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Tivo Stream DOA

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

  1. davezatz

    davezatz Funkadelic

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    Everything should stream (versus offload) as this is CableLabs approved - it's like any other dvr/tv combo when it comes to streaming. However, I do wonder if this will lead to CableLabs changes...
     
  2. Dan203

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    I doubt it. As long as they don't allow streaming outside the home they should be fine. It's no different then an extender streaming to a secondary TV. Although we could hope that maybe Cable Labs would change things for the better and allow streaming outside the home too. That would be nice.

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  3. davezatz

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    Except every provider (Comcast, TWC, etc) that has an app has negotiated the live streaming of a subset of the channel lineup to a tablet or smartphone within the house. This is effectively an end-around. (Yes!) Then again, TiVo is a small player and maybe it's not worth making noise over.
     
  4. morac

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    I'm not sure about other providers, but for Comcast channels that can be live streamed (and that number can be counted on one hand) can be streamed regardless of the location. At least that's how it works on my iPad/iPhone. I download the channel's app and then log in with my Comcast credentials and can then watch existing content and, in rare cases, watch live TV.


    Edit: I forgot to mention that Comcast's own app only gives access to their VoD library, not live TV. That too is available outside the home. My brother has TW and their app does allow watching Live TV, but only in the home.
     
  5. steve614

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    I don't see it that way. Not an end around. The cable companies negotiated with the content owners to allow it.
    TiVo could do the same thing, only they are not a cable company that has negotiating power with the content owners.
     
  6. Dan203

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    I think that's different. As morac said those apps allow streaming outside the home, and it's live TV not pre-recorded content. I think TiVo is well within their rights to stream content like this inside the home. It's really no different then streaming TiVo to TiVo to view on another TV. Outside the home might be a different story though, which may be why it's currently not allowed rather then technical reasons.

    Dan
     
  7. morac

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    Well actually most channel apps are pre-recorded content only (HBO2Go, TBS, TNT, etc). Until recently many could be used by anyone, but now they all require logging in with cable company credentials. If your cable company isn't on the list, you can't watch. For example Comcast won't support Epix, so I can't use their app.
     
  8. ShayL

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    Does FIOS offer this?
     
  9. davezatz

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  10. ellinj

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    my replacement stream arrived today. It is doing the same thing the old one was doing. Been plugged in for about 15mins now, the fan is on and the unit is getting warm, but no lights are on. The ipad can't find the stream on the network.
     
  11. Dan203

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    It requires DHCP, you do have a DHCP server on your network right? I'm pretty sure it also requires internet access right from the start as well, so make sure the network segment you're connecting it to can get on the internet.

    Dan
     
  12. ellinj

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    Check and check. I would at the very least expect a network link light.
     
  13. ellinj

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    On the phone now with Tivo, 15min hold :(
     
  14. morac

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    You could check on your router to see if the Stream pulled an ip address. If so you can either ping it or go to its web page to see if it's "alive".
     
  15. Dan203

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    Are you sure the cable you're using is good and it's plugged into a good port on the router/switch? If I disconnect the cable plugged into mine on either end the network lights go out. And the white light doesn't turn on until it's connected and setup.

    Dan
     
  16. ellinj

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    Headed to best buy to get unit #3.
     
  17. D_bo

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    Just got my second stream as well... seems DOA too... Plug it in and no lights at all :(
     
  18. ellinj

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    and it seems third time is the charm. I am getting a link light and the white LED.
     
  19. stevegs1

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    Received my replacement today. Connected, powered up, orange light within 30 seconds, flashing white for about 10 minutes, then steady. Works perfectly.
     
  20. davezatz

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    Wonder if it's a local network issue.
     

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