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  1. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Depends on what sort of "quality" issues you're having. Are you talking about like pixelation and breakups? If so then that could be the TiVo tuners. If you're talking about like the quality of the picture, like softness, contrast, etc... then it's unlikely the TiVo tuners are causing that. TiVo just records the digital stream as-is. Now there is some post processing during output depending on the settings, and your TV could be set differently for HDMI then it is for tuner, but those should all be fixable.
     
  2. mschnebly

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    There is a video around here somewhere that shows how to use the USB-C with a hub to watch external movies off a drive. It looks like it works very well.
    I have to say that I'm somewhat surprised at how well this works... but I never use the Tivo app on it, I seem to just stay on the Android part. The one big irritating thing is my TVs wont pair to use power and volume even using the hack.
     
  3. tommiet

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    I could buy an Amazon Fire TV 4k Stick for less than $50.00 everyday. Has been as low as $39.99. Why buy a first generation TiVo streaming device when a seasoned one is available?
     
  4. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    The remote is pretty nice. It's no perfect, but you can change some of the buttons using an app called button mapper and it makes it nearly perfect. I find it much more comfortable to use then either the Fire TV or Apple TV remotes.
     
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    You've got to be kidding. The TS4K is a piece of crap. Released way too early with multiple problems including a UI that's a joke.
     
  6. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    The TiVo app and it's integration with Sling suck, but if you just use it like an Android TV device and ignore the TiVo part it works pretty good and the remote is nicer than the other streaming devices. (especially if you're a long time TiVo user and just know the TiVo layout by feel)
     
  7. tommiet

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    If your a big Apple or TiVo fan, people wait in line and buy it no matter what. I'm not sold on a single streaming device and choice based on the specifications, options and company history.

    I have a Fire TV cube, RoKu and my Samsung TV's with most apps already built in. I use my TV's apps 90% of the time. No need to change devices to get what I want. Most TV's today already have the ability to stream apps. No need to buy other toys, unless you really want too.

    If it makes you happy, then the TiVo product is the best product for you... But specs and TiVo history do not back it up. Will be a hard sell when the sale price goes away. For streaming, a remote is not even on my list as my TV's remote handles my other steaming devices itself. The RoKu and Cube remotes are collecting dust in a draw.

    Now if only my BOLT's remote would allow me to program other remotes into it. I could get to one remote and not two.

    Be safe.....
     
  8. Furmaniac

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    TiVo says that we can keep one list of all streamed shows on the stick, as we try to do on our TiVo DVRs, but it doesn't work
    There are several things I've searched for on the TiVo stick that are on Prime and also on Google Play. I searched for them because I wanted to add them to My Shows list. (They are already on my Prime watchlist.)
    Well ... the TiVo search only shows them on Google Play; it ignores that they are on Prime. Items only on Google Play don't allow you to add them to the My Shows list, so this whole system is useless to me.
    From my experience with the DVRs and using wishlists, I don't expect TiVo to ever fix any of this. When it comes to fixing things they are the worst.
     
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  9. tommiet

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    Call it quits and return the junk...
     
  10. dbpaddler

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    It's audio and video freezes and pauses along with pixelization at times. Considering my TV doesn't do this, I blame the tuners. No warranty any more, and I refuse to fight the fight and even pay a discount for a new box. I might try a new antenna. Just annoyed as everything was perfect before the channels updated.
     
  11. dbpaddler

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    So if you have no faith they'll fix it, then why continue to buy any of their products. Makes no sense to continue to buy products if you already have a belief they're not going to fix it. Even worse if you're going to buy it and then complain. You saved $20. It's a bargain for what it is. You're a beta tester at this point. Either deal with it and hope it gets fixed or just return it and stop buying their products. Brand spanking new product. Doesn't make a lot of sense for it to be perfect out of the box. Give it a few firmware updates, then make a determination. As bad as the people on the slickdeals thread.
     
  12. Dan203

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    That could be the HDD dying
     
  13. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Well-Known Member

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    For live TV? And it happening only after the channel update/rescan? That would be some coincidence.

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  14. compnurd

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    Live Tv still buffers to the hard drive
     
  15. dbpaddler

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    If that's the case, wouldn't it affect all channels?

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  16. Dan203

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    Yes. If it's the HDD it'll effect all channels. I thought you said it was. If not then it's likely tuners or a weak signal.
     
  17. dbpaddler

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    That's what I was thinking. Everything was perfect until the channel rescan last year. After that, a few channels were wonky. Through the TV itself, they're all fine. That led me to thinking it's the tuners. Maybe I'll try boosting the antenna first. Already had to fight for a cheap refurb for someone else on my account. So I doubt they'd do much for me this go around.

    Funny, with just doing OTA, it might be simpler to go back to a roamio OTA.

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  18. Dan203

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    Lots of reports that TiVo tuners, in all models, are weaker than those in most TVs. So it could very well just be a weak signal that your TV is better at picking up. Try boosting it, that might help.
     

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