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OOH Streaming Countdown

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Bierboy, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    Ouch! Who is your cable provider?
     
  2. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    Comcast.
     
  3. lickwid

    lickwid New Member

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    I have Comcast, I'll give it a shot today and check back. I setup it up last night when I got home from work. Disconnected from WiFi and was able to do it via Verizon LTE. This was on my iPhone 5S. Quality was pretty good, comparable to connecting to my friend's Slingbox 500. I'll try it again today when I'm running errands.

    I download first, wait a few minutes, then start playback. Is a nice workaround to get "streaming" to work.
     
  4. chrislemasters

    chrislemasters New Member

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    SOLVED! Yes, I had this (I have Cox). I bet you have more than one TiVo and you are connect to the non-ROAMIO on the iphone app. Just select a different TiVo. Voila! It works.:up:
     
  5. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    I only have one main TiVo but I do have two Minis. I don't believe the Mini was selected but I can't completely rule it out.

    I tried streaming a 2nd time at a different Starbucks location (yep, I drink a lot of coffee) and this time it worked, although it stopped streaming after about 60 seconds (the playback was simply showing a static image even though it still showed wi-fi connected).

    Perhaps Starbucks just has really restrictive or really crappy Wi-fi connectivity.
     
  6. ShoutingMan

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    I just tried it. It works but quality is terrible. I got 2 boxes for video quality. At home I've got Fios, with 5 Mpbs upload. I'm watching from another home network, with about 5 Mbps. Not sure this will any practical value, especially on dodgy airport or hotel wifi, which is where I'd want it.

    And I think this update caused problems with the download to iPad feature. I've not able to download shows normally the past couple days. Hopefully I can get that working soon; that's an important feature for me.

    Hopefully some minor bugs that when will get fixed soon.
     
  7. Devx

    Devx New Member

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    Just to repeat/add, streaming from the Premiere does work while using the Stream built-in to the Roamio. Admittedly, I'm playing an active download but it works via Comcast. I'm streaming from my Elite right now over LTE and the scrub bar is filling in faster than the show is playing and gaining on me.

    I'm still thinking LTE is best for this. Wifi will be hit or miss depending on location.
     
  8. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    The hot ticket in those situations with dodgy wi-fi would be to download enough of the program to begin playback. At low quality you would be able to start playing back in just a few minutes if other posts are correct.

    This is a big advantage over Sling. When Sling is crappy because of network quality there's not a damn thing you can do about it.
     
  9. RustySTL

    RustySTL New Member

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    Upload speed is 3Mb and I have Charter. I haven't had a chance to see if I can stream away from home yet.
     
  10. geekmedic

    geekmedic TiVo Fanatic TCF Club

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    The first time I streamed away from home I had only 2 boxes. A few minutes later it was pegged out. (I have 20 Mbps upstream.)

    Maybe it takes a couple times to configure it correctly?
     
  11. sleepdragon

    sleepdragon New Member

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    I am having problem with OOH streaming as well..
    When using the LTE work around, I tried to start a new download but stuck on calculating
    When connecting to outside WIFI, I got stuck on setting up your streaming session..

    Do I need to enable upnp or port trigger or port forwarding on my router??
    My Roamio Plus is connected directly to my router
     
  12. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    But If you are in an area with good cellular, then it is never crappy. Here in the dc area with Verizon LTE, I get 4 g almost everywhere. Even down several subfloors in buildings without cellular reinforcement. It's extremely rare for me not to have a 4 G signal in this area. And even on the rare times that I drop to 3 g the slingbox streams Fine as long as it uses sd quality.
     
  13. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    I'm a communications engineer who used to travel for work extensively. I have never been to any city that did not have plenty of crappy coverage areas, or areas that show a strong signal but in fact deliver a terrible one.
     
  14. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    On the other hand, it is almost impossible to find a place that has complimentary wifi anymore. Restaurants, the ice center during figure skating practice, I have been looking for wifi since release trying to test functionality - nothing.

    I finally went to a friends house to the other day.

    I am sure glad I have LTE on my tablet!
     
  15. mike1273

    mike1273 New Member

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    Using 3G Unrestrictor with my jailbroken 4S, I am able to stream over 4G.

    Even the copy once channels on Suddenlink.
     
  16. overFEDEXed

    overFEDEXed Member

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    I was using 3G Unrestrictor, until I switched to My3G.
    I'm glad that you got it working.

    I'm using my 5S now, so no JB fun for me.
    It's funny how you get use to so much freedom and so many extra features, then you just do without. Oh well.
     
  17. ShoutingMan

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    Following up on my previous post: I tried streaming an episode of Robot Chicken. It started it low quality, but partway through it noticeably improved. Perhaps there some buffering happening in the background. So, streaming is more useful than it first seemed. (Not amazing, but better than nothing)

    I later successfully downloaded, via OOH, a full hour of Shark Tank at medium quality (600MB). I watched a previously downloaded copy of The Michael J Fox show, and it kept downloading in the background. I started watching about the Shark Tank halfway through its download. It completed downloading while I watched, and was able to view the whole episode without issue.

    This was a very positive experience. I'm hopeful that when I get back home, I'll be able to download shows directly, quickly and easily again.
     
  18. Devx

    Devx New Member

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    Do you know what your internet provider upload speed is on the Tivo network? Shouldn't have to change any settings on the router.
     
  19. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    One of the places I can get bad coverage is if I go near the Secret Service building. Everyone seems to lose signals there but everyone also says that it is because they are actually doing something to block the signals. WHich makes sense because there used to be no issue, and then one day everyone started having issues getting a cellular signal.

    With Verizon 4G being in the 700Mhz spectrum, it penetrates buildings very easily. In many places where I can easily get 4G, I cannot get a 3G signal. I don't go everywhere in the DC area but I do go in many of the areas. And I get superb coverage from Verizon 4G. As I said even several sub floors down in building without cellular reinforcement. It might be only one or two bars but that is more than enough to stream from my SLingBox. If the building has cellular reinforcement, I will get five bars of 4G and 3G in the sub levels of the buildings.

    Although each year more and more buildings add Distributed Antenna Systems to give good cellular signals to every one. The federal agency I'm a contractor with just signed a contract with my company to outfit another one of their buildings with a DAS for cellular reinforcement. Many people have cellular issues in that building, even on the upper floors, but I have no issues in that building with Verizon.
     

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