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TiVo Stream DVR-to-iOS transcoder box pops up for $129 pre-orders early

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by ThAbtO, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    TiVo Stream DVR-to-iOS transcoder box pops up for $129 pre-orders early

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    We haven't heard a lot about TiVo's Stream transcoder since it was officially unveiled in May, but today emails went out to winners of a Facebook contest informing them they can pre-order one for $129 (plus shipping) and receive it on September 5th. In case you've forgotten what its capabilities are, the notice shown above from Zatz Not Funny also includes a description of its capabilities which include streaming shows to up to three different mobile devices (iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch) in the home at once, streaming a show to your mobile as it's recorded, or wirelessly transferring shows to the device to view them on the move, TiVoToGo-style. Those interested will of course need a Premiere series DVR that's hard-wired to a router, but with that it's just a one time fee to easily cut the tether on TV content. Interestingly, a few TiVo Community posters report being able to preorder from the listed number without being in the contest, so if you're already intending to jump just pick up the phone and give it a shot.

    [Thanks, @BrennokBob, Joe]
     
  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    TiVo Stream transcoder officially set to go on sale September 6th for $129
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    A bit of early access for pre-orders blew the surprise, but TiVo has officially announced that its Stream transcoder device will hit stores on September 6th. Priced at $130 the feature set should be familiar by now: plug it into a home network that also has a TiVo Premiere series DVR connected to it, and it takes in live or recorded programming and reformats it for viewing on a mobile device. Currently those mobile devices are limited to the iOS family, but TiVo says Android access is coming. According to the company, the Stream is the first device to allow streaming and recording to as many as four devices without interrupting what's currently being viewed on the TV.

    Comparing it to the others, live streaming or VOD in and out of the home on mobile devices is a feature several cable / satellite companies offer, Dish Network has tight Sling integration for streaming in multiple locations, and both DirecTV's Nomad and the Monsoon Vulkano boxes do place-shifting, the a combination of features plus a familiar TiVo UI puts the Stream in the lead, at least on paper. We're testing one now and should have a better handle on its strengths and weaknesses soon -- we'll have a comprehensive review for you soon.
     
  3. smbaker

    smbaker Well-Known Member

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    What!?!?! This is the first I've read of this. Why wasn't there a thread here during the contest! :p
     
  4. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    I get these via RSS on the date posted above.
     
  5. Kingpcgeek

    Kingpcgeek Couch Potato

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    Sarcasm detector turned off? The topic of the streamer for sale has already been discussed extensively on the Join the Stream Team thread.
     
  6. Millionaire2K

    Millionaire2K New Member

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    Makes it easy to win when less people know.:up:
     
  7. Dan203

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