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Discussion in 'TiVo Stream' started by dave13077, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    I saw that once on my S3 and thought for sure the drive died. But after it did it's ing it came back up and worked perfectly for another couple years.

  2. Tivogre

    Tivogre Well-Known Member

    Jul 12, 2002
    Springfield, VA
    It's back up this morning. I'm just hoping that the request to stream didn't CAUSE this. The timing was suspect.
  3. SMWinnie

    SMWinnie Dis Member

    Aug 17, 2002
    The disconcerting poll data on reliability notwithstanding, I decided to give it a try.

    Got the last Stream at the local B&M Best Buy. Got it home, attached it to the network, found it in the TiVo iPad app and went through the update cycle.

    After five or so reboots, I'm stuck on activation, because TiVo's website has the relevant account maintenance page offline...until tomorrow. I'm waiting now in chat and, for some reason, moving backward in the queue.

    After about ten minutes, I got through to [TiVo RightNow CSR], who tells me that the requisite system is offline and helpfully suggests that I wait until tomorrow to set up the Stream. ("No activation for you! Come back one day!") This is an excellent idea, except that the reason I went out today was (1) to install the Stream on the weekend when I actually have some free time, and (2) so I can sideload some stuff for the trip that I'm going to take tomorrow.

    The fun thing is, I'm afraid to kill the TiVo app on my iPad due to the anecdotes here about how brittle the initial setup process is.

    Oh, goody. TiVo sent me a survey request. Five points for [TiVo RightNow CSR] and one point and a "Not Likely to Recommend" for the overall experience.

    This is just a stop-dead issue for a new Stream, right? If some poor schmuck talked his parents into getting a TiVo Premiere, he's not sitting there with an M-card trying to explain that his folks really don't want to go back to the &*@Q!%# Time Warner box, is he?
  4. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2001
    Hmm I wonder if they are changing pricing again or something. It is odd for them to take down the activation page.
  5. SullyND

    SullyND W: 33-9 (Camping World Bowl) TCF Club

    Dec 30, 2004
    Chicago Burbs
    Did you see the sticky?
  6. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2001
    Yes I did.

    Last time they changed pricing they had the issue where people were able to buy the $99 TiVos and activate them with the old pricing.
  7. Oct 1, 2012 #627 of 634

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    Rochester NY
    Ya that was a great deal for some of us :). I ended up with a new premiere with lifetime service for $300 (+ sales tax).
  8. SMWinnie

    SMWinnie Dis Member

    Aug 17, 2002
    Following up: Once I got the Stream set up and got the hang of transfers (plug the iPad into a charger, start the transfer, leave the process in the foreground and walk away), the Stream is doing more or less exactly what I bought it for. Low user-interaction sideloading of a few hours of stuff to watch on an airplane with excellent quality.

    For me, at least, this is now an easy-to-use device that makes my TiVos more useful. Definitely worth the $130.
  9. ducker

    ducker New Member

    Feb 21, 2006
    Anyone turn off their stream when they aren't using it? It's been well documented that it runs on he hot side, and I've also seen network activity to the Stream even when I'm not utilizing it. This got me thinking, perhaps when I'm at work or away for an extended time, I could just unplug it, save on the power - and potentially extend the Stream's life (if it is heat that is causing some of these to fail)
  10. ellinj

    ellinj Seems Very Friendly TCF Club

    Feb 26, 2002
    My only real complaint with this device is that the volume is a bit low on the ipad. Would love it if Tivo applied some volume boost during the decode.
  11. Tenzarian

    Tenzarian New Member

    Jan 7, 2006
    Could always fix that with a volume boost app?
  12. Fofer

    Fofer Bo55man69

    Oct 29, 2000
    How? The Stream sideloads directly onto the iPad's TiVo app. There's no app/utility that would allow you to edit these files or otherwise affect the volume output.
  13. dan3413

    dan3413 New Member

    Mar 4, 2005

    That is not true any more! The BHTV app works fine..via VPN. The only key is you have to wait a few seconds after it warns you to turn off the VPN. - then it seems to work fine. Lmk if you still can't get it working because I can walk you through how I set it up.. However tivo app does not work (even with the Stream) which is frustrating because so many of the shows have copyright protection on them.
  14. windracer

    windracer joined the 10k club

    Jan 3, 2003
    St. Pete, FL
    This still isn't working for me ... the app just stops at the "disable VPN in the iOS settings menu, then restart Brighthouse TV" screen. Can you provide more details on how you got this to work?

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