Sabrina could be a better option.

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream 4K' started by dbpaddler, Sep 26, 2020.

  1. Oct 1, 2020 #261 of 445
    aaronwt

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    Best Buy originally had delivery for Friday. For the white model. At least when I looked yesterday. I had originally ordered two white ones. But then I realized they had a different color so I cancelled the order. So then I ordered two of the Blue ones. But today it shows that one of them got cancelled. And Now they are out of stock. And the Blue one won't be delivered until Monday.

    Best Buy has made a bunch of mistakes with several of my orders over the last couple of weeks. I have two Fitbit Aria scales here even though I only ordered one.

    So now I'll probably just wait until around Thanksgiving to get a second Sabrina. When they hopefully have a Black Friday week sale price of $25 or $30.
     
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  2. Oct 1, 2020 #262 of 445
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    I wouldn't want Google to. I'm not a recast fan. I'm not a fan of any service that wants to downgrade the og mpeg2 signal. Why be hampered by proprietary equipement anyway? Especially now with atsc 3.0 making a move. And even then, what if Amazon makes recast 3.0? They're just going to transcode that too and degrade the improved picture even more. Other ones limit you to stereo sound. That's great if you're appealing to the lowest common denominator, but I don't buy those products. Same reason I don't own a TV with fire or Roku. They're all budget sets.

    So let Google do the software and let hdhomerun provide the hardware unless they want to make an atsc 3.0 box and future proof it a bit.

    And is their current live channels that great? If they give the functionality in the live tab, I'd imagine it'll just get integrated. Live channels will be there for all the current non Google TV devices, and Google TV products will have its own version baked in. And if the old is stagnant, I'll blame the device mfg's for not updating their product to support Google TV which will just go back to them being more interested in selling you a new product than updating the one you already bought. Can't expect Google to support something after they've give mfg's the updated OS to work with their new product.

    As I get older I just seem to have less tolerance for BS, corporate BS and so on. Hence my now turn on the TS4k because they'll have zero interest in upgrading the android version unless they get blow back from customers. The attitude just seems like they'll only do what they're forced to. No interest in making a better product and more interest in doing the minimal amount possible to get by as they focus on improving Stream. And their CS just gets more annoying. So I'm kinda done with them. If I can salvage the remote to work with Sabrina, great. If not, I'm just selling them. Happy to be tivo free at that point.



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  3. Oct 1, 2020 #263 of 445
    dbpaddler

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    What version? It might've been a necessity that could've broke things down the road if they didn't update. Sadly my Leeco is stuck on 6 as the company is defunct.

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  4. Oct 1, 2020 #264 of 445
    foghorn2

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    I dont see its half baked at all. Its has everything I need, and it does everything well.

    It passes audio though from kodi/dvd isos direct to my receiver too.
     
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    Wow, that is surprising. Maybe Sony is getting better?
     
  6. Oct 1, 2020 #266 of 445
    foghorn2

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    Im not a big fan of Google, but they hit it out of the ballpark with this. I predict Tivo and Roku are on the way out and this will take market share away from Amazon. I've canceled Prime, still have purchased content from them, soo Ill still use the app. Customer since late 1997. NO more money going to Tivo either.
     
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  7. Oct 1, 2020 #267 of 445
    dbpaddler

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    Android TV will be replaced by Google TV - 9to5Google

    Me playing with Sabrina will have to wait. A more important toy arrived today, my Surface Duo phone.

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  8. Oct 1, 2020 #268 of 445
    ListedGuru

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    Can we load the peacock on app on this?
     
  9. Oct 1, 2020 #269 of 445
    dbpaddler

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    Yes

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    aaronwt

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    It got updated to Android 8. The Oreo update.
     
  11. Oct 1, 2020 #271 of 445
    dbpaddler

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    Damn. At least it's only one off of what everyone else is at at the moment. Sabrina not included.

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  12. Oct 1, 2020 #272 of 445
    aaronwt

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    I can see TiVo, but not Roku. Currently Roku has the largest share of the streaming market. And they keep growing with all the Roku TVs being sold.
     
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  13. Oct 1, 2020 #273 of 445
    dbpaddler

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    Tivo needed to be solid from the jump. Now it's just a nice remote. Plenty of room for another android tv device. One up tivo on the remote. Dual usb-c. An internals bump somewhere between Sabrina and the Shield.

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    dbpaddler

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    Ouch.... So if you don't need YouTube it's a horrible deal. At least the other iptv services gave you a device that was great in value than the service that you had to pay for.

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  16. Oct 1, 2020 #276 of 445
    krkaufman

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    From the terms, since I was confused as to where my new Chromecast w/ Google TV was after signing up...
    (We were wanting to trial YouTube TV, anyway, and I wanted this device, so figure it will allow a 45-day YouTube TV trial for just $15 -- and will inform me as to whether more GTV/Chromecast's need to be picked-up come Black Friday.)
     
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  17. Oct 1, 2020 #277 of 445
    dbpaddler

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    And you can have any of the three colors you want, as long as you choose white.

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    moyekj

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    Been following this thread with interest. Does seem more like kind of device + software TiVo should have released. Since it's cheap enough, I ordered one from Best Buy online - supposed to get free delivery tomorrow. Shall wait and see. Will likely replace the TS4K if it's any good. Hopefully will work with one of the ethernet adapters I already have as I don't like to use these devices on wireless.
     
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    NashGuy

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    FYI, you can link your Amazon account to Movies Anywhere and most of the movies you purchased from them should then show up in the Movies Anywhere app/website. You can then link Movies Anywhere to other apps/vendors, such as Google, Vudu and Apple. If you link to Google, then they'll just show up in Google TV's Library tab. (Unfortunately though, this won't work for purchased TV shows. Only movies from Disney, Warner, Universal, Sony, and 20th Century.)
     
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  20. Oct 1, 2020 #280 of 445
    moyekj

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    Side humorous note. Best Buy online order says you need to wait for 24 hours for tracking link to work, yet the delivery is due in less time than that. Guess they've got some catching up to do compared to Amazon ordering.
     

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