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Announcing: TiVo Stream! Now available

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by TiVoStephen, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. Sep 7, 2012 #41 of 138
    windracer

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    The Stream doesn't need to connect to your Premiere (directly), it just needs to connect somewhere on your network (i.e., to your router).

    That being said, keep in mind the requirements say:

    edit: oops, didn't see there was a second page to this thread when I replied, sorry.
     
  2. Sep 7, 2012 #42 of 138
    dugbug

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    Ok so a 4-stream h.264 encoder asic. A nice feature for four concurrent HD streams. Would not equate that to an i7 'processing power'.

    -d
     
  3. Sep 7, 2012 #43 of 138
    Royster

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    HBO Go and Netflix streaming work on Froyo. But I have 5 ICS or JB devices in my home right now.
     
  4. Sep 7, 2012 #44 of 138
    jfh3

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    My box is arriving today, so I haven't set it up yet. Exactly where in the process did you see this faux MAC address? I'll try to grab the info in case it's useful to anyone
     
  5. Sep 7, 2012 #45 of 138
    jfh3

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    I agree with previous posters on the pricing/form. $129 is very fair, given the functionality.

    Do I expect it to be incorporated in at least on box in the Series 5 line? Absolutely.

    If you have an iPad (or really, any tablet - Android support is clearly in the works), this is a terrific addition to your home network.

    I bought an iPad about a year and a half ago primarily to use the Tivo ap, so buying this to actually watch programs on it is a no-brainer.

    This may be a niche product, but, other than the baffling pre-order campaign "contest", it looks like a home run - which is something Tivo hasn't exactly been able to deliver often.

    As soon as this goes below $100 - it's in impulse buy territory for many. I was going to be in on day 1 as long as (a) there was no monthly fee and (b) it was $149 or less. Sold.
     
  6. Sep 7, 2012 #46 of 138
    Hippster

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    Right after you plug it in and it grabs an IP address.
     
  7. Sep 7, 2012 #47 of 138
    C_A_Jones

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    Sort of like the time-share come ons to get you in the door. (Those "free" airline tickets evaporates when you read the fine print.) The spotlight video also says "wirelessly," another half-truth.

    Wonder why they feel compelled to dance around the truth?
     
  8. Sep 7, 2012 #48 of 138
    Dan203

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    They only want to have to produce one video. They can remove the fine print in post after the Android app is released. But it would be much more difficult to reshoot the whole video.

    Dan
     
  9. Sep 7, 2012 #49 of 138
    blackngold75

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    Congrats, TiVo. Sounds pretty cool - I'm not on-board right now with more Android than iOS devices in the house, but I will definitely be paying attention to future developments here. The ability to download for off-line playback and choose different file sizes is slick - and would end the need for that painful TiVo Desktop/ file conversion step that I have to go through now.
     
  10. Sep 7, 2012 #50 of 138
    jfh3

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    The "pseudo" MAC I got was 00:13:74:00:5c:38

    Still waiting for the initial software update to finish.

    If anyone else gets the same address, maybe someone more clever than I can use that info. :)
     
  11. Sep 7, 2012 #51 of 138
    Dpordy99

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    I have a slingbox but this might replace my slingbox. The quality on my Slingbox is awesome however the connection does drop out and it does stutter at times. Another problem with the slingbox is that it is an absolute pain to pull up programs on my DVR and fast forwarding through commercials is kind of a pain as well.

    This is a great deal considering a slingbox is double this, plus I had to pay $60 for both apps.

    I think I'm going to buy this and if I like it better than the slingbox I will sell my slingbox.
     
  12. Sep 7, 2012 #52 of 138
    Dan203

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    It's MUCH better then a Slingbox if you only ever use a your Slingbox for local streaming from a TiVo. If you have the Slinbox connected to any other source or use it for remote streaming, then you'll probably need to keep it.

    My Slingbox broke a few months ago, and I only ever used it for TiVo anyway, so getting a Stream instead of a new Slingbox was a no brainier for me.*

    Dan

    * Remote streaming on the Slingbox was a nice feature to have, but I rarely travel and when I do the network connections at the hotels are usually terrible and can't support the Slingbox anyway.
     
  13. Sep 7, 2012 #53 of 138
    mschnebly

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    Call me crazy but I cant see sitting at home streaming a movie to my phone instead of just turning on the TV and watching it on a far bigger screen. What am I missing here?
     
  14. Sep 7, 2012 #54 of 138
    Dan203

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    People like to watch TV in parts of the house other then the living room. Like the kitchen while cooking, the bathroom, the backyard, etc... In my case my wife wont let me put a TV in the bedroom but she's OK with me using my iPad on my nightstand to watch TV while I fall asleep. That's my main purpose for buying one.

    The side loading is also nice for trips.

    Dan
     
  15. Sep 7, 2012 #55 of 138
    Johncv

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    This is why people buy the iPhone and/or the iPad because they know it will receive update and support from Apple.
     
  16. Sep 7, 2012 #56 of 138
    nrc

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    That MAC address indicates Atheros hardware. I'm guessing that initially the device comes up with it's actual hardware MAC address and then once the TiVo software is active it presents a TiVo MAC address (00:11:D9:xx:xx:xx).
     
  17. Sep 7, 2012 #57 of 138
    nrc

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    Nonsense. When will IOS6 for the original iPhone or iPhone 3GS be coming out?
     
  18. Sep 7, 2012 #58 of 138
    SullyND

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    iOS6 for the 3GS will be available at the same time as it is available for the 4 and 4s.
     
  19. Sep 7, 2012 #59 of 138
    nrc

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    Ok, the 3GS. But not the 3G, original iPhone, original iPad, or anything earlier than a 4th Gen iPod Touch. Some of those devices were still being sold less than two years ago.

    The point is that every consumer electronics manufacturer stops providing updates for older hardware at some point, including Apple.
     
  20. Sep 7, 2012 #60 of 138
    mattack

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    I don't have a Premiere, but I can imagine getting it (and an iPad!) to use on the treadmill in another room, or for others to use the sideloading functionality to use an iPad *at the gym* to watch their recordings.
     

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