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

  1. Sep 8, 2012 #581 of 634
    windracer

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    See my discussion here with True Colors about how to re-install the old version of the .ipa file if you have it.
     
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    aaronwt

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    So the people that already have the TiVo stream, does TiVo offer any type of extended warranty for it, like they do with the Premieres? Best Buy has the Stream in stock locally now. It shows their two year warranty is $20 and the four year is $25. I was wondering how the TiVo extended warranty compares if they offer one.
     
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    rick123

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    Thanks for the xcon update!

    And apologies for my earlier rant. I wasn't aware this was a more widespread issue and had never heard of a legitimate app not working on a jail broken device.
     
  4. Sep 8, 2012 #584 of 634
    aaronwt

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    No one has chimed in on the extended warranty yet. Does the Stream show up on your TiVo list with the option to get an extended warranty(like it does with the Premiere), and if it does what are the options and the cost?

    Even though it doesn't work with Android yet I might pick one up tomorrow. I was going to meet the GF tomorrow morning to see a movie but those plans have changed. So I might as well go to Best Buy instead and return my Asus EA-N66 Access Point and while I'm there I could go ahead and pick up the stream. The return period should be 60 days like other items so I figure I have nothing to lose. I hate going to the customer service desk at Best Buy but since I'm making a trip it would be the best time to pick one up.

    And if I decide to get an extended warranty from Best Buy I'd rather do it when I make the initial purchase, otherwise I need to visit the Customer Service counter again to add it later.
     
  5. Sep 8, 2012 #585 of 634
    ellinj

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    I dunno if I would bother with a warranty. Other than the fan there is no mechanical parts in this thing. Not much to fail.
     
  6. Sep 8, 2012 #586 of 634
    Dan203

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    $25 for 4 years isn't bad. If that fan goes out that thing is probably going to burn up really quick. (it's hot!) Plus those stupid power bricks have a tendency to go bad after a while and they're not always easy, or cheap, to replace. I'd consider it, but there doesn't seem to be an option for one through TiVo. At least I don't see one listed when I log in to my account.

    Dan
     
  7. Sep 8, 2012 #587 of 634
    aaronwt

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    For me the extended warranty is more important for the resale value. When the S5 units come out and I sell my S4 units, the extended warranty adds to the resale value and also makes it sell quicker. Assuming the S5 has streaming built in, then I won't need the TiVo Stream any more.

    So it sounds like TiVo doesn't offer an extended warranty on it. And with the initial warranty being only 90 days, I might as well pay the extra for the 4 year warranty from Best Buy.
     
  8. modnar

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    I noticed mine is typically running around 68 C. It seemed hot to me. Are others seeing similar temps?
     
  9. Dan203

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    Where do you see the temp? Mine feels hot, but I have no way to test the actual temp unless it's displayed in the app somehwere.

    Dan
     
  10. modnar

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    It's on the "Full System Information" page that you can get to from the Settings area on the app.
     
  11. Dan203

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    Mine is currently 66c

    Dan
     
  12. Jonathan_S

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    Doesn't look like TiVo is offering extended warrenties on the Stream.


    Looking at the list of Active TiVo Devices, the Stream does not have any link for 'Add Extended Warrenty' (But the Elite I got from Woot does).
     
  13. Surrealone

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    No longer part of the Stream Team :( I"m shipping mine back. I'm over it and so is the wife. I can just as easy copy a show to an SD card and play on my android tablet if I need to and the TiVo shows on the TiVo will stay on the TiVo for now. Maybe after the android APP comes out and the price point is lower then maybe just maybe I will try it again. Thanks anyway TiVo
     
  14. jmpage2

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    Sorry it did not work out for you but it is great for those of us with iDevices. Queue up a bunch of shows before you head out on a trip, long day, etc, and automagically it's on the device 30-60 minutes later. Sure beats the snot out of doing a bunch of gymnastics with SD media, etc, to accomplish the same thing.
     
  15. Surrealone

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    Oh my mistake it did work great for us and I really like it but I'm waiting for the price point to drop and for the Android APP. And no need for Gymnastics it's same thing on both devices. We have lots of iDevices and in the case of the stream copy a show to the iDevice and play it on the iDevice or copy the show to SD media and play it on my android tablet it's all same :) Also in my case I can cue up many shows or movies videos of the kids or whatever and take it with as well no hoops and no gymnstics. I have found it faster to move large amounts of data(movies HD format) faster on the SD card. But it's all the same. Cheers!
     
  16. pbw

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    My first unit ran 60-68 degrees C (with the fan reported at 0% and up to 50% after booting up). I could never get it to stream for longer than a minute before it basically locked up (would no longer stream but would still respond to the web-based Sys Info; I had to reboot to get it stream again for one whole minute before stopping with a never ending "Buffering" message). Simply pausing the stream would also cause it to lock up.

    I thought the high temp might have something to do with it. I bought a second unit today (which works fine) and it's running 55-61 deg C (fan at 0% with one stream). Although the temp is lower, it could easily be due to a difference in room temp. And since other people are reporting temps in the 60's, I think my first Stream was just a bum unit.
     
  17. rick123

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    Xcon rev 37 resolves the jailbreak issue. Some really smart people out there. Might not be on Cydia yet but you can find discussion/link on github.com
     
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    It is probably worth checking if SquareTrade offers something. I wouldn't buy ANYTHING from TiVo without an extended warranty after getting burned with the slide remotes.
     
  20. windracer

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    Worked on my iPhone (xCon 37~beta7) with the 2.0.1 TiVo app. :up: Going to update my iPad now.

    edit: back up and running on the iPad as well. Awesome.
     

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