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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by wco81, Mar 10, 2021.
28.6 + 37.5 + 10.7 + 14.3 + 8.9 + 30.4 + 16.1 + 23.2 + 1.8 For a total of 171.5%
Yep. I have a Fire TV that I’ve used once in 3 years but didn’t add it to the poll since it really doesn’t reflect usage.
I mainly use my Roku 3.
I use my Chromecast (1st version of round one) sometimes and I use Apple TV 4K not that much. I probably use my Chromecast w/Google TV (one w/remote) the least.
I dislike the remote on the Apple TV 4K and I'm not wedded to the Apple ecosystem.
I have some funky sound issues w/the Chromecast w/Google TV maybe because it's hooked up to a HDMI switch box then to a receiver. Sometimes, there's no sound and I have to futz w/it to get the sound working.
I chose the three platforms I regularly use, not just one. If the OP wanted to limit us to 1 each, they should have built the poll that way.
Have a Roku Ultra LT in the main room hooked to ethernet (due to my wifi issues I've spoken about)
Roku Streaming Stick+ in the bedroom
Good catch. As of the time of my post with a total of 111 votes cast:
AppleTV (19) 17.1%
Roku (26) 23.4%
Tivo DVR (7) 6.3%
Tivo Stream 4K (10) 9.0%
Nvidia Shield/Shield Pro (7) 6.3%
Fire TV Devices (17) 15.3%
Google ChromeCast or Google TV (10) 9.0%
Smart TV (14) 12.6%
Other (1) 0.9%
It's going to be over 100% because people have several devices and are choosing more than one in the poll.
Just ignore the automatic percentages and do the math based on total votes like kokishin did.
AppleTV 4K. It doesn’t record (obviously), but it does search through most apps to find steaming programs.
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Yeah, I mostly use the Apple TV.
But I've also got a Chromecast w/GTV on the spare TV (and, when I'm traveling, I'll use that). It gets light usage.
I have/use the TiVo Stream 4k. It was cheap, has a remote that also controls volume, and is 4k.
yeah something is not right. im guessing...THE MATH!
on my big tv, the TV's built in apps. They're actually pretty good (for streaming, as I've said a million times, you don't get good transport controls in streaming).
in my bedroom, an Apple TV.
I very very very very rarely use the ones in my Tivo, largely because of the looooooong startup time. But I still have some OnePasses set as recording + streaming, mostly to 'remind' me that some show I like is available streaming.. (Actually for old shows more often than new shows.)
Using the TV's apps actually gets me closer to the ultimate.. not having to switch TV inputs. Pre-Tivo, I even used to use a VCR with coax connection to the TV even though I knew I wouldn't get stereo audio that way, because I wouldn't have to change inputs (and then, changing inputs was essentially instantaneous, unlike now).. I could just turn on/off the VCR's video output to use the coax in to the TV's tuner.
So maybe not definitive but the three most popular options chosen in the poll are the least expensive, Roku, Fire TV and Smart TV apps.
Which is understandable but in Tivocommunity?
You know, where people pay $400 for Lifetime Service on top of the hardware?
Maybe a bit short on cash after buying Tivo gear and service?
I have a couple of Roku units, an Apple TV and a Tivo Stream 4k (hooked up to the same TV as the Apple TV). We rarely watch the TV's with the Roku and use the Apple TV regularly. I find that I just don't like the interface of the Tivo, so I rarely use it.
My primary is the built in apps in my LG OLED, backed up by the TiVo 4K streamer attached to that set.
In my office (second bedroom) is our old 720p 27" original HDTV, which is fed by a TiVo Mini, along with an older HD Roku.
We have a Samsung SmartTV but did not like the interface on their Amazon Prime app. Turns out our stand-alone Sony Blu-Ray player has a very good one. (We only stream the one service)
Conclusion:- Tivo users cannot do math/statistics.
What's so hard to understand?
I bought my Roamio Pro (2014, with lifetime) and two Mini's specifically to save money versus paying monthly rental fees to Comcast for their inferior DVR's. I know I've saved beaucoup bucks over the years with my Tivo gear. And I don't use Comcast internet and even if I did, I'd buy my own modem/router to avoid paying their rental fees to save money.
I own two FTV 4K sticks and an older 2K Stick because I'm a Prime member and the FTV ecosystems is vastly superior to the Tivo ecosystem. Amazon Prime includes a ton of no extra charge music and videos so again, I save money.
I may buy a Roku someday since the FTV ecosystem is a subset of the Roku ecosystem. However, I've been able to get the FTV Sticks usually at 40%~50% off their usual selling price.
Unfortunately that lifetime services doesn't have anything to do with streaming apps. I used to use my Tivo to stream MLB games, but Tivo decided to retire that app. As for the one they still support, they are just a subset which required me to get another device, which besides supporting a significantly larger number of services, also has better version of the apps for the ones where they overlap.