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Buying Roku like adding a tuner or 2 to my TiVos

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by macjeepster, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. Bigg

    Bigg Active Member

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    Yeah, it must be due to the tiny size of the IR emitter window on their remote. That, and it's not very comfortable to hold...
     
  2. javabird

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    I like the Apple remote too, and it works 100% of the time for me. I also think it's comfortable and easy to use, but I can understand it might be harder for people with larger hands. However, I find I use the iOS remote more often because I usually have my iPhone close at hand.
     
  3. Bigg

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    It depends on the room you're using it in- but I've googled it and I'm not the only one who has major problems with that thing. There is no way something that flat can be comfortable to use. The Peanut and Roku remote are examples are good remotes.
     
  4. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I read that the FireTV remote is similar to the Apple TV remote, only a little larger. I hate the FireTV remote. It is very uncomfortable since it is small and has sharper edges.

    While my Roku 3 and Roku 2 remotes are very comfortable to me since they are larger and rounded.
     
  5. Bigg

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    I haven't gotten a Fire yet, but it looks a little thicker than the AppleTV remote, although that might not mean much...

    Roku remotes are more like the Peanut.
     
  6. Chris Gerhard

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    I doubt if Comcast has said anything about this but if the Comcast/TWC merger goes through, I would expect this to change. My guess, either both will work with Roku or neither will. I haven't even seen any explanation as to why Comcast doesn't want HBO GO to be on Roku but does want to play nice with Chromecast.
     
  7. Fofer

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    ...and AppleTV.
     
  8. pdhenry

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    Adding to the confusion is the fact that Comcast authorizes HBOGo on a Chromecast.
     
  9. Fofer

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    Yes, Chris Gerhard posted that, just above.

    I suspect this has to do with the date the contracts were written up and not because Comcast has some vendetta against Roku.
     
  10. tarheelblue32

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    I don't think that Comcast actually authorizes HBOGOo on Chromecast. Chromecast support is built into the HBOGO website itself, so I think as long as Comcast allows you to log into the HBOGO site at all, you can use it with Chromecast. So to stop their customers from using Chromecast with HBOGO, Comcast would have to deny them access to the HBOGO website completely.
     
  11. Johncv

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    What you're implying is that Google is paying to support HBOGo on the Chromacast. As long Google is paying for the support, Comcast (or anyone else) would have no say in the matter.
     
  12. pdhenry

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    I think what tarheelblue32 is saying is that since I can access HBOGo on my PC and it the "Cast" icon that Comcast doesn't know that I've sent it to the Chromecast.

    That would be the case if my PC or Android had to be in the loop for streaming to continue, but I'm not just casting a tab so I'm less convinced that it's invisible to Comcast.

    But this is the Roku thread. :)
     
  13. Shanezam203

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    I also have 2 Roku's and like them a lot. HBOgo and a few others are not yet an option for me with Comcast in Chicago on my Roku but they work on my Apple TV's.

    In time, does anyone see Tivo adopting any kind of a Roku Channel option experience where you can go to an app store and download apps to a Tivo box? Now we have Netflix and MLB TV but it would be nice to be able to search wwe network, hbo go and some others... any plans?
     
  14. Johncv

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    Not going to happen, would be nice if TiVo search show everything on all the streaming servers would be nice to compare the price between Amazon and Apple or see what on Netflix and Redbox and see what DVD they both carry. Hate it that Netflix remove the DVD options from the streaming app.
     
  15. Fofer

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    No plans that we know of, but of course, had they embraced that earlier on it would have been very wise. What we have now is very far from being the "one box" and quite frankly makes me fear for its future.
     

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