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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Richard Cranium, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. Jul 5, 2013 #1 of 31
    Richard Cranium

    Richard Cranium New Member

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    Certain Posters feel the need to get angry, name call, report or stamp their feet whenever anyone points out the warts of this product or company?

    This is a board about "general TiVo discussion" isn't it?

    Why the hostility?

    Geez, you'd think I said Chevys rule and Fords Suck.

    Same mentality....

    Just saying.
     
  2. Jul 5, 2013 #2 of 31
    janry

    janry New Member

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    'Cause this is a Ford forum.
     
  3. Jul 5, 2013 #3 of 31
    Richard Cranium

    Richard Cranium New Member

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    So, bringing up the exploding Pintos will get me ridiculed and banned? :confused:
     
  4. Jul 5, 2013 #4 of 31
    janry

    janry New Member

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    Point being this is a TiVo forum. Most posters like TiVos and think negative comments are likely from trolls (and often are) or at least from people that want to bash and ask for help later.
     
  5. Jul 5, 2013 #5 of 31
    stahta01

    stahta01 Simple Member

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    Its because most of the people who do that are normally/usually Trolls.

    Tim S.
    PS: Your username suggests you are a Troll.
     
  6. Jul 7, 2013 #6 of 31
    Richard Cranium

    Richard Cranium New Member

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    You guys take yourselves WAY to seriously.
     
  7. Jul 7, 2013 #7 of 31
    Davisadm

    Davisadm TiVo is awesome!!!!!

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    I too am tired of all the bashers. Seems like there are a few on this forum who just want to bash TiVo. I thought TCF was a place to discuss TiVo, and seek help/advice for problems. If these individuals hate or despise TiVo so much, why be here? That is a lot of energy to put out for not liking something. It makes it harder for most of use who are here to discuss, troubleshoot, and help each other with genuine TiVo topics, because we have to weed thru all the basher's posts.

    If you absolutely have to constantly bash or post negative comments, then start a new thread, post there, and leave those remarks out of the threads which are discussing TiVo related issues.
     
  8. Jul 7, 2013 #8 of 31
    Richard Cranium

    Richard Cranium New Member

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    You don't see the Irony, do you? :D
     
  9. Jul 7, 2013 #9 of 31
    ggieseke

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    You're a troll, and your user name is appropriate.
     
  10. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Let me ask you a question... Are you currently, or have you ever, shorted TiVo's stock?
     
  11. Richard Cranium

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    Nope. Never. Was long about 40,000 shares back before the DISH fiasco but that shouldn't matter here or now.

    My issue is with TiVo and the half baked Premiere launch Fiasco. They were so hell bent on suing people they couldn't concentrate on their product.

    Mind you, it's been what, 4 years and 10 "updates" since the launch and it's still buggy and half finished.

    The fact that everyone wants ignore that 800lb. gorilla baffles me....
     
  12. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I agree. For a few years there they left the product completely stagnant because of their legal battles and even I was considering jumping ship. What turned it around for me was the addition of network streaming and the release of the 4 tuner unit. Those two things completely changed how I use TiVo. Although up until the last update, in March, I was still using the SDUI because I didn't like the harsh transition from HD to SD in the partially unfinished HDUI. However when they added the SP manager and To Do I decided to give it a try and have not gone back. For me the screens I use most often are HD so I barely notice the SD transition any more and the added features are nice. Speed is still an issue, but I've used a Mini so I know how fast the UI can really be when paired with a proper CPU. Which is why I'm excited about the new units. If I can have a 4-6 tuner TiVo that works exactly like my Elite does now, just faster, then I'll be perfectly happy. Any additional features are just icing on the cake.

    Another reason I stick with TiVo is because I've tried the alternatives and don't like them. I had an HTPC with MCE for a while and didn't like it. I also tried the Charter DVR for a while and it sucked badly. I've considered DirecTV and Dish, but in my area both are having disputes with a couple of the local channels which means I'd have to use an antenna which is a PITA. So out of all of my options TiVo is the best and that's why I stick with it. If there was an alternative that actually worked better I'd definitely look at it.
     
  13. Richard Cranium

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    Believe me, as a (releatively) large shareholder at the time, nobody wanted the Premeire launch to be smash hit more than I did.

    Hell, I was even at the Press Party at the Top of the Rock where TiVo was bragging about how "inventing the DVR was just a warm up"

    I remember how S-L-O-W the demo proformed and standing there thinking about how I blew $1400 on a preorder for something that isnt even Beta ready.

    I struck up a conversation with a couple of other guys and we all convinced each other that it was the "overloaded" Internet feed at the rock that was causing it to stall, stutter and redraw and seeming lock up and they'd get the bugs worked out by release. I really wanted to believe it but deep down I knew it was a POS that was being thrust upon the masses because they HAD to. They were dead in the water.

    I gave it six months, it never got better, I unloaded my boxes, my stock, and went with an HR21 that was replaced by a pair of HR24's (now replacd with 2 Genies) and have never looked back.

    I'll agree with you on DirecTV's service not being for everyone, (cost, weather, lack of bundles etc.) but the Genie is not one of them. The Genie is everything TiVo can only HOPE to be some day.

    Actually now that I think of it, I still have an HD with lifetime so I guess I'm technically still a customer, but have no plans to give up my Genies.
     
  14. takeshi

    takeshi New Member

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    As always, consider the source. Such people exist on every discussion forum site out there.
     
  15. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    And so you come here and start trolling. Might be wrong but I doubt any of the Tivo fanboys here are showing up on dbstalk to bash D* DVRs.

    We get it - they blew it when they dropped the ball with the Premiere, you ditched them, now move along. You're not adding anything new beyond that so it's just trolling at this point.
     
  16. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    If your posts were even remotely topical to the thread it wouldn't be so bad.

    Unfortunately for the community, we try to have a fun educated conversation and you dive bomb it with your rhetoric - and the thread spirals out of control.

    This has nothing to do with fan boys, this has everything to do you with you intentionally dive bombing threads.

    If I were a MOD on this forum (as I am on another), I certainly would have banned you by now.
     
  17. Richard Cranium

    Richard Cranium New Member

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    LOL!! Pot meets kettle!

    Think about it! :D
     
  18. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    I am not laughing out loud... But I can see that you are. You have decided to come onto this forum and create as much discord as you possibly can. You swing into very specific threads and take them over.

    No pot, no kettle just a Richard Cranium.

    I realize you get your jollies out of riling up a bunch of people on a forum… Good for you – I hope you will have your fill sooner or later.

    The MODS will get tired of you pretty soon and you will be gone. But I am sure you will feel very satisfied that you accomplished your goal and got noticed.

    It is a pretty small 15 minutes – but enjoy yours.
     
  19. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    You asked a specific question and I answered it... My answer was topical and on point - if you do not like the answer I am sorry.
     
  20. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Too bad they can't blacklist his IP or something.
    A ban will do no good. He'll just grab another e-mail address and username and keep doling out Tivo hate.
     

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