TIVO OOH simply doesn't work...unreliable at best. Solution=Slingbox.

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream' started by dean glaser, Aug 22, 2018.

  1. dean glaser

    dean glaser New Member

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    I've had Tivos since 2004, I'm on my 7th & 8th Tivos (both Bolts).
    Bottom line, after "lifetime service agreements" that dissolve with product support so goes OOH.
    After nearly a year I can occasionally get either of my Bolts to stream content whether live or canned.
    The reliable solution = my 15 year old Slingbox.
     
  2. Sep 5, 2018 #2 of 10
    nuraman00

    nuraman00 Member

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    Have you ever had issues with your Slingbox, either in network our out of home?
     
  3. Sep 6, 2018 #3 of 10
    dean glaser

    dean glaser New Member

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    nope.
    no issues with Slingbox.
    no issues with Plex.
    nor smarthome devices...i can re-boot my sprinkler system from 2000 miles away.

    I've slung code for 30yrs, the quantity/calender of user complaints on this topic suggests to me that functional streaming may be a sell point for Tivo but there's apparently not much pressure for Tivo to deliver on something other products under my roof can provide.
     
  4. Sep 6, 2018 #4 of 10
    nuraman00

    nuraman00 Member

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    Why does Slingbox work better than Tivo Stream?
     
  5. Sep 6, 2018 #5 of 10
    nuraman00

    nuraman00 Member

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    Can you use Plex with Tivo to stream recordings or live TV, for out of home streaming?
     
  6. dean glaser

    dean glaser New Member

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    I'm not aware of a Plex->Tivo interface ie Plex running a Tivo plugin for a live stream; I don't see it out there.
    Sure, Plex can point to Tivo downloads in a folder but that's not what Tivo advertises.

    Re the "other direction" Tivo->Plex...Plex has been available via my Tivo's for years but that's entirely off point.
     
  7. mdavej

    mdavej Well-Known Member

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    Resolution is better, copy protected content isn't blocked, can run any app (Netflix, etc.), more reliable, cheaper and easier to buy and set up.

    But, the Stream has a much better interface (easier to navigate and control) and doesn't interfere with local viewing of the Tivo like Slingbox does. Also, Tivo has claimed they will eventually release a new (hopefully improved) app for it that runs on Fire TV. For those reasons, I keep both.
     
  8. nuraman00

    nuraman00 Member

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    Is the Slingbox cheaper? Because I was looking at a Slingbox 500.

    If I were to pick one to try, Slingbox 500 or a used Tivo Stream, which should I try?

    I want out of home streaming. But I also want something that works. I don't want to have to spend a lot of time trying to figure out why out of home streaming worked yesterday, but not today. (If that is a problem).

    Would sports on cable channels and such be copy protected?
     
  9. Steve

    Steve TiVowner since 1999

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    Different experience here. I probably watch as much streamed content on iPads and my iPhone as I do directly from my Bolt+ or minis. Generally works very well for me in-home and out of home.

    My only gripe is OOH is limited to one simultaneous stream. My wife’s been hospitalized since mid-July, and it’s sometimes frustrating not being able to watch two different shows when we’re together in her room.

    No commercial skip either, but 30-skips can be “stacked”.
     
  10. mdavej

    mdavej Well-Known Member

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    Looks like you're right about price. They've gone through the roof since I got my 350 for $69 a few years ago.

    I never watch sports and have no copy protected content over antenna, so I couldn't tell you.
     

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