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

  1. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    And that is exactly what hope this device will help with. Yes, I have moved a movies to my computer and then used KMTTG to decrypt, strip commercials and properly format the file for use on an iPad.

    The process works - some of the time. Unfortunately, I continue to experience problems with audio being out of sync with video and other quality issues in the end product.

    And while the tools are fantastic, it is still a burden to move / clip / sync to videos. If I am getting ready for a trip, I really do not have time for all that.

    A method that will allow me to browse my videos, simply select the ones I want to watch later and walk away - that would be fantastic! And frankly, a dedicated transcoder is really huge for me.

    And all this functionality when I am getting ready to ditch the iPAD!!!! :)
     
  2. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

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    This is why I am hoping someone will be able to figure out how to use the Stream with KMTTG. Transferring shows that are already transcoded would be nice. Now this is assuming the quality is high enough that when it is pushed back to the TiVo it still looks as good as the original or close to it.
     
  3. L David Matheny

    L David Matheny Active Member

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    If TiVo does watch these forums at all, we would hope that widespread lack of interest or specific reservations might cause them to improve the feature set or the pricing structure of the unit in order to increase its appeal. My 2-cents worth: Even if I had cable, I also wouldn't pay monthly for a box like the new TiVo Mini, since there's no reason for it to have a monthly fee.
     
  4. smbaker

    smbaker Well-Known Member

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    Anyone hear anything yet?
     
  5. Fofer

    Fofer XenForo Rocks! TCF Club

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    I heard they're having another raffle, and the winners of this raffle will get the list of email addresses that have been chosen from the first raffle, which corresponds to the names of people who will be granted a chance to be entered onto the wait list in order to be chosen as potential buyers to pre-order this product still-in-beta.

    :D
     
  6. Rebate_King

    Rebate_King New Member

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    its only 9am in TiVo land. Give them time to have a cup of coffee first :).

    Anyone else think this is one of those "everyone wins" contests? Like when you go to a billiards hall and you put your business card into a bowl for a chance to win free pool for a party of 10+. Basically its two pool tables from 5-7pm (dead time anyway) and they get you to bring a crowd in and buy drinks and food for a time they normally wouldn't be getting much business.
     
  7. smbaker

    smbaker Well-Known Member

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    I want to pre-order my stream. NOW!

    (which means I'll be the one guy here to not win)

    Although they said '600 winners', I wouldn't be surprised. 75% of the people in this thread (a totally made up statistic that I just pulled out of my arse) have said they won't buy the device if it costs > $100, and it's almost certainly going to cost > $100. Then we have to add the people who don't have iDevices, the people who entered the contest thinking they would 'win' something and not the opportunity to buy something, those who the wife tells them that a Tivo Stream is not necessary, etc. I suspect less than 10% of those who "win" will order.
     
  8. OrangeWhip

    OrangeWhip New Member

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    I just got the confirmation that I can pre-order one for only $129.99. That seems pretty steep to me.
     
  9. Eradik

    Eradik New Member

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    Just got my email. Launches september 5th for 129.99. Preorder by the 4th.

    Streams really DO come true.
    You have an exclusive opportunity to be the first to receive the NEW TiVo Stream before it is released to the public. The TiVo Stream is the next evolution in the TiVo experience and will change the way you watch TV forever.

    Call by September 4th (noon PST) to order your new TiVo Stream and receive it on September 5th*. The TiVo Stream is just $129.99 with no additional service fee.

    What is TiVo Stream?
    When your family's favorite shows are only as far away as the nearest iPad®, iPhone® or iPod touch®, everybody's happier. The groundbreaking TiVo Stream ends those family fights over the TV. From the top bunk in the twin's room to Dad's backyard hammock, all your recorded shows are now with you wherever you are. Need to hit the road? Use Stream to transfer your shows to your mobile device and bring them to ballet class or on business class. Now the best things on TV are no longer stuck on TV.

    Product Overview
    Stream shows to up to 3 different mobile devices in your home simultaneously
    Watch a show on your smartphone or tablet as it's being recorded - almost like watching live TV
    Wirelessly transfer shows to your smartphone or tablet within your home - then take them anywhere
    Download a 1-hour show to your mobile device in as little as 15 minutes
     
  10. Fofer

    Fofer XenForo Rocks! TCF Club

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    I just got the email too! Woo hoo! I'm a "winner!" :D

    Posted yesterday:

    D'oh!
     
  11. Eradik

    Eradik New Member

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    For 129.99 I don't feel like a winner. I'll pass, and/or wait to see how people like it first.
     
  12. Rebate_King

    Rebate_King New Member

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    No email for me yet. Guess I didn't "win". I'm sure this box will be $99 or less online (other than tivo.com) by the holidays. Maybe as low as $70 on amazon.
     
  13. Philmatic

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    Oh come on, $129 is an excellent price for something that can transcode 3 streams simultaneously, especially without a service fee. My only beef with it is that I need a Windows app before I bite, preferably a Windows 8 app.
     
  14. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    Nothing for me... Oh, well - I was ready to REALLY test it out for them!

    Slightly disapointed... :(
     
  15. Eradik

    Eradik New Member

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    I just read the bottom "terms":

    Not all programs may be transferred using TiVo Stream due to the use of copy protection mechanisms permitted under the FCC's encoding rules. Some shows cannot be transferred due to the copy protection assigned them by the program provider. These shows usually are marked with a red circle-slash icon.

    So, it sounds like they are using the same as transferring rules that are to a PC. Sad. I was hoping that since it was being transferred to their "app" that it would ignore copy protection, since the app theoretically would lock it to only your device. I watch a lot of HBO/Showtime, so this kind of sucks. (Yes, I know there is HBO/MAX Go, but without unlimited data anymore, I try not to use this away from wifi).

    Maybe it transfers to your 'Videos' app and therefore can pull it out using a computer. I would have rather had them make you have to use their app to prevent this, if it allowed me to transfer copy protected shows to watch on the go.

    I can only assume that since the terms said transfer, that it will still stream inside the home. But, why would I watch a show on my iPhone instead of my HDTV?

    For sure going to pass. Too bad.
     
  16. Philmatic

    Philmatic Member

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    Those are the rules they are forced to work with to even be able to record these programs. You aren't even able to copy a show from one TiVo to another TiVo in your same household if the CCI byte is set, what makes you think they will let you re-encode it and take it with you on a portable device.

    Being able to watch recorded shows outdoors while your grilling or just sitting around would be a good use case. Temporary viewing of TV in the garage without having to haul out a TV, your TiVo and having to find electricity and coax hookups.
     
  17. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I wonder if the Mini will be priced similarly?
     
  18. Surrealone

    Surrealone TiVoOnThEmInD

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    I'm in.. Gonna try it $129 not gonna break me :)
     
  19. Philmatic

    Philmatic Member

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    That would be HUGE! I would sell my two premieres, get an XL4 and 3 Mini's.
     
  20. smbaker

    smbaker Well-Known Member

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    No email for me. :(

    I'd have bought one too, at $129.

    Are they sending out codes for people to redeem this? or is it keyed to email address? I wonder if people will start selling their codes on ebay, like they did with nest invites.

    Does the email say when they are shipping?
     

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