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Tivo Stream at Best Buy?

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream' started by joelw, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    That's the problem, I've had too many hassles doing that this year. Where now I won't order anything for in store pickup any more. I would have been better off walking into the store and getting it from the store shelves than dealing with the people at the pickup counter.

    And after this past Sunday I'm beginning to feel the same way about orderi.g online for delivery at home. I had to wait about an hour for things to get straightened out. That is at least the third time this year I spent around an hour at the CS counter. The other two times was because of in store pickup.

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  2. Jackamus

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    I have to say, I have had pretty good luck with the store pick up. I am usally in and out within about 5-7 minutes.
     
  3. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    The one time I did it it took them like 40 minutes to find my order. Have never done it since.

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  4. DeWitt

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    My experience as well. Watched people walk in and buy what I pre ordered while waiting for the pick up to get straightened out. First and last time...
     
  5. subVert

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    My local best buy was notorious for either saying that the item ready for pickup but not actually 'picking' the item or leaving me waiting at the pickup section while the processed length return transactions. I complained over and over on their surveys about the shopping experience and now it's better.

    I picked up my Stream from the big 14th St. NYC store today and I was in and out in about a minute.
     
  6. joelw

    joelw New Member

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    I picked one up today at the local Best Buy on Long Island. Haven't yet hooked it up.
     
  7. NYHeel

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    Of course my lack of patience ended up requiring me to be more patient. My UPS shipment isn't coming until Wednesday whereas I could have picked it up from my local Best Buy on Sunday. So not only did I cost myself money on the shipping charge but I have to wait 3 more days. Oh well.
     
  8. joelw

    joelw New Member

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    Setting up the Stream was quick and painless. I connected the Stream to my network switch, and ran the setup in the Tivo app on my iPad (and later on my iPhone). Couldn't be simpler. This is a great add-on for Premier owners who have an iPad or iPhone. Thanks, Tivo, for another great product!! :)
     
  9. MsKTFantastico

    MsKTFantastico New Member

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    I purchased mine from Best Buy yesterday. I did the buy online and in store pickup. It was available in less than 45 minutes. Yay for not having to pay shipping! :)

    Set up did take longer than I anticipated, but I haven't had any issues. I've streamed a couple shows and even downloaded a couple.

    It's been flawless. This device rocks! My only wish is that you could stream when not in your home wifi, but I'll take this it's a start! :)
     
  10. wackymann

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    The only time I EVER want to stream from my TiVo is when I am out of the house. I realize other people have a use for streaming within their home, but I don't. If/when they offer streaming over the internet, I will buy one. My Slingbox is great, but if there is someone home, you have to watch what they are watching (or vice versa). Getting rid of that restriction would definitely be worth way more than $129 to me.
     
  11. mattack

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    But if you know you'll want to watch outside your house, you can sideload ahead of time.
     
  12. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Not everyone has that option due to abuse of the copyright flag by some cable companies.

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  13. joelw

    joelw New Member

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    Have you thought about splitting your signal so that the Slingbox has its own? I've done this, so I don't have to worry about what's being watched at home. My cable company (Cablevision) makes me pay for another box, but it's worth it to me.
     
  14. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    But then you can only watch live TV. Unless you dedicate a DVR to the Slingbox, which wouldn't be very practical for most people. Although once the Mini comes out maybe you could connect the Slingbox to it. Since it streams over the network it does not interrupt the person watching the actual TiVo. Plus they should be cheaper and wont require a CableCARD so dedicating one to a SlingBox wouldn't be as big of a deal.

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