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

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    cwoody222

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    Trick play on the apps aren’t nearly as good as on the Mini, which is indistinguishable from the host Roamio. And no Quick Skip.

    I also don’t see a down res to 720p on a device called the Stream 4k to go over well either.

    i never used the FireTV beta app but I’ve heard it was awful.

    I just don’t think this tiny little $50 dongle would do any justice to a decent experience of watching locally recorded programs like the Mini delivers.
     
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    cwoody222

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    Still Saturday here but I fully expect FedEx to show up Monday or Tuesday.
     
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    smark

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    Mine came today as was shown. Though Ft. Worth to Colorado isn't too far.
     
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    aaronwt

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    it depends on the quality of the recordings. Around here Comcast, FiOS, and DC OTA looks terrible. So sending 720P is not a big deal. Heck Comcast down converts all their content to 720P anyway.

    But my 2160P UHD recordings from FiOS would look terrible downconverted to 720P. Their two UHD channels are the only thing on FiOS that has decent quality now.
     
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    BillyClyde

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    I paid for two day shipping that said it was guaranteed to arrive today. Needless to say it’s not. TiVo for God knows why and without asking my approval, changed it to Ground shipping yet kept my extra money! It shows estimated to arrive next damned Wednesday!!!

    I bet when used as a Channels DVR Client, you’re able to use the “Original” quality setting where it’ll play back the original resolution and frame rate up to 1080 HD. Not sure why it can’t do this for TiVo DVR recordings, but I think I did read @Dan203 post something about it being a limitation of the host stream device, in other words the original TiVo Stream, Roamio, Bolt, Edge, etc. can only convert and stream at 720p. If so, then it’s not the dongle’s fault it won’t play higher than 720p.

    If anyone has an S4K yet who also uses Channels DVR, can you test this? I see no reason why it wouldn’t work, at least in home.
     
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    Rikki_Rocket

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    Guys, I didn’t catch all of the Poison song references - thanks for being fans - you guys give me Something to Believe In.
    @mrrizzo80 - Apple TV No Way! If I had one of those in my house I would be like look what the cat dragged in.;)
     
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    aaronwt

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    I see someone on Reddit, in the TiVo section, said that their Chrome Ultra Ethernet adapter works with their TiVo Stream 4K. So that should be good news for the people that want to have a wired connection with it.
     
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    JeffInDFW

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    Does anyone know how to program the stream 4k remote to control my TV? Samsung

    Input, power, channel, volume.
     
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    JeffInDFW

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    I just set mine up an hour ago, so here are a few first impressions/observations:

    It is fast.

    You can go to the Play Store and load YouTube TV, CBS All Access, etc. BUT, there is no integration that I've found with the Tivo Stream App.

    Disney+ is integrated with the Tivo Stream App, but when I search for any Disney+ movies, the Tivo Stream App finds it, but shows it is available on Prime Video only. I tried 3 different Disney movies that I know are on Disney+, and none of them showed up as available on Disney+.

    I use YouTube TV (not Sling), so I am disappointed in the "Tivo Stream App" itself. The guide has nothing but the crap channels from Tivo's channel (its a lot like Pluto TV). The only use I"ve found for the app so far is to search for tv shows I like and adding them to "My Shows" and then I can watch them on any service instead of having to search each app. I'm still playing with this, so opinions WILL change as I play with it.

    On the main screen, I like that it lists all the apps across the top where I can go directly to Netflix, or YouTube TV or whatever. THEN, scrolling down, it has each of those same apps listed on the left side of the screen and content from that app/service listed out to the right. SO....I can move down to YouTube TV and look to the right of the logo and it shows me "ESPN", "CNN", "NBC5", etc. You click on CNN and it goes straight to CNN on YouTube TV! On Disney+, it has a ton of the movies (there is one line for recommendations and another line for watchlist) showing. You click on the movie, and it goes straight to that movie.

    The remote feels really great.

    The search function has been very sluggish a few times, and blazing fast other times.

    Tivo Stream App crashed twice when going to it from main screen.

    Picture quality for some reason is better on the Tivo Stream 4K than my Xbox One on the YouTube TV app.

    So, there you go guys. Disappointed in the "Unified Guide" since I don't have SlingTV. I really wish they would have partnered with YouTube TV instead since they give unlimited cloud DVR. I'll add more if something big comes up. I am now on my way upstairs to install one of these on my wifes TV in the bedroom. BTW, setup is very easy. I hope everyone gets theirs soon!
     
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    Rikki_Rocket

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    @JeffInDFW - Thank you for posting your first impressions. I’m very glad to hear about the excellent picture quality, it seems like TiVo really focused on that.

    P.S. - Don’t let the wife trap you into doing something else around the house tonight. March on Soldier! You have almost completed your mission!
     
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    leiff

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    Why is that ethernet adapter particularly affordable as compared to other ethernet adapters?
     
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    cherry ghost

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    My scheduled delivery was for today all day yesterday and today but it just switched to “pending.” I think it got late and the guy wanted to go home. Oh well.
     
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    CMH

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    that's the wrong tude to have, you need complain and get compensation for them missing the delivery window
     
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    cwoody222

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    That’s what I am trying now with multiple FedEx deliveries.

    Problem is, the process to formally make a claim requires a fax or snail mail. Ridiculous.

    And even so, FedEx won’t owe YOU anything unless you paid for shipping.

    Chances are, they’ll just refund the shipper. And the shipper won’t refund to you since it’s not THEIR fault.

    Best you can do is take money out of FedEx’s pocket but you probably won’t get it put into yours.
     
  16. May 8, 2020 #1636 of 2219
    cwoody222

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    Actually usually that means your item was never actually out for delivery.

    It probably arrived at your distribution center so their system ASSUMED it would be out for delivery but it probably sat on a truck waiting to be unloaded for two days.

    THEN it was finally pending for delivery.

    The problem is a) they’re slow as shite and b) their tacking is grossly inaccurate.
     
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    CMH

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    complain to Tivo for compensation and i am sure they will complain to FedEx cause they paid for shipping and if FedEx missed the promised delivery window, then FedEx will refund Tivo
     
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    schatham

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    To anyone who has it set up, does HBO and Showtime integrate well?

    Also, lets get some screen shots this weekend for those of us who won't get theirs until next week.
     
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    cwoody222

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    There is no Showtime integration.

    Although some of their screenshots show “Black Monday” in a search result but that could be from Sling.
     

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