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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. Apr 3, 2014 #121 of 165
    jimmypowder

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    At the end of a recent trip , I tried Tivo ooh streaming and it went into setup mode .

    This has happened before and once you see it your dead in the water for the rest of the trip until you setup again at home .

    This app and ooh streaming are complete garbage !!!!
     
  2. Apr 3, 2014 #122 of 165
    jimmypowder

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    So how's it working out for you ? Show a screen picture if you get it to work .
     
  3. Apr 3, 2014 #123 of 165
    Dan203

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    I was off by a week. NAB is next week. Leaving on Sat
     
  4. Apr 4, 2014 #124 of 165
    ellinj

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    i have had this happen before, I am always able to repeat setup away from home with no problem. I suspect that the stream caches the MAC address of the device somewhere.
     
  5. Apr 5, 2014 #125 of 165
    jimmypowder

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    Not me .im using a TiVo Roamio .

    I thought all TiVo streaming had to be setup at home . Are you using a Roamio or a separate TiVo Stream box ?
     
  6. Apr 5, 2014 #126 of 165
    ellinj

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    Stand alone, but as far as I can tell only the initial setup must be at home. My guess is this requirement has something to do with configuring the proxy server that Tivo uses. I have had on more than one occasion, the app fail to connect and tell me that I need to run setup, I simply ran setup, the stream was found and configured with no issues even though I wash't home.
     
  7. Apr 5, 2014 #127 of 165
    jimmypowder

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    I tried to do setup away from the house and it would not work .

    I'll try again when I'm away from the house and this bug shows up again, which I'm sure it will .
     
  8. Apr 6, 2014 #128 of 165
    johnh123

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    Over there
    That happened to me but I just did setup again and it worked fine

    Sent from my XT1060 using Tapatalk
     
  9. Apr 7, 2014 #129 of 165
    Dan203

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    Ok I've watched a couple of things so far on my trip and even with the slow hotel WiFi (1-1.5Mbps) it's been fine. The only complaint I have is the audio starts to sound a bit weird with lower bars. When you get to the 2-3 bar level the video looks SD, but is watchable, but the audio sounds a bit like everyone is talking through a tin can. At 4 bars or higher it sounds OK. I think they'd be better served bumping the audio a bit and sacrificing a bit of video. We've found in our product that people are much more sensitive to audio glitches then video glitches. (to a limit) Maybe they could even use VFR video to save bits and dedicate more to audio. (VFR = Variable Frame Rate)

    But all in all it's been so far so good.
     
  10. Apr 7, 2014 #130 of 165
    jimmypowder

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    post a picture .lets see the video quality.You said you have experience with Slingbox,how does the audio and video quality compare ?
     
  11. Apr 7, 2014 #131 of 165
    dianebrat

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    Why should anyone feed you on this? we already know as far as you're concerned the Stream is utter and total crap and your slingbox kicks its butt and you won't stop until you have everyone agreeing with you about the Stream.

    I've spent all afternoon watching the race in Texas on a wifi signal that barely supports streaming AUDIO and while the quality of the video is mediocre at best, I can still watch the race live.
     
  12. Apr 7, 2014 #132 of 165
    jimmypowder

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    Let's see factual evidence .Lets see a pic .That's what I did(posted a pic) earlier and the video was garbage!

    Did you seen my pics? Guess not
     
  13. Apr 7, 2014 #133 of 165
    dianebrat

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    I don't give a care about "your pics" nor do I care to bother to post what I've admitted was a mediocre but acceptable experience, I'm not saying it was Blu-ray quality, I'm saying I was able to stream in a bandwidth challenged environment that has trouble with audio only.

    You need to change your tune, the constant refrain of "show me pics" was old months ago, no Stream image will ever be good enough for you, so why should we bother?
     
  14. Apr 7, 2014 #134 of 165
    ellinj

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    Not sure what this will prove since its not video, but I am on hotel wifi, and it looks great.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Apr 7, 2014 #135 of 165
    jimmypowder

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    Better video quality then I have ever seen on a 20 /5 wifi out of home wifi site . And this is hotel wifi ? Hmmmm amazing !!!


    Oh I see the bar . This is a program you have recorded at home and are watching ,correct?

    I'm talking about streaming a show you haven't recorded completely yet . Almost real time streaming .

    Am I right about this ?
     
  16. Apr 7, 2014 #136 of 165
    ellinj

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    Live looks the same, HLS streaming breaks the video up into small chunks, a partial recording vs a full recording won't make a difference.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Apr 7, 2014 #137 of 165
    jimmypowder

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    I get nowhere near this quality on stronger private networks . Are you using a TiVo Stream or a Roamio with the built in stream ?
     
  18. Apr 7, 2014 #138 of 165
    ellinj

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    stand alone stream
     
  19. Apr 7, 2014 #139 of 165
    jimmypowder

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  20. Apr 7, 2014 #140 of 165
    dianebrat

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    They're exactly the same hardware platform and quality, I Stream from my Premiere via my Roamio, and previously used a stand-alone, no difference I ever saw.
     

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