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Is out of home streaming a scam?

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream' started by tamooreindy, Feb 4, 2014.

Have you attempted to use out of home streaming and succeeded?

Poll closed Feb 14, 2014.
  1. Yes, it works fantastic, this poster is full of crap.

    67.5%
  2. Yes, I tried but it wouldn't work, Tivo marketing is full of crap.

    15.0%
  3. No, I haven't tried. I'm sure someday Apple could do it if Tivo can't.

    10.0%
  4. No, I don't care about this.

    7.5%
  1. jimmypowder

    jimmypowder New Member

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    First off , I did not start this thread . Secondly , all of the premium channels I subscribe to I cannot play through the TiVo app .You can blame the cable operators for this all you want but Tivo has been promoting the " watch your Tv anywhere " very heavily but it my case I really can't . As the
    premium channels are what I wanna see, TiVo
    Ooh streaming is pretty much worthless to me .

    The ooh streaming I can do , is horrific video and quality . Laughably bad .

    So let me just say instead if using the word "scam " ,let me rephrase what I mean .


    TiVo ooh streaming is complete , utter rubbish and the alternatives like Slingbox are far superior .

    I was so disappointed with TiVo ooh that I bought 2 Slingboxes after fiddling with it . I would have bought a Roamio basic if I had known it was going be this bad.
     
  2. Austin Bike

    Austin Bike Member

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  3. jimmypowder

    jimmypowder New Member

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    Here's my Slingbox & my attempt at Tivo Ooh this morning on a strong wifi Fios network at my daughters house .

    Typical for me .
     
  4. eboydog

    eboydog Just TiVo'ing.....

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    That's amazing!! :)

    If rotary dialing wasn't bad enough, I grew up in a rural area and found it great when our phone line was upgraded and we didn't have to worry about being on a party line (Google party line for those younger crowds who don't know what that is....).

    :D

    Yes, now in 2014 I was po' ed because the virtual keyboard on my Android tablet didn't have a stock keyboard with arrow buttons and and to "buy" a third party app to add that function... . "this is crap man"!

    Then on top of that I get mad mad when I type on a PC keyboard because it doesn't auto correct like my tablet does as I type......
     
  5. jimmypowder

    jimmypowder New Member

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    image-681648356.jpg Yeah we all know now about this limitation too .

    If course I I record this premium channel I still won't be able to stream it either
     
  6. Arcady

    Arcady Stargate Fan

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    Philadelphia...
    I see the problem here. That news is all fake and the TiVo app is smart enough to refuse to play it.
     
  7. jimmypowder

    jimmypowder New Member

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    Oct 24, 2013
    Ha . Maybe .
     
  8. bayern_fan

    bayern_fan New Member

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    Aug 11, 2013
    It would also then have a similar behavior for MSNBC, no? :)
     
  9. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    MSNBC is whiny and smug, but typically factual. :)
     
  10. jimmypowder

    jimmypowder New Member

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    Isn't Chris Matthews on there?LOL
     
  11. jimmypowder

    jimmypowder New Member

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    Horrible picture - ooh streaming
     
  12. johnh123

    johnh123 New Member

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    Over there
    Why don't you just use hbo go etc for the premium content ooh? Why bother with tivo or slingbox for that?
     
  13. jimmypowder

    jimmypowder New Member

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    Oct 24, 2013
    I do but not all premium channels like Starz are any good .
     
  14. jimmypowder

    jimmypowder New Member

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    Tivo ooh streaming is still garbage .


    Lots of " error connecting to your device " messages .Terrible picture .

    This Tivo feature stinks .
     
  15. dianebrat

    dianebrat I refuse to accept your reality TCF Club

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    we get it... your Stream experience bites and you got a Slingbox, it's not going to magically get better.

    But I'm keeping my vow that every time you play this song I will come in, speak up, and let folks know that I'm perfectly happy with my stream experience and that it streams everything I record in a manner that I find perfectly acceptable.
     
  16. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I'll get to try out OOH streaming in about a week. I'm attending NAB in Vegas for 4 days. I'll report back my honest opinion when I return. I have experience with both in home Stream and SlingBox OOH so I have a good idea of how I expect it to work. We'll see if it lives up to my expectations.
     
  17. jimmypowder

    jimmypowder New Member

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    Yeah ok . Next time your away from your house post some screen pictures like I have . Let's see
    your Tivo quality experience . Don't post a in house streaming picture . We all know that quality is fine .
     
  18. jimmypowder

    jimmypowder New Member

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    It won't
     
  19. dianebrat

    dianebrat I refuse to accept your reality TCF Club

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    Sorry, but I have no interest in dancing for you. Plenty of other users have said that Stream does what they want.
     
  20. Apr 3, 2014 #120 of 165
    jimmypowder

    jimmypowder New Member

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    Let's see the picture quality of your stream away from home ,

    I'm interested in seeing how your picture quality
    differs from mine .
     

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