Which TiVo to get

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by KWN1965, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    Not with a Roamio (or even Bolt) OTA, especially when getting a deal (e.g. a refurb from the TiVo "outlet" or WeaKnees, or a special offering). And YouTube TV keeps things for 9 months--golly, gee! My TiVo keeps things forever. ;)
    Oh, now, let's get real.
     
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  2. KWN1965

    KWN1965 New Member

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    I think that all you guys are missing my point. All I wanted was a 4 tuner dvr so I could record my local news and watch it later. All of the channels I want to record are from an antenna. As far as the streaming I'm going with Hulu live it has all the stations I watch. When I started this thread I just wanted to know which TiVo[ roamio,both,exe]was best for me and suggestions on a steaming service. I know now that I need a tivo mini to watch TV in another room . Now to add a twist to my thread . I own an apartment building an during the winter I stay in one of my empty apartments for a week then head home to my old farm house in the country. This is the reason why I need a 4 tuner dvr that records off an antenna so I can take it with me to my apartment then back home for the weekend. And a DVR that doesn't need a network to hook up to your TV for I have no intent at my apartment. This means that I cannot steam anything.
     
  3. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    Your inquiry was answered in post #2 above. ;)
     
  4. BNBTivo

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    Your Tivo keeps things forever, well, of course, until you fill it up in the first week. I often have 15 recordings going at the same time. How's that working out for you on your Tivo?

    And yes, I do find YTTV better than Tivo experience. Notably the integration with onDemand is seamless (Tivo has no onDemand anymore!). Unlimited tuners means no dealing with conflicts, same with unlimited DVR means no shows getting bumped before I get to watch them. Perfect streaming anywhere I go since it's cloud and not trying to stream FROM my house. Works perfectly at both of my houses. If the power flickers, I don't lose any part of a current recording. Cost less. No expensive hardware. Search is better and it just does a better job putting what you want in front of you. No cut off shows, either. Just add to library, no need to fudge with starting recording early or ending late and if previous program went long and your show started late, doesn't matter. If game goes to triple overtime, doesn't matter. You get your full recordings magically. It's simply smarter and better. Tough pill to swallow, I know, but it's the truth. For simply watching content you want to watch, it does a better job than Tivo. And Tivo handles streaming apps terribly, so using the Roku or Apple TV or whatever for all of those apps is also a much better experience than Tivo.
     
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  5. BNBTivo

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    Hulu Live will have all of your locals. Yes it won't solve your other issue about dragging around with no internet. I was going to suggest YouTube TV over Hulu as Hulu won't let you watch on other TV's outside your home network, YTTV will. If you had a way to get internet at your other locations, then YTTV is a no brainer as it can travel with you and work on regular TV's plus records are your locals that you want. But with no internet, I'm not sure what you need to accomplish this. Doesn't any device need internet for the guide? Maybe if the guide is downloaded far enough out it could work offline? No idea.

    Personally, I'd just get a cheap antenna and no DVR. When at your apartment, just watch regular TV for a week. It's only a week, right?

    Also keep in mind that Hulu live won't work with the Tivo. You'll need a separate streaming device for that, even though Tivo has Hulu, it's just the old regular onDemand version of Hulu.
     
  6. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    I tried YouTube TV, it was clunky, limited, and unreliable. Yuck. Just my experience, others may vary.
     
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  7. KWN1965

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    I'm doing that now at my apartment watching live tv but some of my shows are on when I go to bed. And I can't pause live tv. Will the tivo still record my shows without Internet or the guide
     
  8. Mikeguy

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    Great that YTTV works for you, just as my TiVo box works well for me. And for my needs, without paying $600/year ($50/month) indefinitely into the future--for me, wow, that just seems like a major expenditure. (And you say that TiVo--including an all-inclusive $350 Roamio OTA box--is expensive.)

    No, my TiVo box is not full (and I don't have time to watch what I already have). I don't have a need for 12 tuners. I don't need VOD or streaming via the box (and if I want to stream, TiVo has some capability there (as does my smartTV), or I can buy a Roku device for what one month of YTTV would cost me). And personally, I would prefer to have permanent storage for what I want to keep than a service provider deciding that I only can keep it x number of months.

    Perhaps for you, "for simply watching content you want to watch, it does a better job than Tivo." For me, from what I've seen, that's not the case. QuickMode (not available on YTTV, from what I understand) saves me hours, giving me more life. And SkipMode is great to have as well. But I'm glad that you're so happy with your service.
     

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