Why buy a Stream?

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  1. David Platt

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    I don't believe I've ever made that statement.

    Yes, I've had problems with the TiVo Stream. About the same number of problems that I've had with the Slingbox. Taking all things into consideration (video/audio quality, ease of use, tying up the remote TV, etc), I much prefer the Stream.
     
  2. jimmypowder

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    Video and audio quality are better on the stream then Slingbox outside the home ? With a current
    SLINGBOX ?? Please .
     
  3. David Platt

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    You need to re-read what I said.

    Taking ALL things into consideration.
     
  4. jimmypowder

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    Yeah ok . The only thing the Stream is better then the Slingbox is controls . And that's not by much . Other then that the Slingbox blows away the Tivo Stream . It's not even close . And the most important factor is : Audio and Video Quality . In ooh streaming the Slingbox blows away the Stream . You don't have good audio and video , what good is it anyway ?
     
  5. David Platt

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    Fantastic! Since video quality trumps everything, then you've just made an ironclad argument for why you should use the TiVo Stream's OOH download feature, which gives you identical quality to in-home Stream streaming which you have already said is fantastic. BTW, it also gets around that pesky "YOU CAN ONLY STREAM OVER WIFI" thing you keep bringing up, since you can download over 4G/LTE. You simply start downloading a show, and in a couple of minutes, start watching it. Problem solved.
     
  6. SullyND

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    I haven't had my sling setup in months. Can it now stream something from a TiVo other than what the TiVo is displaying on the TV?

    Seems a pretty big advantage for the stream.
     
  7. jimmypowder

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    It can stream anything you have recorded on the TiVo ,

    Problem with the Stream is streaming is shaky .
    I could care less about its feature of allowing someone to watch what they want while your watching something else on that same tv

    Just connect the Slingbox to another tv like the bedroom tv.
    almost 100 percent of households have more then one tv .
     
  8. David Platt

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    Do almost 100% of houses have more than one TiVo?
     
  9. jimmypowder

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    They could have other cable boxes . This argument of TiVo streaming users accessing the same tv is WEAK .

    I have my Slingbox on the Bedroom Tivo or if I wanted a Comcast box .
     
  10. moyekj

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    For whatever reason jimmypowder has just ignored this point which has been made numerous times in this thread. With a little patience using downloads you can better quality and much better trick play. For downloads, trick play is instantaneous using the TiVo app and the quality you can decide upon up front and won't vary based on instantaneous internet connection speeds like the Sling does.
    For cases when you can't use the Stream to download, such as for CCI protected content then you have no choice but to use Sling then fine (hence a good reason to have both solutions), but for everything else unless you are a big fan of live TV then to me the Sling is inferior solution.
     
  11. jimmypowder

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    TiVo downloading takes a ridiculously long time. It's almost takes real time to download a show .

    1hr dhow takes what 50 minutes to download ! Ridiculous , of course it won't download all the premium channel content .

    If I wanna watch something , say an Starz movie , I can record it and just stream it over wifi or 4g on the Slingbox .

    Can you stream or download that on TiVo Stream ????

    NOPE !!!!! It says copyright protected .
     
  12. eboydog

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    Will you guys stop encouraging Jimmy? He is only here to promote Slingbox, he has little or no interest in anything else.
     
  13. Robin

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    Just because it doesn't apply in your situation doesn't make it a weak argument.

    I have one TV. And one (hooked up) TiVo. I have absolutely no interest in having more. For a while there was another flat screen in the house and we never even plugged it in.

    For me OOH streaming is *only* useful if it doesn't monopolize the home TV.

    That's not the case for you and that's fine. But you're not doing this thread any favors by discounting the fact that use cases like mine exist.
     
  14. jimmypowder

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    One tv with four kids !!! Hmmmm .
     
  15. David Platt

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    And don't forget the two adults. I can assure you she's telling the truth.
     
  16. jimmypowder

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    I guess she's in the 1% .
     
  17. David Platt

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    I'd love to know where you're getting this 99% statistic. In 2009, only 82% had two TVs. Where are you getting the latest numbers?
     
  18. David Platt

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    Come on. It's fun. ;)
     
  19. David Platt

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    Now I'm confused; does video quality trump everything else or not? Before you said it did, and now convenience and quickness trump video quality.

    Regardless, you can start watching within a couple of minutes of starting the download; you don't have to wait for the entire show to download.
     
  20. Robin

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    But hundreds, or possibly thousands, of books.
     

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