I just got a new Roamio and Tivo stream two days ago. It is connected to an OTA antenna. I have Limited Basic cable that includes locals, but prefer to use an OTA antenna because I get better picture quality and a few extra local channels from the antenna.
The stream worked fine on my iPad 3 the first day, but starting last night the picture and sound on the iPad would pause for a second every 30 seconds to a minute or so.
It was the CBS local news and then on a recording of a CSI show also on CBS.
I then switched to streaming a recording of an NBC show and it played smoothly.
So, it looks like the reason I didn't see an issue the first day is because I didn't try streaming any CBS shows the first day.
I can play CBS on the Tivo directly without the pausing, So, it is only a streaming issue. I don't have the problem on other channels, so it doesn't appear to be a bandwidth issue.
What causes this and is there a fix?
Also, there is frequently way too much fan noise coming from the Tivo Stream box. It is next to the TV in the living room since there is no place better to put it. The cable outlets are only in the living room and bedrooms. So, moving a noisy device to a bedroom would not be an improvement.
I'm considering either switching from the Roamio to a Roamio Plus or just returning everything
I purchased the devices from Best Buy and then added lifetime service and an extended warranty on the Tivo.com web site when I got home. Do I have 30 days to return it and get a refund on everything including the lifetime service and warranty?
I assume the Roamio Plus with built-in streaming is quieter than using the Tivo Stream, but as I posted above, I prefer using OTA because I have better picture quality than the locals on cable and there are some local channels I occasionally watch that the cable provider is choosing not to carry. I also don't like the idea of not being able to use the Tivo at all if I ever wanted to cancel cable.
If there is a way to fix the Tivo Stream pausing on CBS and the loud fan noise, I'll keep it, otherwise, I will need to to return it before it is too late to get refunds on everything.