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Ceton Beta testers

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Joe01880, May 4, 2012.

  1. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

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    Echo is due by the holidays, and there will be news on the Q in September.

    http://cetoncorp.com/blog/its-been-a-busy-6-months/
     
  2. buscuitboy

    buscuitboy New Member

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    In the world of technology, this "due" date means we'll probably see it most likely sometime in the spring or summer of 2013. Remember, I said it here first :)
     
  3. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

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    The beta test is finished hardware. They are just testing the software.
     
  4. cram501

    cram501 Member

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    I have one of the original S3's. I am pretty sure it was Tivo that didn't want to make software changes for an end of life product and not the hardware. Although with the early slots maybe it was a pita.
     
  5. shwru980r

    shwru980r Active Member

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    I think echo also has a browser, which makes it interesting if it let's you watch video on your TV like google TV.
     
  6. terpfan1980

    terpfan1980 It's Just TV TCF Club

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    Picked for the Echo and looking forward to getting to beta test it when it's available :up:
     
  7. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    I can't provide a citation at the moment, but I think they've basically confirmed here that it was hardware, not just software.
     
  8. nrc

    nrc Cracker Soul

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    TiVoPony's comments on the subject.
    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=6149876&highlight=risk#post6149876
    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=7854359&highlight=mcard#post7854359

    The risk and complexity were because the S3 hardware was set before there were any certified Mcards to test with. As I recall, things did not work exactly as expected. It really doesn't matter whether you consider that a hardware or software issue. Ultimately it was cost vs benefit that caused TiVo to nix M-card development for the original S3.
     

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