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Sharing TiVo among multiple TV - Device development?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by NCRobino, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. NCRobino

    NCRobino New Member

    Jul 6, 2005
    Hi there, I have a TiVo Premiere and would like to share this box with multiple TVs in my house. I don't need another TiVo, just the ability to view and control the one I have from other rooms.

    I recently did a survey for TiVo that included questions about such a device gauging interest. Is this type of device in development? When would it go on sale approximately? How much would they cost? I hope someone can at least confirm the development and time frame for release as I am trying to decide whether or not to buy a 3rd party device now or wait until an official accessory is announced by TiVo. Any advice would be most appreciated!
  2. dwit

    dwit Active Member

    May 4, 2004
    Atlanta, GA
    Click "Home" at the top of the page. Then click the big link to the "Tivo Stream" near the top of the page there.

    AFAIK, it's only conjecture as to precisely when it will be available.
  3. NCRobino

    NCRobino New Member

    Jul 6, 2005
    Thanks, I'll check it out!
  4. buscuitboy

    buscuitboy Member

    Aug 8, 2005
    Atlanta area
    I have been looking into a similar device when I discovered that an official TiVo IP based set top box was in the works. From what I initially read, it would allow you to use one of your Premiere's multi-tuners for a second TV. This sounded great until I later learned that it looks like this upcoming IP set top box will only work with the newer 4 tuner TiVo Premiere (XL4/Elite). Bummer.

    Therefore, I started looking into possibly using a slingbox device & configuration to maybe extend my TiVo Premiere to another TV in the house. Only disadvantage is that while using it, it will affect what is being watched on the main TiVo at the time. So,two people couldn't be watching independent programming. Not the best solution, but the 2nd TV area I was interested in is in our basement. It doesn't get a lot of use & its still an option.
  5. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2006
    If only the reverse engineering of MRS (TiVo to TiVo streaming) would actually get somewhere we could easily roll our own "thin" clients to stream to. I tried to no avail.
  6. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    From what I understand, the box will work with a Premiere to stream content already recorded but you will not be able to dedicate a tuner to stream live TV.
    If you have an Elite/XL4, the box will be able to "steal" a tuner to stream live TV.
  7. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

    May 6, 2002
    While the article talks about both devices, it is the as yet unnamed IP set-top box that you need for multiple TV support. The TiVo Stream is for delivering content to mobile devices.
  8. tneison

    tneison New Member

    Jul 15, 2012
    Check out the Actiontec Mywireless TV. I couldn't be happier with it. It is hit or miss depending on the distance, construction, interference etc but in my case my other TV is as good as being hooked up to the Tivo. The remote transmission is nearly perfect as well.

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