"Life-Changing!"5.0 starson by jilliannes
Pros: Slick product! Easy-to-use, great video quality, works just like my TiVo.
Cons: Your Tivo needs to be physically wired to your network.
Summary: The main reason I purchased the TiVo Stream was to be able to take my recorded tv shows with me on vacation on my iPad. The TiVo Stream does this and more! I love being able to sit outside on my deck and stream shows from my TiVo in the living room. I have Comcast (Xfinity) Performance Internet and I have not experienced any issues with streaming at all. Downloading a 30 minute show to my iPad takes about 15 minutes and the video quality on both of these features is great! I really couldn't be more pleased. There were disclaimers on the TiVo site saying that some shows are copy-protected and couldn't be streamed, however, I have yet to find something I can't download or stream. The only negatives I can think of are that initially I had a little trouble after downloading 1 or 2 shows. On the second or third show, the Stream seemingly bogged down to a snail's pace and I would have to re-start it. That was within the first week or so and I haven't experienced this issue again. (I've had it about a month now) Also, it is worth noting that many people (or maybe just me) have their TiVo hooked-up wirelessly to their network. The Stream must be wired to your TiVo and the TiVo itself must be WIRED to your network. An easy enough fix because I just purchased a second Apple AirPort Express and put it right next to my TiVo. However, this added to the cost. Trust me though, for the convenience, ease-of-use, features and quality, it was totally worth it. Plus, it extended my network within my house which is never a bad thing. I highly recommend the TiVo Stream!
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