The Tivo Stream 4K is much improved since when it first launched last year

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream 4K' started by omelet1978, Feb 16, 2021.

  1. omelet1978

    omelet1978 Active Member

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    Hi,

    I decided to give the Tivo Stream 4K another try after returning it last year and am relieved that the original buggy Tivo Stream 4K seems to be working a lot better after they released some software updates.

    The major issue I had was that it seemed like “My Shows” had a mind of it’s own and the Tivo turned on my TV to the screensaver at random times. “My Shows” seems a bit better and the HDMI issue that turned the TV on looks to be fixed now. It still crashes sometimes though and I’ll have to restart it and I think for the next version a faster processor would help things be snappier. Overall, after using it a couple of weeks I’m happy with the purchase and am glad to be back with Tivo for now.
     
  2. XRaiderV17

    XRaiderV17 expert wingnut

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    all I know is mine smokes my old roku for breakfast, lunch and dinner :D
     
  3. ke3ju

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    Unless they added a Pause/Play, Fast Forward, and Rewind buttons to the remote control, then there's nothing they could do to get me to use it.
     
  4. Alex_7

    Alex_7 Well-Known Member

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    They still haven't fixed the SDR/HDR issue
     
  5. XRaiderV17

    XRaiderV17 expert wingnut

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    it literally takes no thought to move thumb left or right, and press to FF or RW..and play needs no thought. I legitimately dont understand that perceived problem at all.
     
  6. Pnyklr

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    Agreed on both points.
     
  7. omelet1978

    omelet1978 Active Member

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    I’m not sure what that is. My main issue was an HDMI issue which caused my TV to turn on uncommanded which is now fixed at least on my tv.

    It’s a non issue. The circular pad on the remote works the same way. If anything you could get rid of the numbers on the bottom of the remote since I rarely use them.
     
  8. ke3ju

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    The circular pad really doesn't do the same thing at all. Having to hit the select button to bring up controls before being able to pause/play is ridiculous. Every other device out there has a real pause/play button. Even a real TiVo has a real Pause/Play button. Once you're used to that, there's no going back, especially when every other device offers this (FireTV for instance). Pairing a FireTV remote makes it almost usable, but there are other things it won't do, like onscreen keyboard, so there no one remote that can do everything for this device. The idiots at TiVo that designed this should be fired.
     
  9. XRaiderV17

    XRaiderV17 expert wingnut

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    nothing says you need to use the remote. grab the android remote app off your respective app store and be done with it.
     
  10. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Well-Known Member

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    Update... [​IMG]

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  11. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Well-Known Member

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    Some still use it to watch live TV and have certain channels they tune to on a regular basis and like the direct access to them.

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  12. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Well-Known Member

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    And many streamer remotes suck... The tivo remote does many other things right, especially for those that do live TV.

    No streamer is perfect. So find the one that has the least amount of evils for you. Would I like dedicated nav buttons, yep. Do I care enough to use something that doesn't work as well for my needs? Nope.

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    Last edited: Feb 19, 2021
  13. XRaiderV17

    XRaiderV17 expert wingnut

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    I just know, that for the size, its organized really well, requires a minimum of physical effort(eg look ma, I can do it all one handed..yay!) and no mental firepower.

    for me? this is a good remote.

    not awkward in the slightest, like roku can sometimes feel like.
     
  14. Alex_7

    Alex_7 Well-Known Member

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    Finally.. almost a year later!
     
  15. osu1991

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    Loaded on mine that's been plugged in this morning. Everything seems to work as it has been de-tivo'd. I will have to connect the other one and update then put one back on the 4K living room tv and see how it handles the HDR now.
     
  16. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Well-Known Member

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    Yeah. Took two updates on the beta. The initial one fixed hdr but it broke something else that I didn't experience. And they pushed a second one a week later. Guess that fixed what the first one broke. That was probably the biggest deal breaker for most.

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  17. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Well-Known Member

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    I like it, but I just don't get how or why the removal of the dedicated nav buttons started. While we can accomplish the same thing th td-pad, it's not nearly as intuitive or convenient as it's one to two extra button presses to accomplish the same task a dedicated button can do.

    It's like Apple making a solution to a problem that didn't exist until they created it. Have fun charging your iPhone 13 when the isn't a mag connector available because they removed the lightning connector. But you can fit more stuff inside now without it. Just like you can have less buttons (when no one asked for less buttons) on the emote by incorporating nav into the d-pad.

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  18. ke3ju

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    My 10 FireStick 4Ks do everything perfectly, the TiVo Stream 4K is about a 3 on that same scale...and I do use them for Live TV mostly. I would've bought 10 TiVo Stream 4Ks if the remote didn't suck.
     
  19. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Well-Known Member

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    I'm kind of fond the live, skip and guide buttons on the TS4k remote. I will direct enter a few channel numbers from time to time too.

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  20. Vm19

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    The device itself is nice but TiVo’s software implementation is garbage. Just buy google’s Sabrina or save for a shield.
     

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