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Roamio / Android

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by NotNowChief, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. Riverdome

    Riverdome Member

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    I think we have all learned that "Coming Soon" from Tivo doesn't always mean any day soon. We are an Android family and while I want the 6 tuners I'm not likely to pull the trigger until an Android solution is released. No problem, I don't mind hanging on to my OLED S3 and $1,300 a bit longer.
     
  2. BigJimOutlaw

    BigJimOutlaw Active Member

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    Agreed. But when it's coming from the same couple of people, regularly thread-jacking topics to the point of annoying others, then it's a different matter.

    Having others read things like "No DTA yet? OMFG Tivo fail!" over and over again, presumptively assuming future "failures", and calling Tivo out for pre-conceived "failures" of unannounced products is not constructive to anything but to make him feel better and blow off his pent-up steam. That's not consumer demand; it's just straight up internet whining.
     
  3. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Active Member

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    They have promised nothing, they may have leak or even stated what they are working on but that is in no way a promise. Many companies are working on many things that will never turn into a product or service. This has been going on for decades in many industries heck just look at all the concept cars that are at auto shows. TiVo currently offers a product for sale that they say is designed to stream video from a TiVo to an IOS device nothing more and as far as I know it does a pretty good job of doing what TiVo claims it does. This is not the same as how they marketed the Premiere, when it was released it really didn't function in the HDUI and certainly wasn't able to do anything near what the hype lead people to believe.
     
  4. Grakthis

    Grakthis New Member

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    Agree 100%. If you are mad about android, keep it to the android threads or make new threads or send angry e-mails. Don't hijack other threads.
     
  5. Grakthis

    Grakthis New Member

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    This is just flat out incorrect. I don't know if you weren't paying attention when the Stream came out or if you weren't around or what, but they absolutely, undeniably said it was coming soon. When a company says a feature is in the works through official channels (not leaks, official channels) that is a promise.

    If your argument is that sometimes companies promise things they do not deliver, that is true, but is totally irrelevant. If a company promises you something then doe snot deliver, you should be mad about that. So going "well, companies sometimes punch everyone in the balls" does not make it OK to get punched in the balls.

    Stop being an apologist. This is a clear open/shut topic. TiVo said android support was coming, and android support has not arrived. That is a failure by TiVo to deliver on a promise and is a valid basis for customers to be unhappy.
     
  6. NYHeel

    NYHeel Active Member

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    DTA was added today to the Minis, at least for use with a Roamio. Not sure about with a Premiere. This is per a tweet from @TivoDesign.
     
  7. hytekjosh

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    Anything about PC software? When I'm traveling and staying in a hotel, I'd like to watch on my PC. That is pretty much a deal breaker for me.
     
  8. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    TiVo hasn't said a word about the PC client, or even a Windows 8 app, so who knows what's going on there. Although they did show some sort of browser based UI at the cable show so maybe that'll be the way they support streaming on other devices.
     
  9. Grakthis

    Grakthis New Member

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    It seems like a no-brainer to work on a windows 8 app. The question is, do you make it run on RT or just make it for Pro?
     
  10. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    There are some technical limitations that make it not as easy as it sounds for either. However if the make an actual Win8 app, and not a desktop app, then it should work on either RT or Pro. It's basically just a compiler switch unless you start diving heavily into the DirectX stuff for games and such.
     
  11. NotNowChief

    NotNowChief Addicted to TiVo

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    Don't like it, don't read it.

    And you know what, maybe if people spoke up about the issues, maybe TiVo would push the issue and get it done. But, if you want to be one of the people who throw money at them for incomplete products, have fun with that. I'd rather be one of the vocal ones (since we know some TiVo people poke around in here) to garner up some attention to the issue.

    Marketing incomplete products and telling everyone "coming soon" is insulting to their customer base.
     
  12. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Just watched an interview with Tom Rodgers and he was specifically asked about Android. He said that it, and the outside the home streaming, would "light up" in the "Fall". So it looks like we're still a couple months out on those features.
     
  13. Grakthis

    Grakthis New Member

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    Yeah, sorry, I didn't use the correct terminology there. What I meant was, "it's a no brainer to write a an app that runs on windows 8, but do you make it a metro app or not so it can run on RT." But since they dropped "metro" I am never quite sure what to call things.
     
  14. Grakthis

    Grakthis New Member

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    Anytime before we see the sales in December is alright with me. That's when I'll want to upgrade.
     
  15. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I think you're suppose to call it "Modern" now. :)
     
  16. hytekjosh

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    Windows 7 preferably since most corporations won't be running 8 for a while.
     
  17. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    I am anticipating a new version of TiVo desktop that will integrate the streaming functionality. I do not expect a Metro App coming from TiVo, just not alot of moving in that direction for the effort.
     
  18. hytekjosh

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    That works. Streaming on a web page, even better but I won't be picky.
     
  19. Philmatic

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    A Non-Metro PC app would make no sense. It's likely that it will be implemented as a Metro app, and/or possibly a web interface built into the TiVos' or TiVo.com that allows for integrated streaming. Essentially, imagine the iOS iPad app in a browser.
     
  20. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    TiVo showed some CloudTV interface at the cable show where the entire UI was running in a browser, including the ability to play recordings. Maybe they'll release that to the public and we'll be able to watch on anything with a browser
     

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