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Port Forwarding

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream' started by Aero 1, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    When I posted that ZatzNotFunny had just posted an small article saying that TiVo was working on an update that would allow streaming over 3G/LTE and that it would include additional network options like port forwarding. The article said it would be released early 2014. Obviously it slipped, like pretty much everything else TiVo does.

    There was an FCC ruling back in 2010 that allows MSOs to use something called selectable output control. Which basically allows them to disable the analog outputs on the STB if the playing content is protected. As of yet none of the big MSOs are using it, except maybe on VOD content, but they could. And if that happens then your Slingbox will have the same limitations as the TiVo Stream.
     
  2. hytekjosh

    hytekjosh Member

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    There are ways to fake HDMI on Slingbox and get around HDCP.
     
  3. Aero 1

    Aero 1 Member

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    Cablevision has for years. I can't use the analog ports for the slingbox if hdmi is connected to the tv. So I had to forego the hdmi output and use the analog pass through on the slingbox to the tv.
     
  4. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    That's different. That just prevents analog if there is a valid HDCP. That thing I was referring to would allow the MSO to completely disable analog based on CCI flags.
     
  5. eboydog

    eboydog Just TiVo'ing.....

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    You say that and I kinda wonder if that IS something on TiVo's radar with some reports of audio glitches and both hdmi and component video out not working at the same time after this last spring update? Not as much to fully impliment such but rather setting up the base framework for the Tivo OS to implement it should the copyright holders insist that such be done? With not having a understanding of the defects they may have been addressing with certain aspects of the last update, having certain "it's always worked" to now sometimes it doesn't concerns me.
     
  6. eboydog

    eboydog Just TiVo'ing.....

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    Also, there was more than just a passing thought of implanting port forwarding as the complete menu options are in the Web interface if you use to right type of browser. Chrome and Firefox wouldn't display it but MSiE does.
     
  7. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Its' actually Explorer browser that is buggy as it's not supposed to be displaying what it does according to the javascript code. Chrome and Firefox are honoring the script properly.
     
  8. eboydog

    eboydog Just TiVo'ing.....

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    That makes senses, however the code is there so it can't be a difficult option to implement but I do see it being a technical support nightmare for Tivo. Remember, this the same Tivo that has the postion that "switches" are not supported when connecting your Tivo to your home network so data networking is something they are almost refusing to support.

    I really wish Tivo would put all their new research projects on hold and just fix their existing products before they move on to new products. It appears at times Tivo has ADD and haven't been taking their Ritalin as prescribed.
     
  9. jimmypowder

    jimmypowder New Member

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    I want my port forwarding!
     

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