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

  1. wombat94

    wombat94 Member

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    I also just got the email confirming that I "won" as well.

    I'm definitely tempted. $129 with no service fee is a pretty tempting price point for me.

    We've got two premieres, 4 people, two iPads and multiple iPhones in the house... streaming of all recorded content and transferring of most content for offline viewing could be very nice.

    Ted
     
  2. Fofer

    Fofer XenForo Rocks! TCF Club

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    If my upstream is fast enough, I really don't get why they won't let me stream video content remotely, outside my home, to my iPad (especially since they already won't let me transfer the majority of video, due to the CCI flag.) I'd like to experiment with this, maybe even try to set it up via my VPN, to see if I can get it to work.
     
  3. Eradik

    Eradik New Member

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    Ahh, I did not know that. Sorry, never explored with tivo-to-tivo, only have 1 tivo and TV. It's kind of baffling why they wouldn't allow Tivo-to-Tivo (by they I mean the content providers, I know Tivo is just following the rules). But at the same time, it still would have been nice for them to work out some sort of a deal. Don't know how possible that would be, but it would have made it much nicer of a service.

    HBO Go lets you watch everything on the go, why cant they allow it if it's locked into a Tivo-app that wouldn't allow sharing with others? Hell, I can give my username and password out for Comcast and let anyone I want watch HBO Go. I really wish these content providers would grow up a little bit. It's 2012. Everything is avoidable.

    Again, this is just more of a rant against the FCC/Content providers, so please take it as such. And I know it's ultimately out of Tivo's hands. :)


    For some people, maybe. If I still had my iPad it would be useful. On a tiny iPhone screen, guess I'm just not that addicted to TV where I need to watch it while I'm flipping hamburgers for five minutes.

    No codes, just a phone number. Probably tied to email address or name when you call.
     
  4. skywalkm

    skywalkm TiVoholic

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    Just ordered mine. Came to $147.01 with tax and shipping. $8 shipping; tried to get that knocked off to no avail. Had to be on hold for about 5 minutesÂ…not sure he knew what to do with these. App will go live in the App Store on 9/5.
     
  5. Fofer

    Fofer XenForo Rocks! TCF Club

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    Return policy?
     
  6. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    You guys will have to give us "loosers" a blow by blow on how well the system works.
     
  7. jjd_87

    jjd_87 Member

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    How did they confirm you were a "winner"?
     
  8. HiKent

    HiKent New Member

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    Is there any way to control a tuner? I thought I remembered it being described as a "mini" for the iPad. Much less useful as a recorded stream only device.
     
  9. skywalkm

    skywalkm TiVoholic

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    He said 30 days from shipping day, but later when going over terms, it sounded like 15 days. If I have any issues, I'll take care of it right away so I'm not too worried. I did catch that you'd have to cover the shipping yourself on the return. Usually with any calls to TiVo, they are extremely cordial and pleasant; this guy wasn't. Meh, I've got a survey from them, so that will be noted. Also, if that thing doesn't come right on 9/5, I'll fight the shipping.

    Man, for winning this lotto, you'd think at least the shipping would be free!
     
  10. skywalkm

    skywalkm TiVoholic

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    Ha! They didn't! Other than confirming my account when placing the order. $20 says you call to order it and they won't even ask.
     
  11. skywalkm

    skywalkm TiVoholic

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    I don't think so, but can't you kind of do that now with the existing app?
     
  12. Aero 1

    Aero 1 Member

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    i didnt get the email but what is stopping me from calling and ordering? did they ask for something specific to the winner? i dont see a code in the email

    [​IMG]
     
  13. innocentfreak

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    No listing on Amazon yet for preorder, but we will probably have to wait for the official announcement next week before it goes live.
     
  14. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Even if did get the email. Since the pri e with shipping and taxes is higher and it doesn't work with android initially. I might as well wait until BestBuy has it and get it for a lower price. And hopefully by then it will be available on Androids devices.

    Besides I would have thought Android might have been first since more people have those devices.

    Sent from my HTC ReZound using Forum Runner
     
  15. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

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    I was talking in one of these threads, maybe this one, and they said the Android app was still missing things that had been fixed or added to the IOS version. I wonder if they don't have a dedicated Android team.
     
  16. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    OK, so if I am understanding the details correctly - this is interesting...

    The contest only allows you to pre-order. As I understand it, general release will be on September 5th and at that time everyone will be able to order at that point. The 600 will get the first shipment - after the general release.

    Any of the winners want to confirm what have been told?
     
  17. WVZR1

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    No mail here either! Looks like an initial savings of $150! It's great to be "passed over" - I maybe a little later to the "party" but the ticket in might be something substantially less.

    The kick in the arse on the Elite still has me a little irritated.
     
  18. generaltso

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    I didn't get the email, but I just called and ordered one anyway. They don't check anything, so apparently the "sweepstakes" is kinda bogus. Anyone can call and pre-order. They say that it will arrive on 9/5, but it's also shipping via UPS Ground so I would think they will have to ship it out soon. The total was $137.91 with shipping (no tax). I wonder if you wait until 9/4 to call if they make you pay for overnight shipping.
     
  19. overFEDEXed

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    I wish that it was for the IP-STB. I guess that I will go ahead and order it.
     
  20. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    These are the rules for CableCARD, they have nothing to do with the specific providers or channels. Basically the flag marks the show "copy once", which means only one copy of the program can exist at a given time. They can stream the program to another room or device because they are not making a copy, but they can not move it to another device or it violates the CableCARD rules. They might be able to move the show, rather then copy it, but I've never seen a clear answer if that's OK or not. And even if it were TiVo doesn't currently have that ability so they'd have to add it.

    Dan
     

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