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Old 07-21-2012, 01:59 AM   #1
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Sharing TiVo among multiple TV - Device development?

Hi there, I have a TiVo Premiere and would like to share this box with multiple TVs in my house. I don't need another TiVo, just the ability to view and control the one I have from other rooms.

I recently did a survey for TiVo that included questions about such a device gauging interest. Is this type of device in development? When would it go on sale approximately? How much would they cost? I hope someone can at least confirm the development and time frame for release as I am trying to decide whether or not to buy a 3rd party device now or wait until an official accessory is announced by TiVo. Any advice would be most appreciated!
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Old 07-21-2012, 05:14 AM   #2
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Click "Home" at the top of the page. Then click the big link to the "Tivo Stream" near the top of the page there.

AFAIK, it's only conjecture as to precisely when it will be available.
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Old 07-21-2012, 11:18 AM   #3
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Thanks, I'll check it out!
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Old 07-21-2012, 07:55 PM   #4
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I have been looking into a similar device when I discovered that an official TiVo IP based set top box was in the works. From what I initially read, it would allow you to use one of your Premiere's multi-tuners for a second TV. This sounded great until I later learned that it looks like this upcoming IP set top box will only work with the newer 4 tuner TiVo Premiere (XL4/Elite). Bummer.

Therefore, I started looking into possibly using a slingbox device & configuration to maybe extend my TiVo Premiere to another TV in the house. Only disadvantage is that while using it, it will affect what is being watched on the main TiVo at the time. So,two people couldn't be watching independent programming. Not the best solution, but the 2nd TV area I was interested in is in our basement. It doesn't get a lot of use & its still an option.
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:54 PM   #5
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If only the reverse engineering of MRS (TiVo to TiVo streaming) would actually get somewhere we could easily roll our own "thin" clients to stream to. I tried to no avail.
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Old 07-21-2012, 11:22 PM   #6
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This sounded great until I later learned that it looks like this upcoming IP set top box will only work with the newer 4 tuner TiVo Premiere (XL4/Elite). Bummer.
From what I understand, the box will work with a Premiere to stream content already recorded but you will not be able to dedicate a tuner to stream live TV.
If you have an Elite/XL4, the box will be able to "steal" a tuner to stream live TV.
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:32 AM   #7
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Click "Home" at the top of the page. Then click the big link to the "Tivo Stream" near the top of the page there.

AFAIK, it's only conjecture as to precisely when it will be available.
While the article talks about both devices, it is the as yet unnamed IP set-top box that you need for multiple TV support. The TiVo Stream is for delivering content to mobile devices.
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:17 PM   #8
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Check out the Actiontec Mywireless TV. I couldn't be happier with it. It is hit or miss depending on the distance, construction, interference etc but in my case my other TV is as good as being hooked up to the Tivo. The remote transmission is nearly perfect as well.
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