TiVo Stream 4k is NOW AVAILABLE

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  1. Skankboy

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    I am using the supplied USB power adapter.
     
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  2. aaronwt

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    Yes I've seen how good it can look and how terrible it can look. And when you try to use fake HDR with overly compressed content, like cable and much OTA content, it looks like ass. But then if you also calibrate the fake HDR, then you also need a calibration for real HDR. Since the two calibrations would be different. And typically a TV input cannot do that. I mean what are you going to do, change all the settings every time you switch between fake HDR and real HDR? That would be a PITA. SInce I am normally switching between SDR content, HDR10 content, and Dolby Vision content many times a day. And to do that from one device that is constantly sending out the same HDR format would mean changing a bunch of settings constantly.

    Because the calibration settings for real DV content is different from fake DV with HDR10 content which is also different from fake DV with SDR content. And the calibration for real HDR10 content is different from the calibration settings for fake HDR10 with DV content which is also different than fake HDR10 with SDR content.
     
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  3. mattyro7878

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    I'm watching the Simpsons on 4k and dd+. I am in heaven. I know it's not really 4I but...
     
  4. mattyro7878

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    My guy showed up in an Enterprise rental truck.
     
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    Why is my Shiwtime in PCM?? I am no longer in heaven. No settings for audioso I guess we get what we get.
     
  6. Dan203

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    There are some audio options if you go to settings, device settings, all the way to the bottom and click more settings.
     
  7. The Jake

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    Regarding IR Control from the Remote. I couldn't find a menu for this, but if you hold the TiVo Button and the Power Button, the red light will blink. Then enter 4 numbers. Each time you enter a number it will flash, and it will flash 3 times after the last digit. Just like a normal TiVo remote.

    Without a menu to tell you which 4 digits correspond to your TV maker, it is kind of hard, but I got lucky and the 4 digits I entered worked for my TV.

    One thing about the remote-- does anyone else's remote rattle when you shake it. My guess is there's a weight in there that's loose. It does't feel broken, just like there's a little play for a weight to wiggle around.
     
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  8. mdavej

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    That's probably just a motion switch to wake it when you pick it up. Nothing to worry about.

    Could you please post the make of your TV and the code you entered? That would tell us if it uses Tivo codes or some other universal remote codes.

    Thanks
     
  9. omelet1978

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    I just went into the settings and did not see any option to just record 1 or 2 episodes of a program with SlingTV. That’s a long time option Tivo has and I was hoping the Tivo Stream would have it.

    SlingTV is a 50 hour DVR. So for example, Morning Joe on MSNBC is a 3 hour long program. Every morning the show is new, so if you record it it fills up your SlingTV DVR in a couple of weeks and other recordings are deleted as a result.
     
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  10. schatham

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    It's not in settings, go into the DVR open a show folder and it's in their on the Roku app. You set it for each show.
     
  11. aaronwt

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    Some apps I tried were only outputting in stereo pcm instead of 5.1 DD+. Like CBS All Access.

    Sent from my Galaxy S10
     
  12. BillyClyde

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    That’s not the experience I read about. I also played with it a little with my AppleTV. It seems what you’re saying isn’t true if done properly.

    To each his own though.
     
  13. lparsons21

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    Unfortunately most streaming apps only do stereo. The only live streaming service that does 5.1 on some channels that I’m aware of is ATT TV and ATT TV Now.

    I’ve yet to find a channel specific streaming app that does anything but stereo.
     
  14. Dan203

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    I wonder if the search works like on regular TiVo remotes?

     
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  15. SugarBowl

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    I’ve noticed the remote doesn’t always send a command. I press the remote button but the light on the remote does not light up.


    Also had problems pushing the’O’ to go to android home but I would only get a black screen.
     
  16. aaronwt

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    Definitely when the ATV was forced it was different with different content. And I've seen the same thing with the Stream 4K.

    Sent from my Galaxy S10
     
  17. aaronwt

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    I was just referencing apps in general, not the live streaming apps.

    Sent from my Galaxy S10
     
  18. Rikki_Rocket

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    In TiVo Stream when you add a Show to My Shows, the “options” choice is displayed where you can choose 1) This episode only, 2) New Episodes, 3) All Episodes.
    That’s the closest thing I’ve found. That doesn’t help you for Morning Joe. In future they need to make it so we can save to our TiVo DVRs.
     
  19. Mikeguy

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    Lol--in the future, TiVo needs to make it so the TiVo Stream 4K can access TiVo DVRs to begin with. :D
     
  20. ptcfast2

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    It works. But like, when you save it - the remote won't actually do anything with it. I can definitely do a code search like other Tivo Remotes, and I find the correct code just fine, save it by pressing the middle "Enter" button, but then it refuses to use the code that I was entered/stored.

    There's definitely something wonky here and I'd love to hear other experiences. The same seems to work for Input switching as well - you can enter a separate code for that button like any other Tivo remote, but same results. I'm not sure why it refuses to use the auto search code, even though it behaves exactly as any other Tivo Remote.

    Either way, it's a bit frustrating that there's not information on how to program the remote. Since it's IR, that's inexcusable.

    EDIT: Got a bit farther here...

    Use code search via the same process described here: Tivo Customer Support Community

    Then, when you find a code that works, press the center select button on the remote to save it. However, once you do this it will refuse to work unless the remote is in "pairing mode" (Tivo Button + Back). If you put the remote in that mode temporarily the code will work for about 10 seconds, and then stop working as connecting to the Stream seems to disable manually entered codes.

    At least give a toggle to let us choose if we want the stupid magic Tivo option or manual IR...sigh...
     
    Last edited: May 10, 2020
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