Pull Shows Off FiOS DVR



  • I have an external HD attached to my FiOS DVR.

    We've been thinking of upgrading to Quantum, but there are still a lot of things on the external HD which I am assuming will disappear when we get the new boxes.

    Has anyone ever had any success pulling that stuff off?



  • I can honestly say that I've never used a DVR 🙂



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    I can honestly say that I've never used a DVR 🙂

    Oh, come on.


  • Banned

    @scottalanmiller said:

    I can honestly say that I've never used a DVR 🙂

    Neither have I.

    I'm also betting there's some kind of licences/agreement that says you can't do this.



  • Nope, really. Haven't had television since the 90s so....



  • I wish IP TV was further along than it is. I don't mind paying for content, but I want to pick and choose the content that I actually want, not prop up stations I never watch.

    Hell I'd like to get my $15/month back for the crap sports stations I never watch.



  • @Dashrender said:

    I wish IP TV was further along than it is. I don't mind paying for content, but I want to pick and choose the content that I actually want, not prop up stations I never watch.

    Hell I'd like to get my $15/month back for the crap sports stations I never watch.

    The idea of IP TV doesn't make much sense. Because TV as a format is generally bad. It's designed around limitations that no longer exist with IP. Once you go IP, why not go 100% on demand except for things that need to be live? Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, etc. have already replaced IP TV.



  • I meant on demand, not traditional TV.

    The BS thing is that with services like Hulu, I don't get the show the same day as broadcast does, and I'm still stuck with commercials.

    Granted I'm stuck with commercials while paying for cable too. but the DVR makes them a non issue.



  • @Dashrender said:

    I meant on demand, not traditional TV.

    The BS thing is that with services like Hulu, I don't get the show the same day as broadcast does, and I'm still stuck with commercials.

    Granted I'm stuck with commercials while paying for cable too. but the DVR makes them a non issue.

    Hulu is pretty crappy. But Netflix and Amazon are pretty awesome.



  • @scottalanmiller Yeah I have both of those. But new TV isn't on those services.

    Some of the stations, like CBS do have online streaming - so now I need to find a good way to get that on my TV.



  • @Dashrender I'll check the Fire TV and see what it does. Not sure if it does CBS or not.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @Dashrender I'll check the Fire TV and see what it does. Not sure if it does CBS or not.

    I'm looking for the 4 big ones - Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC.



  • There's a google Play app called Fox NOW.

    and watch ABC

    CBS

    I don't see a dedicated one for NBC, but TV Online seems to have a lot of shows behind it.


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    @Dashrender said:

    I wish IP TV was further along than it is. I don't mind paying for content, but I want to pick and choose the content that I actually want, not prop up stations I never watch.

    Hell I'd like to get my $15/month back for the crap sports stations I never watch.

    There is SlingTV



  • Hulu now has a commercial free option now...

    For only $11.99/Month it seems worth it to at least try.



  • With that PineA64+ just install Ubuntu, install HAL and give it a go.

    Might be a great little computer for a home theater.



  • @Dashrender said:

    There's a google Play app called Fox NOW.

    and watch ABC

    CBS

    I don't see a dedicated one for NBC, but TV Online seems to have a lot of shows behind it.

    NBC made Hulu, I don't think that they made a separate app.



  • @DustinB3403 said:

    Hulu now has a commercial free option now...

    For only $11.99/Month it seems worth it to at least try.

    oh cool, that's barely more than we pay now, might be easily worth it.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @DustinB3403 said:

    Hulu now has a commercial free option now...

    For only $11.99/Month it seems worth it to at least try.

    oh cool, that's barely more than we pay now, might be easily worth it.

    that price is fine - and a few ads, not the 15 mins per 45 of show is even OK, assuming that that helps offset my cost. But the fact that shows are 24 hours behind broadcast just sucks! What used to be next day conversations around the water cooler is now you just being excluded because you haven't seen it yet, and by the time you do, the talk is over.



  • @Dashrender said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    @DustinB3403 said:

    Hulu now has a commercial free option now...

    For only $11.99/Month it seems worth it to at least try.

    oh cool, that's barely more than we pay now, might be easily worth it.

    that price is fine - and a few ads, not the 15 mins per 45 of show is even OK, assuming that that helps offset my cost. But the fact that shows are 24 hours behind broadcast just sucks! What used to be next day conversations around the water cooler is now you just being excluded because you haven't seen it yet, and by the time you do, the talk is over.

    You talk about shows at the watercooler? I don't keep track of shows I generally binge watch seasons at a time when they are available online.



