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Roamio without Tv

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by kturcotte, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. kturcotte

    kturcotte New Member

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    Is it possible to use my Android (Galaxy S4) to completely control the Roamio and watch shows (OTA) on it? I don't currently have an actual tv, and don't intend to get one anytime soon.
     
  2. jrtroo

    jrtroo User

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    Not yet, android app cannot watch content till spring without going through hoops.
     
  3. PCurry57

    PCurry57 Liberal Hippie Chick

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    The initial setup of the Roamio would require a tv monitor. Otherwise I have no idea how you could complete the step.
     
  4. bayern_fan

    bayern_fan New Member

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    No, and streaming functionality for Android devices is not expected for release until 2014. Have you considered Aereo? I believe they recently released an Android app, and that should deliver most OTA channels if the service is available in your area.

    https://www.aereo.com/
     
  5. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

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    If your only interest is OTA, and since you mention you don't have a TV, you may be a good fit for Simple.TV. The only downside is that they, too, have yet to release an Android client, but a report from September indicates that it is due by mid-November.

    The second generation of the simple.tv box is in production now for a release also around mid-November. It is being manufactured in partnership with SiliconDust.
     
  6. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    Sounds like a trend! ;)
     
  7. kturcotte

    kturcotte New Member

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    I may be able to use an SDTV with it. I know, but I'm really only looking to record/watch 2 shows on the Tivo at the moment, so I can deal with it for a short time. Will it connect/work with an SDTV with composite and analog stereo connections?
     
  8. bayern_fan

    bayern_fan New Member

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    Sort of.

    With an OTA signal, you would require the base model Roamio (as the Plus/Pro do not support OTA). The base model Roamio is HDMI output only unless you buy a breakout cable that will allow for composite video and audio connectivity.
     
  9. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Keep in mind that with the Base Roamio you'd also need the standalone TiVo Stream to get tablet streaming. Only the Plus/Pro versions have that built in, and they are cable only.

    Since you only need two tuners you might want to look at getting a used Premiere 2 tuner unit. They also support the TiVo Stream and you could probably pick one up fairly cheap.

    Although until the Android app is released neither one is going to really work for you. (unless you want to buy an iPad instead)
     
  10. kturcotte

    kturcotte New Member

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    Can somebody recommend a good, small indoor antenna under $50?
     
  11. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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