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TiVo Stream Failure Rate?

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream' started by steve614, Sep 12, 2012.

Did your TiVo Stream work?

  1. Yes.

    41 vote(s)
    42.7%
  2. No, I had to get a replacement.

    23 vote(s)
    24.0%
  3. I didn't get a TiVo Stream.

    32 vote(s)
    33.3%
  1. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    10,722
    0
    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    On a forum, I know that people with duds will post while success stories are rare, but there seems to be an unusual amount of DOA TiVo Streams here.

    I'd be curious for the actual numbers, but I can only poll the people here.

    Did your TiVo Stream work right from the moment it was plugged in?
     
  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    37,485
    175
    Apr 17, 2000
    Nevada
    I thought the DOA complaints seemed high as well.

    Dan
     
  3. jfh3

    jfh3 New Member

    4,469
    0
    Apr 15, 2004
    Denver area
    You should have set up this thread as a poll, but, to answer your question, No.
     
  4. sbiller

    sbiller Active Member

    1,915
    0
    May 10, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    I think TiVo may be the first high-volume customer for Zenverge. I'm guessing the high failure rates may be related.
     
  5. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    10,722
    0
    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    Scroll up. ^^^ :p
     
  6. NYHeel

    NYHeel Active Member

    1,906
    12
    Oct 7, 2003
    I was having some issues with it last night when I first set it up. I have 2 premieres and with each one streaming worked once but then downloading and streaming stopped working. I rebooted the stream and ipad and iphone but it still wasn't working. I eventually rebooted both Premieres in the morning and it started working although downloads were on the slow side. Probably about 20 minutes for a 1 hour show at lower level quality. The app said it should be 9 minutes.
     
  7. ellinj

    ellinj Seems Very Friendly TCF Club

    12,361
    8
    Feb 26, 2002
    RI
    wish I could vote twice, my second unit is DOA too.
     
  8. tomm1079

    tomm1079 New Member

    567
    0
    May 10, 2005
    my first unit got the loop. Thankfully i decided to not wait the extra time and i picked it up from best buy. Told them tivo said it was dead and brought a new one home. Had the new one running in 10 mins or so after software update.
     
  9. ellinj

    ellinj Seems Very Friendly TCF Club

    12,361
    8
    Feb 26, 2002
    RI
    Just left best buy with stream #3
     
  10. ellinj

    ellinj Seems Very Friendly TCF Club

    12,361
    8
    Feb 26, 2002
    RI
    and it seems third time is the charm. I am getting a link light and the white LED
     
  11. mpf541

    mpf541 New Member

    31
    0
    Nov 24, 2009
    Well I bought right from Tivo and it worked right out of the box. Needed a software update but that is normal
     
  12. jfh3

    jfh3 New Member

    4,469
    0
    Apr 15, 2004
    Denver area
    Sorry - my mistake. The poll doesn't show up in the ap I'm using on the iPad.
     
  13. lob

    lob New Member

    31
    0
    Feb 7, 2009
    Without wanting to get into a TiVo bashing session or a boring what I do for a living rant all I will say is if my team released something that had a 28% replacement rate we would all be out of a job. Hash tag just sayin. :/
     
  14. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    19,184
    25
    Jan 31, 2002
    Northern...
    That is just 28% of the people who voted in this poll. 34% didn't get a Stream yet. If you removed those then the 28% would be much higher. But of course it's a very small sampling too which has no bearing on the actual percentage of DOA units.
     
  15. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

    5,738
    26
    Oct 11, 2005
    Rochester NY
    Well on the plus side there should be lots of reconditioned units for us cheapskates. Actually I only have Android devices so I am waiting for Android to be supported but would try a reconditioned unit when Android is supported if saved me $30-40.
     
  16. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    10,722
    0
    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    Mae thundr u stolit. :)

    I predict they will be available just in time for the holiday season. :p
     
  17. SMWinnie

    SMWinnie Dis Member

    233
    0
    Aug 17, 2002
    Peninsulam...
    Wow.

    I have been eagerly anticipating the Stream for some time but - largely based on the responses here - have decided not to pick one up until at least the first hardware revision.
     
  18. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh.

    29,372
    135
    Jul 24, 2003
    15 mins...
    Hmmm. Looks like I won't be buying one tomorrow after all.
     
  19. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    37,485
    175
    Apr 17, 2000
    Nevada
    I wouldn't be too put off, the majority work fine and they're really cool. :)

    Dan
     
  20. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    10,722
    0
    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    Yeah, the failure rate is biased toward the negative here (more people are apt to complain than give praise).

    Out of 770 views, I wonder how many of those didn't bother to vote/post?
    Expand this out to the general public that doesn't bother to sign up for this forum.

    I'd be curious about the duds. Software or hardware problem? Flaw in the production line?
    Of course, we'll never know unless TiVo were to tell us.
     

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