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Recording Sources??

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Dflint, Jun 28, 2018.

  1. Dflint

    Dflint New Member

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    I have seen conflicting answers (on Amazon) about whether you can record anything other than OTA channels.
    Ideally we would like to be able to select from the guide, both OTA and live subscribed cable channels to record for later viewing. I see that the HULU app is supported. Is HULU Live TV?
    We're just trying to schedule recording, for example, live broadcasts of a show from HGTV.
    Am I wrong or is Air TV is the only product currently offering this functionality.
     
  2. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    There is no simple way to record streaming content on any DVR. Cable and OTA are the only feeds that can be recorded at this time. Hulu is not live TV. If it's an App, it's not recordable on a TiVo.

    Some make the argument that streaming content is always available, so there is no reason to make a recording.

    Several years ago it was possible to record (download & watch) Amazon content. The guide displays only cable or OTA. If you are looking for one device to do both at the same time, TiVo will not be a solution. That ability also stopped years ago even though old Premiere units still work.
     
  3. Dflint

    Dflint New Member

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    HULU does now offer a Live TV product. I'm assuming it is not supported by TIVO?
    AirTV does do what I am looking for but is very new and still being improved. I was just hoping TIVO had tackled this issue as well.
     
  4. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    I have Amazon Prime and Pandora. I have no experience with other services. I'm sure others will post ideas and information.

    At the top of every page there is a Search box. Just enter your keyword.
     
  5. rdrrepair

    rdrrepair Or, Bill Knapp

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    An older style Roku hooked to a Series 2 TiVo via the RCA legs. :D

    Record anything that a Roku can stream. :p

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  7. ej42137

    ej42137 Well-Known Member

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    A TiVo Series 2 only records SD video. Recent scientific studies have shown that people who watch SD video often have headaches, nausea, halitosis, hyperhidrosis and problems making social connections.
     
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  8. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, but we're great at a party.
     
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    shwru980r Well-Known Member

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    I thought Macrovision copy protection would prevent this.
     
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  10. ej42137

    ej42137 Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately there are video processors available that defeat Macrovision, allowing the bad effects of viewing SD to propagate to the human eyeball. For that reason it's up to the individual to choose not to view SD content. Remember, "Friends don't let friends view SD!" and "Just say NO! to SD."
     
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  11. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    I've heard that people high on Fentanyl sometimes like SD video, and some of them die of an overdose. It hasn't been conclusively demonstrated whether SD or Fentanyl is the cause of death. :cool:
     
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  12. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    Dang it, I'm gonna continue getting use out of my Lifetime'd Series 2 Toshiba TiVo box, SD regardless! ;)
     
  13. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    Not so terrible. True confession: I don't have a smart phone.
     
  14. ej42137

    ej42137 Well-Known Member

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    Recording SD is no problem; just so long as you don't actually watch the recordings.
     
  15. eherberg

    eherberg Active Member

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    In the need for ever-higher and higher resolutions that are 'better': 8K sets with a release date. Soon people will talk about friends not letting friends watch lowly HD ... :)
     
  16. ej42137

    ej42137 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the link; I'm measuring my den for the 98" 8K as I write this!
     
  17. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    I was at my Mother-in-law's house over the weekend and she was tuned to QVC (DishTV) on what was apparently an SD channel (zoomed to fill the screen). I had forgotten how bad SD can be and I'm on Comcast where people complain about the HD/MPEG4 conversion to 720p and lower bitrates. :)

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