Is there a Tivo device for cable cutters?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Roveer, Mar 10, 2020.

  1. Roveer

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    I've used tivo since series 1 and currently have a bunch of mini's and a Romaio with a cable card. Lately I've been wondering if it's possible to continue using Tivo but as a streaming only device. No longer having to buy a TV package from Verizon.

    I'm envisioning the following:

    Some sort of streaming package (hulu live)?
    HBO Now?
    Showtime?

    I'd basically like the same channel line-up (minus probably half the channels I never watch from FIOS) + HBO & Showtime.

    I'd want to see it presented in Tivo just as it is coming from verizon fios today.

    I'm assuming this does NOT exist in any form, but thought I'd ask in case it is or is possibly something Tivo is working on. Thanks,

    Roveer
     
  2. PSU_Sudzi

    PSU_Sudzi Well-Known Member

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    You are correct it does not exist unless you count the new TiVo streaming stick, I think it aggregates recordings from Sling alongside streaming services. There are quite a few posts about it here and articles online.
     
  3. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    TiVo Stream 4K - Coming soon

    All indications point to them shooting for an April release date, but not sure if that'll be affected at all by manufacturing delays due to COVID-19.
     
  4. mattyro7878

    mattyro7878 Well-Known Member

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    I think we are all realizing just how much of our stuff is made in China. 90% of all our drugs come from China!?
     
  5. JoeKustra

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    Mostly the low level elements that you can see in that fine print on the back of the drug. We combine them and then bottle and do the label.
     
  6. Teavo

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    I'd go with a Roku stick.
     
  7. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    The remote on the new TiVo one looks pretty cool though. The remotes for most streamers, even the mighty (expensive) Apple TV, suck. I'm likely going to buy the TiVo one just because I like the remote.
     
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  8. Teavo

    Teavo Active Member

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    I use a Harmony remote do all my other remotes are in a drawer.
     
  9. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Does Harmony work with Roku? I thought all those streaming stick things used BT for their remotes not IR.
     
  10. Teavo

    Teavo Active Member

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    my remote is IR/RF BT so yes.
     
  11. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Oh I didn't realize there was BT standard for remotes. I assumed they all sort of used their own proprietary standard and that something like a Harmony would never work even if it had BT.
     
  12. ej42137

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    Rokus have IR capability as well as RF, just like TiVos. One's Harmony controls a Roku (or TiVo) using IR. Even the Apple TV can be controlled with IR.

    I don't know of any case where a device's RF interface is used by a foreign remote; it there is I'd like to hear about it.
     
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  13. mdavej

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    Fire stick is BT and wifi, no built in IR capability whatsoever. Harmony hub and many boutique and software based remotes can control it (Roomie, Crestron, Allonis, etc.).

    UEI's Xsight RF universal remote could control older DirecTV DVRs (HR20 series) via RF as well as control several home automation systems directly via RF and Zigbee.

    Harmony hub remotes control many devices directly via RF (home automation, air conditioners, etc.).
     
  14. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Roku must either allow specific partners to know their standard or it's published publicly somewhere. (or they use something really generic like HID over BT that just simulates keyboard keys)
     
  15. mdavej

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    Public knowledge. I built myself a remote for Roku with full qwerty and direct access to any app. It's done via http.
    Roku
     
  16. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Does the Harmony use IP/http?
     
  17. mdavej

    mdavej Well-Known Member

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    It must since it can also fetch the list of installed apps and launch them.
     

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