Originally Posted by doug goldberg
Will the S4 allow me to stream video content from my pc to the TV like a media streamer. Can you record TV directly to HD on the network that the S4 is attached to?
Hey Doug! It doesn't look like they mentioned any new features as a media extender, so I assume the feature-set remains the same as the S3 models.
I actually don't own a TiVo currently, so I can't really say with any authority what 'same as S3 models' actually means
. To my knowledge though, it cannot stream video directly. The best it can do is copy video from your PC/Mac for playback, and only if it is in the right codec. I believe there are some apps available that allow some level of streaming from a PC, but I doubt the experience will be as good as using something dedicated to media streaming.
Also, I don't believe you can record directly to a networked HDD. You can transfer recordings to a PC/Mac, but only if it isn't copy-protected. You'd have to look up some info to find out what is copy-protected by your service provider. Premium content (HBO, etc.) is almost always protected, but much of the other content is at the discretion of the provider. Some cable companies don't copy-protect a ton of things, others lock pretty much everything.