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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by skruggie, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I'm a little upset about it. But only because I wanted to purchase a Stream. But there is no point in me purchasing one if it won't work with any of my tablets.
     
  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    There are thousands of peripherals in the world that are designed to only work with one OS, are all of those "half-baked" too? What about the millions of software applications that are written only for Windows and wont run on Mac? Are those "half-baked" as well? You're using that term wrong. "Half baked" means unfinished. The TiVo Stream is a completely finished, fully functional, product that just happens to only work on one OS. The fact that it's possible for it to be expanded to support other OSes via software doesn't mean it's unfinished. I mean after Android support comes out is it still going to be "half-baked"? Because it still wont support Windows 8, or Roku, or Apple TV, or whatever other devices it could possibly support given the right software?

    Now the Mini coming out and requiring a 4 tuner TiVo and a hard requisition of a tuner for live TV. That qualifies as half-baked. The Stream is a fully realized product and all they're doing now is expanding it to other platforms.

    Dan
     
  3. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    The Tivo Stream is half-baked until it includes Android.
     
  4. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Just because you keep saying it doesn't make it true. :rolleyes:

    Dan
     
  5. stahta01

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    The reverse is, "Android is half-baked until it has Tivo Stream."

    :D :rolleyes:

    Tim S.
     
  6. davezatz

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    I'd say 2/3rds baked.

    And to respond to Dan, Stream-like hardware has been kicking around TiVo's labs for like 5 years. So I hope the recent R&D expenditures are something else.
     
  7. ghiggz

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    You don't think it went towards any sort soon to be announced major product upgrade for the premieres, do you? I'm just getting ready to buy a two-tuner Premiere and don't want it to become outdated just a few months after I buy it/.
     
  8. lessd

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    That why TiVo and other co.s keep that a secret, they don't want you to know, anybody on this form that would know will not tell so it may be a 31 days after you purchase or 30 months after you purchase, same feeling some people have now when they purchased Apple stock at more than $700/sh cause it going to $1000/sh (it is now in the mid $400s).
     
  9. magnus

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    Sorry dude that does not make it half baked at all. There are so many products and software that were not available for the Mac back when and no one was complaining about them being half baked. They complained that it was not on the platform but that never meant the products were half baked.

    Anyway, payback is well... It's a b***, isn't it? :)
     
  10. magnus

    magnus Tivo User

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    I like it. So true. :)
     
  11. Bierboy

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    All this baking is making me hungry...
     
  12. davezatz

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    The Premiere platform is about 4 years old, nearly 3 in the market. So I'd say with nearly 100% certainty they must be working on something new. As to when it'll be released and at what price is anyone's guess. Multiple data points indicate there won't be any major refresh in the next few months. But the second half of the year is anyone's guess.

    Also, back to the QWERTY remote, I do not think there will be a replacement. There will be another remote of course, but I don't think it'll be QWERTY. Too many people have smartphones and tablets, so I assume TiVo is making a strategic decision based on Slide sales and profit margins.
     
  13. slowbiscuit

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    I'll compromise and agree with Zatz - the Tivo Stream is 2/3rds baked until it includes Android.

    I think my bread's ready now, and it's fully baked. Mmmm.... fresh bread.
     
  14. ghiggz

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  15. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    All indications are that if they do release something new it will be a minor hardware refresh. Kind of like how the original S3 and the TiVo HD were both Series 3 units and ran the same basic software. I don't think it'll be substantial enough that you'll regret buying the current model Premiere.

    Dan
     
  16. skruggie

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    I certainly hope not, considering how brand spanking new mine is
     
  17. daveak

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    I have an original S3 that may be older, but I still love it. And a new two tuner premier bought last November. I still considered getting an older S3 as a second TiVo. Sometimes even older gear is more than sufficient for your needs. Ifd they came out with a brand new box tomorrow - so what? I will buy a new one when I need it. IMHO, of course. The ownership life seems to be great for a TiVo product - not like buying a great flat screen, only to see one with a better picture in 6-7 months for less money.
     

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