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Discussion in 'TiVo Stream' started by dave13077, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. Aug 24, 2012 #81 of 634
    smbaker

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    You expect them to match natural persons to email addresses? ;)

    I suppose it could be inconvenient if you won more than once. :D
     
  2. Aug 26, 2012 #82 of 634
    BlackBetty

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    "sweepstakes" ends today. I wonder if that means we will hear something this week about "winners" and pricing.
     
  3. Aug 27, 2012 #83 of 634
    smbaker

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    I've been waiting my whole life to win a sweepstakes. I have a good feeling about this one.

    I wonder what happens if they notify all 600 "winners", and the price point is too high, and only 3-4 of them choose to win buy their prize?
     
  4. Aug 27, 2012 #84 of 634
    jcthorne

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    Personally, since its a 'beta' unit, I am somewhat hopeful the pricing for the 'winners' will be significantly below retail to aid in the testing......
     
  5. Aug 27, 2012 #85 of 634
    aaronwt

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    What about those of use that signed up that don't have an Apple device?
     
  6. Aug 27, 2012 #86 of 634
    bradleys

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    I think that is wishful thinking... We discussed this with the Ceton unit - no discount. By the time general availability comes around I would expect to see a Holiday sale, so you may end up paying a premium price for the Beta version.
     
  7. Aug 27, 2012 #87 of 634
    bradleys

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    Well, TiVo is going to want feedback on the Beta unit. I suspect they will gather that feedback using both usage logs as well as user feedback.

    It is going to be very hard for someone to use the unit if they do not have an IOS device to pair it with.

    If you are selected, I suppose you could lie and get an early version anyway - but that just keep someone else from providing the usage analytics that TiVo is looking for.
     
  8. Aug 27, 2012 #88 of 634
    Rebate_King

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    So the contest ended last night. Did anyone "win"?
     
  9. Aug 27, 2012 #89 of 634
    Fofer

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    Worst "contest" ever. Really, just a way to harvest our email addresses so they can try to sell us these boxes when they come out. In 2014? LOL
     
  10. Aug 27, 2012 #90 of 634
    smbaker

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    An advertisement for the 'Premiere 4' showed up in my inbox this morning, but nothing about sweepstakes or streamers.
     
  11. Aug 27, 2012 #91 of 634
    aaronwt

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    They probably already have the email addressess from the people that will sign up to test the product. They are already TiVo owners.
     
  12. Aug 27, 2012 #92 of 634
    sbiller

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    I've been told that TiVo will announce the contest winners tomorrow.
     
  13. Aug 27, 2012 #93 of 634
    Dan203

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    I doubt there is much testing to be done on the device itself. In fact I doubt the device itself even has a UI to interact with. It's basically just a dumb box that sits on your network and preforms a transcode when the requesting device does not support the native MPEG-2 format.

    The only thing that might be "beta" is the iOS app, and even then I doubt TiVo would release the product without going through a real private beta first, so I don't think they're expecting any feedback from the "winners" of this sweepstake.

    Dan
     
  14. Aug 27, 2012 #94 of 634
    sbiller

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    I agree completely. I think this offer is actually the opportunity for a user to receive the Stream box at their home the same day and date the Stream becomes available on tivo.com. Any beta testing that was done internally by TiVo will have been complete at that point.
     
  15. Aug 27, 2012 #95 of 634
    BigJimOutlaw

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    The buzz is that winners get their Streams when Tivo begins taking orders from everybody else. So I guess the benefit would only be a few days, unless they take pre-orders from the masses too.

    Edit: yeah, what Sam said. :p So maybe that double-confirms it.

    So I wouldn't take the "beta" term too literally... At least no moreso than other new products with day 1 issues.
     
  16. Aug 27, 2012 #96 of 634
    Rebate_King

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    I'm just looking forward to hearing about pricing. Very curious about that.
     
  17. Aug 27, 2012 #97 of 634
    Dan203

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    Wild guess... ~$100 for the Stream. If it's over $150 I'm going to reconsider buying even if I "win".

    Dan
     
  18. Aug 27, 2012 #98 of 634
    sbiller

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    My wild guess is $99 for the Stream. Sounds like we might need a poll!
     
  19. Aug 27, 2012 #99 of 634
    morac

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    It would be impossible for TiVo to release a beta iOS app to 600 "winners" as Apple restricts test releases of apps to a maximum of 100 devices (devices, not users).
     
  20. brentil

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    Well, any of you who win and don't want it, I'll gladly take your spot. :D
     

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