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

  1. Sep 4, 2012 #341 of 634
    mikebaratta

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    I haven't heard of anyone trying but it should be possible. Android apps should work as long as they don't require certain features.

    https://developers.google.com/tv/android/docs/gtv_android_features

    Google TV users have had success side-loading many apps. I personally have not tried yet.
     
  2. Sep 4, 2012 #342 of 634
    button1066

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    I'm an 'actual winner' and have not received any information on my unit being shipped. The rep when I ordered it said it would get to me on the 5th bu I haven't heard anything else.

    In fact the Tivo website does not show the item as being shipped.

    Edit: my credit card has not been charged either

    They are leaving things pretty late...
     
  3. Sep 4, 2012 #343 of 634
    Dan203

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    They can't really do that since it's possible that a real winner used a different email address for the contest then they used for their account. There were no provisions in the original contest that said your email had to match the one used for your TiVo account.

    My guess is it's going to be first come first serve. The first 600 people who got their orders in will get it tomorrow. Everyone else will have to wait for general availability. (assuming more then 600 people even ordered them)

    Honestly I bet it's not even a big deal. Given the price point, the iOS limitation and the fact that most average users don't even know the Stream exists yet I bet they didn't even get 600 orders.

    Dan
     
  4. Sep 4, 2012 #344 of 634
    bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    If you are correct and they received less then 1000 orders, then I suspect they will just send them all out with what effectivley amounts to a free overnight shipping upgrade. If they received significantly more, then I think you may see them get creative.

    Time will tell... In any case, it was a poorly designed contest - they were looking for a social media buzz and it may have turned into a headache.

    A simple sequence number on the emails would have avoided these issues.
     
  5. Sep 4, 2012 #345 of 634
    generaltso

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    You can say that again. Now if the winners of this poorly designed contest don't even end up getting the product before it's generally available, it will really be headache for TiVo. In the end, the only thing that people really "won" was the privilege of paying full price plus shipping to get the product 1 day early. If that doesn't materialize, I think there will be a lot of irate "winners". But I still believe that TiVo will ship out ALL pre-orders today via overnight shipping. With general availability scheduled for 9/6, I can't imagine they don't have the stock for it.
     
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    jmpage2

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    I agree. There is no way that TiVo only did a production run of 600 units. Even if the Stream is simply a holdover until this functionality gets built into a next gen TiVo (which is very likely IMO) they would have had to do a production run in the thousands in order to have adequate supply for the initial demand as well as stocking retail like Best Buy.

    I suspect that they will sell these now and then closer to the holidays they will probably offer a bundle that throws a Stream in free with the purchase of a new XL4 TiVo.... then, a hardware refresh next summer that throws the Stream functionality right into the TiVo itself, which is where it should have been from the get-go.
     
  8. Sep 4, 2012 #348 of 634
    drebbe

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    My order history now says, "Processing Order" and no longer gives me the option to cancel the order. The charge now shows up on my credit card as pending. I was not a "winner" (at least in TiVo's eyes).
     
  9. Sep 4, 2012 #349 of 634
    gtrogue

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    Keep in mind that if they are shipping Fedex overnight they have until at least 8:30 PM PDT to get them to Fedex to make today's shipment. That's 11:30 PM here on the east coast.


    BTW, my order status now says "Processing Order". Earlier it was just "Order Placed".
     
  10. Sep 4, 2012 #350 of 634
    generaltso

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    Same here.
     
  11. Sep 4, 2012 #351 of 634
    smbaker

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    Mine has also gone to 'processing'. This happened sometime between when I posted earlier this morning and now.
     
  12. Sep 4, 2012 #352 of 634
    bradleys

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    Mine is as well...
     
  13. Sep 4, 2012 #353 of 634
    button1066

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    My status is also updated. Looks like I'll be getting my new gadget tomorrow as planned.
     
  14. Sep 4, 2012 #354 of 634
    generaltso

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    Assuming they really are shipping them overnight. I'm assuming they are.
     
  15. Sep 4, 2012 #355 of 634
    Dan203

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    My status has also changed. I'm so excited! :D

    Dan
     
  16. Sep 4, 2012 #356 of 634
    shfawaz

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    Just got a UPS Quantam Delivery notice indicating the shipment will be here tomorrow overnight. Woo Hoo! Can't wait. I was NOT a winner and placed my order Saturday.
     
  17. Sep 4, 2012 #357 of 634
    crxssi

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    Oooh, that is a very good idea. Never even thought of that before. Of course, we don't know what resolutions will be supported in the Android app(s)... and it could be a bummer if you are stuck with 720P tablet-type resolution on your big 52" Google-TV.
     
  18. Sep 4, 2012 #358 of 634
    moyekj

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    Seems like the TiVo Mini would be much better suited for displaying on a large TV (using MRS and no transcoding involved).
     
  19. Sep 4, 2012 #359 of 634
    gtrogue

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    I got my Stream shipping notice. I was not a "contest" winner.
     
  20. Sep 4, 2012 #360 of 634
    generaltso

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    Same here.
     

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