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

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  1. May 9, 2020 #1641 of 2219
    cyterio

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    I can confirm that Channels DVR plays back at original quality on the TiVo Stream 4K just fine.

    I received my device on Friday and my initial impression is that it has potential. I hope they continue to improve the TiVo app on this device and allow additional streaming providers access to the GUIDE. I still use a cable card from Comcast and run everything through a HD Homerun and Channels DVR. How awesome would it be if they added access to the HD Homerun as a source?

    Has anyone else had issues with the main Android TV home screen not loading after leaving an app? When I hit the circle (home) button on the remote, I just get a black screen. I can hit the TIVo button or Netflix button and it will open those, but I can’t get back to the home screen unless I reset the box.

    Is there a remote control command I can hit to reset the box? Or is the only way to reboot it by pulling the usb power?


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  2. May 9, 2020 #1642 of 2219
    stuart628

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    That would be ideal if I can’t have my tivo...especially since channels has tv everywhere access!!!


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  3. May 9, 2020 #1643 of 2219
    manhole

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    My Channels DVR on my NAS streams recorded and live OTA broadcasts encoded with MPEG2 to my Apple TV over WiFi just fine. I don’t see why TiVo couldn’t do the same thing to the Stream 4K.
     
  4. May 9, 2020 #1644 of 2219
    stuart628

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    It can what we are discussing is tivo putting channels dvr in the tivo app/guide...keep up man :)


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  5. May 9, 2020 #1645 of 2219
    osu1991

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    I had that when I first set it up. After it did a system update and restart it’s worked fine.


    Edit: gear icon on top right > device preferences > about is where the restart button is along with the system update button or scroll down from device preferences to reset the device to factory.
     
  6. May 9, 2020 #1646 of 2219
    aaronwt

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    Maybe because it only has a 100Mb/s ethernet port? No idea. I will use wireless since I will typically get much higher throughput with wireless AC from my devices than a 100Mb/s Ethernet connection can get.
     
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    morac

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    So I’m curious if anyone knows if Tivo built this so Dolby Vision works with Sony TVs or they screwed it up like they did with the Edge?
     
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  8. May 9, 2020 #1648 of 2219
    Seth141

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    So I received it today and although I think it does have a lot of potential, mine keeps crashing NONSTOP. Is anyone else having this problem?
     
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    mrizzo80

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    The overall device itself, like it reboots? Or apps are crashing?

    I assume there’s no way to force it to look for software updates?

    How is this thing powered? Via TV USB or external power? Use the latter if available because USB isn’t always enough to power devices.
     
  10. May 9, 2020 #1650 of 2219
    mrizzo80

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    I think mine will show up tomorrow. I was very doubtful it would the day I bought it, but it arrived in the outer suburbs of my city today.
     
  11. May 9, 2020 #1651 of 2219
    Alberto Hamade

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    What does the display setting "4k-smpte" do? Is it 23.976?

    I think it might be 4096x2160
     
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  12. May 9, 2020 #1652 of 2219
    Lenonn

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    This isn’t going to work on my living room television. The television in question is a Panasonic P50ST50 (inherited from my brother when he got a new television) with only three HDMI ports. The Stream 4K helped me realize that port 3 is dead while port 2 is iffy at best.
     
  13. May 9, 2020 #1653 of 2219
    Pokemon_Dad

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    Here's at least a partial answer, and someone you can ask: https://www.tivocommunity.com/co...post-12043992
     
  14. May 9, 2020 #1654 of 2219
    cwoody222

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    So Stream for me today. FedEx confirmed even though it's saying delivering by EOD it's sitting on a tractor trailer... where it's been since 10:30am.

    And they claim they don't deliver on Sundays so my next hope is Monday.

    I seriously wish you could pick your delivery carrier. I would NEVER pick FedEx.
     
  15. May 9, 2020 #1655 of 2219
    Seth141

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    Not the device itself. In particular when using the TiVo stream app. I did have it Plugged into the usb at first and then changed it to the wall. It might be happening less now but still is happening.
     
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    foghorn2

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    Scooter Scott

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    Just got mine today and I may have it replace my Roku as a secondary device. I use channels DVR as well and so far it seems to work just fine with that. I would love to see some tighter integration with the TiVo remote but still waiting to see what the devs to test the device themselves.
     
  18. May 9, 2020 #1658 of 2219
    Hamstring

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    Mine won’t turn off when plugged into my receiver. I turn the tv off and TiVo stream turns everything back on.
     
  19. May 9, 2020 #1659 of 2219
    Mikeguy

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    You might consider an inexpensive HDMI switch--attach it to your TV, and you have an expanded number of HDMI ports. I don't think that many TVs ever have come with enough HDMI ports. :rolleyes:

    Amazon.com : hdmi switch
     
  20. May 9, 2020 #1660 of 2219
    cwoody222

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    I tried to complain to TiVo via their chat, just to let them know their delivery partner failed.

    They told me the unit hadn’t shipped yet. So they’re more clueless that FedEx.
     
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