TiVo Stream

76
Engadget
Score
76

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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TiVo Stream transcoder review: TiVo is bringing streaming to mobile devices, starting with iOS

Summary

The TiVo Stream works as advertised, but seems more like a feature that should be built into the DVR, as opposed to a standalone $129 accessory.

from $129.99+
Pros
  • Great picture qualityResponsive user interfaceSimple setup
Cons
  • Expensive for what it doesOnly compatible with iOS devices
TiVo Stream transcoder review: TiVo is bringing streaming to mobile devices, starting with iOS
More Info Updated TiVo Netflix, YouTube interfaces and iPad streaming hands-on TiVo Stream DVR-to-iOS transcoder box pops up for $129 pre-orders early TiVo Stream transcoder officially set to go on sale September 6th for $129 Back when we first reviewed the TiVo Premiere for iPad app, there were folks who complained about not being able to stream content. It seems, though, that TiVo was one step ahead of us: back at CES the company teased a transcoder -- a device that would later be known as the Stream. As its name suggests, this little box streams recordings from your TiVo Premiere to as many as four iOS devices with the help of your local network. You can also use it to transfer shows for on-the-go viewing. So is it worth the additional $129? Let's find out.
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Scores

Engadget

76
 

Breakdown

Design and form factor
8.0
Ease of use
7.7
Video quality
8.7
Media support
8.0
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Specs

Stream

Type
Audio / video player
WiFi
yes
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
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Specs

Stream

Type
Audio / video player
WiFi
yes
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
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