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    Struggling a bit to set up cTivo, and as this forum was so helpful to me recently, thought I'd post this and keep fingers crossed.

    I have a Tivo box, a Router, a MacMini.

    I have managed to connect the Tivo to the Router using ethernet, and have been successful to the point that on my downloaded cTivo program I can actually SEE all my 'My Shows' programs currently sitting on the Tivo box.

    Trouble is, that's as far as I can get. The titles are greyed out, and whatever I do, I can't make them do anything. Control-click gives a 'download' option, but doesn't seem to function.

    Also, when I access my Tivo account and get to the Device Preferences page, nothing works. I put in the same name (Living Room) as I've got on the Tivo itself, and tick the only available box 'Video Sharing' ('Enable video downloads' says N/A), and Save, but I just get bounced back to the same page again, with my 'name' now blanked out.

    I am sure it's me, and not the various systems. I must be doing something wrong, but can't find out what!

    Any assistance would be gratefully appreciated.


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    It seems you are getting decent pointers at the Tivo Community Forum. Do let us know if you get definitive answers on this.
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    Casting my net wide in the hope of replies in depth, Case.
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    Well, update, but not satisfactory:

    Tried ringing Virgin tivo-line ('Tier 2'), and a not-too-helpful guy says no, I can't do that. You can do it on a 'V6' but only if you're downloading to a specific 'app' on a tablet, but never from Virgin Tivo to Mac.

    So, I've learned something, but result = not this way.

    Any other suggestions as to how to get a picture from either my Tivo or my Samsung TV across to my Mac would be very gratefully received!

    Mac Mini doesn't have many input ports, unfortunately, so I was hopeful for the ethernet/network solution.

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    The Tivo forum: one bloke there is talking about a 'slingbox'. Does this sound feasible for my set up?

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    Originally Posted by allne-uk View Post
    The Tivo forum: one bloke there is talking about a 'slingbox'. Does this sound feasible for my set up?

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    It seems like it would work. I looked at Sling's webpages for the UK. Slingbox's M1, the model sold in the UK and Europe, can control a Virgin Media TiVo box, and there is a Slingbox player for OS X to watch streaming video from the Slingbox via your home network. To watch a setup demo, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hX5OZFShnbI
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    Thanks v much, usually. (Glad you broke your rules and stopped being quiet for this post!)

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