slick1ru2· The Streaminator
It offers a few things that roku and firetv don't. But roku and firetv of course have other things that tivo stream doesn't. I have at least 1 of all 3 devices.So, again, what does this offer versus Roku/FireTV streamers
I stopped by Walmart after seeing your post. They were marked $49. The associate's scanner pulled them up at $39, but he "price matched" walmart.com at $29. It's weird the web price and store price are different.So looks like the TS4K is clearing out at Walmart and starting to be sold at Target (or at least Target.com). I happened to stop by a local Walmart today and found that they still had several units in stock, marked down to $19.00. But if you order from Walmart.com (while they still have them), you'll pay $29.00.
Ha! I snapped the photo shown in the story above less than 24 hours ago at a Walmart here in Nashville, then tweeted it to Dave Zatz. Funny to see it now making the rounds on the interwebs.
Alas, 20+ units in stock at the local Walmart, still marked at $39.98. (Made no effort to find an employee for a price check.)I happened to stop by a local Walmart today and found that they still had several units in stock, marked down to $19.00.
That was quick. I placed my order on Thursday and was notified my order was ready for pickup yesterday, on Sunday.Meanwhile, the TS4K has disappeared from Target.com. You can still see it via the direct link in the OP and the product page states that it's sold out. If you search for it on their site, it doesn't show up in the results at all now.
I'm sure they do want to sell as many of their own customized Android TV boxes as they can. But the real value in those boxes is the custom remote control that comes with it, which has all the buttons you typically find on a cable/satellite box remote. If AT&T TV put out a separate app for use on retail Android TV devices, it wouldn't be customized for use with all those buttons (like the 0-9 number buttons, the DVR list button, the record button, etc.). It would probably be almost exactly the same as their Fire TV app, designed to work with the sort of very simple remotes that usually come with Android TV devices (like the new Google Chromecast).If AT&T TV could get off their arse and publish a proper Android TV app, I'd fit all my TVs with these instead of the Osprey boxes. Perhaps that's why they don't.
Yeah, I happened to be in a different local Walmart over the weekend and noticed that they still have the TS4K in stock but still priced at $39.98. So I think maybe it's only a few scattered locations that have them marked down to $19.Alas, 20+ units in stock at the local Walmart, still marked at $39.98. (Made no effort to find an employee for a price check.)
Agreed - are these worth the expense, or is TiVo clearing them off the books?So is the TiVo Stream 4K worth getting now? Did they fix the HDR issues? I would have purchased two at $19 if they were still available at that price. But I see I can get them for $29 from Amazon. So I might purchase one from Amazon since I have a $10 credit to use with an item that is sold by Amazon.
I think it was a year or so ago when I first tried the TS4K. I bought two at launch and returned them before the thirty day return period was up. Since they had major issues back then.