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Old 10-31-2013, 10:18 AM   #1
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Google TV and Roamio

Greetings from Philadelphia.

I cut the cord about two years ago. I started with a Sony Blu-ray player for streaming apps. Next came the Premiere and a roof top antenna. Next I improved the streaming experience with a Roku 2XS. Last week I upgraded to a Roamio.

All of my sources are routed through a Pioneer HDMI 5.1 receiver, so the wife and kids must switch between inputs for the Roku and TiVo.

I am looking at replacing the Roku with a Google TV to simplify the streaming. Has anyone played with running their TiVo through a Google TV?

Cheers, Michael

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Old 10-31-2013, 10:30 AM   #2
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I did what you are talking about with a the Logitech's Revue (which is a google TV device) but that device wasn't very useful. I haven't used any of the newer ones from other companies but my Roku is a significant step up from the Revue. Frankly I would save your money and stick with what you have or upgrade to a Roku 3.
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Old 10-31-2013, 10:33 AM   #3
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I use one but now that the Roamio has a DAIL YouTube and Netflix I only use it for Airplay and occasionally streaming flash video. It works fine but it probably isn't worth the money if you have a Roamio, the Roku which I also have is a better streaming device in general.
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Old 10-31-2013, 10:58 AM   #4
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I could put the Roku out to pasture if Roamio would stream HBO Go, Amazon Prime and PBS.
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Old 10-31-2013, 11:13 AM   #5
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I could put the Roku out to pasture if Roamio would stream HBO Go, Amazon Prime and PBS.
Best we can say is Maybe. Once the Opera App store is deployed we will see what kind of content is available.

I am coutiously optimistic, simply because the platform scale for content is now much larger then just the TiVo platform.
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Old 10-31-2013, 12:54 PM   #6
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Greetings from Philadelphia.

I cut the cord about two years ago. I started with a Sony Blu-ray player for streaming apps. Next came the Premiere and a roof top antenna. Next I improved the streaming experience with a Roku 2XS. Last week I upgraded to a Roamio.

All of my sources are routed through a Pioneer HDMI 5.1 receiver, so the wife and kids must switch between inputs for the Roku and TiVo.

I am looking at replacing the Roku with a Google TV to simplify the streaming. Has anyone played with running their TiVo through a Google TV?

Cheers, Michael
I have my TiVo running through a Sony GS7 GoogleTV box and it works fine....for what it is. The only thing it seems I ever use it for is its Slingbox app. I also have a ps3 and the TiVo there so those are used for Netflix, Amazon, Vudu etc. I only paid $99 for it but I still question it's value. I still wonder if I should've just bought another wdtv live for the sling app for consistency. The remote is awesome though. I hear it can be used with your PC, so that's a plus!
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Old 10-31-2013, 03:22 PM   #7
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My logitech revue was one of the worst gadgets I've purchased in years. Roku is miles better for streaming. I would recommend not wasting your money on a google tv. Google hasn't done much for the platform in the two years it has been out and I wouldn't be surprised if they totally cancelled it and focused more on the chromecast.
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