TiVo Stream 4k is NOW AVAILABLE

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  1. May 6, 2020 #61 of 371
    cybergrimes

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    HDHomeRun device can serve OTA to many Android TV apps like Emby, Plex or Channels DVR. I'm just mentioning anyway, this is well documented all over the web...
     
  2. May 6, 2020 #62 of 371
    mdavej

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    ... and Google Live Channels DVR. Not as powerful as Channels, but pretty decent for the price (free).
     
  3. May 6, 2020 #63 of 371
    cybergrimes

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    Good catch, forgot all about that.

    There's also Tablo with its own hardware but haven't kept up with it.

    Also reminds me there's some support for USB antenna tuners in Android TV but not sure if any USB-C adapters exist.
     
  4. May 6, 2020 #64 of 371
    wizziwig

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    To use the hdhomerun effectively, you need an Android device that handles interlaced broadcast content correctly. Many suffer from stutter or other playback artifacts.
     
  5. May 6, 2020 #65 of 371
    Triride44

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    Roku search will show a list from lowest to most expensive places to watch your shows.
     
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    ebockelman

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    I wonder if an AirTV 2 could be used to bring local channels into this in an integrated way (since AirTV brings OTA into the Sling guide).
     
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  7. May 6, 2020 #67 of 371
    cybergrimes

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    Is this still a thing? I've got a $70 "Jetstream 4K" from Walmart that plays 1080i broadcast TV without a hiccup.

    Never tried the slightly cheaper Mi Box.
     
  8. May 6, 2020 #68 of 371
    Noelmel

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    Actually in the interview he said just the Apple TV & Roku apps were put on hold. They presumably are still working on a fire tv / android version that will work with this... hopefully lol


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  9. May 6, 2020 #69 of 371
    Noelmel

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    According to what I’ve read you don’t have to go search at all. You just have shows in your watch list you like and hit play. It will just play the show. Not launch Netflix and you won’t see the Netflix logo. Not 100% sure that’s just the review I read. Mines coming Saturday we shall see


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  10. May 6, 2020 #70 of 371
    mattyro7878

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    Why make a purchase from such a pathetic company??
     
  11. May 6, 2020 #71 of 371
    wizziwig

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    Your player uses an Amlogic processor similar to the one used in this new Tivo device. Amlogic has some of the rare Android chips that handle interlaced MPEG2 and AVC correctly when paired with the right code. Hopefully Tivo decides to support these formats. It took ages to get Amazon to support them on the Firestick 4K and there are still issues.
     
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  12. May 7, 2020 #72 of 371
    Mike5454

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    I ordered one yesterday and paid for overnight delivery. Crazy I know but of course they shipped it via ground which is free. Trying to get refund has been impossible.
     
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    tommage1

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    Hmm, when they announced this product I thought it was advertised as going to be $50. REGULAR price. Now it's $70 and you have to order during a promo to get what was originally advertised as $50? Bottom line, when promo expires or they sell out it will be $70. Is it worth it, is it better than the other streaming devices out there (aren't most cheaper than $70?). I don't stream myself, as long the DVR function is working on my Tivos I doubt I will. But good to know as much as possible, already the DVR Tivos are getting buggy, instead of new features not so good things being added (like pre-rolls) and things breaking, getting worse not better.
     
  14. May 7, 2020 #74 of 371
    tommage1

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    Order another one and take standard free shipping. Use this one until that one arrives. Then return the original for a full refund (I assume they refund the shipping too). They pay for the return shipping I think. Hassle, yes, but the principle of the thing, if you paid for overnight and did not get it it should be EASY to get a refund, if not make them pay for it one way or another.
     
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  15. May 7, 2020 #75 of 371
    Mikeguy

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    As far as I recall, it was always publicized to cost $70 but with an initial $50 limited promotional release.
    According to the marketing info. fine print, the consumer pays the return shipping for a return under TiVo's 30-day-guarantee policy. In practice, though, I don't know if that has been followed--e.g. for a return of a TiVo DVR, which could be costly? (Perhaps the cost/size could factor in here, in TiVo's discretion.) I'd love to know if TiVo offers free return shipping, in practice, for the Stream 4K--it would encourage trying it out.
     
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    fredi

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    I'm sure it won't support AT&T Watch TV, but if it did I'd get one.
     
  17. May 7, 2020 #77 of 371
    tommage1

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    I had to return a Tivo, a lifetime Roamio Plus that did not work when I got it (returned for refund not exchange). They did cover the return shipping. Of course my scenario was for a device that did not work, they BETTER cover the return shipping. For something you just don't like, well who knows?

    I did return another, a different lifetime Roamio Plus that starting having issues, they replaced it for $49 (which was nice of them since it was out of warranty, I won't get into them making most their money off selling your history, I was happy to get a functioning device). They paid for the return shipping on that one too.

    If shipping weight under 1lb returning a 4K would be fairly cheap first class. Though no insurance included automatically with first class.

    Oh yeah, the title of the article about the stream said $50 "TiVo Launches $50 Streaming Video Player to Take On Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV". But when you actually read the article it did mention $50 only for the initial release.
     
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  18. May 7, 2020 #78 of 371
    omelet1978

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    Got a couple of questions if anyone knows:

    1. External Hard Drive Support? Can you hook up an external hard drive via the USB C port and play MP4 videos? I have a 4TB movie collection.

    2. Disney+ and Spotify--Are they available on the Android App Store?
     
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    stuart628

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    #1. no one knows for sure right now...probably not but I wont say for sure
    #2. Yes they are, and this list says Disney+ is integrated into tivo app
    Stream 4K Setup
     
  20. May 7, 2020 #80 of 371
    omelet1978

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    Thank you. Also, is SlingTv still doing the 200 hour DVR with Tivo and is the remote backlit? I'm looking at Tivo's website but not seeing anything on that.
     
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