Originally Posted by Allanon
You could use HME/VLC Video Streamer
to stream YouTube videos. Still need a PC but the tv-out is not required.
When I was researching whether to buy the Premier I was totally under the impression that it was able to replicate the YouTube we have on computers. I had no idea that YouTube only provided certain ones and that is not stated in the Premier descriptions or operation manual. In fact, there is no mention of limitations at all.
Taken right from the TiVo website describing the Premier:
If it's on YouTube, you can now watch it on your tube
From surprised kittens to sneezing baby pandas, you'll now be able to search for, browse and enjoy millions of FREE YouTube videos right on your TV. The possibilities are endless.
That's not remotely accurate. It also does not state that frame by frame advance is not possible either on YouTube or any of the streaming videos. This is another feature I use a lot and was surprised to find out that this also
was not possible...only after connecting it.
I am still not unhappy with the Premier because it has so many other benefits such as the Netflix, Amazon and Blockbuster instant videos. But it would have been nice to know that YouTube was going to be far different than it is on my computer. I found that really quite irritating in how limited the video selections are. ..........TiVo needs to do some revision work on their written materials.