TiVo Stream 4K: Path to Perfection

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream 4K' started by babsonnexus, May 11, 2020.

  1. vurbano

    vurbano Member

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    I hope Tivo makes updates to this thing. WIthout OTA channels integrated into the guide then this thing is DOA and does not do the main thing they tout! which is eliminating the need to open other apps. I have one out for delivery to me today but Im not sure its worth hooking up without that.
     
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  2. yaggermr

    yaggermr New Member

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    Bravo! Way to put together something so well thought out! I hope they use this as a guide to help fix this device.
     
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  3. SugarBowl

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    'MyShows' should be sorted by record date, not air date (or whatever date it's using)
    'MyShows' does not always update and show the latest recordings
     
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  4. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Is that a fantasy list?

    Sent from my Galaxy S10
     
  5. babsonnexus

    babsonnexus Active Member

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    @CMH: either all in or in the parking lot, including some new items (mostly in the 50's)

    @stuart628: #55, #56 added

    @srazook and @vurbano: See 8-1, 8-2, 8-4, and 8-6, as well as 25

    @SugarBowl: #59 added
     
  6. Charles R

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    I agree. It's so far from reality it doesn't have any real value... not far from let's turn a Corvair into a Hypercar. :)
     
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  7. babsonnexus

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    Yes, we should try to focus on what can be done within the existing hardware/software to make the experience better. However, if some far future or fantasy ideas come up--especially ones that require different hardware or management structure or dictator-level control of the industry--we'll put them in the Parking Lot. Doesn't hurt to capture them, but we'll keep the main list fairly clean!
     
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  8. babsonnexus

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    A couple of small updates from the other threads. I encourage everyone to at least list their issue here, even if you have another thread to fully flesh it out!
     
  9. vurbano

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    OK this is interesting. Press guide button and you get the Tivo guide without locals. Start watching a channel and press the up pad button area and it brings up the sling guide on the bottom of the screen where you can select a favorite or an OTA channel or etc. SO you actually do not leave the Tivo app I guess. no need to use the circle button to launch the sling app. Perhaps you are jumping back and forth by using the guide button and the up pad. That is much more pallatable for me, I can live with that.
     
  10. pl1

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    The TiVo Stream 4K should be able to change HDMI Inputs within the device, as well as by voice control. That is how the Amazon Fire TV Devices work.

    The way it works with Amazon Fire TV is you can say "HDMI 1" or select the input (seen in the image below). Also, if you hit the HOME button it changes the streamer input to the HDMI of your choice.

    The TiVo Streamer 4K depends on the TV's input IR code. On some TV's, this means you need a second remote to select the input.

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    EDIT: The attached picture is of a Fire TV. The Fire Stick 4K does not show HDMI inputs, but you can say "HDMI 1" with the stick, or use the HOME key to bring it back to "HDMI 2".
     
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  11. schatham

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    Pressing up is the same as the guide, just in scroll view while being able to watch TV at the same time.
    Can you explain further what locals you get and from what source? I get 1 live local channel, NBC Boston and it's in my grid guide.
     
  12. RIKNIK

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    I have not been able to get Dolby Vision or HDR10 to work. As I was trying different settings Dolby Vision seems to work with 1080p and 4k30 if I turn the Full UHD off on my TV's input settings, but auto settings do not work at all. Actually, I don't think any HDR is working, it is just the forced HDR on the TIVO unit.
    I bought this because of the stated ability to pass 4k HDR programs. This unit is not ready for prime time. Very disappointed.
     
  13. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I know people had mentioned the Stream 4K using IR with the remote. I checked last night and sure enough it was. But mine was not controlling the TV with IR, it was controlling my Onkyo receiver. I initially thought is was using HDMI-CEC and controlling the TV. Since with HDMI-CEC whether I use volume or mute on the TV or receiver the result is the same. But I covered up the front of the Stream 4K remote and it wouldn't work, which meant it was using IR.
     
  14. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I would call the forced HDR an L1 bug.
     
  15. aaronwt

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    Air date works out better. Otherwise things will be out of broadcast order.
     
  16. babsonnexus

    babsonnexus Active Member

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    I put it in as both at #17-8. There's definitely a value to both methods, depending upon the person!
     
  17. BillyClyde

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    See this:

    Access Tivo Stream 4K Hidden A/V Menus
     
  18. vurbano

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    No pressing guide button brings up the full screen Tivo channel guide with sling channels, tivo+ channels and no local channels. Pressing up pad brings up SLingtv channel scroll guide with locals. 50 locals via Airtv2 unit
     
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  19. vurbano

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    i was amazed at the remote knowing how to control my Onkyo reciever without programming it somehow? INput button does nothing right now. I guess that needs to be programmed?
     
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  20. mattyro7878

    mattyro7878 Well-Known Member

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    I have given up ever expecting one remote to control everything I own. At least no remote provided with a product. It's not too much to ask to pick up a remote.
     
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