Apple TV 2 is only 25% of the size of the original Apple TV. It supports HD 720p movies playing, which let you enjoy movies with Apple TV 2 just like at movie theater. But we can see that movie in Apple Store are all not free, SD rentals start at $2.99, and HD rentals start at $3.99.
But if you have recorded lots of TV shows with your TiVo DVR, you can save lots of movie-watching money when you put and transferTiVo videos from TiVo to Apple TV 2, so if you want to, please follow this guide to complete it.
How to convert and play TiVo shows to Apple TV 2?
This guide includes 3 parts:
Parts 1: Transfer TiVo, TiVo HD shows from TiVo DVR to PC
Parts 2: Convert TiVo, TiVo HD to Apple TV 2 H.264 MP4.
Parts 3: Transfer converted TiVo, TiVo HD shows to Apple TV 2.
To transfer TiVo shows to PC, you need to download TiVo Desktop Software. When your TiVo is connected to your home network, TiVo Desktop provides you with a list of available shows for transferring to your PC.
After you transfer TiVo files to your PC, you can convert them to Apple TV 2 most compatible H.264 .mp4 format with 720p (1280x720) resolutions format. First of all, download TiVo to Apple TV 2 Converter and launch the application. Then follow the steps below:
Step 1: Import TiVo, TiVo HD files to TiVo to Apple TV 2 Converter
Enter Media Access Key for your TiVo files from “Option” button and then load TiVo files to the TiVo to Apple TV 2 Converter.
Step 2: Choose Apple TV 2 H.264 MP4 output format
Chick Format to select Apple TV - Apple TV H.264 1280*720 (*.mp4) for your Apple TV 2 as the output format for conversion.
Tip: Click “Settings” to set the Video/Audio Parameters like Size (resolution), bitrate, frame rate, etc to be more suitable for Apple TV 2. You can just use the default settings we made for you.
Step 3: Convert TiVo, TiVo HD shows to Apple TV 2 H.264 MP4.
Click “Convert” button to start converting TiVo to Apple TV 2 720p MP4. Check “Merge into one file” to join all TiVo files to one output Apple TV 2 H.264 MP4 file with 720p resolution and 5.1 channels before start conversion.
After converting your TiVo shows to Apple TV 2, you will get MP4 in destination folder. Then you can transfer your videos to Apple TV 2 via iTunes for playing.
Now you are free to enjoy your TiVo recordings on Apple TV 2 whenever you like.