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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by tommiet, Jul 1, 2019.
Another reason to make the change....
Amazon’s Fire TV Recast DVR box is $100 off today
These boxes are really becoming great deals. If I didn't already have a couple of SD Quattro tuners I'd jump on this one.
That’s $130 for the 500GB/2Tuner or $180 for the 1TB/4Tuner (prime members only). Lowest price ever.
With OTA and Pluto all in the same guide, feels like cable. I rarely use my DirecTV NOW at all anymore.
Have you had any issues with your Recast? I was reading some recent reviews and many are not very favorable - guide issues, missed recordings, buffering and connection issues. It also sounds like Amazon has not released any updates or fixed any bugs since the device was first introduced last November.
I'm enjoying mine.... ZERO issues with remote access.
Links to "some recent reviews" please. (??)
And PlaystationVue, with which you can replace your current cable channels, probably at a slight cost savings, and with DVR functionality.
Err.. yeah, although I have to wonder how many folks will read almost 500 posts to find the "other opinions". I was reading that thread for a while before it got so big. Are the opinions about Recast generally favorable, or negative, or mixed?
Kind of bumpy at first. But I’ve gotten at least 5 updates since November that I can remember. Lots of bug fixes. Pretty solid now in the areas you mentioned. But I use a wired connection to the Recast. That probably helps reduce connection/buffering issues.
My OTA guide has been fine. Sometimes Pluto guide needs a kick in the pants.
Go to Amazon and sort the product reviews by Most Recent.
But don't you still need a solid wireless connection between the Recast and each individual Firestick? I think that's where people were having issues. One of my TV's is in a room with a relatively poor wireless connection so I think that would cause problems for me.
And if you subscribe to HBO, Showtime, Starz or Cinemax via Prime Video Channels, then the live channels for those services are also integrated into that same guide too. Same holds true for PS Vue. All of its live cable channels get integrated into the main Fire TV live TV guide alongside OTA, Pluto TV, etc.
Interesting that Amazon has figured this out ahead of anyone else.
This kind of feels like a clearance sale to me. Either Amazon is coming out with newer models and wants to dump the old ones first, or Amazon just wants to get out of the DVR business altogether.
Yeah, I have DirecTV NOW for that. Had PS Vue for years which I loved until they ruined their lineup.
No doubt. My WiFi is solid. So I’m not having any issues. I use the Moca I had set up for TiVo plus a couple of bridges to get strong WiFi and wired connections in every room. You can also add wired Ethernet to any stick with an adapter.
I have to wonder if it’s not so much a matter of figuring something out technically but simply having the surplus cash to afford the development; and, additionally, I still have a feeling that TiVo has to be careful with development of their OTA DVR, to avoid becoming a competitor of and angering their main customers, cable companies.
Can't find this deal, can anyone help?
Did you click on the link in the article? It took me right to the discounted price. (Though my Amazon account is subscribed to Amazon Prime, so I don't know if that makes a difference.)
edit: p.s. Ah, indeed: "You Save: $100.00 (43%) as a Prime member" So you'd need a family member or friend w/ a Prime account to make the purchase on your behalf. (And then get the device re-registered to your own Amazon account.)
For Amazon, I think it was a lot of things all coming together, both on the technology side and the business model side. On the tech side, they were very smart to just take open-source Android, where most of the work was already done for them, largely by Google, and then craft their own UI and app store to help achieve their own business objectives.