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Discussion in 'TiVo Stream' started by dave13077, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. stoli412

    stoli412 New Member

    Nov 22, 2003
    Philadelphia PA
    Does anyone know if the iPhone/iPad app will support AirPlay? It would be awesome to stream to the iPad and then send it to the Apple TV to watch on the big screen.

    And who knows, the Apple TV may be getting an app store of its own in the near future. A TiVo app directly on the Apple TV that taps into Stream? That would be even more awesome.
  2. freeze12

    freeze12 Member

    Aug 20, 2006
    I received an email from Tivo today at 1:30PM "Congratulations, you're eligible to pre-order the NEW TiVo® Stream!" but I do not have an I Phone, I Pad etc. so I wish this was Android compatible. Oh well, I am glad Tivo is still an innovative company:confused:!
  3. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    This is tangential, especially since it's not Tivo nor CableCARD related, but other recorders DO support the copy once flag. For example, some recordings on my XS32 are copy once, so I can move them to a DVD-RAM, but at the same time, it deletes the original from the hard drive.
  4. Fofer

    Fofer XenForo Rocks!

    Oct 29, 2000
    But then can't you rip it off that DVD-RAM and do whatever you want with it?
  5. hummingbird_206

    hummingbird_206 Active Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Engadget uses TCF as a source!
  6. drebbe

    drebbe Carbon Blob

    Apr 11, 2012
    Sector 7G
    There is a very positive review in this morning's Wall Street Journal on the TiVo stream. Since the Journal has a pay wall around its content I won't link the article. Perhaps the most newsworthy item was that Android compatibility is coming. TiVo's earnings call is this afternoon so hopefully we will get more information on the Stream, Mini and VOD rollout among other things.
  7. sbiller

    sbiller Active Member

    May 10, 2002
    Tampa, FL
  8. Fofer

    Fofer XenForo Rocks!

    Oct 29, 2000
    I am wondering if you can queue transfers or if you must do one at a time.
  9. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    At the beginning of the article he said
    And then later he mentions
    So is the stream sending HD content to the mobile device or a lower resolution of the HD content.?

    It sounds like a lower defintiion version. WHich for a small device makes sense, but he specifically says it's HD at the beginning.
  10. drebbe

    drebbe Carbon Blob

    Apr 11, 2012
    Sector 7G
    I suspect it has to do with the ambiguity around with the words "HD", "best" and "standard". The iPhone 4s screen resolution is 960x640 and for the iPad it's 2048x1536. I would guess that at the "best" setting we are getting a stream/file that is at the maximum resolution of the receiving device. Is 960x640 "HD" or not? Of course not on a 40+ inch TV, but at 326 dpi on the iPhone screen how many more pixels do you need?
  11. compnurd

    compnurd Active Member

    Oct 6, 2011
    I am a little disappointed with the pricing... i thought 99 would have been a better price point
  12. sbiller

    sbiller Active Member

    May 10, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    Pricing at $99 to $129 puts it in the almost impulse purchase territory. I think it comes down to economics for TiVo. They don't want to subsidize the Stream (or the Mini) for that matter. I suspect $99 would have been pushing that equation but I do think they would have still been profitable at $99. This is most likely the early adopter tax and we will see $99 sales on the Stream.
  13. jcthorne

    jcthorne Active Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    I have no quibble with the price. If they get it going with android or if kmttg gets updated to work with it, I'll likely order one then. Perhaps by then, mainstream retail channels like Amazon will be discounting it.

    As I cannot make use of ANY of its functions as released. No sense in ordering now.

    They really missed the boat releasing this without Android support.
  14. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

    Feb 4, 2008
    I'm guessing that they have figured out through market research that iOS users out there are more eager to jump on the bandwagon with a first generation product at first generation pricing than android users, in general. I know that there have been studies released that iOS users are way more likely to purchase impulse apps than android users. So, dedicate the resources first where they will have more initial sales.

    I'm waiting until it will work with my xoom, but can't wait for it to be available.
  15. gtrogue

    gtrogue Mentally Hilarious

    Jun 18, 2001
    Ordered mine. I've really been looking forward to the Stream. We only have one TV in the house but we have two iPads and several iPhones. In will be nice to have additional screens in other rooms without adding new TV's.
  16. jonglee

    jonglee New Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Just ordered mine based on this post (didn't do anything on FB) and they asked how I found out and told them I got the email via Facebook.

    All good - thanks for the post guys!
  17. ort

    ort Member

    Jan 5, 2004
    I'm all over this thing... but I'm going to wait on reviews and user feedback on how it actually performs.

    $129 is a little more than I'd like to pay, but it's not high enough to turn me off.

    I'm looking forward to eventually getting my house down to one TiVo box and streaming out to all of the other TVs/devices. I'm tired of transfering shows and always thinking about whats on what TV.

    "Did I watch this upstairs? Do I need to delete this? Where is ______?"

    Juggling 3 TiVos is a pain. (firstworldproblems)
  18. NotVeryWitty

    NotVeryWitty Too Big to Fail

    Oct 3, 2003
    Central Mass.
    I just placed my order -- did not enter the "contest".

    I'm actually quite happy with the price -- at $129, they're not making much money on this at the quantities they'll be selling.
  19. dsnotgood

    dsnotgood New Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    Just so some of you know...this looks like it requires your TiVo to be plugged in a Ethernet port, no wireless.
  20. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

    Oct 31, 2007
    That is correct - it uses MRS streaming as the basis and either a MOCA or Ethernet connect is "required".

    I put that in quotes, because I am not actually sure that it absolutely will not work (disabled) for wireless. But it is definately unsuported wirelessly...

    If you do not have an ethernet drop at your TV, definately look into MOCA - you will apreciate it.

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