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

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  1. stuart628

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    I am in ohio (akron) and ordered on release day and got free shipping and they were here Saturday


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  2. BillyClyde

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    I would check your order emails from TiVo. I don’t think it’s FedEx’s fault. I also paid for 2 day shipping, but TiVo changed it to ground shipping without asking or contacting me, nor refunding the extra money it cost!

    I called them to complain when I noticed this and the lady said they had tons of people calling to complain about this. So it sounds like TiVo screwed up somehow, not FedEx.
     
  3. mattyro7878

    mattyro7878 Well-Known Member

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    Do not have cece enabled on my receiver. Something else going on.
     
  4. Mikeguy

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    Except when they forget to send it to you and get you to sign it. :rolleyes:
     
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    Although the 5-1/2 weeks for 2 bags of candy from Amazon.com was pushing it. o_O
     
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  6. foghorn2

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    If you sub to sling and have the Airtv ota tuner, its not on the Tivo Guide, but if you are watching a sling channel, hit the up button and the locals will appear in the strip.

    To watch a recorded ota program, go to My Shows, choose a cloud recording, it will take you the the native sling interface and from there yyou can go to DVR and choose the OTA recordings.

    Its a big mess. They have a lot of work to do.
     
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  7. Mikeguy

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    Do be sure to contact TiVo for a refund of the shipping--a shipping screw-up on the TiVo/FedEx end, of which TiVo is aware (and for which TiVo is giving refunds).
     
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  8. Dan203

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    So the locals don’t show in the TiVo guide?
     
  9. JeffInDFW

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    I've been watching YouTubeTV on my Xbox One for two months. My wife walked in last night and said, "WOW. That looks amazing! What did you change?". I'm now using the Tivo Stream 4K to watch YouTube TV. Yeah, the improvement in PQ is huge over the Xbox One.
     
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  10. smark

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    No.
     
  11. foghorn2

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    No, and that sucks! Also the ota recordings dont either, I posted the workaround.
    Also the sling app on this device is different than the one on their own AirTV Mini 4k, the Tivo one looks identical to the FTV version.
     
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  12. ellinj

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    I Got mine setup, A couple of things I noticed in the ten minutes or so that I played with it. Netflix integration seems a bit wonky,searching for Jessica Jones gave me no option to add the show to my list. Doing the same for Community did allow me to add that show. Xfinity doesn't allow you to use HBO Go. (^$%$%#) on android devices.

    Overall I think it has potential but this is clearly MVP.
     
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  13. cybergrimes

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    She liked the forced HDR?
     
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  14. aaronwt

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    Its a huge step back from my other devices since they will properly show SDR content in SDR. Instead of showing it in fake HDR like the Stream 4k is doing.

    Sent from my Galaxy S10
     
  15. morac

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    Wait the Stream shows everything in HDR? That seems like a big defect as I’m pretty sure Android TV doesn’t do that, at least my Sony doesn’t. I don’t think any of the other streaming devices do that, or at least there is an option to not do so.
     
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  16. cybergrimes

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    I don't know, I have a Jetstream 4K device that has a few SDR->HDR and HDR->SDR options but they don't seem to do anything. Sometimes when I reboot it the menu looks like over saturated fake HDR until I start playing some SDR content, then back to the menu and it's correctly SDR. I think Nvidia as an OEM has put a lot of work into getting HDR right for it's device, it's not just Android TV getting it right out of the box for any OEM that uses an HDR capable chipset.

    Has anyone tried the Stream on an SDR only TV? or setting it to 1080p output? I'm curious if that changes any of this forced HDR business.
     
  17. morac

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    Your TV should be able to tell you if the input video content is HDR or not. Mine can.
     
  18. ellinj

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    anyone having their tv turn on randomly since installing the stream?
     
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  19. aaronwt

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    Yes. My Sony Android TV, Shield TVs, and Rockbox Android box all do not have forced HDR. So I'm hoping that TiVo quickly addresses it. But they really should not have released it with forced HDR to begin with. But then Apple did the same thing with the ATV 4K, and they have a ton of resources at their disposal.
     
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  20. foghorn2

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    I think all this forced HDR stuff and the fact that you cant hardware decode MPEG2 is related. The AirTv Mini 4K has no such issues.
     

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