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Community Quick Chat with TiVo's CMO Ira Bahr!!!

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by David Bott, Sep 30, 2015.

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  1. Ira Bahr

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    bradleys - see question 6 from moyekj for my previous answer. Click Here
     
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    Answered above. See Here - Fire TV
     
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    You should hear something by end of the year. May or may not be called "Aereo."
     
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    TOTALLY COMMITTED Sixto. We know what you guys want (It's impossible to miss) and you should have it next year.
     
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    Tech companies just can't support everything forever. Your boxes are still going strong, just like my iPad1. But yes, there's some stuff it doesn't do. On offers, we do them all time -- with special love for S3. Update your email address and give us a call. We're not abandoning anyone. We're just marching forward.
     
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    We are currently working on the architecture for the proxy to increase reliability amongst other technologies that will ultimately improve the OOH mobile experience. We know we can do better.
     
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    It's a new product, so no, we don't have any plans to discount it in the short term. You guys know Consumer Electronics better than anybody. The only time you shouldn't have to discount is at launch. I certainly would not expect discounting this year.

    On pre-launch communications, we were really trying to keep the lid on this. What happens is that we brief key analysts and journalists in advance and then embargo the news until our launch date. When the news leaks it makes everyone unhappy. In this case, despite some solid gumshoe reporting by DZ, we kept most of the key features secret.

    Interesting idea on the live stream. Trouble is we really like to do extensive private briefings -- and once you do that, no one shows up for your event.
     
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    You'll have both as soons as Teebs is starting in the NFL.
     
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    We would LOVE to work with DISH and DTV. It's not only cheaper for them to deploy their homegrown STB's, there's also a strong internal corporate bias in favor of technologies they've built themselves.
     
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    While the Roamio line is capable of playing 1080P files the BOLT is the only box capable of decoding the resolution for 3840 or UHD. It requires HEVC or VP9 encoding and the processor in the BOLT just to decode the file. No Roamio's will support UHD content.
     
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    TiVo Mega was an interesting experience. What started as an exercise to see just how much we could stretch the boundaries turned out to spur excitement in our teams. When we were first discussing the BOLT product line, we determined that releasing a professional, rack-mounted appliance would be silly to do in 1080p when we knew we were following up shortly with 4K. We did not kill Mega, but we've put in a pause. Stay tuned.
     
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    Absolutely. The BOLT was specifically designed to record 4K content off the air or on cable. While no QAM or ATSC signals exist with this resolution we are locked and loaded when they do.
     
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    We are very interested in expanding our platform to the Apple TV. An app for their STB would be the next step in our iOS offering.
     
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    First, BOLT is an improvement because our introductory line has never had MoCA built-in. We felt it was time to have the entire line support coax for networking. I think the thing you'll notice right off the bat is faster performance if you're on a MoCA network. BOLT has MoCA 2.0, which offers significantly faster response times. I always thought the Minis offered remarkably fast response times, but the BOLTs make that even better. But in terms of navigation I think you'll find it to be more evolutionary than revolutionary. We've tried to make the navigation at once refreshed and yet familiar.
     
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    I'm sure you know that TiVo lets you choose whether you want to see just the new episodes or both new and repeats. One of the things I do when I want to watch something again is select the "Keep Until" option, which lets you select a date, or just keep it until you manually remove it. My hard drives have more than a few shows that have taken up permanent residence. OnePass also allows you to manage these. Please refer to the other answer where I note OnePass and how to switch between "My Episodes" view and "All recordings" view.
     
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    The most important part was to get Plex out the door earlier in the year so that you all could enjoy all the goodies it offers. We are continuing to work with their engineers to increase the experience, not only resolution limitations but other things.
     
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    Not familiar with the Roamio feature of which you speak to merge shows. As for the precision of the recording, this has always proved challenging given that programers are always adjusting their timing and promotions. All I can say is that we continue to find way to hone our precision in these matter and please be patient as we improve.
     
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    We do not have a performance claim where we say that the BOLT out upscales Samsung. It may or it may not. The value is in having a unified system. Certainly you can find point and shoot cameras and GPS that might have 1-2 features more than your smartphone but you lose the ease of use and integration. With your smartphone you can ask Siri to access your contacts and find something in Google maps and navigate you there. Much like that, TiVo is not only scaling video or passing it through if that's your preference, but it also integrates with so many other things.
     
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    TiVo is interested in the best media experience that anyone can dream up. This encourages us to explore ways to control and interact with touch, voice, and motion. It also spurs us to explore more modern ways to surface relevant and amazing content to our users in the fastest way possible. We are seeking out the latest in hardware features, not just the newest processor or largest tuner set. As you know, we have no dog in the content fight. We seek to be content-agnostic, which allows us to be on the side of our viewers. In the short term, we are seeking to regain the excitment and passion that surrounded the invention of the DVR. We're evolving from developing DVRs to what we're calling Unified Entertainment Systems and other devices that make it simple to access content no matter where it is. In the long term, our hope is to continue to use this new energy to grow an ecosystem that users will feel at home evey time they turn their screens--any kind of screen--on.
     
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    Ethernet-to-MoCA bridging is built in and operational in BOLT.
     
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