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New TiVO Coming?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by hybucket, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. snathanb

    snathanb New Member

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    I bought mine last month, too (well, my second one), and it was only $399 after rebate, so no biggie.
     
  2. jrm01

    jrm01 New Member

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    Actually I think it will be $598.99. ;)
     
  3. jrm01

    jrm01 New Member

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    You did good. :) :)
     
  4. hybucket

    hybucket Member

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    Where are you "good shoppers" finding those rebate deals??
     
  5. phoenixZed

    phoenixZed New Member

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    Yeah you're right. When I got a chance to look at the larger image Megazone posted on his site, I could see that the blurry line of text I took for a show title is actually the word "Native", which instead refers to how the signal is output. My bad...
     
  6. doormat

    doormat New Member

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    There was a $200 rebate last month that brought the price down to $400 or so.

    That said, I wonder if the parts have come down in price since TiVo built the S3 box initially - now we see all these STBs from Netgear and Apple that include video playback functionality. So the bcm chips had to come down in price because the market is becoming competitive. And if you figure the box cost $500 this time last year, the parts are now probably 300, plus the cheaper case and such leads to a BOM cost of somewhere around 250. Plus 50 for the manufacturing and shipping, and TiVo is selling them for a bit of a loss, but they can probably move tons of these boxes now that HD is becoming more mainstream. Having them ready for Christmas 07 is a big deal, since we'll probably see $999 42" LCD HDTVs en masse this year.
     
  7. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    well that explains why you can spend so freely on electronic gadgets now ;)
     
  8. jrm01

    jrm01 New Member

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    You got that right. It's surprising what descretionary funds you have available when you eliminate hair dressers, white wine, new draperies, and second green fees (I played 184 rounds of golf last year, she played 132).
     
  9. jfh3

    jfh3 New Member

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    Don't know - I don't recall the terms of the initial marketing agreement. I presume the cable company would pay Tivo some monthly fee on behalf of the sub.

    Everyone wins - customer gets a real Tivo experience without upfront cost; cable company makes money on the rental and part of the monthly service fee. I'd guess Tivo would get more than the $1+ they get for DTV, but don't know.
     
  10. petew

    petew Active Member

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    Given that an 80Gb disk would only be 8hrs of HD, my guess would be a SD only digital box.
     
  11. Revolutionary

    Revolutionary Too sleepy for TV...

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    Don't take the engadget post as gospel. You'll note that their source for that post is this thread.
     
  12. hybucket

    hybucket Member

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    The Series 3 is down to 599 now on Amazon.
     
  13. MickeS

    MickeS New Member

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    It's been at that price in many places for a while. I bought it for that price at Amazon last month.
     
  14. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    You bought a PS3???? :p :p :p :p :p :p :p

    J/K

    *hugs his HD DVD player*

    In all seriousness, if the box doesn't have a functioning eSATA port how hard is it to upgrade the disc on one of these? (I've been building PCs for years).
     
  15. HDTiVo

    HDTiVo Not so Senior Member

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    In that case it may take you years to replace the HD. Otherwise, it may be as easy as most people find changing a PC's HD.
     
  16. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    Well if I took "years" to build hundreds of them it might be a different story, eh? :up: :D
     
  17. DCIFRTHS

    DCIFRTHS I dumped SDV / cable

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    I own more than one S3, and I am happy to see that TiVo is going to release a lower priced HD DVR with CC support. I hope it sells like hot cakes :)
     
  18. snathanb

    snathanb New Member

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    mmmmmm.... hoy cakes!
     
  19. DCIFRTHS

    DCIFRTHS I dumped SDV / cable

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    You like them too? ;) :p
     
  20. msrolla

    msrolla 3000

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    They're even better with hoy sause.
     

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