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With 2 P4's can I watch while a show is recording?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by MPSAN, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. MPSAN

    MPSAN Active Member

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    I have 3 THD's (TCD652160) and wonder if I had two P4's and they stream, can I watch a show that is being recorded on the other P4? What about the Mini, if a show is being recorded can you watch it from the beginning and skip ahead until it catches up?

    My goal is to sell the 3 THD's and get 2 P4's and a MINI...when there is a bundle price!
     
  2. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I think so. I can DEFINITELY watch on my iPad, with a Tivo Stream, shows that are currently recording. I can even download shows while they're currently recording (but obviously if it catches up to real time, it will then only be downloading in realtime).

    AFAIK, the Tivo Streams use the same 'stream' functionality as Premieres do between each other..

    So I presume you're trying to just load balance recordings (various tuners in different rooms), and watch anywhere?
     
  3. MPSAN

    MPSAN Active Member

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    Yes, that is what I want to do. Watch anywhere and still be able to watch something even if it has started recording but is not complete.

    OH, we used to live off Fair Oaks near 237.
     
  4. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely yes. Being able to stream while still recording is one of the best reasons to upgrade from series 3 units. Long gone are the days where you have to wait for a recording to finish before you can start watching it somewhere else. I can't imagine having to go back to use MRV which also means duplicate recordings to have to delete on each unit.
     
  5. MPSAN

    MPSAN Active Member

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    GREAT...not to mention the darn copy bits that Frontier FiOS put on almost all stations!! I had to record on several THD's and delete the "extra" recordings.

    OH, can the P4 also delete the show from the one you are streaming from? I sure hope the P4 is now more like the ReplayTV's that we loved!
     
  6. Arcady

    Arcady Stargate Fan

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    Yes, you can delete shows remotely.
     
  7. MPSAN

    MPSAN Active Member

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    Great...now I will wait for a P4/Mini bundle price. Perhaps Mothers or Fathers day!
     

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