TiVotoGo: You Can Take It With You

TiVoToGo makes getting your favorite TV shows onto your PC easy (as long as you have patience for long transfers). Being able to catch up on your favorite sitcom over lunch or having a couple hours of Sesame Street for the next car ride with the kids is incredible. While there are a few quirks, TiVoToGo is a wonderful addition to an already great package.

InformationWeek Staff, Contributor

February 3, 2005

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First, a confession: I love my TiVo. The ease and flexibility a digital video recorder provides (compared to a videocassette recorder) is powerful. There is, however, one advantage the VCR has had over TiVo: portability. It's easy to carry a tape, but not so easy to move a TiVo-recorded movie.

TiVoToGo removes that limitation. You can take TiVo-recorded programming with you on your laptop.

TiVoToGo is not so much a new product as it is a significant update to the two main components: TiVo Desktop 2.0 and the TiVo operating system itself. TiVo Desktop is easy to get simply by downloading the software from TiVo's website and installing it. The upgraded operating system, however, has to be pushed down to you from TiVo.

There are also a couple of prerequisites to take advantage of TiVoToGo. A USB wired or wireless network adapter compatible with the TiVo is needed to handle the transfer. Windows Media Player 9 or higher is also required on the Windows

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