Sabrina could be a better option.

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

  1. Sep 28, 2020 #81 of 444
    foghorn2

    foghorn2 Well-Known Member

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    WOW, MPEG2 , deinterlacing in hardware looks spectacular!

    Just like the AirTv mini , but the navigation is snappier.

    I mapped the Nutflix button to Sling and uninstalled it.
    The tv source is mapped to single press>kodi, double>channels, long>prime video

    The left and right long presses are already mapped to rew,ff

    This device so far works perfect. No issues with HDR always on, theres a setting for that to match the source.
    It recognized all the features of the receiver eg. Atmos.

    This by far is way better than the Tivo Stream. Waiting for a blue and red, instant purchases!
     
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  2. Sep 28, 2020 #82 of 444
    Alex_7

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    Does it come with apps already installed? Any bloatware apps you can’t uninstall?

    can you sideload apps?

    Is there a watch list that combines all your services ?
     
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  3. Sep 28, 2020 #83 of 444
    foghorn2

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    No bloatware, main apps are preinstalled and easily can be removed.
    I cant uninstall Netflix on the AirTv stick, has to disable it, on Sabrina I can uninstall it!

    Have not tried to sideload anything yet, the store has everything I need.
    Not sure about a watchlist. The homescreen seems to already know what I like and list them.

    This device is what the Tivo Stream should have been.
     
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  4. Sep 28, 2020 #84 of 444
    JOSHSKORN

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    Look what I found through a reddit post...you're welcome.
     
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  5. Sep 28, 2020 #85 of 444
    Alex_7

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    Thank you, exciting stuff. I can’t wait for Wednesday.
     
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  6. Sep 28, 2020 #86 of 444
    Alex_7

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    That’s the link I was using. It no longer allows you to place an order. It now says shipping is not available. Pickup is also not available. Walmart must have caught on since my previous order and a lot of other peoples orders were cancelled from Walmart. You got lucky man!
     
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  7. Sep 28, 2020 #87 of 444
    JOSHSKORN

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    I just found the link, I'm going to see if i can pick it up tomorrow.

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  8. Sep 28, 2020 #88 of 444
    Alex_7

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    Were you able to place an order?
     
  9. Sep 28, 2020 #89 of 444
    dbpaddler

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    Little late to the party....

    Now if you had the Home Depot link...

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  10. Sep 28, 2020 #90 of 444
    foghorn2

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    Hopefully HomeRepo will sell the other 2 colors too
     
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  11. Sep 28, 2020 #91 of 444
    dbpaddler

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    I was going to pop by one today, but I forgot their new POS card readers don't work on Samsung pay, and I had no wallet on me. So annoying.

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  12. Sep 28, 2020 #92 of 444
    JOSHSKORN

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    No, I didn't even try to. I'm going to go to Walmart tomorrow if they're still in stock.

    I was still thinking about a TS4K and well, after seeing at least one comment in this forum, I'm off of that kick. I'll be going to Wal-mart tomorrow to pick one up, if they're still in stock. Otherwise, I'll wait until they are in-stock. I'm interested in seeing what devices this can be paired with (Ethernet, portable hard drive. I may even try HDMI Capture in an attempt to feed cable TV through the thing until I can feel comfortable with cutting the cable.
     
  13. Sep 28, 2020 #93 of 444
    Alex_7

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    You’ll most likely be turned down. If the Walmart employee is cool they might override it but most people weren’t allowed to purchase in store just yet. Happened to me as well. The Walmart employee told me to come back on the 30th
     
  14. Sep 28, 2020 #94 of 444
    JOSHSKORN

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    Ohh, thanks for the heads up.

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  15. Sep 28, 2020 #95 of 444
    Alex_7

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    No problem
     
  16. Sep 28, 2020 #96 of 444
    dbpaddler

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    I might wait for Best Buy. Have a $20 gift card.

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  17. Sep 29, 2020 #97 of 444
    tigercat74

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    Same for me but $5. Every little bit helps.
     
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  18. Sep 29, 2020 #98 of 444
    dbpaddler

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    Exactly.... When you have that tech addiction, you lessen the pain as much as possible.

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  19. Sep 29, 2020 #99 of 444
    ListedGuru

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    Does this new Google dongle have dual band wifi (ie both 2.4 and 5ghz networks)? Also how is the range and strength of the wifi in the device? I thought I read comments about the wifi being weak and having connectivity issues with the older Google Chromecasts.

    Thanks,

    -Guru
     
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  20. NashGuy

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    I don't have one yet but I've read that it supports dual-band AC wifi. And while the Chromecast Ultra it replaces also has that, the wifi in this new Chromecast is somehow better. Forgot the specifics -- better antenna? -- but it sounded to me like it would have a stronger connection than earlier-gen streaming devices.
     

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