Streaming to PC?

Discussion in 'TiVo Bolt DVR/Streamer' started by Mover480, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. Mover480

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    When I watch a show on my pc streamed from the Bolt Vox, in the lower left of the picture window is a 4 in a circle and behind it there is bitrate: adv/real 3.23/2.66 What does this mean?
     
  2. Johnny Dancing

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    I did not know it is possible to stream tv from my Tivo Bolt to PC.

    When I go to Tivo Online I get the message:

    "Please make sure your TiVo box is connected to your home network. If it is connected, please repeat Guided Setup"

    I don't remember anything in guided setup about Tivo online. PC and Tivo are on same ethernet. Tivo Mini works fine
     
  3. justen_m

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    I just tried that, with my normal Bolt, and I see it too. Never noticed it before, and don't know what it means. Mine shows adv/real 3.23/2.64. I was curious, so I tried streaming from my Roamio Plus. I see a little 3 in a circle, instead of a 4, and it shows adv/real 2.42/2.56. I was streaming different shows, so maybe that has an effect. The Bolt was streaming from an OTA PBS recording, while the Roamio was streaming a cable movie from FX.

    The Bolt always had a 4 in a circle, Roamio always a 3. The bitrates seemed to vary quite a bit depending on the original source and channel.
     
  4. JoeKustra

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    I vote for a diagnostic that isn't finished. Just tried streaming Jimmy Kimmel Live. It's a low (3.5Mbps) bit rate program. Both Stream and PC are on the same switch (router). I had a (3).
     
  5. Johnny Dancing

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    So are Tivo Bolts supposed to be able to stream? Would be nice to watch a football or baseball game on the second monitor while doing some work.
     
  6. justen_m

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    They can't stream LiveTV, per se, but they can stream a recording in-progress to your PC. That's almost as good. So if you are recording the event on your Bolt, you can watch it on your PC. I just tested it with PBS News Hour, and it works. Maybe there are ways around that limitation... but I don't see how the PC would see the LiveTV buffer, unless it is being recorded (either scheduled recording or being recorded as a suggestion).
     
  7. Johnny Dancing

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    Cool. Directv had an app that did that that they stopped supporting about 5+ years ago (Directv2pc). It worked for me until last year and I really missed it. If I could get my Tivo Bolt to do the same that would be great. I would just start recording a game and watch on my pc.

    Any tricks to get it to work? Anything I need to download. Tivo online when I am logged in sees my Tivo but does not show any recordings.
     

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