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Time Warner Cable in L.A. -- what shows can you stream outside home?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by whiteshaft, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. Jun 2, 2014 #1 of 11
    whiteshaft

    whiteshaft New Member

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    Hey Roamio owners with TWC in Los Angeles:

    What shows has TWC copy-protected/flagged against streaming outside your home? I was about to pull the trigger on a PLUS model, but I then I remembered how many shows were copy-protected against being transferred to my Mac on my old TivoHD -- pretty much ALL of them. Is it even worth it getting the built-in Stream if you can't watch anything outside your own house??

    TIA,

    WS
     
  2. Jun 2, 2014 #2 of 11
    tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Active Member

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    I'm not in LA, but Time Warner Cable generally copy protects everything except for the local broadcast channels.
     
  3. Jun 2, 2014 #3 of 11
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Yes with TWC don't bother unless most of what you record is from local channels. Slingbox is a better option for your case most likely.
     
  4. Jun 3, 2014 #4 of 11
    tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Active Member

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    And if you go the Slingbox route and want HD video, you'll still need a Plus anyway for its Component outputs, since the HDMI output connected to a Slingbox will respect the copyright flags.
     
  5. Jun 3, 2014 #5 of 11
    aaronwt

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    Or use a Mini with the Slingbox instead of the Pro/Plus. And just use the component dongle and stereo audio dongle.
     
  6. Jun 3, 2014 #6 of 11
    tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Active Member

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    Assuming he actually needs a Mini. If he has no use at all for a Mini other than the component output, he'd be better off getting the Plus. A Mini w/lifetime retails for $250 but the difference in full retail between the base model and the Plus is only $200.
     
  7. Jun 3, 2014 #7 of 11
    whiteshaft

    whiteshaft New Member

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    Yeah, no use for a Mini here. My wife doesn't care about TiVo access on our old TV in the bedroom, just the main one in the living room. I think I'll still get the Plus so I can stream to my iPad all over the house; I'll do some tests to see what channels work OOH but since I also have the HBOGO and Showtime apps I think I'll have access to most of the stuff I want to see anyway. It's just annoying if you're on a business trip and you want to watch something you recorded at home off AMC or FX and it won't stream...
     
  8. Jun 3, 2014 #8 of 11
    tarheelblue32

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    There is also the TWC TV app:

    http://www.timewarnercable.com/en/tv/features/twc-tv.html

    It allows you to stream on-demand content and live TV channels to various mobile devices, Roku, and Samsung Smart TVs.
     
  9. Jun 3, 2014 #9 of 11
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    But that's only for streaming within your home right? The Cox app has that limitation at least.
     
  10. tarheelblue32

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    Yeah you might be right. I've never tried using it for OOH streaming.
     
  11. whiteshaft

    whiteshaft New Member

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    FIELD REPORT:

    I recorded two shows on my Roamio Plus last night -- "Daily Show" and "Catfish". Both those channels (CC and MTV) appear copy-protected so I could not copy them to my iPad for offline viewing. I could watch them within the home (though they kept buffering and stuttering). Today I took my iPad to the office and tried to watch them OOH, got this message:

    Away From Home Network
    While you're away from your home network, some options are not available. To access all options, connect to the same Wi-Fi network as your TiVo DVR.​

    While this doesn't specifically say it's copy-protected, I wonder if that's what's happening. I need to confirm that I've set up OOH streaming when I get back home.
     

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