Why buy a Stream?

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream' started by brewman, May 8, 2014.

  1. May 16, 2014 #21 of 162
    jimmypowder

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    Yesterday I was at my daughters and decided to compare Tivo and Slingbox.
    Very strong Fios network .

    Tivo would get blurry then clear ,blurry then clear . really unstable
    Slingbox was flawless with Hd quality picture .Controls changing channels were slow as hell.Very annoying.

    I could project the Slingbox video onto the big HD Tv they have .Awesome.
    They have an Apple TV.

    Can I do that with Tivo?
     
  2. May 16, 2014 #22 of 162
    moyekj

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    I've not noticed any audio differences at all when client device is an iPad.
    For OOH streaming yes, but if you OOH download at medium or high quality then you get guaranteed quality levels which is something you can't do with Sling. For in home, streaming gives you high quality video which is more than adequate IMO.

    Yes. In my case I don't subscribe to any premium channels and only premium channels are CCI protected, hence everything I record is available to stream and/or download so not a factor.

    Yes, big advantage here and one of main reasons I like using the TiVo app.

    For streaming yes, but again you can use downloads to get consistent quality with Stream that is not possible with Sling.

    I don't watch live TV at all, so the download method is what I use primarily for OOH viewing, and that is superior to using Sling for viewing IMO as long as you can give some time for downloads to buffer ahead of when you start watching - or even better, download shows before you are out of home.
     
  3. May 16, 2014 #23 of 162
    David Platt

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    You forgot perhaps the biggest plus of the Stream: it doesn't tie up the device you're watching, so someone else can watch a program using the TiVo you're streaming from at the same time.
     
  4. May 16, 2014 #24 of 162
    jimmypowder

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    Yes this is Tivo's biggest advantage though for me its a nonfactor.
     
  5. May 17, 2014 #25 of 162
    David Platt

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    So to extrapolate: all the badmouthing you've been doing about the Stream and how it will suck for everybody is based on whether or not it works for your specific needs?
     
  6. May 17, 2014 #26 of 162
    jimmypowder

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    No not really . The Tivo stream sucks .

    You mention one feature the stream has that Slingbox doesn't but overall if you told me the Stream is better at Ooh streaming i would have to think you have never used a Slingbox .

    Maybe you have only one tv in your house , I don't know . Over 82 percent of households have 2 or more TVs .

    Have you ever used a Slingbox ?
     
  7. May 17, 2014 #27 of 162
    David Platt

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    I have two TVs in my house. I also have both a TiVo Stream and a Slingbox. Since getting the Stream, I can count on one hand the number of times I've used the Slingbox.
     
  8. May 17, 2014 #28 of 162
    jimmypowder

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    Congrats . I hope your enjoying the great video and audio quality of the Tivo Stream outside the house !
     
  9. May 17, 2014 #29 of 162
    moyekj

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    I guess you just choose to ignore the download option which can actually give you better quality and certainly better trick play experience than Sling OOH?
     
  10. May 17, 2014 #30 of 162
    David Platt

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    I have been; thanks. I've found the quality of both the Stream and the Slingbox to be comparable.
     
  11. May 17, 2014 #31 of 162
    eboydog

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    If you don't like the Stream then use something else, these trolling threads are getting old.

    OK, every product has its place and has it's drawbacks. It pointless to go back and forth about the merits of Stream versus Slingbox, to each their own! Just be glad there are such options as if wasn't for companies like Tivo and Sling Media, we would have even less choices especially if left up to solely the cable companies.
     
  12. May 17, 2014 #32 of 162
    jimmypowder

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    Wah wah wah . I'm not trolling , I'm just offering my experience with both devices .

    If Tivo decides to improve the Ooh streaming capabilities I will be the first here to praise it .

    Based on its current performance , I will criticize it .
     
  13. May 17, 2014 #33 of 162
    moyekj

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    FYI, as pointed out here the Slingbox 350 is on sale today at Best Buy for $100 which is a good deal considering list price is $180 and Amazon has them for $123.
    Good opportunity to get best of both worlds for those with a Stream but not a Sling.
     
  14. May 17, 2014 #34 of 162
    eboydog

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    OK, everyone more than understands your postion on the subject, you don't like Stream. As you are so against Tivo, may I ask what is your purpose for posting on this forum based on your history of message posts? You are constantly complaining about the Tivo products as on a forum solely dedicated to Tivo which hardly seems to be helpful to yourself much less others, your posting history's doesn't reflect that you are seeking help or advice with such but rather repeating over and over how terrible Tivo is.


    I apologize if your feelings are hurt however it appears you are obsessed with the negitive nature of the Tivo Stream and tivo, if this fact upset you, might I suggest trying other topics, perhaps you have knowledge that can be helpful or perhaps even improve your own situation?
     
  15. May 17, 2014 #35 of 162
    comma splice

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    Me too, thank you! My Slingbox is going on eBay soon.
     
  16. May 18, 2014 #36 of 162
    jimmypowder

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    Yes after all , the Tivo Stream video & audio quality is so much better then the Slingbox !lolol
     
  17. May 19, 2014 #37 of 162
    aaronwt

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    I'm not even able to use my stream at home. Let alone outside of the home. Because the Stream still doesn't work with Android devices.
     
  18. May 20, 2014 #38 of 162
    Austin Bike

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    What if he works for sling? or is an investor? Typically when you see trolls like this they either have an agenda. Why so much anger about a product that they don't want to buy?
     
  19. May 26, 2014 #39 of 162
    jimmypowder

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    Don't work for Sling nor am I am investor .

    Tivo stream is still garbage , IMO

    I've been banned for a over a week from this site
    for supposedly insulting other members in this thread .

    If you have an opposing opinion about the stream it seems you get banned a lot easier then if you support it .
     
  20. May 26, 2014 #40 of 162
    Austin Bike

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    I learned two very important pieces of information in the past when there were products that did not do what I wanted them to do but actually worked for everyone else. First I started saying "for me" at the end of all of my statements. Then I decided that if it worked for everyone else and not me, that maybe it was something on my end. I have a box full of things that don't work the way I want them to, I just don't really obsess too much about it.
     

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