Why buy a Stream?

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

  1. May 27, 2014 #61 of 162
    jimmypowder

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    If you review my posts you will see my recommendations and why .

    A Slingbox is the best streamer .Period
    Better audio quality, video quality , all channels can be watched unlike the Tivo Stream ,
    you can use Airplay to project onto a big tv if your away and on and on .

    It is a far superior device to the Tivo Stream . Except the controls on the Slingbox are sluggish .


    You can listen to the ones here who have never used a Slingbox or someone who has used one
    along with the Tivo Stream .
     
  2. May 27, 2014 #62 of 162
    David Platt

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    She's already had plenty of advice from someone who's used both extensively, thanks. You're not the only one.
     
  3. May 27, 2014 #63 of 162
    jimmypowder

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    That's interesting because I don't see any posts from her inquiring about the tivo stream and asking questions I looked at her posts and see nothing .interesting.

    Went to her posts under her name and nothing . Maybe you can send me her posts that inquire about the tivo stream .

    Thanks !
     
  4. May 27, 2014 #64 of 162
    David Platt

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    Where did I say anything about posts? There are lots of other ways to communicate than posting here.
     
  5. May 27, 2014 #65 of 162
    eboydog

    eboydog Just TiVo'ing.....

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    No, it's just that when someone such as yourself registers 7 months ago and short of a five or six posts, all you have contributed to the group is your dislike of the the Tivo Stream it get's rather old, rather quick. Don't you have anything else to contribute to? We all appreciate your zeal for the slingbox however your constant nagging is rather unusual, it's as if your sole purpose to join this forum is to complain.

    Perhaps you should voice your concern at the support forum at Tivo.com as that is the direct path to Tivo were the real tivo employees live, believe it or not 99.9% of use here at TCF are just Tivo users and have no control over the product or the quality of product that Tivo produces. In fact the majority of Tivo employees are as I understand, prohibited from posting messages here with the exception of a select few such as TiVoMargret who posts often.

    With regards to the quality of the TiVo Stream, you do understand that this is product that isn't as mature as the Slingbox, it was been out for little more than a year which compared to Slingbox which as been around for a lot longer and has time to mature. I'm sure the first generation of the slingbox wasn't nearly as good as it is today so comparing Slingbox to Stream is really not a fair comparison.

    It's one thing to state your position, it's another to on and on, and on and on and repeat your position over and over. If you are a programmer and have all the technical issues resolved in how to make the Stream better then perhaps you should apply for a job at Tivo but until then, is there anything else you can contribute to this group with? Good God man, it's just TV, it's just Apple touch screen devices and it's really not worth it when you become abusive and go on about being banned when apparently you don't understand the purpose of this forum or it's rules.
     
  6. May 27, 2014 #66 of 162
    aaronwt

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    The stream has been out for over 1.5 years now. Around twenty months. Has there been any official word yet on Android support? I got a Slingbox 350 when they came out in October 2012 because the Stream did not have Android support yet. I would have never guessed that it still wouldn't have Android support yet. So while I use my Slingbox 350, I'm hopeful that I will be able to use the Stream that is built into my Roamio Pro at some point. So if nothing else I can compare the two myself and see which one I think is better.
     
  7. May 28, 2014 #67 of 162
    eboydog

    eboydog Just TiVo'ing.....

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    I agree, I'm in the same boat but as I have already voiced my desire for Android stream support , there isn't much else I can say. I do have faith that something will occur hopefully soon as otherwise I too will check out a slingbox but I'm not going to keep repeating such for 7 months. At least there are options.
     
  8. May 28, 2014 #68 of 162
    Robin

    Robin Impolite arrogant woman

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    Your posts have done nothing to sway my opinion either way. They come off like the rantings of a crazy person.
     
  9. May 28, 2014 #69 of 162
    jimmypowder

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  10. May 28, 2014 #70 of 162
    dianebrat

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    Correction, some channels with some providers may not be able to be streamed OOH, all channels may be streamed inside the home.
     
  11. May 28, 2014 #71 of 162
    jimmypowder

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    Also don't forget you need a wifi connection unlike the Slingbox which can use your cellular connection .

    A huge advantage !!!!!!!!!!
     
  12. May 28, 2014 #72 of 162
    dianebrat

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    For some folks maybe.. to each their own. I prefer wifi and not chewing up data plan quotas, and I don't see why anyone would use cellular in the house if they have wifi available.
     
  13. May 28, 2014 #73 of 162
    jimmypowder

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    Ooh , ooh streaming , I really don't want to watch Tivo on an ipad when there is a tv available .
     
  14. May 28, 2014 #74 of 162
    dianebrat

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    As said multiple times, to each their own. I love being able to take my ipad out to the porch, lean back with a beverage and watch The Daily Show, I don't need a 55" plasma to still enjoy TDS.

    If you want to make a statement about things like being unable to stream protected content, etc, it's worth being clear that you're talking about OOH vs in home, things that a new user entering this thread would need to know to make an informed decision, after all, that's the core question asked by the OP many posts previous.
     
  15. May 28, 2014 #75 of 162
    jimmypowder

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    OOH Streaming , OOH Streaming !! I can't download shows I recorded like movies from premium movie channels either ! No on the go Movies !!!!!
     
  16. May 29, 2014 #76 of 162
    David Platt

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    As opposed to the Slingbox, which can't download anything.
     
  17. May 29, 2014 #77 of 162
    jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    I saw this thread on another device where I'm not logged in and removed the ignore feature for this.

    Clearly our friend Jimmy is not going to listen to the rational arguments posted here that slingbox works better than the stream, and vice versa, dependent upon use case. That is fine, Jimmy can go ahead and believe what he wants.

    However, we need to stay away from continuing to entertain Jimmy. Future users, or those researching a Stream/Roamio, will clearly see what is happening here. No need to feed the negativity anymore.
     
  18. May 29, 2014 #78 of 162
    jimmypowder

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    I can watch all the recorded shows ,INCLUDING PREMIUM MOVIE CHANNELS,
    on my Slingbox 350 .

    I cant do that with my Tivo .Says copyright protected.

    HUGE negative!
     
  19. May 29, 2014 #79 of 162
    jimmypowder

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    Tivo works well INSIDE your home network .It is garbage OOH.
     
  20. May 29, 2014 #80 of 162
    David Platt

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    The goalposts, they are moving. You were specifically talking about downloading shows, not streaming.
     

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