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Internal and external Streams

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by jfh3, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. jfh3

    jfh3 New Member

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    Is there a benefit to having an external Stream unit with a Roamio Pro on a network with Premieres? I will have three, possibly four minis.

    Not sure I see any benefit to keeping the standalone box in my case.
     
  2. bayern_fan

    bayern_fan New Member

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    I think you will get the out-of-home streaming update before Roamio Plus/Pro users will see it.
     
  3. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    From what I've heard the internal Stream will act exactly the same as the external one, allowing you to stream shows from an TiVo on your network. So I don't think there is any advantage to having an external one as well. In fact I don't even know if two Streams can coexist on the same network or not. The iPad app auto-detects the Stream so I'm not sure how it would react if it found two.
     
  4. jfh3

    jfh3 New Member

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    Guess I will have to try it when the Roamios arrive.
     
  5. generaltso

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    I would think it would have to work. If not, it would mean that you could never have two Roamio Plus or Pro boxes on the same network since they would both have Streams built in.
     
  6. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I guess so. But I wonder how the app chooses which one to use? Or if you did have two Plus/Pro units would they always use the Stream built into the one the show is on, or would they use the one connected to the app even if it meant having to stream over the network for it to transcode?

    With 6 tuners I doubt many people will have more then one of these so this may not be something they put a lot of effort into.
     
  7. generaltso

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    Maybe, but I can't imagine they'd want to penalize people for having more than one of the expensive boxes.
     
  8. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I'm not saying it wont work, I'm just saying they may not have put a lot of effort into it. They may just set the app to use the first one it finds regardless.
     
  9. generaltso

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    I wouldn't be surprised if that were the case.
     

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