We are thinking of getting a Tivo to make it a little easier to book and playback TV but I have a few questions first which I can't seem to get definite answer to so I am hoping some Tivo users out there can help.
If you're watching a program that's been on 15 minutes and you haven't changed channel then you hit record - does it record the whole program from the beginning? So if something looks interesting can you hit record, then go into recordings and start it from the beginning?
Can you start watching a recording only a few minutes after it's started recording so you're only a few minutes behind live or do you have to wait until it's finished recording?
Is there any way of getting the recordings onto a Mac? Can you export to a USB drive and move them, or is there software to allow you to do this over your network? I can only find references to Windows software.
If the hard drive fails can you replace it yourself?
Finally, how good is the iOS software for booking programs remotely? Can you add a program and series link it (something the Sky app couldn't do).