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  1. Sep 28, 2020 #61 of 444
    blackngold75

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    Looking forward to hearing about this device. One of things I like about going the Android TV route is that if I really want to, a new device is around $50. That's not nothing, but is a whole lot easier to switch compared to dropping a few hundred bucks on new DVR hardware.
     
  2. Sep 28, 2020 #62 of 444
    dbpaddler

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    People must buy snapping it up on Walmart as the app keeps reminding me about it in my cart and it's selling fast.

    Kinda funny. When the TS4k came out, so many on here bitched and moaned about it. Stupid for tivo to jump in the game this late, blah blah blah. A bunch of disgruntled dvr owners because tivo left them behind. Didn't have a clue about the market or just couldn't see it because they were so mad.

    Now Google comes out with essentially the same exact thing, and it's preselling like hotcakes and the Google TV ecosystem is now set for big growth. Built into tv's. Had a handful of companies selling streaming devices. And is the backend to future cable boxes to boot with Tivo as the developer.

    Yeah, what was tivo thinking?

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  3. Sep 28, 2020 #63 of 444
    Alex_7

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    Has it shipped?
     
  4. Sep 28, 2020 #64 of 444
    foghorn2

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    yes, fedex, on truck for delivery

    faster than Amascam, Jeffe Bozos is cheap arse.
     
  5. Sep 28, 2020 #65 of 444
    Alex_7

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    Nice, keep us updated ! My order is still processing hopefully it ships soon
     
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  6. Sep 28, 2020 #66 of 444
    dbpaddler

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    I've got three or four usb-c hubs I can try on it. Will be interesting to see how many work out of the box.

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  7. Sep 28, 2020 #67 of 444
    NashGuy

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    A guy posted on Reddit that he bought the new Chromecast with Google TV at his local Home Depot. Confirms that it supports Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. (He has it connected to an LG OLED TV, BTW.)

    Other news: looks like the ol' Google Play Movies & TV app doesn't exist for this device. Which makes sense, given that its content and functionality have been subsumed into the various tabs of the Google TV home screen: For You, Movies, Shows, Library. (Likewise, I'm guessing that this device won't have an actual app for the Google Play Store but instead will just bake that into the Apps tab, which will show you your currently installed apps as well as let you browse/search for new ones to install.)
     
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  8. Sep 28, 2020 #68 of 444
    krkaufman

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    dbpaddler

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    Don't think it's what you want it to be. That is not a profiles type thing like Netflix, Prime, Hulu and such. And it always had limited multiple user accounts. That pic is old... And from the article I grabbed it from:
    You could always add a restricted account the main account holder could control.

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  10. Sep 28, 2020 #70 of 444
    JOSHSKORN

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    Alright, I think I'm officially holding off on the Tivo Stream 4K and seeing where this goes. Those of you who own both, I'd like to hear from you, particularly those who will find a way for an Ethernet connection and attaching a harddrive to the device.
     
  11. Sep 28, 2020 #71 of 444
    foghorn2

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    Got it several hours ago, busy day, setup is way easier than Tivo, used an app on the iphone via bluetooth to join wi fi and link to google account. Now installing a system update....

    keep tuned....
     
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  12. Sep 28, 2020 #72 of 444
    Alex_7

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    Nice, thanks. I still haven’t received a shipping email
     
  13. Sep 28, 2020 #73 of 444
    moyekj

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    FYI, when I setup my TS4K it was a piece of cake, doing so via my Android phone it automatically linked to my Google account, so sounds very similar.
     
  14. Sep 28, 2020 #74 of 444
    jaselzer

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    You know something: I am/was very excited about this new Chromecast and then it just clicked in me, that like the Tivo Stream 4K you cannot install the Apple TV app and I really like Apple TV. And then I thought to myself why spend $50 on a product that I am just going to end up not using because I really truly like the fact that the Apple TV 4K has every app that I like to use. So despite being excited by this new stream device, my excitement is honestly deflated by the fact that these people simply cannot find a way to come together. I have the Tivo Stream 4K set up but I always, and I mean always, just default to my Apple TV 4K because it has every app that I want. And you know, I love to try out all these new devices. But for some reason, despite my initial excitement, my head says "wtf, it is just another android device without Apple TV, why throw away $50?"
     
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  15. Sep 28, 2020 #75 of 444
    Alex_7

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    What the, my order got cancelled
     
  16. Sep 28, 2020 #76 of 444
    dbpaddler

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    That stinks. No explanation?

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  17. Sep 28, 2020 #77 of 444
    Alex_7

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    Nope. It shows out of stock now.
    I probably made things worse by ordering two of them and cancelling the $59.98 priced one
     
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  18. Sep 28, 2020 #78 of 444
    dbpaddler

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    Well the app was telling me to hurry up and order because it was popular. So you might not be the only one in that boat.

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  19. Sep 28, 2020 #79 of 444
    Alex_7

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    Yeah it’s sold out online but I still see some available at my local Walmart, I will have to wait till Wednesday.

    the first email I got said
    “We received your request and have successfully canceled the items listed. Looking for refund details? Check out the "Refund Information" section below. ”

    the second email:

    “Thanks for your recent order. We're really sorry, but we've had to cancel the items shown below. ”

    maybe Walmart caught on that people were trying to order it early
     
  20. Sep 28, 2020 #80 of 444
    dbpaddler

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    I think they are not meant to be active listings so maybe someone screwed up.

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