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Happy birthday, TiVo! Blue Moon XIII

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by TiVoStephen, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    My wife gave me our first TiVo for Father's Day in 2000 and I could not agree more that it change how we watched TV. Thankful every day for still having a TiVo in the house!

    Scott
     
  2. TiVoStephen

    TiVoStephen formerly TiVoOpsMgr

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    We're not getting any younger either... :)
     
  3. TiVoJerry

    TiVoJerry 00-16 TiVo Employee

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    The hairline difference becomes apparent over a decade+ doesn't it! (like I have any room to talk)
     
  4. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    Isn't this story getting more elaborate every year?


    Gee.. With all those all nighters, I hope you had something to record the TV you missed while working... oh wait......
     
  5. Worf

    Worf Active Member

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    I suppose TiVo dogfooded TiVo by TiVo-ing all the TV they missed while working on TiVo.
     
  6. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    If they'd let you schedule a recording to start late you could have a recording of 60 Minutes that is actually labeled "60 Minutes".
     
  7. ggieseke

    ggieseke Active Member

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    In December of 2000 one of my VCRs died. I thought "Merry effing XMas" to myself and drove down to Circuit City. While looking over the display I saw this funny-looking silver Sony (SVR-2000) box but I couldn't figure out how where the tape went. :eek:

    When the salesman finally stopped laughing he explained the concept of a DVR to me. It was pretty pricey but I decided to give it a try. A week later I bought lifetime for it, and I bought another one in January.
     
  8. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    If one of my VCRs dies, I'm not cheated out of the stuff I recorded on it.
     
  9. tiassa

    tiassa Me --Avatar

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    Bill Engvall on Tivo (I wish I could find the the clip, but I guess no one has put it on youtube yet).

    "I was showing my wife the Tivo, how it could pause live sports, she said And they just wait for you? Yeah, but if I wait too long I bet a call from the comissioner. Here's your sign"
     
  10. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    And that's a reason to stick with VCRs?

    I've bought five TiVos since 2002. Not one has died and gone belly-up. I'm now using a four tuner Elite (in addition to two still active S3s). Imagine trying to pull off four tuner simultaneous recording on a VCR.

    When people talk about what they would grab in a fire, I tell 'em my TiVo in one hand and my dog in the other. My wife can fend for herself. :D

    And I'm only halfway joking.:rolleyes:

    Thank you TiVo people!:up::up:
     
  11. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    No, that's a shortcoming of DVRs.


    Must be nice. I've got about 10 hard drives lying around here that can pass the manufacturer's diagnostics all day long, but the TiVos up and decided to scramble the software, and since it's proprietary I can't use something like the otherwise marvellous testdisk to unbork the partitions so I can watch what I recorded.

    The TiVos themselves still work, once I image a different drive and install it, although 6 months or a year later there's a good chance of the same thing happening again.

    If it were a computer, and Windows ravaged the primary partition, I could still salvage the stuff on the other partitions.
     
  12. blackngold75

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    Congratulations, TiVo! I joined the party late; it was only a couple of years ago when I bought my TiVoHD. I had decided I was "cutting the cord" and was recording OTA content only and it was awesome! I finally understood what TiVo was all about and I added lifetime to the box soon after.

    Eventually, sports programming and "triple-play" discounts drew me back to pay tv. No way I was going back to a cable company DVR, though. Now I have a Premiere along with my original TiVoHD.
     
  13. cheerdude

    cheerdude Reed & Juliet's CPA

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    Is TiVoPony still @ TiVo?

    Looks like the last post from him was late 2010...
     
  14. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    Define late, nobody knows just when any given game will end, so unless CBS puts a flag on 60 Minutes when it starts and TiVo can be programed to see that flag no better solution exists.
     
  15. TiVoJerry

    TiVoJerry 00-16 TiVo Employee

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    TiVoPony quietly left the company last year in pursuit of other endeavors.:( His last day was on Blue Moon 2011, which is why he did not post about this holiday last year.
     
  16. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I bought my first one in March of 2000, by the end of of that summer I had three. Since then I've never had less then three TiVo tuners at any given time and I've almost owned one of every TiVo model ever released. (I missed a few of the obscure ones by Sony and Humax)

    Dan
     
  17. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Well that explains why he didn't respond to the email I sent him a few months ago. :)

    Dan
     
  18. wmotdf

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    I remember sitting in a dentistÂ’s waiting room one day in the spring of 1999. I opened a copy of Entertainment Weekly and saw an ad for TiVo. My life was never the same.

    Congratulations and Happy Blue Moon to everyone at TiVo for perfecting and continuing to improve a truly exceptional piece of technology.

    Thank you to All!!! :)
     
  19. wontonsmith

    wontonsmith New Member

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    Happy Birthday....That is my pleasure tooo being here on birthday for giving birthday pumpss.!
    :p:up:
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  20. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    I found that other endeavor:

    Apparently his favorite holiday is actually Halloween.


    http://www.kickthefog.com/fcg/index.php?album=Bob+Pony


    (how many people named Bob Pony can there be?)
     

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