New Tivo Stream to deliver shows to iOS devices
Posted 23 May 2012 - 04:56 AM
Posted 23 May 2012 - 09:41 AM
Us Tivo HD owners are left out, too. I'm cool with it, though. My Tivo HD still works well. iTivo lets me archive/convert stuff, so the smallish hard drive isn't an issue.
I like that Tivo (the company) is continuing to innovate. Adding cool, new features is really the only way to make someone like me upgrade from the original product I still love.
Posted 26 May 2012 - 01:17 AM
Fortunately I bought a Vulkano a couple of years ago, and now I can stream my TiVo-recorded content over WiFi or 3G anytime I want, regardless of copyright control stuff. I love my TiVo, but I gave up on the company being innovative years ago. This announcement does nothing to change my mind.
Posted 28 May 2012 - 04:19 PM
I've been using them from the original Phillips boxes over a decade ago (ack!) - most of the issues with the don't copy flag are concessions Tivo had to make with the content providers to keep from getting sued into oblivion. Hmm - sounds like the same issues Apple has had
The streaming features of the Premiere devices, and the transcoding that will be offered look very good and innovative. It's long been known the Tivo boxes don't have the horsepower to transcode, and it doesn't make sense to put an incremental cost in all your boxes that not many people will use - this is actually a pretty innovative solution. I just wonder about some of the details like will it work with more than one Tivo, older model support, etc....