TiVo and Nintendo's Wii U

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by innocentfreak, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. anthonymoody

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    Hmm that's interesting. Two hdmi inputs perhaps? With cec or whatever that standard is to allow the Tvii to control the other devices...
     
  2. cwoody222

    cwoody222 Well-Known Member

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    Watch this.

    http://news.cnet.com/1606-2_3-50131229.html

    The standard to allow the TVii to control the other devices is... an IR blaster. :rolleyes:
     
  3. DaveWhittle

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    Thanks - that clarifies a few things, and because I'm getting a WiiU anyway, this sounds like it might be a fun novelty to play with. :up:
     
  4. morac

    morac Cat God TCF Club

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    That pretty much confirms that there will not be any streaming capabilities from TiVo.
     
  5. trip1eX

    trip1eX imo, afaik, feels like to me, *exceptions, ~aprox

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    Yep there goes all hope. :D

    I had visions of seamlessly kicking my kid off the tv and onto the controller anyway when I want to watch something.
     
  6. davezatz

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    I've heard back from i.TV and Nintendo... and can confirm the Wii U will act as an IP remote control of a TiVo DVR. Meaning, no, it doesn't stream video. Still cool. But not amazingly cool.
     
  7. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    Why would Tivo want this? This will just confuse WiiU users who do know anything about Tivo.
     
  8. sbiller

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    Basically this is just another second screen app on a new platform. Why wouldn't they want to support this? I will wait for a hands-on demo to pass judgement. It does sound a lot like google TV which is complex and hard to understand. I also wonder if streaming is on the roadmap which would make more sense. It was probably difficult for them to meet the Nov 18 deadline. If it turns out the Wii is easier to use than the Xbox 360 for discovering and watching content and has some sort of HDMI pass thru for TiVo than it could be pretty cool.
     
  9. WizarDru

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    Thanks, Dave.

    There's an article on Tech of the Hub, as well.

    Since I was planning on getting a Wii U anyway and already have two TiVo Premieres, this is a fun option. Pity it won't stream TiVo to the gamepad, but still a cool feature.

    Honestly, given that I've been waiting for a decent universal remote that didn't cost as much as Wii U by itself, this could still be pretty darned cool if i.TVs implementation is decent.
     
  10. anthonymoody

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    Hmm basically a glorified universal remote with an integrated search/guide/listings feature. Nice, but not extraordinary. Certainly nothing I will spend $350 for.
     
  11. slowbiscuit

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    Really sad, this could've been so much more with streaming. Another half-assed Tivo implementation courtesy of Nintendo.
     
  12. WizarDru

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    You guys do realize this isn't a media-streaming box, right? It's not a Tivo Stream or Roku competitor and isn't being sold as such. It's a video game console that has some apps built in and apparently i.TVs program guide system, not unlike their iPhone app.

    It's an interesting feature, but its $300/$350 for a video game console with some TVii features that were only announced last week to stay competitive with Microsoft and Sony (behind whom their offerings in that arena still lag considerably, even now). The TiVo stuff is interesting because it's something the other two don't do. I don't think anyone was suggesting buying a Wii U just for TiVo streaming capability. TiVo Stream would already do that (and to more devices) even if the Wii U DID do that, which we now know it doesn't.
     
  13. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    Nintendo has another Tivo implementation someplace?
     
  14. mattack

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    I am admittedly partially being Devil's Advocate.. *just* for that (nonexistent) functionality? No.. but I could see it being a major reason a small subset of people would buy it..

    Analogous to how there are people who bought the PS3 because it was the cheapest BluRay player, or even better, people who bought Xbox 360s to use them as Windows Media Center streaming boxes.. (there's a better term for the latter, I can't remember it..)
     
  15. Kenny4200

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    when is the WiiU available...and if i have probs....who do i call....nintendo or Tivo for support hmmmmmm ?
     
  16. b_scott

    b_scott TiVo Fan

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    ^^^ this is all rumor and speculation, want to reiterate. I know you said "rumorverse" ;) I do think they will use common chips to make programming easier, and will both be more like a PC with custom firmware/software. I do NOT think they will not be BWC. That would be a BAD move, and people will riot. Especially since both have arcade games, DLC and downloadable full games on their current system as well as trophies/achievements. If you couldn't transfer those and had to hook up two systems at all times, that's bad news. I also don't think they will have the games tied to the system like long ago rumored. Again, riot situation. Gamestop would shut down, and I don't see that happening.
     
  17. Johncv

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    Will this “rumorverse” states games will be lock and not “BWC’, from gamespot:

    http://www.gamespot.com/features/next-gen-fact-and-fiction-6349949/
     
  18. morac

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    There's no way for the new PS to use common chips and be BWC as all games are written for the cell processor. Sony would have to include PS3 hardware in the new system like they did PS2 hardware in the PS3, which would drive up costs and the price. Emulation is out of the question unless you want to run games at 2 fps.

    The only way for the new Xbox to be BWC is if it uses the same chip and graphics card manufacturer it does today. When the 360 was released it switched graphics card manufacturers which is why most Xbox games don't work on the 360 (they require patching to be compatible).

    So don't expect either system to be BWC.
     
  19. b_scott

    b_scott TiVo Fan

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    "Locked" (from your article) - As for the second half of that rumor, the source in question didn't say Microsoft would go about blocking users from playing used games, if indeed they wish to do so. For now, this is shaky speculation at best.

    Also, PS2 classics are being run through the PS3 on the PSN currently. Apply to the next gen. :shrug:
     
  20. morac

    morac Cat God TCF Club

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    PS2 classics are basically PS2 games being ported to the PS3. That's why they are only releasing a handful every few months. Technically that's not BWC any more than porting a XBox360 game to PS3 could be called allowed the PS3 to run any XBox360 game.
     

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