Has TiVo_Ted fled the forum?

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  1. Dec 29, 2018 #41 of 146
    PSU_Sudzi

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    I think in previous posts it was explained that fixing the transfers are not in any plans since the Plex app has the functionality to watch media on a PC.
     
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  2. Dec 31, 2018 #42 of 146
    compuguy

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    I thought TE4 allowed pulling shows down via pyTivo? Other than that, I've gotten used to the TE4 Hydra interface.
     
  3. Dec 31, 2018 #43 of 146
    jcthorne

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    There is currently no method for placing your own content on a Tivo running TE4. You can stream it using Plex but pytivo cannot place content on the device like was previously possible.

    Plex would be a whole lot more useful if the content could be bookmarked in the now playing list like other online streaming content.
     
  4. Dec 31, 2018 #44 of 146
    Mikeguy

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    It does. Just not PC -> TiVo box.
     
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  5. Dec 31, 2018 #45 of 146
    foghorn2

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    Need to find a way we can stream it from a PC, and im not talking about using Plex which I wont touch unless it streams native tivo files and ISO's . Need something like Kodi.
     
  6. Jan 13, 2019 #46 of 146
    27348ba3

    27348ba3 Lick my chode and ban me, IDGAF

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    Love that you won't use one of the most popular media apps on the market because you stomp your feet like a child and cry because it won't stream ISOs, which are an incredible waste of space, and Tivo files, which no one outside of Tivo owners use. Plex implementation on the Tivo is *******, but the app is better than Tivo in nearly every way, and since it records Live Tv with about 1/3 to 1/4 the cost outlay, and works on everything without buying overpriced ******* hardware will end up burying Tivo.
     
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  7. Jan 13, 2019 #47 of 146
    JoeKustra

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    Ted was last here at 2am EST today.
     
  8. Jan 13, 2019 #48 of 146
    Mikeguy

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    No, really, don't hold back: tell us how you really feel. ;)
     
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  9. Jan 13, 2019 #49 of 146
    Mikeguy

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    Stalking a bit there, hmmm? ;)
     
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  10. Jan 13, 2019 #50 of 146
    JoeKustra

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    Just thought I would add something related to the thread title.
     
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  11. Jan 13, 2019 #51 of 146
    foghorn2

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    Plex is pure garbage on any platform.


    Plex: Still Sucks
     
  12. Jan 13, 2019 #52 of 146
    TonyD79

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    Works great for me. Easy to use. Good interface and great metadata.

    Even though you post an article by someone who has zero clue what he is talking about. You don’t need premium to stream away from home and a typical desktop handles plex without breathing hard.
     
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  13. Jan 13, 2019 #53 of 146
    gonzotek

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    It's (the article) also nearly three years old now. I believe that out of home streaming may at one time have required the premium subscription. And, yeah, there are plenty of typical desktops out there with processors 2-3 years newer than the one the reviewer was using. Plex serves a certain niche plenty well.
     
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  14. Jan 13, 2019 #54 of 146
    ClearToLand

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    If you don't need real-time transcoding, even an inexpensive NAS can handle Plex. I bought a Terramaster F2-220 w/ Intel J1800 and 2GB RAM for $120 last year and I direct stream to my Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet and my laptop running Plex Media Player (don't use the Chrome browser - it forces a transcode to H.264 while the PMP direct streams MPEG2 from my TiVo decrypts just fine).

    In all the discussions about Plex, hardly anyone mentions the *major* restriction of a Roamio Basic / OTA of 720p @ 4Mbps (which stinks, IMO. How does a Roamio Pro / Plus handle Plex? Same limitation?). With the structured file layout that Plex requests, it's relatively easy to find and play my shows *without* transcoding with StreamBaby. All the TiVo trick play is there (minus QuickMode) plus I can start playing a folder from any show (not just 'Play All') and I have automatic Commercial Skip *without* IFTTT (it's been in StreamBaby for years!).

    If you *really* need to transcode, my low power NAS w/ Plex can software 'Optimize' in slightly longer than real-time and then I just 'Play Version'. I recently bought a Plex Pass to enable hardware transcoding via QuickSync but I need to upgrade the Plex Server version to use it so I'll be setting up my $179 (IIRC) Terramaster F4-220 for that. I'll also then try out Plex DVR using my HDHomeRun tuners left over from my Vista WMC days.
     
  15. Jan 13, 2019 #55 of 146
    innocentfreak

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    Until Plex can handle fast forward and rewinding like TiVo does with local content or MRS, Plex is just a fallback for me. PyTiVo is always my first choice.
     
  16. Jan 13, 2019 #56 of 146
    Mikeguy

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    Just to mention it (back to the topic of the thread), with this past week having been CES in Las Vegas, I assume that @TiVo_Ted has been a bit busy.

    Perhaps when he's back this coming week, he'll be able to give us some @TiVo_Ted love and even report on TiVo developments. :)

    Need any Mini VOX wireless adapter beta testers, Ted? ;)
     
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  17. Jan 14, 2019 #57 of 146
    27348ba3

    27348ba3 Lick my chode and ban me, IDGAF

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    Yet, it's more popular than tivo, go figure, opinions are like ********, everyone has one.
     
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  18. Jan 14, 2019 #58 of 146
    27348ba3

    27348ba3 Lick my chode and ban me, IDGAF

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    The plex app on tivo is garbage. That's all.

    Oh wait, thought of another thing: Plex's interface is about a thousand times better than tivo's new fugly design. It's bad enough to make me almost want a cable DVR.



    Waah waah, I don't like that it doesn't fit my one niche use case... boo hoo, I'm the forum champion.
     
  19. Jan 14, 2019 #59 of 146
    27348ba3

    27348ba3 Lick my chode and ban me, IDGAF

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    Mine works fine, and on the appleTV I can tell it to skip a specific number of seconds in any direction. Unless that is, you're referring to when Tvo sometimes just skips to the end of a show when you're trying to ff through a few commercials plex automatically removes for you.
     
  20. Jan 14, 2019 #60 of 146
    27348ba3

    27348ba3 Lick my chode and ban me, IDGAF

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    I got the roamio pro and it's still a crap 720/4mps limit. I actually came upon this thread where foghorn is throwing a temper tantrum by trying to find out why plex is such garbage on my tivos. I am going to just buy a homerun HD and dump tivo if mine ever stops working, I don't have to buy a new lifetime $350 subscription every time I change my plex server. I've been with Tivo since Series 1, and like an abused spouse, I keep hoping they'll get better, and they never do.
     

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