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Good Bye TiVo

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Joey Bagadonuts, May 25, 2013.

  1. May 26, 2013 #21 of 189
    Richard Cranium

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    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=476691

    5 different MSO's mentioned including OTA. Guess what the common denominator is?
     
  2. May 26, 2013 #22 of 189
    scole250

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    Joey Bagadonuts, have you used a TWC DVR before? They stink. I had their "Signature Home Service" with whole house DVR. Supposed to be high support. It was the same support, except I had special number I could call, a person would answer right away, but they knew nothing, did not really do support. They just answered the phone and put me on the same hold queue as the other folks. Their hardware is flaky too. I had to reboot their DVR at least once a week. The UI stinks. The remotes had to be pointed directly at the DVR to work. Try the TWC DVRs before you get rid of your Tivos.
     
  3. May 26, 2013 #23 of 189
    atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

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    TWC DVRs are not free they cost $22.50 each per month in my area, more if you rent their "whole Home" versions which are only dual tuners.
     
  4. May 26, 2013 #24 of 189
    aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    Time Warners business plan is working perfectly. Ignore all support for third party products and people will be forced to use yours. They win. Game over.
     
  5. May 26, 2013 #25 of 189
    Richard Cranium

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    LOL! So naive! :D
     
  6. May 26, 2013 #26 of 189
    Richard Cranium

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    It's comical how defensive you guys get when someone points out that a Ferrari, while an awesome car, is not a good daily driver. Way more than most people need and ya'll are quick to blame the dealer when you get a bill for a $1400 tune up cause they run like **** most of the time.

    Hint: It's not the dealers fault....
     
  7. May 26, 2013 #27 of 189
    atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

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    I guess I have no idea what you are talking about. I stated what TWC charges for DVRs in my area, what is funny or naive about that?
     
  8. May 26, 2013 #28 of 189
    WhiskeyTango

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    Yea, there's no way it's Time Warner's fault. :rolleyes:

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=316313&highlight=time+warner+tuning+adapter
     
  9. May 26, 2013 #29 of 189
    cwerdna

    cwerdna Proud Tivolutionary

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    I had little trouble w/my TiVo HD w/FiOS (Verizon then Frontier) for ~1.5 years.

    The stock hard drive either went bad or got corrupted so I don't use it anymore.

    I did have a big problem (what looked like a massive channel outage) that I and a few others here and TC dealt w/when we found out (after the fact) that our "outage" was due to VZ turning on copy protection on most channels w/o telling us. They hadn't paired our cards since it wasn't necessary, hence the outage.

    This was before my VZ FiOS area was sold/spun off to Frontier.

    Now have been using my TiVo HD w/CableCARD and Comcast for almost 2 years, w/o issue.
     
  10. May 26, 2013 #30 of 189
    Bierboy

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    Absolutely the DVRs are NOT free....anywhere that I know of and certainly not in our service area (Mediacom). You don't pay for the hardware (if that's what you mean), but you certainly pay for the service. The only time it might be free is if it's a promotion which usually expires after a year or two...
     
  11. May 27, 2013 #31 of 189
    mrsean

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    I have to say that the I agree with the original poster that the Tivo Premiere is a shoddy product. It's still really slow, the menus remain unfinished more than 2 years after it's release, it is subject random reboots and loss channels and recordings - and this has been reported by numerous people using different cable providers with or without tuning adapters. Also, the OTA tuners are substandard in comparison to it's predecessor. Add to that Tivo's poor customer relations and inadequate tech support, I can definitely see why anyone would make fast break to better solution for themselves.

    Given all this though I still do like Tivo though.
     
  12. May 27, 2013 #32 of 189
    Richard Cranium

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    Actually it's been more than 3 years since its release. If you add in the time it took to get it to be "release ready" and it's been over 5 YEARS.

    So, after 5 years it still loses channels, locks up, reboots, misses recordings, loses audio and still has unfinished menus. :eek:

    Yea, no way a generic box can compare to that! :D
     
  13. May 27, 2013 #33 of 189
    atmuscarella

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    My Personal opinion is the Premiere is long past needing a hardware update however the original poster's alternative was a TWC DVR the only reason that will be an improvement is because TWC will stop intentionally causing problems but there DVR is nothing to be happy you have to use.

    It is true that the OTA tuners in the Premiere do not deal with multi-path issues as well as the ones in my Series 3 units. However I have the same issues with my newer Silicon Dust HDHomeRun OTA tuners as I do with the Premiere and I read the same complaints about the tuners in CM 7400 OTA DVR versus the tuners in the older CM/Dish OTA DVR seems like newer should be better but it is not ending up that way.
     
  14. May 27, 2013 #34 of 189
    aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    If by sub-standard tuners you mean it picks up all of the same channels that my S3 boxes did at my house and picks up the same channels at my GFs house that her S3 boxes currently do. Then I guess that is sub-standard.
     
  15. May 27, 2013 #35 of 189
    Richard Cranium

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    LOL!! Oh, come on...
     
  16. May 27, 2013 #36 of 189
    Richard Cranium

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    "It's still really slow, the menus remain unfinished more than 2 years after it's release, it is subject random reboots and loss channels and recordings"

    You forgot to mention these reasons.... :confused:
     
  17. May 27, 2013 #37 of 189
    innocentfreak

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    Not all of us have these problems. The only reboot I had was 1 time over a year ago. I haven't lost channels or recordings.
     
  18. May 27, 2013 #38 of 189
    MPSAN

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    I just have to say that I like some of the user names on this thread. Especially E. Norma. :)
     
  19. May 27, 2013 #39 of 189
    nrc

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    If you're unhappy with TiVo then you should definitely go to another solution. I don't generally experience any of the problems you mention and the "unfinished menus" don't bother me so I'm very happy with my Elite.

    So long.
     
  20. May 27, 2013 #40 of 189
    lessd

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    Most people should not be going to the so called "unfinished menus" many times a year, for most never after initial setup and cable card pairing. I know people on this forum like to see what is going on with SNR etc. but most users don't.
     

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