  • @coliver said:

    @Dashrender said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    @DustinB3403 said:

    Hulu now has a commercial free option now...

    For only $11.99/Month it seems worth it to at least try.

    oh cool, that's barely more than we pay now, might be easily worth it.

    that price is fine - and a few ads, not the 15 mins per 45 of show is even OK, assuming that that helps offset my cost. But the fact that shows are 24 hours behind broadcast just sucks! What used to be next day conversations around the water cooler is now you just being excluded because you haven't seen it yet, and by the time you do, the talk is over.

    You talk about shows at the watercooler? I don't keep track of shows I generally binge watch seasons at a time when they are available online.

    I've never worked in a place that did that. But he works with exceptionally non-technical people. No one I've worked with in a very long time would talk about shows regularly or have traditional television as their means of watching them. So it really could not come up in that way.



  • Water cooler - well no, but you get my point. Two to three days a week I'll have a 5 min conversation with coworkers about the shows of the week. Though I have to admit that hasn't been much of a thing lately. Maybe I should just try it and see if I end up caring at all.

    I love binge watching shows! The bad thing about that is you loose a bit of personal connection with others because you're not bound together by your pent up angst waiting for the next episode. 😉 As frustrating as that is, I consider is a good thing for society at large, a way to relate.



  • @Dashrender said:

    @scottalanmiller Yeah I have both of those. But new TV isn't on those services.

    Some of the stations, like CBS do have online streaming - so now I need to find a good way to get that on my TV.

    Roku + CBS All Access (Something like $5 a month, I think, I don't actually use it, but I know it is on the Roku)



  • If you have an Android based device, or a Roku (not sure what else it supports), SlingTV isn't a terrible option. It's like $25 a month for a few channels... (ESPN, 2 x History Channels, Food Network, TBS, and a few others)... They're all live channels. You can't fast forward through commercials, etc.



  • @dafyre said:

    If you have an Android based device, or a Roku (not sure what else it supports), SlingTV isn't a terrible option. It's like $25 a month for a few channels... (ESPN, 2 x History Channels, Food Network, TBS, and a few others)... They're all live channels. You can't fast forward through commercials, etc.

    Yeah - not looking for live streams - definitely want VOD.



  • @Jason said:

    @Dashrender said:

    I wish IP TV was further along than it is. I don't mind paying for content, but I want to pick and choose the content that I actually want, not prop up stations I never watch.

    Hell I'd like to get my $15/month back for the crap sports stations I never watch.

    There is SlingTV

    SlingTV sucks. Badly. I was a customer for 3 months, daily outages, poor picture quality, channels wouldn't load even if there was no outage. I would never recommend it to anybody, unless it was completely free.


  • Banned

    @marcinozga said:

    SlingTV sucks. Badly. I was a customer for 3 months, daily outages, poor picture quality, channels wouldn't load even if there was no outage. I would never recommend it to anybody, unless it was completely free.

    Works fine for me. I watch it every day on my Roku



  • @marcinozga said:

    @Jason said:

    @Dashrender said:

    I wish IP TV was further along than it is. I don't mind paying for content, but I want to pick and choose the content that I actually want, not prop up stations I never watch.

    Hell I'd like to get my $15/month back for the crap sports stations I never watch.

    There is SlingTV

    SlingTV sucks. Badly. I was a customer for 3 months, daily outages, poor picture quality, channels wouldn't load even if there was no outage. I would never recommend it to anybody, unless it was completely free.

    Wow. Totally opposite here. It works great for us most of the time. They do have issues sometimes, but by and large, it has been worth it for us.



  • @Jason AMC or Epix channels in the evening would hardly ever load for me. And I also watched it Roku, FireTV stick, iPad and iMac. It made no difference. And customer support was clueless, all they did was to give me a ticket number, no resolution, no compensation, nothing. In the end I switched to PS Vue.

    http://downdetector.com/status/sling


  • Banned

    @dafyre said:

    @marcinozga said:

    @Jason said:

    @Dashrender said:

    I wish IP TV was further along than it is. I don't mind paying for content, but I want to pick and choose the content that I actually want, not prop up stations I never watch.

    Hell I'd like to get my $15/month back for the crap sports stations I never watch.

    There is SlingTV

    SlingTV sucks. Badly. I was a customer for 3 months, daily outages, poor picture quality, channels wouldn't load even if there was no outage. I would never recommend it to anybody, unless it was completely free.

    Wow. Totally opposite here. It works great for us most of the time. They do have issues sometimes, but by and large, it has been worth it for us.

    Same here.


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