Does the TiVo part work for anyone?

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream 4K' started by Dan203, May 11, 2020.

  1. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    I believe I read once that Netflix uses its market power to require a Netflix button.
     
  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Netflix pays for those buttons.
     
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    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    It's a usb-c port. I ordered a couple cables/adapters to test in it.
     
  4. cybergrimes

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    It really should be full sized. It's the same size as a Roku remote with way more buttons.
     
  5. schatham

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    I do like the guide button for Sling. No matter what app your in it goes straight to the guide, unlike Roku you would have to exit your app then go to sling and and scroll to the guide. I also like the channel button because you can scroll the guide a page at a time. I don't think Roku Sling can do that.
     
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  6. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    That's why I'm getting such a mixed feeling about the UI. It's like the remote is designed to integrate directly with stream with it's guide button and channel up/down, but then the My Shows part is just some generic aggregator that doesn't give any special priority to actual recordings at all.
     
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  7. schatham

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    I just dropped all my Sling extras, stopping after free trial. I will continue the $30 Sling for a month to test some more as 7 days is not enough, but not for $55 which it was with the extras.

    I did drop the DVR+ because the my shows is to confusing and cluttered. At least now I'll know it will be HBO or on demand from Sling. I still will have 10 hours DVR, maybe save that for repeat news or something that can be recorded over.

    To bad Locast locals are not incorporated into the guide.
     
  8. jaselzer

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    Wow, I just wrapped my head around the issue you are discussing, Dan. In MY Shows for "Killing Eve" it states that I have 3 recordings, but there is no way to see the list of what is recorded specifically. All you get is a generic list of what is available to watch one way or another. That is completely inexcusable. There absolutely must be a separate list or designation of what is available as recorded as available to just watch on demand, etc. Just wow. It took me a while to realize what you were bringing up, but it is a very good point you make.
     
  9. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Yeah it was basically useless to me. Even if I take what I *think* TiVo's design was aiming for, which is to just offer you a list of everything available regardless of which app it's available from, it does a bad job at that by making you click that tiny little link to "Episodes" and not tracking what episode you're currently watching.
     
  10. jaselzer

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    The only way, unless I am missing something, is to go to the "Episodes" link and scroll through all the episodes and you will notice that the recorded ones show it being available on Sling, which I then assume means it is a recording. The ones that do not have Sling as a link above the episode is available only as On Demand I assume. However, that is a really inefficient way to try and find your specific recording and I suspect it does not track it for you with a "resume" or anything like that
     
  11. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Not necessarily. Sling has a lot of episodes available VOD with forced commercials.
     
  12. jaselzer

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    Yes, I forgot that it is a problem when Sling has the show available On Demand also. Also, I watched a few moments of a recorded show which I found by clicking on Episodes->Sling, and then went back to "My Shows"->"Killing Eve"->"Sling" and the episode that I watched for a moment started right at the beginning as opposed to having a resume setting available.
     
  13. BillyClyde

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    I have noticed that episodes now have a red dot on them, seemingly indicating that it’s a recorded program. Do you guys not have that?
     
  14. Dan203

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    I didn't last time I tried. I have since canceled Sling so I can no longer test.
     
  15. BillyClyde

    BillyClyde Active Member

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    Don’t you still get the remainder of the month you paid for?
     
  16. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I never paid. I just did the trial. I canceled before the trial was over so I wouldn't get charged.
     
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