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"TIVO... Now streaming to a tablet near you"

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by smbaker, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    I would expect that Tivo would start building this into future models. Although Tivo still doesn't have built in wifi so maybe I am dreaming.
     
  2. vurbano

    vurbano New Member

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    Wow then it has even less functionality than the local cable company
    which allows you to watch your shows over the internet
     
  3. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    LOL, it's almost guaranteed the TiVo device will cost much more.
     
  4. cherry ghost

    cherry ghost Active Member

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    "Jim Denney and I talked a bit about future plans and the transcoding eventually being ‘baked in’, and it is all but certain to happen."


    http://www.gizmolovers.com/2012/05/22/tivo-stream-and-ip-stb-coming-to-msos-and-retail-this-year/
     
  5. vurbano

    vurbano New Member

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    Which will probably be the time they have a processor that can handle HD menus tolerably. I have 3 premieres using the HD menus and walk the line of switching back to SD everyday due to its sluggishness.
     
  6. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    Sorry, as discussed before, that is *impossible*. The Premiere does not have a dedicated H.264 transcoding chip.
     
  7. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    No, it doesn't mean that at all. Even my extremely powerful home desktop Linux system (6 core x 3.7 Ghz) cannot transcode high bitrate 1080i MPEG2 to H.264 in realtime. To do that requires a very special, dedicated hardware chip (ASIC). It is not going to be done on the main CPU.

    Having such a ASIC inside a box doesn't mean it will have a more powerful CPU. Although it would be *insane* for TiVo to not put a *MUCH* more powerful CPU in any future box to help deal with the laggy current experience.

    However, without some redesigning of the HDUI, there will *STILL* be lag, because some of it is due to the live Internet-fed data that is not being cached.
     

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