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The long-delayed TiVoToGo for Mac functionality has finally been delivered with the arrival of Roxio’s Toast 8. According to Roxio’s press release, “Toast 8 brings TiVo and the Mac together for the first time, enabling users to enjoy their favorite TV programs on their Mac, burn […]

The long-delayed TiVoToGo for Mac functionality has finally been delivered with the arrival of Roxio’s Toast 8.

According to Roxio’s press release, “Toast 8 brings TiVo and the Mac together for the first time, enabling users to enjoy their favorite TV programs on their Mac, burn them to disc, or easily convert them for viewing on a mobile device such as an iPod or PSP.”

According to TiVo’s press release, Roxio is the official and exclusive provider of TiVoToGo for the Mac and their product also allows users to view shows on the Mac in windowed or full-screen mode.

A screenshot gallery of Toast 8′s TiVoToGo functionality has been posted at Wired. They show the TiVo Transfer application, which is visually similar to iTunes 7. Additionally, the standalone Toast video application that plays back TiVo recordings in Mac OS X uses the on-screen controller from Elgato’s EyeTV 2.

Toast 8 Titanium is available now for purchase direct from Roxio, and will be widely available from other retailers this month at a suggested price of $99.99. Owners of previous versions may be eligible for upgrade offers.

Special pricing and unique discount bundles are available at Roxio’s ‘virtual’ Macworld store through Jan. 14. Customers who purchase Toast 8 Titanium through that link or at Macworld Expo booth #314 can receive a free TiVo Glo remote, valued at $50.

  1. that sounds awesome.

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  2. Roxio don’t do upgrade offers. They are offering Toast 8 for £69.99 to new users and the “special pricing for upgrades”…. £69.99. And that TivoToGo functionality, useless in the UK; there’s no Series 2 or 3 boxes over here.

    In the US it’s “$20 mail in rebates” for upgraders. Roxio are a money grabbing bunch who treat their customers with a level of contempt that is labelled “11″.

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  3. One wishes there was something like this for Dish. I’d love to take recorded shows to the Gym with me.

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  4. So does this mean u have to have Tivo to use it? because im from Australia and I like the idea of running television through my mac.

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  5. Boo. I should pay $100 for a feature that Windows users have had for free for more than a year? Three big red TiVo Thumbs DOWN to that. If TiVo hadn’t dragged its feet for so long on this maybe there wouldn’t have been such a push to hack their format. Oh well. Sucks for them. No reason to buy Toast now when TivoDecode Manager + FFmpegX accomplish the same thing for free.

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