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NEW Simple.TV Network Dual Tuner & DVR

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Wingershute, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. Wingershute

    Wingershute New Member

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    Anyone ever heard of Simple.TV? They are coming out with an OTA DVR that can stream 5 channels, remotely access content, and DVR capability with full tv guide. It does not come with a hard drive so you have to factor in that additional cost.
    Looks like an interesting alternative.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?SID=Qz-OZlBYEeO9Vxo2xToyNg0_aBzn3_0_0_0&AID=10440897&PID=1225267&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-cables-_-na-_-na&Item=N82E16815345016&cm_sp=
     
  2. RusRus

    RusRus New Member

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    It only has two tuners. Consumers will presumably also have to subscribe to Simple.tv’s EPG service and what will that cost?

    Did a little googling and found:

    "The guide is part of our “Premier” service for Simple.TV. You can subscribe for $4.95 a month, $49 for the year, or $199 for the lifetime of your Simple.TV box if you just want to pay and be done with it. It’s way cheaper than any other mainstream DVR subscription."
     
  3. RusRus

    RusRus New Member

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    From what I understood of the review the picture quality is about the same as streaming video with my computer. Tolerable but not HD quality like OTA signal.
     
  4. Philmatic

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    No hard drive, no CableCard support, $4.95/month for guide data, two tuners and doesn't even have the capability of displaying to a television, relying on Roku's and other devices.

    :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown:
     
  5. duckman2000

    duckman2000 New Member

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  6. mpaquette

    mpaquette New Member

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    $109.99 including lifetime sounds like something I'd try just for the heck of it.
     
  7. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

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    Remember for $110 you get a single OTA/clear QAM tuner/device that can not do anything without buying something else. To view it on a TV you need Roku/computer/etc. to use it as a DVR you need to buy a hard drive.

    If someone wants 4 OTA tuners the TiVo Roamio with lifetime is cheaper (simple TV dual tuner with lifetime is $400) and you don't need to add hard drives or have another device to display on a TV.
     
  8. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

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    I was looking at this a little more and it appears both Simple TV models output in H.264 so there must be some file conversion going on. Does anyone actually own one of these? If so how, how does the Simple TV picture of a HD OTA channel on a large screen TV compare to if you were watching the same channel via an antenna on your TV?

    Also for anyone who thought they might be able to stream to an Android device that ability is listed as "coming soon" so like TiVo iOS only.
     

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