TiVo Stream 4k is NOW AVAILABLE

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream 4K' started by cwoody222, May 6, 2020.

  1. schatham

    schatham Well-Known Member

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    It works like pause,ff, and rw on some apps. On Sling TV stuff it brings up a on screen menu for FF, rw and pause. You just use that.
     
  2. Pokemon_Dad

    Pokemon_Dad Ruler of Unown UI

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    More on apps disabling, and other tips: https://community.getchannels.com/t/.../78
     
  3. aaronwt

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    I noticed last night that the TiVo and Netflix app are stuck as the first and second apps on the list. I was trying to move the Reelgood app to the first position. But I could not move it past the Netflix app.
     
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  4. Pokemon_Dad

    Pokemon_Dad Ruler of Unown UI

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    Apparently you'd have to disable TiVo features to do that. See the fourth bullet in the link I posted above. Then see Here's How to De-Tivo Your Stream + Speed It Up
     
  5. aaronwt

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    I'm not at the point of doing that yet. The STream 4K has already been pretty quick in my use. But if I can't get rid of the forced HDR and have it automatically switch between SDR, HDR10, and DV, disabling the TiVo features won't do me any good.
     
  6. Pokemon_Dad

    Pokemon_Dad Ruler of Unown UI

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    Heh, I'm not even at the point of buying one yet. I stopped paying TiVo just to be a beta tester a long time ago. But I do appreciate seeing all the reports here.
     
  7. Furmaniac

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    Many things on Amazon Prime won't go on your My Shows list no matter how hard you try. Many things I have in my Prime watchlist I searched for on the TiVo stick. It didn't find them, or found them on Google Play Movies but not on Prime, and you can't add to the My sShows list if it's only on Google Play movies. So far it's a big disappointment to me.
    This morning I had to reboot the thing because pressing the round home button brought me to a blank screen. The reboot fixed it but now I wonder how often I'm going to have to do that.
    Roku and the fire stick contain hundreds if not thousands of apps. This seems to contain just a few. Again, I'm very disappointed.
     
  8. DeltaOne

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    Here's a review of the TiVo Stream 4K from a tech guy with a popular YouTube channel.

    Run length about 14 minutes. The good news? The remote is okay. The bad news? Everything else.

     
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  9. omelet1978

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    Overall my impressions are positive in that it a unified inbox for Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and SlingTv. Seems about as basic as it can be through. Just curious, why are there numbers on the remote when SlingTV and virtually all streaming services don’t use numbers?

    Also, is there a way to import “My List” from Netflix into the “My Shows” on the Tivo Stream app?
     
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  10. moyekj

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    Not sure either, but it does give a bunch of extra buttons that can be re-mapped to something more useful.
     
  11. nyjklein

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    Anyone figure out yet if you can connect to the Stream4K over the network for remote control purposes?

    Jeff
     
  12. jimpmc

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    There is an Android (phone) app made by Google that allows for Remote Control of Android TV:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.tv.remote

    The nice thing with that is you can also use Voice typing from your phone for input boxes in any app (as opposed to Google Assistant) instead of using the onscreen keyboard with the remote. You can also type on your phone using it's keyboard which I find to be a lot quicker than typing with a remote.
     
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  13. BillyClyde

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    I think he was really harsh on it and was incorrect on some stuff. He seemed to hate due to mostly lack of some Plex things he personally does, so if you aren’t engrained into the Plex stuff or care so much about those issues, most of what he hates is moot.

    One of the things he said doesn’t work is using an ethernet adapter, but mine worked as soon as I plugged it in without any issues whatsoever.

    Also, the forced HDR isn’t as bad as everyone is making it out to be. I already posted a link to someone explaining it and why it happens and how to fix it. As soon as I followed what it said it worked and looked really good, especially when I tried it on my new OLED which supports Dolby Vision, apparently the old version since he reported the Sony version isn’t working, just like on the Edge.
     
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  14. aaronwt

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    Wait? So you have a way to turn off forced HDR, and also have it automatically switch between HDR10, SDR, and DOlby Vision? Because that would be the only way I could turn off forced HDR. Since the majority of content I watch uses HDR10 or DOlby Vision. But I also still watch a large percentage of SDR content. Not to mention that the menus should also be in SDR. Forced HDR is the entire reason I've decided to return my Stream 4K units in a couple of weeks if it is not fixed. Or at least if they can tell me a fix is coming. But right now tech support has been clueless with the support tickets I've made.
     
  15. BillyClyde

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    No. It’s a way to make it look better. I turned off forced priority of Dolby Vision and made it HDR and the image was no longer washed out and looked great.
     
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    I think he was asking if there is a way to turn off forced Dolby Vision and HDR so that it happens automatically only when needed? At the moment is this available under the developer options? Or under developer options it is it simply possible to turn everything off
     
  17. mattyro7878

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    This guy Lon previewed the crappiest box ever and then says its not that bad. He dislikes stuff the box was not designed to do. Ethernet? Didnt see it in the set up guide. Troubles with Plex? Too bad. HDR issues? Hopefully they will be fixed. Like I saud he crapped on it and then during the video he was like "i like that" "thats pretty cool". I dont know what to make of this review other than he said "dont buy it".
     
  18. aaronwt

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    I never had an issue of being washed out, except for local HDR content from Plex. Which the Stream 4k isn't the best option for that anyway. Since it can't handle lossless codecs. But my issue was the forced HDR from SDR content which is way too bright. As well as menus that are too bright with forced HDR. Whether DV or HDr10.
     
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  19. moyekj

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    Yes essentially he crapped on what the box wasn't really intended to do, and praised what it was intended to, but what TiVo intended to do is probably the biggest fail - just doesn't work as advertised and too many holes in TiVo streaming data which they have had many years to try and fix and have not done so.
     
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  20. dadrepus

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    Been playing around for a couple of days. For $50 not a bad first effort. Hopefully it will improve with updates. I wonder what the sales figures are? I recently saw it advertised on DEALNEWS.com so there's that!
     

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