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

  1. Sep 6, 2012 #521 of 634
    akc

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    Hi - I am just looking for a little clarity. We have four Tivo Premieres in the house - will we be able to watch any of them with one stream? They are all hardwired to the network. :) Thanks!
     
  2. Sep 6, 2012 #522 of 634
    Dan203

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    Yes. The TiVo App recognizes all TiVos on your network. You just select the one you want to access from a list, pick the recording you want to Stream and select Watch Now.

    In fact the Stream can do up to 4 streams at one time. So if you have 4 iPads you could watch 4 different shows on each one with just one Stream.

    Dan
     
  3. Sep 6, 2012 #523 of 634
    akc

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    Wow. You have just made my day! As a family with 9 iDevices among the four of us, the fact that at the very least each of us can watch our own thing will make it a slam dunk investment. Thanks!

    Alexa
     
  4. Sep 6, 2012 #524 of 634
    Surrealone

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    Glad you got it working. I have no idea why the rename trick works but I think it is a matter of a refresh on the tivo.com account. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Sep 6, 2012 #525 of 634
    Dan203

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    One limitation is that each individual TiVo can only stream 3 things at a time, so you'll have to be streaming from at oeast two TiVos to get all 4 streams.

    Dan
     
  6. Sep 6, 2012 #526 of 634
    Surrealone

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    Ok I had everything up and running and tested at home was able to Stream no problem. Did I miss something in the directions about not being able to stream away from home? I had my wife take her ipad to work the same one I set up and got working at home with her to work and now she is telling me that it is not working to stream. Can you only stream when in the same home WiFi as the Stream? I thought you could go anywhere with your Ipad and watch shows on the your home TiVo as long as it is connected to any WiFi?
     
  7. Sep 6, 2012 #527 of 634
    windracer

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    Yes ... it only works on your local network.

    No, but if the shows aren't copy-protected you can download them onto your iPad for viewing outside of your home. No streaming though ...
     
  8. Sep 6, 2012 #528 of 634
    innocentfreak

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    Yeah you must have skipped over it since it is mentioned in every review and I believe even on the product details.

    It only streams on the same network as the Premiere. You can download shows to the iPad though if they are marked copy freely and those will work anywhere since you downloaded them.
     
  9. Sep 6, 2012 #529 of 634
    Surrealone

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    D"OH
    Ok download then watch away from home.
     
  10. Sep 6, 2012 #530 of 634
    Surrealone

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    WOW I did read a lot of the reviews and even watched the little preview video.
    I'm sure it was selective hearing and reading. Happens all the time when my wife talks to me :rolleyes:
     
  11. Sep 6, 2012 #531 of 634
    crxssi

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    And only if your iOS device is not jailbroken/rooted.
     
  12. Sep 6, 2012 #532 of 634
    jmpage2

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    If you want to stream to the iPad while away from home then you probably want a Slingbox.

    Streaming at the quality that the TiVo is doing with the stream box requires a ton of bandwidth, and requires that the TiVo and Stream appear to be locally connected.
     
  13. Sep 6, 2012 #533 of 634
    ShayL

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    Plus the slingbox can change the resolution dynamically based on the bandwidth. It will also cut the framerate if you're on 3G.
     
  14. Sep 6, 2012 #534 of 634
    Surrealone

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    Or if I setup a VPN tunnel with my MiFi device that makes the ipad think it's at home.
     
  15. Sep 6, 2012 #535 of 634
    jmpage2

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    Good luck with that. One the VPN will have to do a few things like proxy bonjour/broadcast messages between the iPad and the other TiVo equipment. Two, you will need a LOT of upload bandwidth and if your provider has a cap it won't take long to chew through it at 1GB per hour of HD material.
     
  16. Sep 6, 2012 #536 of 634
    Surrealone

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    Great thanks
     
  17. Sep 6, 2012 #537 of 634
    jmpage2

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    Frankly I hate my sling-box. The quality is garbage, I have tons of problems reliably connecting when on wifi in places like hotels and coffee bars... but unfortunately Sling is the only game in town for place-shifting right now.

    Sling has gone totally downhill since Echostar/Dish bought them out.
     
  18. Sep 6, 2012 #538 of 634
    Dan203

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    Ditto. Most hotels just don't provide enough bandwidth for a relibale connection to a Slingbox. Plus there is a huge lag so it's almost impossible to control a TiVo To FF past commercials. 30 second skip helps, but even then it can be difficult to get pas the commericals.

    Dan
     
  19. Sep 6, 2012 #539 of 634
    ShayL

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    There is also http://www.myvulkano.com/products.html. What is your upload speed? If it is not greater than a 1.5 Mbs, then you are not going to HD quality
     
  20. Sep 6, 2012 #540 of 634
    jmpage2

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    My upload speed is over 5mbps. The issue is that many guest networks at hotels and the like are strictly throttled. They will often burst up to a higher speed and then throttle the speed down intermittently, which plays hell with a realtime video feed from a Slingbox resulting in massive buffering.
     

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