Watch Tivo from another home

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by jeff363, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. jmpivo

    jmpivo Felxer

    Mar 21, 2005
    Bon Air, VA


    Good point... the quality was better than expected but given, I mainly stream SyFy SD and not the HD channel. I did bring an SD stream to a crawl one night while downloading a Linux .iso file to my main 'puter... bad choice. My vid stream is normally the only active session except for the usual bursty broadcast traffic. Imho HAVA rox, for the price!
    -later -jeff.
    p.s. all cat5 plus wireless-g to my laptop.
  2. ciscokid

    ciscokid Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    I have had a Hava Platinum HD for about a year. I bought it and it's at my son's home in Philly. I live in Tampa and can now watch all of the Eagles', Phillies' and Flyers' games now. My wife can also watch the Mummers Parade in it's entirety on New Years Day. The picture quality is very good, just slightly less than standard def TV and I watch it on a 61" Plasma set so I cab see the difference but it is VR watchable. I'm not sure about the stability of the SLingbox unit but I can honesly say we watched the ENTIRE 10 hours paade without any interruptins at all. I bought mine on ebay from for about 9 bucks delivered.

    My vote is the Hava unit!
  3. jrm01

    jrm01 New Member

    Oct 17, 2003
    At $9.00 it would be everyones vote.
  4. jgaermom

    jgaermom Member

    Oct 22, 2005
    I have a slingbox (nonhd) and a hava. I find that bandwidth when I am traveling at a hotel is not good enough to stream HD and that the slingbox has a lot more trouble streaming than the Hava. The slingbox has lots of pauses and drops where the hava doesn't .
  5. jeffcamp

    jeffcamp New Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    park city Ut.


    Is it safe to assume that you have to wait for the program to finish recording before you can transfer it with the slingbox or hava/ monsoon. also is there any way to get around the copy protection thing. seems like more and more programing is becoming non transferable between tevo boxes.
  6. csm10495

    csm10495 Badoop Badoop!

    Nov 15, 2008
    No, with either device, you are streaming whatever is outputted by the TiVo in just about real time. So you can watch a program while it's recording. Also when using a component cable, there (in my case) is never any copy protection problems
  7. 84lion

    84lion Member

    Jan 22, 2009
    Another vote for the Hava Platinum HD. I haven't tried the Slingbox but for the price the Hava does the job. Video quality over the internet (e.g. - remote location viewing) is not HD but viewing it over your home network it's very good. Remote viewing is certainly watchable, might have some freezing or stuttering but as I say it gets the job done - and you can control your Tivo remotely using a virtual remote in the Hava PC Player viewer, which is kinda cool.
  8. barbeedoll

    barbeedoll New Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    A vote for Slingbox. Have watched my home TiVo on iPhone, iPad, and laptop all over the world.

    If you travel places w/ a weak wi/fi signal, a $99 Apple Airport Express is about 4"x4" and automatically sets up a stronger signal by plugging to the wall and to the hotel Ethernet cable.

    Set up once, then just plug it in.


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