, 2011  |  By EZInfo

 |  Version: Tivo Desktop 2.8.2

Pros

-Transfers tivo recordings
-Things can be scheduled

Cons

-Recordings are DRM'd
-It has services running in the background all the time.
-It requires Apple Bonjour.

Summary

This works, but it could be better. Because of it's services, I'm installing it in a VM. I'll set it to put recordings in a folder on the host (which appears as a network folder to the vm) and use directshow dump to remove the drm. I simply don't need all the services slowing down my boot times!

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1 stars

"What's the point?"

March 10, 2011  |  By iamsjn

 |  Version: Tivo Desktop 2.8.2

Pros

I can see my TiVo from my computer...

Cons

That's pretty much all you can do with it.

Summary

Looking at my TiVo desktop right now. All I see are a plethora of red circles with lines through them indicating that "This is copy protected and cannot be transferred" (verbatim).

Well, the point is to be able to manage your recordings isn't it? You know, move them around. Save them etc...? Nope not with TiVo. You just wasted your time downloading a worthless app that's only job is to take up space on your hard drive and eat up process cycles on your CPU.

My opinion? Ditch TiVo (DVRs for that matter). The days of recording shows are over. With cloud based services delivering TV & movie rentals, purchases as well as music & sports venues, they're just not worth it any more. Everything is available at your fingertips on the Web now.

My 2 cents!

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4 stars

"Excellent way to share between PC and TiVo"

February 17, 2011  |  By mfreemany2k

 |  Version: Tivo Desktop 2.8.2

Pros

The only way to copy content from TiVo to PC that I've found
Convenient way to share photos, music, and videos from PC to TiVo

Cons

Much content is restricted from copying from TiVo to PC
Cannot delete from TiVo

Summary

Can't beat the price!

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5 stars

"I Have been using desktop for a few years its great"

February 17, 2011  |  By domawish

 |  Version: Tivo Desktop 2.8.2

Pros

ihav'nt had any problems with desktop until i upgraded to windows 7 i down loaded 2.8.2 and everything seems to be fine again.

Cons

as i have two TiVo's a 160 and a 320 + a WD expander it took me a little time to figerout what to do but as usual TiVo Support were more than helpful , now everything seems to work great

Summary

I had to buy the second TiVo as my partner who resisted buying the first one would not let me have the remote once she got the hang of it , so the only solution was to buy one for myself :-p .

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2 stars

"Windows 2000/Windows XP?"

January 01, 2011  |  By dabruton

 |  Version: Tivo Desktop 2.8.2

Pros

Why do the quick specs say the OS is Windows 2000 or Windows XP? Does this mean that it does not work with Windows Vista or Windows 7?

Cons

does it work with Win 7?

Summary

I used a previous version and was not happy with all the services that were running all the time. Has this one improved? Don't know... I am on Win 7 now and have not yet tried it.

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4 stars

"Good software"

November 14, 2010  |  By Lynn Hada

 |  Version: Tivo Desktop 2.8.2

Pros

Able to move programs from DVR to computer

Cons

It periodically crashes.

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4 stars

"The download speed was improved."

November 08, 2010  |  By RetiredJerry

 |  Version: Tivo Desktop 2.8.2

Pros

The ability to download shows to PC is a very nice feature.

Cons

Would be nice to be able to watch downloaded shows on something other than Windows Media Player.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.8.2
Version 2.8.2 has ability to select speaker settings for playback of TiVo Recordings and faster transfers from the TiVo Premiere and TiVo Premiere XL DVRs.
General
Publisher TiVo
Publisher web site http://www.tivo.com/
Release Date October 27, 2010
Date Added October 27, 2010
Version 2.8.2
Category
Category Networking Software
Subcategory Network Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements a networked TiVo Series2 DVR, a supported media player to play back TiVoToGo files
Download Information
File Size 25.73MB
File Name TiVoDesktop2.8.2.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 38,480
Downloads Last Week 294
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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