Which is best for out-of-home streaming for live channels?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by buscuitboy, Mar 18, 2014.

Which is best for live streaming outside of home?

Poll closed Jul 9, 2015.
  1. TiVO Stream

    8 vote(s)
    17.4%
  2. Slingbox

    34 vote(s)
    73.9%
  3. Belkin @ TV

    2 vote(s)
    4.3%
  4. Vulkano

    2 vote(s)
    4.3%
  5. another not listed

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

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    Hmm, I wonder what they are? I have both and I think the 500 was the one that is poorly designed. Including HDMI input made the setup much more complicated than it needed to be since you can't actually stream anything from a TiVo over it. So you still need to use component. Granted I never use the local media options of the 500 so HDMI pass-thru seems pointless for me.

    I've never had to manually reboot my 350 but have had to several times on my 500 due to it not being available for streaming. Other than that, both the 350 and 500 are much more stable products than previous Slingboxes. Plus, they are much easier to setup now.
     
  2. jimmypowder

    jimmypowder New Member

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    Freezes all the time

    Garbage
     
  3. CrispyCritter

    CrispyCritter Purple Ribbon Wearer

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    Yes, we have established that YOUR stream doesn't work for you. That means very little for anybody else, given your comments.
     
  4. jimmypowder

    jimmypowder New Member

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    It works .Sometimes. The picture is TERRIBLE! Audio quality is TERRIBLE!
    sounds like someone trying to talk underwater.

    Cant work on 4g/lte .My LTE Slingbox streaming in a busy mall was much better then Tivo Stream on wifi.

    Cant watch premium channels or DOWNLOAD them on Tivo Stream.
     
  5. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    hdmi with HDCP was the entire reason I never even considered the Slingbox 500 when it launched. Instead I got the Slingbox 350 when it launched since I knew that the analog inputs would be all I would be able to use anyway with what I wanted to watch over the SLingbox.

    It was certainly an excellent upgrade over my HAva HD Platinum that I had been using for many years.

    My only complaint about going to the Slingbox 350 over the Hava HD Platinum is that you can only view the Slingbox 350 from one device. With my Hava HD I could view it concurrently from multiple devices remotely. But the Hava HD was also only SD. So I'll take the Slingbox 350 with HD and only one stream over the HAva HD Platinum with SD and multiple streams.
     
  6. jimmypowder

    jimmypowder New Member

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    I want the Tivo Stream to surpass the Slingbox but right now it's not even close .

    The Tivo Stream is a bad product , IMO . At the moment .

    If they improve the software , it could end up being just as good or better .

    I just don't see the effort from Tivo but they sure have marketed the feature a lot .

    Jimmy -dictator of television. Ooh streaming
     
  7. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Well it could certainly help the TiVo Stream if they provided Android support. Then people like me could actually try out the Stream. But as it stands there is no way I will ever use the TiVo Stream as long as it is only supported by Apple products. Since I have never owned an Apple product and have yet to try one that I truly liked. (Well at least as far as portable products.)
     
  8. tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Well-Known Member

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    And when are they going to add support for Windows? What about support for Roku? Most likely never. Slingbox already has both. I love TiVo, but the TiVo stream will never come anywhere close to touching the Slingbox unless you are an Apple junkie.
     

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