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What is the best way to stream HD video across a home network?

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by True Colors, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. True Colors

    True Colors Member

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    I have a Tivo premiere with a cable card in it. My cable provider is Verizon FIOS.

    What is the best way to stream the HD output from my Tivo to a television in another room?

    My Tivo premiere is hardwired to my router. I am interested in streaming from my Tivo, to the router, to some sort of device in another room that can capture the stream and feed it to an HD tv.

    Would this product on amazon be the best solution? Or do you have an alternation suggestion?

    http://www.amazon.com/Actiontec-Wir...42695&sr=8-1&keywords=actiontec+wireless+wifi

    Thanks!

    TC
     
  2. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    The ActionTec device sounds interesting but be sure to read the 1-star reviews (17 out of 74 reviews) on Amazon. I wonder if it works with TiVo? One possible issue, since it is HDMI-based, is how copy-protected content will be handled. Many cable cos copy protect (CCI Byte = 0x02) all channels except copies of local broadcast stations, including all Time Warner and many Comcast systems. I assume Amazon's 30-day return policy would protect you if it doesn't work satisfactorily.

    The most obvious solution is another TiVo at the remote location. You won't get instantaneous viewing but you can transfer copies (if not copy protected) and/or can stream from your Premiere (even if copy protected).

    I don't know any other solution that would allow you to directly copy or stream from your Premiere to a remote TV in HD using a hardwired network.
     
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  4. True Colors

    True Colors Member

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    Does the mini actually allow you to do live streaming?

    Or does it merely encode a TV stream into a file which can be played back later?

    Thanks,

    TC
     
  5. lillevig

    lillevig Hot in West Texas

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    Are you trying to stream recorded content or live TV? As was pointed out, a Tivo box may be the only way to stream any of the CCI=0x02 channels.
     
  6. SNJpage1

    SNJpage1 Active Member

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    Why not just get a HDMI splitter and run another HDMI cable to the other TV. They even sell adapters where you can send it over cat 5. Not need for a router or any connection to your network.
     

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