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Can I access Series 3 from a Smart TV

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by pos1, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. pos1

    pos1 New Member

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    Pretty simple question. Wife wants a new TV. We have another TV with a Series 3 connected. Debating if I spend the extra $s on a SmartTV.

    Question - is there any way for the new SmartTV, which will have a wi-fi connection, to access the Tivo content on the other TV? After all, it's just another hard drive on the network. In other words, can I watch stuff on the Series 3 (downstairs) on the new TV (upstairs) without purchasing another Tivo?

    I suspect the answer is no, which will help determine if I spend the extra $s on a SmartTV. There's really no other reason I need one, so may just purchase Roku instead (which provides way better services than any SmartTV for the same total price).
     
  2. lgnad

    lgnad Pantless Mofo

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    No, youd have to get a tivo or at least a mini on the smart tv

    Theres no tech reason why tivo couldnt make an app to stream to smart tvs, but i wouldnt bet on it happening anytime soon.
     
  3. Shanezam203

    Shanezam203 New Member

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    Yeah I think you would need at least a Mini on that TV to play your recordings from your Series 3. another option is to Split the HDMI or Component whatever connection you have on your Series 3 to a 2nd tv and run a long cable to this new TV. That's not always practical but in that case it would show 100% on both TV's what is on the s3. Then you get a 2nd remote and an RF extender and you are set... ;)

    HDMI 4x2
    http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=101&cp_id=10110&cs_id=1011002&p_id=5312&seq=1&format=2

    And RF Extender
    http://www.amazon.com/Next-Generation-Remote-Control-Extender/dp/B000C1Z0HA

    + HDMI cable
    http://www.amazon.com/BlueRigger-Hi...8&qid=1385559286&sr=1-1&keywords=50+foot+hdmi
     
  4. dianebrat

    dianebrat I refuse to accept your reality TCF Club

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    A mini only works for S4 and S5 machines, S3's are too old
     
  5. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    They're just the right age, it's the other stuff that's too new.
     
  6. madneon

    madneon New Member

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    AMEN to that....tivo's going strong (with new server HD's) 6 and 7 years strong...knocks on wood.:D
     

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