I want to find a replacement for Dish Network. Is TIVO it?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Odyssey1942, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. Odyssey1942

    Odyssey1942 New Member

    Feb 7, 2006


    There are three things I particularly like about DN:

    1) 30 second skip/6 second rewind. I think TIVO offers that, but please confirm.

    2) Ability to select a recorded program from DVR (on my Hopper or a Joey), watch a portion of it, pause it and move to a different room and pick up where I left off on my Hopper or another Joey (although this feature has recently become problematic on DN, along with a creep of other problems.)

    3) From anywhere that I have internet (via LTE or WiFi) , I can watch a program on my home DVR (or a live Dish program) using Dish Anywhere (I think Sling may be the underlying technology), although the DA app is very buggy, particularly the same 30 second skip/6 second rewind as mentioned in #1 above.

    So my question is how much of the above can TIVO do?

    Also I just read something about the TIVO Stream 4k which may point to a competitive (i.e., contains the above 3 features I value), and wonder whether the Stream (or another option) could give me the same 3 features. Thanks.
  2. BigJimOutlaw

    BigJimOutlaw Well-Known Member

    Mar 21, 2004
    Tivo can do all 3, but it doesn't work with Dish Network. Just cable or antenna. For #3, Tivo can do this with the Android and iOS apps, not televisions outside the home.

    The Stream 4K has some kind of agreement with Sling TV, but is otherwise not a DVR. Any skip/rewind and portability functions it has will be up to the apps individually.
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  3. ncted

    ncted A leaf on the wind

    May 13, 2007
    Durham, NC
    Assuming you want "cable" channels and not just local networks, you might consider YouTube TV. The skip forward/back times are 15/15, so not the same as Dish, but, other than that, it has all of the features you are requesting:

    YouTube TV - Watch & DVR Live Sports, Shows & News
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  4. Odyssey1942

    Odyssey1942 New Member

    Feb 7, 2006
    Now realize that I should have explained that the recorded shows that i want to watch away from home are 90% CNBC, so I want to cancel the Dish TV subscription and get a new subscription elsewhere to replace it. But I would still record the shows as i do now. does that complicate this?
  5. mdavej

    mdavej Well-Known Member

    Aug 13, 2015


    Tivo needs a cable TV subscription to function. Can you get cable in your area?

    A streaming service like Youtube TV would also work as others have pointed out and will cost far less than Tivo plus a cable TV subscription.

    Watching your Tivo recordings away from home can be challenging. It only works on a phone or a computer, not a streaming device like Roku, Fire Stick or Apple TV that you might travel with. Youtube TV, on the other hand does work on phones, computers and most streaming devices.

    Personally, I think Youtube TV would be the better option for you.
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  6. schatham

    schatham Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2007
    Tivo is just a DVR, what channels you get depend on your cable provider.
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  7. trip1eX

    trip1eX imo, afaik, feels like to me, *exceptions, ~aprox

    Apr 2, 2005
    I'd sample YTTV first. IT's free to try. I can say it can record all the CNBC you want no problem.
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  8. Odyssey1942

    Odyssey1942 New Member

    Feb 7, 2006
    Thanks all. very helpful

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