Originally Posted by MacBrian
I've also noticed hang-ups when I have to do a "Troubleshoot" routine after midnight. I'm wondering if use of the Stream requires a valid, live connection to the mothership at Tivo, and maybe late at night they might be doing system maintenance and the services are temporarily down at the mothership??
I have no idea about the maintenance issue, but YES ABSOLUTELY about the live connection to Tivo..
From what I can tell from a black box perspective, BOTH the Tivo AND the Stream (and possibly the iPad/iPhone you are using) have to have connections to Tivo. I say that because I have a WiFi bridge setup that is slightly flaky and see "disconnect" notices all the time. (Hopefully this will all go away when I move into my new house. I probably *will* still use the bridge setup, but over a much shorter distance.)
The annoying thing is that I can download shows from my Tivo to a computer without ANY such connection to tivo.com, and the recordings are already DRMed on the iPhone/iPad, so this seems to me to add NO useful benefit (even from Tivo's perspective).