Anyone use a Tivo with an Android TV?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by tommage1, Nov 27, 2019.

  1. tommage1

    tommage1 Well-Known Member

    Nov 5, 2008


    If so, any issues? Some of these Android or Roku or streaming TVs seem pretty cheap, less than a smart TV or a non internet TV (if you can still get those). Maybe cheap because they sell your streaming data? Anyway can you use an Android TV without connecting it to the internet? I really don't stream or use apps, what I do I can just use from the Tivos. I have HEARD some of these Android TVs "talk" to you with no way to turn off the talking, even to the point where they vocally "remind" you a wifi connection is available every 10 mins, even if you don't want to use it. Basically would like to use an Android TV with Tivos, no internet connected to the TV itself, anyone doing that, with no vocal reminders you can't turn off?
  2. tenthplanet

    tenthplanet Well-Known Member

    Mar 5, 2004
    You don't have to hook up the TV to the internet, but you won't be able to use any of the internal apps. They are all smart TVs, just different operating systems. Make sure on any set that Wi-fi is disabled and you're not hooking up wired ethernet and you have a dumb TV. Cheap TVs are lacking in picture quality too, if you can't see one in a store don't buy blind..just sayin..
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    Last edited: Nov 28, 2019
  3. Narkul

    Narkul Active Member

    Nov 7, 2004
    I'm really happy with my 65 TCL Roku bought last year on black friday. Beautiful picture and works fine without internet, other than apps not working.

    It's never uttered a word to me. :)

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