TiVo Launches $50 Streaming Video Player to Take On Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV

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  1. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Yeah I didn't realize about the edge thing until it was mentioned up thread. It's a bit touchy, but does work. I'd still prefer dedicated skip forward/back buttons.
     
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  2. Mikeguy

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    Pandemics can make the best-laid plans difficult. ;)
     
  3. ebockelman

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    That's already been done by Nvidia. The SHIELD is probably the best streaming device you can buy today.

    Both Prime and Hulu work great on it.
     
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  4. Dan203

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    It's also $150-200, quite large, has a really weird remote, and IMHO a not so great UI.

    Over the years TiVo has (mostly) done two things well.... their UI and their remote. If they can bring those things to this device I think it will be better for most people than an Nvidia Shield. And the price point is certainly more approachable.
     
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  5. ebockelman

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    Yeah, the remote is weird, although not Apple TV level weird. The UI is different, but you pick it up very quickly. I find it easier than the current crop of streamers.

    Definitely agree on the Tivo points. The Stream 4k price point is great, and if the nail the UI it could be a big win. I'm in to pick one up if they'll take my money.
     
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    The new remote is great. The shield is an excellent device.
     
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  7. Dan203

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    The triangular wand thing?

    Admittedly I've never used it, but it looks very strange to me.
     
  8. foghorn2

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    Shied and ATV too expensive. Just want the Tivo Experience with Sling/Streaming with Kodi (local files) in one device.
    I already wasted lots of money on Tivo DVR's. No more expensive stuff!
     
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  9. May 1, 2020 #1289 of 1853
    smark

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    large? I have one and it’s a bit wider than a ATV4K sitting next to it and at least half the height.
     
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    davezatz

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    I have mixed emotions on my SHIELD. :) But no questions about the v2 remote: it's good (vs my crazy Apple TV remote). Also, it is small. Don't let the pictures fool you. By the by, my SHIELD TV PRO with a USB drive (and networked HDHR) has been my TiVo-replacement DVR since January. It's been a fairly solid solution.
     
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  11. May 1, 2020 #1291 of 1853
    mattyro7878

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    Really no reason to spend a lot of money on new TiVo boxes. My Roamio plus was $60 and is going on year 3. My Premiere4 was $34 . Only had that for a few weeks. New is nice but not necessary.
     
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  13. May 1, 2020 #1293 of 1853
    jaselzer

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    Tivo continues with their ******** instead of being straight about reality.
     
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    GBK33

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    really is a bummer that they are missing the window of stay at home mandate, they could be selling these by the thousands
     
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    PSU_Sudzi

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    There are probably dozens of people disappointed by this lololol.
     
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    jaselzer

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    I am one of them tbh
     
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    Pokemon_Dad

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    Using which DVR app? HDHR, or maybe Channels DVR, or Tablo? I searched for "Shield" on your site but didn't immediately find an article on that.
     
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    davezatz

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    I'm using SHIELD as both a Channels DVR hub and a Channels display client. It sits at the family room TV and is fed from a used HDHomeRun Prime with FiOS TV CableCARD in the office and augmented by my mom's Comcast TVE account to add Big Ten channel and Sprout. Other rooms/tvs have Apple TV and Fire TV for playback.
     
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    Pokemon_Dad

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    Excellent. IMHO, Channels DVR is the best TiVo alternative.
     
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  20. May 1, 2020 #1300 of 1853
    tommiet

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    Well... Give Tivo a break.. They didn't say what year it would be ready.. Just before the end of April.
     
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