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New TiVO Coming?

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

  1. Dajad

    Dajad New Member

    Oct 7, 1999
    Yupp, but to be clear, I've had an Xbox 360 since launch and I've been loving it! I've spent more time playing PS2 games on my PS3 than anythign else. I've never owned any play station so I'm getting caught up on classic PS games - God of War, God of War 2, Ratchet & Clank, that sort of thing. I have a huge back library of fun to play on the PS3 until real PS3 content starts rolling out next year. Can't wait for Halo 3 on Sept 26!
  2. vstone

    vstone New Member

    May 11, 2002
    I am happy that Tivo has a chance to survive and continue providing program listings to already purchased and operating equipment.

    While I applaud Tivo for providing some S1 users a method of moving off of that platform, I can't see those who seem to think that Tivo owes them lifetime equipment transfers every time it releases a new product ( might feel different if I had lifetime service (actually I did at D* before I bailed), but I don't think so).
  3. Stormspace

    Stormspace Electrocuted by TiVo

    Apr 13, 2004
    Hartsville, SC
    It's been a while since I've posted but I wanted to say HERE HERE! This is exactly the box that should have been released last year. And the reason the Premium still has a 250GB drive? They are not selling. If they were the lite version wouldn't even be on the drawing board.
  4. Kablemodem

    Kablemodem Get the ketchup.

    May 26, 2001
    I think the S3 was as or more successful than TiVo expected it to be. It was never intended to be a mass market product.
  5. gwsat

    gwsat Member

    Sep 14, 2006
    Oklahoma City
    I love my S3 and am very glad that I have it. The fact remains, though, that, because of its high cost compared to cable company rental boxes, the S3 is a niche product. Who, other than the most devoted HT and TiVo enthusiasts would be willing to pay $600 (at least) for an S3 plus $10 or $15 a month for a TiVo subscription as opposed to $10 a month for a cable company rental box? Virtually nobody it seems to me.

    I don’t know what TiVo’s sales projections were, of course, but if they were at all grand I think they were doomed to disappointment.
  6. HDTiVo

    HDTiVo Not so Senior Member

    Nov 27, 2002
    I am a bit more positive on the initial price than I was in that first post. It is a bit lower than I was thinking for this time last year, so TiVo is advancing the ball part of the way.
  7. interactiveTV

    interactiveTV New Member

    Jul 2, 2000
    Interesting. Maybe things have changed dramatically in a few months but in March, Tom Rogers, CEO, stated that S3 sales had been "disappointing."

    A few months later, he dropped the hint about the S3 lite.

  8. GoHokies!

    GoHokies! O2->CO2 Converter

    Sep 21, 2005
    You're taking one word badly out of context to try and prove your point. Kablemodem hit the nail on the head, what was "dissapointing" for Rogers was that Tivo didn't see the low-cost HD explosion that took place last year and missed out. Looks to me like they are getting back in the gane for this year with a much better placed offering.
  9. jmpage2

    jmpage2 Active Member

    Jan 20, 2004
    Well, Tivo needs a 'mass market product' to be economically viable for the next 5-10 years. I'm sure that the Comcast deal and deals with other cable providers will help their bottom line but what they really need is a box they can sell that will satisfy consumers and hook them on the Tivo service.

    The new box just might do this but I still have serious concerns about SDV incompatibilities as well as the missing TTG and MRV.

    The biggest differentiators that Tivo has over a sat/cable PVR are the Tivo "extras" like TTG and MRV. To many consumers everything else from a sat/cable DVR is "close enough" to a Tivo for them not to want to spend the extra $$ to make the leap.

    Hopefully if they get the SDV thing figured out somehow and get TTG and MRV they can move a huge number of these Series 3 Lite boxes in Q3/Q4 of this year.
  10. 20TIL6

    20TIL6 BaDoop BaDoop BaDoop

    Sep 7, 2006
    Cypress, TX
    My favorite PS2 games (if you haven't tried them)

    Metal Gear Solid: Sons of Liberty

    and my all-time favorite

    Gran Turismo 4

    When they release the next Gran Turismo on PS3, THAT'S when I buy a PS3.
  11. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

    Jan 2, 2004
    they never expected the current S3 to be mass amrket and made repeated statements to that point. The S3 did exactly what TiVo wnated it to do.

    what caught them by surprise was the uptick in regular folk going HD. They assumed HD was still in the Home Theater enthisiast crowd and the market was not so big for a lower end HD unit. Best Buy could give them some hard numbers on this demographic and TiVo seems to have placed a lower end HD DVR on the front burner to catch up on lower end sales they had not identifeid earlier. Of course digital HD is digital HD so the premium S3 was not amde with many features to set it apart. the OLED and THX seem to be the extras so far from the pictures we have seen so far. OOnce people can compare the actual video output and performance that will be the real test
  12. smark

    smark Active Member

    Nov 20, 2002
    Lynnwood, WA
    They have the GT HD Concept as a free demo. :)
  13. 20TIL6

    20TIL6 BaDoop BaDoop BaDoop

    Sep 7, 2006
    Cypress, TX
    I remember seeing something about that, but was not sure of its availability. Is it anything more than just an HD version of GT4?

    I don't mean to hijack this thread any further, but I worry about not having vibration in the controllers anymore. I think I'd miss that.
  14. sbiller

    sbiller Active Member

    May 10, 2002
    Tampa, FL
  15. shady

    shady Previously European

    May 31, 2002
    Which was the new part? (especially as the article was Posted Jul 17th 2007)

    Edit: I think you linked to the wrong article
  16. Mike20878

    Mike20878 Jake & Adam's dad

    Jun 8, 2001
    Here's the correct link
  17. StuffOfInterest

    StuffOfInterest New Member

    Jul 18, 2007
    The timing on the announcment for the new box is a little too convienent. I and many others took advantage of the $299 lifetime transfer to a Series 2 offer, which just happens to finish today. Now, the day after that offer ends, TiVo plans to announce a cheaper HD capable unit. I'll even lay odds that in a month or two they will make a $199 transfer offer for that unit.

    Oh well, as long as TiVo doesn't stop making software improvements on the Series 2 like they did on the Series 1, I should be good for a few years. Oh, wait, the Engadget article speculates that TiVo may be planning to phase out the Series 2. There goes that plan.
  18. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2006
    Not a very reliable source me thinks, especially:
    "Oh, and big time bonus for current users: TiVoToGo is on track to finally be re-enabled on Series3 boxes, but there's a fairly huge caveat: SD shows only, HD shows will have to stay safely stowed on the box. Bummer."
    More likely it's any protected digital content (SD or HD with CCI != 0x0) that cannot be transferred with everything else being fair game (SD and HD). Also no mention of MRV which for many is more important than TTG.
  19. dig_duggler

    dig_duggler losing enthusiasm

    Sep 18, 2002
    Birmingham, AL
    Engadget has been pretty good with their predictions (except that whole Apple stock fiasco). We'll know soon enough.

    Edit: stolen from another thread. Pre-orders begin tomorrow. Seems legit.
  20. HDTiVo

    HDTiVo Not so Senior Member

    Nov 27, 2002
    I don't put much stock in engadget, but ...


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