Multi-Room Viewing is AWESOME!

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by exegesis48, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. Jun 3, 2011 #1 of 38
    exegesis48

    exegesis48 Member

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    Why on earth did someone not tell me about this sooner?!? We've always been a single TV household, but decided to put a TV in the Master Bedroom since replacing our TiVo HD with a Premiere left us with an extra TiVo lying around.

    Needless to say I now see why TiVo hasn't made additional tuners a priority. With Multi-Room viewing there's hardly anything we can't record on at least one of the two TiVos now.

    It's AMAZING.
     
  2. Jun 3, 2011 #2 of 38
    mr.unnatural

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    We did. You just weren't listening.;)
     
  3. Jun 3, 2011 #3 of 38
    ury2ok2000

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    I am looking at getting a tivo premier for my appartment. I do want to do the multi room viewing thing but does that mean i need 2 MCards from my cable company (1 for each tivo box). or just the 1 for the main one that is recording and just use the other to receive a stream from the main dvr.


    thanks.
     
  4. Jun 3, 2011 #4 of 38
    Sapphire

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    Is this streaming MRV or copying?

    I have streaming MRV with media center. I can pause on one TV, turn it off then move to another and resume where I left off. No delays when starting up either.
     
  5. Jun 3, 2011 #5 of 38
    exegesis48

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    Just copying apparently. But it's not that big a deal to me. I'm just enjoying having the feature. I find it neat that Hulu+ allows you to do this feature between all devices though.
     
  6. Jun 3, 2011 #6 of 38
    exegesis48

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    I think if you plan on actually watching LIVE TV on each TiVo then you will need 2 cablecards. But if you just want to copy shows form one DVR to the other and don't mind waiting for live shows to finish recording before you can trasnfer them, then you wont need to put a cablecard in both boxes.

    Also you should seriously look into OTA options. Check out your reception at www.antennaweb.org. We've cut cable altogether and just do antenna only now.
     
  7. Jun 3, 2011 #7 of 38
    ury2ok2000

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    Thanks for your reply, that clears things up for me a bit. OTA wasnt good reception for me. Would often pixelate and just plain cut out.
     
  8. Jun 3, 2011 #8 of 38
    ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    been saying TiVo DVR for each TV is the way to go for years :D

    streaming seals the deal
     
  9. Jun 3, 2011 #9 of 38
    dwit

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    Thankfully, some of us do read(manuals and other materials), at least a little.
     
  10. Adam1115

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    TiVo does streaming MRV now?
     
  11. exegesis48

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    Explain. Does TiVo now support "streaming" MRV? Or just "copying"?
     
  12. Resist

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    Lucky you. Many of the shows we record will not allow MRV due to the copy protection and it really pisses me off.
     
  13. davezatz

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    Right now, it's just copying. But streaming is coming. Depending what cable provider you have, copying files between units is locked down. Whereas streaming is permissible and therefore preferable. But the streaming will be Premiere to Premiere only given the beefier specs.
     
  14. exegesis48

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    I've heard about this. I'm a new MRV guy so I haven't ran into it yet. Is this mostly a regional thing or is it based on individual programs regardless of broadcast location?
     
  15. exegesis48

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    HOLY CRAP! Dave Zatz on my post!

    Sir, I follow your blog religiously. In regards to your comment. Do you think a TiVo HD with lifetime (paid $99 for lifetime) would resale for enough to cover costs of Premiere + Lifetime (~$500)?
     
  16. Resist

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    As I understand it, it's a network thing.
     
  17. davezatz

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    The specific "copy once" CCI Byte is selectively applied by various cablecos. Before we moved, we had Cox. Every channel except the locals was flagged and prohibited from MRV and TiVoToGo. Well, they did accidentally leave Showtime open but I might have failed to mention that publicly while I was a customer. ;) Some providers are less stringent and it's only the premiums like HBO. And some are wide open - it's not an issue at all.

    Not sure what the resale values are these days. Lifetime has real value though. You might not do a 1:1 trade, but will surely offset the cost. However, you have to decide if you want to upgrade at all. And thanks for the enthusiastic response.
     
  18. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    You'd be lucky to get the cost of the lifetime back (~$299 based on the old lifetime fee).

    My opinion, if you have a perfectly good TivoHD, don't bother to upgrade yet unless you just have to have the (very few) features the Premiere offers over the THD.
     
  19. rmcurtis

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    This is only a CableCard thing. You won't see this OTA. Cable companies set the "CCI" byte on certain channels to prevent copying the content.
     
  20. innocentfreak

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    Last I checked you could still get around 380 for a TiVo hd with lifetime on eBay before shipping.
     

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