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Holding off on Elite Purchase

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by compnurd, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. compnurd

    compnurd New Member

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    Not sure how many others are in this boat, but I am holding off buying an Elite until we get more details on the IP-STB... Until we get some price factors on cost per month or if there is any I just cant commit to the Elite right now..... Anyone else in this boat?
     
  2. Ziggy86

    Ziggy86 Member

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    What is IP-STB?
     
  3. cherry ghost

    cherry ghost Active Member

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    I'm holding out for a built-in transcoder. Hopefully that will come in whatever the next generation is called.
     
  4. CoxInPHX

    CoxInPHX COX Communications

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    I was holding off, but mainly due to the negative reports here online.

    But then Woot, hit my price point at $299.99, and I could not resist.

    I've had it running a week now and have had zero issues with it or the Tuning Adapter (knock on wood). It is sweet, to have no more recording conflicts. MRS is working great even over wireless N, But I intend to run Ethernet everywhere, as soon as I can find a cool day to climb the attic.

    It will be a race to see who gets to market first, TiVo's IP-STB or Ceton's Echo Media Extender (as I also have a SD HDHomeRunPrime) currently with no extenders.
     
  5. compnurd

    compnurd New Member

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    The IP STB is a box announced that will allow you to add Tivo to a TV without adding a cable card. It will steal a tuner from the XL4. it is coming out in the fall but nothing has been announced on pricing
     
  6. compnurd

    compnurd New Member

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    The negative reports havent swayed me mostly since i dont have a TA which is where most of the issues lie
     
  7. drebbe

    drebbe Carbon Blob

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    I'm a little confused here. My understanding is that you'll need an Elite/XL4 to use the IP-STB (at least initially). Why hold off if you'll need it eventually? Or am I missing something?
    I''m like CoxInPHX. I was holding off for Comcast VOD to be available in my area (Chicago burbs) but then Woot hit my irresistible price point. 2 weeks with the Elite and no issues.
     
  8. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Active Member

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    Well if you only want an Elite/XL4 if the IP-STB becomes available and at certain price point then I guess you should not buy an Elite/XL 4 now.

    But my guess is that many if not most people on this forum already have one or more TiVos so the IP-STB isn't a absolute requirement when adding a Elite/XL4 to their mix.
     
  9. compnurd

    compnurd New Member

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    I have 2 premieres now, so when the Tuner Requirement goes way for the Xl4/IP combo i can just borrow a tuner from one of my other premieres.... the other flip side is depending on the cost, i could replace one of my premieres with a XL4 and just get several IP STB's to reduce monthly fees, assuming of course the IP doesnt have a monthly fee. there in lies my conundrum
     
  10. cherry ghost

    cherry ghost Active Member

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    do we know yet if you can use more than one IP-STB with a single XL4 and borrow more than one tuner?
     
  11. BigJimOutlaw

    BigJimOutlaw Active Member

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    The last we heard, the XL4 software will allow up to 2 devices at first.

    Courtesy of Gizmo Lovers:

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  12. mr_smits

    mr_smits New Member

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    I am also holding off on an Elite purchase until the IP-TV information becomes clearer. I would love to save money on cable cards if the price is right, and the simplification of season passes would make my life easier.
     

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