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

  1. Sep 5, 2012 #461 of 634
    jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    Is it even suppose to work with live shows? AFAIK it's only been announced as supporting watching recordings or side-loading recordings, not live TV.
     
  2. Sep 5, 2012 #462 of 634
    jmpage2

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    I rather doubt that TiVo is "picking a fight with the jailbreak community". They are required to secure apps like this, because it is required by content providers and others.

    While I'm no fan of content providers (I actually think they are kind of scummy), they have every reason to insist that apps like this are tightly locked down. Everyone that I personally know who has a Jailbroken iOS device rips off most of their apps/content anyway.

    The fact that it personally irks you, when you are using your device in the manner you are (Jailbroken) almost definitely does not enter into the equation from TiVos perspective.

    Here's a thought, why don't you email TiVo Margaret and ask her why TiVo is "picking a fight with the jailbreak community". That ought to be good for a laugh.

    Do everyone a favor and simply return the device for a refund.
     
  3. Sep 5, 2012 #463 of 634
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    For "Live TV" it's supposed to start a recording on the host TiVo if a tuner is available and then start streaming the recording. I guess that means every time the current show ends you will have to request "Live TV" again and repeat the process. Kind of a kludge, but then again what TiVo owner watches live TV anyway?
     
  4. Sep 5, 2012 #464 of 634
    gtrogue

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    Looks like if you try to trick play too soon and get ahead of the buffer the Stream crashes.
    For me if I wait a couple of minutes the trick play works fine.
     
  5. Sep 5, 2012 #465 of 634
    jmpage2

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    Yeah, I almost never watch Live TV. My wife does (frighteningly enough).
     
  6. Sep 5, 2012 #466 of 634
    generaltso

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    I tried letting it stream for 10 minutes before hitting a trick play button. Same result. Even the pause button causes it to crash.
     
  7. Sep 5, 2012 #467 of 634
    spinboy

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    I prefer to watch the news live, silly me. :)
     
  8. Sep 5, 2012 #468 of 634
    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I've done a bit of testing and it seems to work pretty good. It's really loud though. Sounds like when the video card in my laptop is running full speed.

    Just for kicks I tried accessing it via the http page that regular TiVos have but it throws up an access forbidden message. :( I hope eventually TiVo updates TiVo Desktop to support the stream so you can transfer things directly in the H.264 format. Would save a lot of recoding on my PC if I could just transfer in H.264 and edit out the commercials real quick using VideoReDo.

    Dan
     
  9. Sep 5, 2012 #469 of 634
    Surrealone

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    Just for kicks I transfered a 1080p video from PC to S4 and it works great and looks amazing. I can already tell this is going to be good stuff. WTG TiVo :)
     
  10. Sep 5, 2012 #470 of 634
    gtrogue

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    Unplug the Stream and let it sit for a few seconds and then plug it back in. Then kill the app and power off the iOS device and restart it.
    The previous steps seemed to have fixed my problem.
     
  11. Sep 5, 2012 #471 of 634
    generaltso

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    I tried that, but no change in behavior.
     
  12. Sep 5, 2012 #472 of 634
    button1066

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    My cynicism was completely unjustified. I bought a stream so I can stop using tivotogo to convert my shows to put them in iTunes to stream to my iPad. Anyone who does that knows how annoying it is. The stream works like a dream. Streaming is excellent and the sideloading is perfect.

    Only problem: why do you have to swipe the screen towards the right to skip 30 secs ahead? It's the opposite to every other app. Minor quibble, I love the stream.
     
  13. Sep 5, 2012 #473 of 634
    crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    No, I was responding to a post about the Mini only working with a 4 tuner Premiere.
     
  14. Sep 5, 2012 #474 of 634
    David Platt

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    I can't get mine to work at all. It's been plugged in for several hours, and the white light is still blinking and I get a 'TiVo Stream cannot be set up' error message when I try to set it up through the app. I've rebooted my router, tried switching out network cables, and nothing seems to work.
     
  15. Sep 5, 2012 #475 of 634
    Surrealone

    Surrealone TiVoOnThEmInD

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    did you check you tivo.com account to make sure it is activated?
     
  16. Sep 5, 2012 #476 of 634
    Surrealone

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    Also another thing I did right away before I even turned my tivo stream on was rename it on my Tivo.com account
     
  17. Sep 5, 2012 #477 of 634
    bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    Then you are more then correct... Sorry, I misunderstood.
     
  18. Sep 5, 2012 #478 of 634
    DaveMachin

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    Did anyone try this when their Tivo is connected wirelessly (using the TiVo wifi dongle)? I know it's "not supported" - just wondered if it worked or not.
     
  19. Sep 5, 2012 #479 of 634
    bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    Well I do think I will use this quite a bit. I have tried about every use case I can think of and it really works great... I even moved off the app during a side load and once I came back it was able to reconnect and complete the move easily - very nice.

    My only complaint is using metadata to populate the Show name for content stored on ythe iPad. Makes it really annoying moving a home video or ripped movie as it shows up named "To be announced"...
     
  20. Sep 6, 2012 #480 of 634
    gtrogue

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    Have you tried deleting the app off of the iPhone/iPad/iPod and reinstalling it?
     

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