TiVoToGo launches

Gizmodo, Wired, and PVRBlog are reporting that TiVoToGo is now available. For now, the service is limited to copying shows from your standalone series 2 TiVo to a Windows PC. You’ll need the latest version of the TiVo Desktop software, and you’ll want to read this post from the community forums. Supposedly they’re working on a Mac client for the software, which I’ll be looking forward to, if only for research purposes. Theirs very little TV that I’d really want to save for viewing this way except for DC United and other soccer games. At least it’ll give me a chance to move those recordings off my TiVo to free up some room.


There are a number of limitations however, which may make you consider getting a ReplayTV box instead which isn’t as limited. Some shows won’t be eligible for recording, you won’t be able to use this if you’re TiVo has a DVD recorder until later this year, and to burn shows to DVD you’ll need some third party software. Although, now that shows can be put on a PC, it’s only a matter of time until someone figures out how to liberate them from their DRM cage.