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Is TiVo still manufacturing the Series3?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by bdraw, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. Sep 13, 2007 #41 of 102
    ah30k

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    I'm guessing that TiVo works with a contract manufacturer that time shares their production lines. They will probably switch production to and from various active models as needed. So, the answer to 'have they stopped' would be more like 'have they stopped forever or just temporarily switched it out'.
     
  2. Sep 13, 2007 #42 of 102
    acvthree

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    Could someone elaborate on (or translate) this? It sounds like it could be interesting if I had a clue as to what it means.

    Al
     
  3. Sep 13, 2007 #43 of 102
    classicsat

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    More importantly, what makes the Series 3 special that it can be integrated in an HT system, while a TiVo HD cannot?The all have basically the same sort of connections that would allow that, right?
     
  4. Sep 13, 2007 #44 of 102
    MichaelK

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    you get to make that funky noise at restart that sounds akin to a modern "hyperspace" sound effect from asteroids....

    :D
     
  5. Sep 13, 2007 #45 of 102
    nhaigh

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    It's not so ugly you don't want to look at it :)
     
  6. Sep 13, 2007 #46 of 102
    demon

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    Nothing prevents it, no; it has the same optical audio out and HDMI connections as the Series3 does. THX is just a certification - not having it doesn't mean you can't do the same things, just it's not "THX certified". My TV, receiver, DVD player, etc. aren't; I really don't care one way or the other, it's quite good enough for my wants. :)
     
  7. Sep 13, 2007 #47 of 102
    MichaelK

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    I assume tivo could easily get certified- IF they where willing to pay the fees required for a mass market device. I dont think they want to pay even an extra 10 cents a box for anything on the THD at this point.

    JMHO
     
  8. Sep 13, 2007 #48 of 102
    MichaelK

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    me too!

    does that mean tivo will be putting drivers on the S3 so home automation controllers can interact with it via USB or something?
     
  9. Sep 13, 2007 #49 of 102
    bdraw

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    I couldn't find any press releases about the crestron TiVo deal, it's kinda funny that people at the show were talking about it, without anything official.

    I hope it's just a usb serial dongle, that other integrators can access too, I for one love HA, but don't have the money for crestron. It sure would be nice not to have to rely on IR.
     
  10. Sep 14, 2007 #50 of 102
    megazone

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    I'd love to find out more info on the Crestron/TiVo thing. I saw it reported in Gizmodo, and then it has popped up elsewhere - but no details at all anywhere. Crestron and TiVo both have nothing posted about it. And every mention I've been able to find of it online just says they did a deal to somehow link Crestron touch panels with the S3 - and that's all. Or they just link back to someone else, like Gizmodo, who didn't have any details either.
     
  11. Sep 14, 2007 #51 of 102
    bdraw

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    If you don't about it, then I'm not sure I believe it's even true.
    I know TiVo PR doesn't respond to my emails, but I thought it was just me.
     
  12. Sep 14, 2007 #52 of 102
    megazone

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    I did email my contact at TiVo today about it since I finally got tired of wondering what it was - but she's out of the office today (according to the automated reply) so I may not hear back right away.
     
  13. Sep 14, 2007 #53 of 102
    dpfels

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    Sorry- What $200 rebate? I only see them for $500 and change
    Dan
     
  14. Sep 14, 2007 #54 of 102
    dswallow

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  15. Sep 14, 2007 #55 of 102
    dpfels

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    Sorry-I missed the earlier post.

    I take it I can't get the Tivo web price ($514) with this?
    I called Tivo to ask the limitations, but they were fairly clueless.
    Thanks
     
  16. Sep 14, 2007 #56 of 102
    debtoine

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    I can tell you that I saw the press release at the Tivo booth at CEDIA announcing their partnership with Crestron. The date on the press release was, I believe, in September, and Tivo's press release page doesn't have anything that recent posted on it yet.

    It's been posted on this board before that Toine works for Crestron, so even if there is nothing available on line to see or read, it's most definitely happening.

    deb
     
  17. Sep 14, 2007 #57 of 102
    morac

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    My thoughts on the matter is that the S3 is no longer being produced. Similarly to how the S2 240 was no longer produced when the S2 540 came out.
     
  18. Sep 14, 2007 #58 of 102
    jcmitch

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    The Tivo rep I spoke to indicated that the Crestron enabled control would be IP based, and that it would only be on the Series 3 box.

    jcmitch
     
  19. Sep 15, 2007 #59 of 102
    debtoine

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    This is all from the rep at CEDIA:

    Yes, the Crestron control is IP based. The first phase is complete, but a firmware upgrade is necessary to use it.

    What it allows you to do is control the TiVo over IP. Functions currently are limited to IR-like commands, as well as direct channel entry (go to Channel 132, rather than pressing 1, 3, and 2).

    TiVo is working with Crestron on phase 2, which will have more powerful functions enabled, such as getting guide data about a program.

    If you have a Crestron in your system, you should ask your dealer/CAIP about incorporating the IP based module.

    Toine
     
  20. Sep 15, 2007 #60 of 102
    Bierboy

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    Not necessarily....I've never had them either....and I'll bet you'd get a LOT of S3 users who have never posted here to say the same.
     

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