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Tivo box on home network

Desktop TIVO app on MAC cannot find TIVO box on network. both MAC and TIVO box plugged into router, any ideas why it cannot be found, want to transfer some files.

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Can you clarify what you are trying to do, please?

What do you mean by desktop TiVo app? 

Access to TiVo from PCs, including Apple PCs, is via browser. TiVo does not have to be connected to your home network for this access.

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chrishallett wrote:

Desktop TIVO app on MAC cannot find TIVO box on network. both MAC and TIVO box plugged into router, any ideas why it cannot be found, want to transfer some files.


The Desktop TiVo app is for American TiVo's, it doesn't work with the VM TiVo box, there is no way to directly copy files from the VM TiVo.

The only way to get programs off of the VM TiVo is to connect a recorder of some sort to the SCART socket and record the program as it is playing back.

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There is a problem on the box and virgin may need to exchange it. We have a number of films on it etc and wanted to keep them, research on Internet said you can copy files from TiVo boxes and convert format. However, I did suspect that virgin would have this blocked - hence the post. Thank you for your assistance.

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chrishallett wrote:

There is a problem on the box and virgin may need to exchange it. We have a number of films on it etc and wanted to keep them, research on Internet said you can copy files from TiVo boxes and convert format. However, I did suspect that virgin would have this blocked - hence the post. Thank you for your assistance.


It is not that Virgin Media block it. The TiVo box you refer to, is made under the laws that govern the United States of America. VM have implemented a box that is governed by the laws of the United Kingdom. What facilitates are viable in one country, should not be used as a yard stick in another. 

In the US, TiVo provides the boxes directly to customers and therefore pays some royalty to rights owners to allow transfer, also copy transfer is governed differently in the US. 

VM do not make the box themselves, sw/hw, less customers and economics involved make it harder to replicate the functions. UK broadcasters are notorious for not allowing some functions, due to cost of rights and the rights owners, wanting more money!