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Discussion in 'TiVo Stream' started by dave13077, Aug 20, 2012.
DRM: Only punishes the honest people.
Ground. The sales guy told me it would say that but it would be upgraded when it ships.
Huh. I've had the opposite experience with Air Video Server (running on a slightly older iMac that doubles as an office computer.)
I can easily stream to my iPad (and MacBooks) at home and from the road. No hiccups, good A/V quality, no sync issues. Realtime encoding works fine for me too. No interruptions.
Maybe my upstream is higher?
I am talking about using it just within my own network!
My HPMediaSmart server is getting pretty long in the tooth, but it really was never designed for that purpose anyway. With a paltry AMD 1.8 GHZ Sempron CPU and 512MB of Ram, it struggles miserably to transcode video...
And while the trusty old family desktop has more horsepower, it still isn't anything to write home about and more importantly it is shared - so counting on it to transcode through an entire movie without interuption isn't reasonable either.
Bottom line, you need a decent third party system to make any solution work properly... I was considering building a system that I could dedicate for the purpose, now I do not have too.
You could upgrade the intel based HP MSS CPU and RAM yourself... Is that not possible with the AMD based ones?
Yes, it can be upgraded a little - but when I upgrade I am looking at the HP ProLiant Microserver... And now that Microsoft has cancelled the media server product - I need to research small business server as an option.
Even with the upgrade it is still underpowered. I have one of those AMD units sitting in my closet from when I upgraded to the later model with the INtel CPU. I wish I had sold it a while ago now since with the Intel HP MSS and two unRAID boxes I really have no use for the older one any more.
Just ordered mine. Tax in NYC is a killer, but I'm so done with waiting for iTivo to work with Mountain Lion or trying to work with KMTTG.
What version of the Tivo App is necessary for the Stream? When will it be released?
We don't know that right now.
I have one of those HP Media Server. I have upgraded it with 2GB & faster version of AMD CPU, but streaming was a struggle still. I have a dual core CPU to put in, but I have not bothered to flash the BIOS to make it recognize the CPU id.
I just use a PC running pyTivo to stream from my media servers (I have HP MediaSmart, ReadyNAS & JBOD NAS server)
I forget where I read this, but the stream will require a new version of the app that will be released on Wednesday.
I wonder why the TiVo Stream would have a TSN on it. Maybe they were planning on charging monthly for it at one point.
Or turns honest people into pirates.
Good one, I like it.
Is a TSN functionally the same as a serial number? If so, it makes sense for every device to have a serial number, regardless of whether or not service is charged for it.
It also might be the identifier that it uses when setting up the protocol from Tivo to Stream to iPad app.
Anyone see an official TiVo product spec sheet yet?
I want one for streaming to my iPad but was hoping that it also had an hdmi output for the borrowed fourth tuner on my elite so I could route that to a second HDMI input on my tv...I like using pip and pbp.
Also, does the borrowing of the fourth tuner make that tuner unavailable for recordings? Does that fourth tuner become dedicated solely to the Stream device or is it released when not streaming for four tuner recording?
If I read your post correctly, you want to use the Stream as a dummy IP box similar to the functionality offered by the Mini. The quick answer, it does not offer that functionality.
It only has an Ethernet connection and a power input - no HDMI. It does not connect directly to either the TiVo or a tv.
It also does not co-op a dedicated tuner, however if you want to stream "live" tv, it will initiate a recording and streams that recording. In that case it obviously uses a tuner....
I think you may be mixing up the Stream and the Mini. The stream only handles streaming to mobile devices. The unit has a power connector and Ethernet, that's it.
As far as tuner availability, right now the TiVo Stream does not take a tuner. It will only stream / transfer already recorded content. However, the iOS app does have the ability to watch live TV, but it's kind of a workaround. The app will setup up the live program to record, then stream the recording in real time. It's the same as if you recorded the program on the TiVo itself and watched it live. When the program is over, the tuner is free again.
What we don't know right now is how the TiVo Mini will handle tuners, and from what I've read, current beta units take 0-2 tuners for itself. If there is any logic for freeing tuners when the non-pooled tuners are unavailable remains unknown at this time.