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Skipping when trying to stream t Windows 10 PC

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream' started by JBDragon, Oct 20, 2016.


    GRIFFIN1 New Member

    Dec 26, 2016
    The Thanksgiving sale was a Roamio OTA 500GB with all in service for $199. I put a 3TB drive in it a after a couple of days.

    I've been using Silicondust OTA tuners with Windows Media Center to watch and record TV on a home theater PC for years. It was simple and it worked great. Now that Microsoft dropped WMC from Windows 10, I've been looking for an alternative. Right now I'm using a PC with two televisions so I can do computer stuff and watch TV at the same time. I think I'm going to buy a third television just for the Tivo. I really like the way the Tivo unit operates and it's nice to not have to worry about making sure my computer is running during the times I want to record television shows.

    Tablo looks like it would be a good option for me if the Tivo breaks. I had never heard of it, so thanks for the information.
  2. Dulanic

    Dulanic Member

    Dec 15, 2015
    I tried a tablo and was not a fan. It takes too long to skip, it records in 2.0 audio only. It also crashed many times for me.
  3. JBDragon

    JBDragon Member

    Jan 3, 2004
    Fairfield, CA
    I got my Tivo Roamio OTA in Oct 2015 for $299 with the Lifetime, or All-In as they now call it. it also was a 500 gig version, and I popped in a 3TB WD Green drive as soon as I had it out of the box before I even plugged the Tivo in for the first time. I've been using this TIVO ever since. Also before that I was using a couple of them Silicondust OTA duel tuners. Recording using Windows Media Center. Then I had a Xbox 360 in each room when would boot up directly into Media Center Extension mode. All controlled with Harmony 900 remotes. My PC was so tied up recording content almost non-stop. Trying to get time to do something as simple as a PC Reboot was a hassle. Of course I wanted to jump to Windows 10 which WMC is removed from, so I was looking at other options when the TIVO deal came around.

    Without that deal I wouldn't have gone back with TIVO. It's the crazy high priced monthly service charge every month that add's up as gets you. I didn't cut the cord to then go pay Tivo $15 a month. So I went looking for other options. Like I said, there are Pro's and Con's with all of them. For example I see that Tablo only records Audio in 2.0? That's pretty lame when it's 5.1 surround. At least lame for my needs. For some people, all they have anyway is sterio so they're fine. Crashing all the time also isn't great, but then again my Tivo Stream hasn't been able to stream correctly for like 3 months now.

    This is why I gave out 4 options. TIVO, Tablo, Simple.TV, and ChannelMaster DVR+. I also said to check out the FAQ and get into the forums are see what kinds of issues there may be. For example the 2.0 Audio of the Tablo. I didn't know that. That would go into my CON list. Buy a Tivo BOLT, and wanting to go ALL-IN is $599. That's just CRAZY and a CON for me. Tivo has been around a very long time. For me that's a Pro. Always do your own research no matter what you plan to buy. That goes for anything.
  4. JBDragon

    JBDragon Member

    Jan 3, 2004
    Fairfield, CA
    So I see TIVO still has done NOTHING to fix the Tivo Stream issues!!! It's now late March, and Tivo Stream still doesn't play correctly on my Windows 10 PC like it used to. I've tried everything and that's including installing Windows 10 over again from scratch and still that did nothing. I don't get it because it used to work just fine months ago and then one day starting doing it's thing. That's picture freezing, while audio playing, etc, yet it still plays just fine on my iPad 3. I just don't get it. Tivo Support when I called knew of the problem, and yet it's still now fixed to this day. It's like they just don't care.
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  5. JBDragon

    JBDragon Member

    Jan 3, 2004
    Fairfield, CA
    So it's been months now and still my Tivo Stream is worthless on my Windows 10 PC. It seems like TIVO just doesn't give a crap. They've had more then enough time to fix this issue and yet nothing has changed.
  6. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2005
    One possibility: you could initiate a dispute resolution process with TiVo, to try to get its attention/a resolution.

    TiVo Corp. Legal Center (half-way down).
  7. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2006
    Probably doesn't get much attention because it doesn't affect everyone. As I've said in this thread before it seems to work fine for me on Windows 10 and mpeg2 recordings on Cox.

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