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Say you have a TiVo at home, and a TiVo at your vacation home. Both TiVo's hooked up to home networks. Would be great if TiVo had sling box kind of technology so you could watch pre-recorded programs, or even better...live programs from one unit to the other.

Didn't TiVo mention something like this a year or so ago on a conference call? Something about linking up to 10 boxes? Correct me if I dreamed that up.
 

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Say you have a TiVo at home, and a TiVo at your vacation home. Both TiVo's hooked up to home networks. Would be great if TiVo had sling box kind of technology so you could watch pre-recorded programs, or even better...live programs from one unit to the other.

Didn't TiVo mention something like this a year or so ago on a conference call? Something about linking up to 10 boxes? Correct me if I dreamed that up.
the up to 10 TiVos was to do MRV over the internet. mAybe they thought streaming but nothing was said about the details. Anyway with all the TTG drm and cable labs security stuff TiVo seems to have dropped the idea. They could build slingbox into a TiVo but how many want that feature which would raise the cost of the bopx at least 100$ if not more. Your best bet is to look into buying slingbox as the internet is not the best medium for copying large video files around anyhow.
 

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Yeah - to stream video over the net Slingbox encodes at 320x240 resolution using VC-1 (aka WMV9). The upstream bandwidth from the site with the SB is usually the limiting factor. The only people who can stream at 640x480 (the other SB option, which it uses locally) are those with massive upstream pipes, like some high-end FiOS users. And then you still need to hope every link in the chain is big enough.
 

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If i recall correctly when Tivo submitted tivoguard to the FCC years ago for approval (back when the broadcast flag rule had not been overturned)- the NFL had a MAJOR COW that people might use MRV to watch out of market football games in real time and make their sunday ticket cash cow into a slab of veal.

Tivo tweaked their proposal and if I read between the lines correctly that is why you can NOT transfer a show until it is DONE recording.

So you cant do it in REAL time with the current tivo system.
 
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