Why buy a Stream?

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  1. May 29, 2014 #81 of 162
    jimmypowder

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    The downloading process with Tivo stinks. To download a 1 hour show takes well about one hour . Ridiculous . And it fails to download sometimes
    it is garbage software.

    I dont even bother . The only areas where downloading might be helpful would be a plane ,subway where you cant get cell or wifi.

    I can use wifi or lte/4g to stream on a slingbox.Cant do that with Tivo.

    TOUCHDOWN for SLINGBOX.
     
  2. May 29, 2014 #82 of 162
    David Platt

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    You should look into your home network-- there might be some issues there. I routinely download hour shows in much less than an hour, and I can't remember a download ever failing.

    So downloading is useless, except for those times when it isn't. Got it. Can't argue with that logic.
     
  3. May 29, 2014 #83 of 162
    dianebrat

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    No worries, he'll change his criteria again to keep his point going, it's a standard MO.
     
  4. May 29, 2014 #84 of 162
    Robin

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    OK, now, this post is actually really helpful.

    If I want my kids to be able to watch videos on iPads in the car then Stream is the way to go.
     
  5. May 29, 2014 #85 of 162
    jimmypowder

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    You could use the hotspot on a phone and stream all recorded programs on your Tivo , including those that are copyright protected by Tivo and cannot be downloaded , via the Slingbox . Better check what your kids like to watch because you may not be able to download their programs through the Stream .
     
  6. May 29, 2014 #86 of 162
    Robin

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    And pay for data so four kids can stream over my phone? No, thanks. Plus if I wanted to do that they'd just use Netflix.
     
  7. May 29, 2014 #87 of 162
    jimmypowder

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    Then you don't have a very good data plan

    And csble companies are implementing data caps at home soon so downloading Tivo may grab you there .
     
  8. May 29, 2014 #88 of 162
    Robin

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    It doesn't download over your LAN?
     
  9. May 29, 2014 #89 of 162
    David Platt

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    How can downloading a show from your TiVo to your iPad on your home network possibly count against a data cap?
     
  10. May 29, 2014 #90 of 162
    jimmypowder

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    Sure over your wifi . But the cable companies will be imposing data caps soon on your internet usage and if an hour program takes about an hour to download times four kids , that will be a lot of data usage .
     
  11. May 29, 2014 #91 of 162
    eboydog

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    Not sure how Slingbox works over cellular data but I run my ipad off the rooted free hotspot off my Android, no data issues but that's the benefit of having both Android and Apple. Of course root might be too much for most Android users and of course will most likely be a issue with Android Stream support when it arrives but that will be a bridge to cross when it occurs.
     
  12. May 29, 2014 #92 of 162
    Robin

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    Hm, maybe I'm confused.

    I thought you could download programs to the iPads at home over your LAN. That wouldn't use your cable allotment whatsoever. You could unplug your cable and it would still work.

    Then it's on the iPads and can be viewed with no Internet connection whatsoever.

    What am I missing? Where do these mythical data caps come into play? Nothing in this scenario is using the Internet.
     
  13. May 29, 2014 #93 of 162
    jimmypowder

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    Cable data caps are not mythical . They are coming and have already been implemented in certain regions
     
  14. May 29, 2014 #94 of 162
    Robin

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    Sorry to have distracted you with data caps.

    Please explain how they apply in the scenario I outlined where the Internet is not used.
     
  15. May 29, 2014 #95 of 162
    David Platt

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    But they have absolutely nothing to do with the scenario Robin's describing. You're not downloading the shows over the internet (which is what data caps apply to). You're moving the data locally on your own network from your TiVo to your iPad.
     
  16. May 29, 2014 #96 of 162
    eboydog

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    I think the issue of data usage was implied if one used cell hotspot to access a Stream or even Slingbox access, at least that was what I meant.

    As far as home ISP data useage, I can't see internet data being a issue since when at home the data transfer is all local.
     
  17. May 29, 2014 #97 of 162
    jimmypowder

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    Correct .
     
  18. May 29, 2014 #98 of 162
    David Platt

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    I think that's as close as we're going to get to an admission that he was totally and completely wrong, people. Enjoy.
     
  19. May 30, 2014 #99 of 162
    jimmypowder

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    Here's my latest attempt to use Tivo ooh streaming . image-2435866898.jpg this happens a lot You can forget trying to ultimately use this app in 4g /LTE mode in its current form , IMO
     
  20. jimmypowder

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    You don't have any problems with Tivo Stream ?

    Tell the truth .
     

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