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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by lucidrenegade, Jan 8, 2019.
Any news/announcements about an Android TV app, new hardware, etc. from CES?
@davezatz placed this tantalizing entry at his website/blog earlier this evening, as to TiVo CES news:
Tablo OTA DVR To Automatically Skip Commercials (in the comments)
Now I'm trying to remember Dave's pinings.
Should be obvious!
Give a hint--does it start with Roku?
This is the only news from TiVo at CES so far:
Verizon Extends Partnership With TiVo to Deliver Personalized User Experience for 4.6 Million Subscribers
TiVo Releases New Churn Analysis From Its Personalized Content Discovery Platform
Maybe that sports recording extender feature? Is that big enough to be a CES thing?
Couldn't someone at CES just stop by booth and ask if new FireTV, AndroidTV and AppleTV apps are ever going to be a reality?
This was posted on Dave's facebook about 4 hours ago TiVo.Innovate
lol I was going to guess wifi mini but didn't think it'd be a dongle
Which function would be for? @davezatz?
That dongle is plugged into the USB of a Mini 4k, so I'm guessing it's a 802.11ac WiFi dongle that's approved by TiVo.
I'm not a Tivo.Innovate member--anything said there (apart from the posting of the pic)?
A bit curious that it seemingly uses a "lay it/stick it on the side" style rather than TiVo's earlier, collapsible L-shaped design for wireless adapters. Perhaps for more flexible placement for enhanced wireless reception (assuming that it is a wireless receiver)?
So while the rest of the technology world is creating new products Tivo repackages a USB WiFi dongle? How about a real "Mini" or stick which could fit behind a TV mounted on the wall?
Once again, much of the rest of the technology world has the luxury of not being saddled with MPEG2 transmissions.
If it turns out to be a WiFi dongle, I will buy one in a second. And if it only works on an A95, it will surely piss off a bunch of people.
Why is it so hard to transcode MPEG2 to MPEG4? Amazon Recast seems to do it with no problem.
Or skip straight to H.264. Here's an algorithm from 13 years ago:
Fast Transcoding Algorithm from MPEG2 to H.264
So why not create a better transcoding. Without mentioning names as I prefer my Tivo, competing products seem to be able to stream content in HD (originally mpeg2) to commonly used streaming devices. Tivo is just simply uninterested, lazy and/or no one is driving the boat.
I expect it can be done, but I doubt it could be done, maintaining TiVo’s trickplay features, without busting the budget.
And so, @davezatz, if you were reading the above, would your head be nodding up-and-down, or would it be going side-to-side? And, vigorously or slowly?
Trickplay wouldn't be an issue. In fact recoding would give them tighter control over the format of the stream and allow more reliable trickplay. I believe there are legal issues with transcoding cable though. There are a lot of rules surrounding what you can do with a CableCARD decrypted stream, and I'm not sure recoding is allowed.
If they wanted to make an OTA only DVR then they could probably get away with it, but at this point the only OTA only DVRs they've release are basically just the CableCARD DVRs they already offer with the CableCARD bracket removed.