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New TiVO Coming?

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

  1. davezatz

    davezatz Funkadelic

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    I posted the Series3 Lite opening animation on YouTube:
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=9SKfT9FFO18

    And of course posted some pictures and commentary:
    http://www.zatznotfunny.com/2007-07/no-surprise-tivo-series3-lite-arrives/

    I couldn't snap the main chip as it was under a glued-on heat sink - sorry. I assume Megazone will have tons more pics and detailed tech info on his site.

    I can confirm official eSATA support is coming this fall. And the most interesting piece of info I wrestled out of TiVo is that they began designing this units 14 months ago - before the Series3 was even released.
     
  2. yunlin12

    yunlin12 Tivonation Citizen

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    Does the S3 eSATA trick work on the HD?
     
  3. MickeS

    MickeS New Member

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    dave, you write "I can definitely recommend it over the Series3 to those looking to buy a high def TiVo."

    Why? Only because of the lower price, or is it a better product in your opinion? I'm starting to get more and more pissed that I bought the Series 3 just a month ago. :(
     
  4. supasta

    supasta New Member

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    Can I suggest an official S3 Lite thread...
     
  5. Mike Lang

    Mike Lang Administrator Staff Member Administrator TCF Club

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  6. supasta

    supasta New Member

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    It sure is pretty. At first I was a little slow to like it, but I really like the look of the thing now. The S3 is, well, ugly IMO compared to previous sleek S2 models...
     
  7. HDTiVo

    HDTiVo Not so Senior Member

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  8. davezatz

    davezatz Funkadelic

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    I didn't test it myself, but was given the impression it does. I'm on the road in California for the week, but when I get home next weekend I can test it if no one else has reported on it.

    Pretty much price alone. The TiVo HD is functionally equivalent to the Series3 (other than the additional M-Card support, which the S3 may get at some point). I think if you can get the S3 for $400 after rebate as it was a month or so ago, then maybe the OLED display, Glo remote, and extra hard drive space are worth that $100. But anything more than $400 or $450 is hard to justify. In fact, I figure the TiVo HD will ultimately be the end of the Series3 as we know it. (The TiVo HD actually is a Series3 according to the branding on the carton, DVR, and About screen.)

    Not dead. They've confirmed to me it's still under development. Given the lengthy dev time, I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that it won't be using our home network this time around and using coax instead.
     
  9. Mike Lang

    Mike Lang Administrator Staff Member Administrator TCF Club

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    The TCF Store has one of the first huge shipments on the way. The URL should go live tomorrow.
     
  10. doormat

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    Well I preordered mine, hopefully I'll have it in two weeks!
     
  11. Mike Lang

    Mike Lang Administrator Staff Member Administrator TCF Club

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  12. HDTiVo

    HDTiVo Not so Senior Member

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    I found buried in the FAQ:

    So basically its not in sight. :mad:

    Oh brother. :(
     
  13. jrm01

    jrm01 New Member

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    Interesting that when I proceeded to the Buy it Now it quoted the monthly service plans at $6 less than list price. I was logged in and I guess it realized I already had two Tivos and qualified for MSD. Prepaid plans are not reduced.
     
  14. doormat

    doormat New Member

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    I can still call and get the MSD on my S2 box after the TiVoHD box shows up, yeah?
     
  15. HDTiVo

    HDTiVo Not so Senior Member

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    I found this earlier this evening. It looks real. :up:

    TiVo Bringing MSD to Bundles?
     
  16. peteypete

    peteypete New Member

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    Definitely prettier than earlier betas made it out to be.
     
  17. Redux

    Redux No intent to annoy

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    Seeing a friend die is painful. Seeing him commit suicide is gut wrenching.

    Tivo is succeeding to the extent it is by technological word of mouth, geometrically progressed, from a relatively small core of enthusiastic, technically-oriented customers who are turned on partly by the semi-semi-openness of the platform. Ironically only a tiny percentage of Tivo's customers _use_ that capability, even among the core, but _knowing_ that capability is there is what keeps their energy and evangelism high. Obviously Tivo must serve other masters; fine; but their bottom-line decision-making has to preserve that core, or there is nothing left. All Tivo's other, grandiose hopes & dreams are obviously hugely bigger, but they are built upon that foundation.
     
  18. stevereis

    stevereis New Member

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    The new Tivo HD is the TCD652160 reported on earlier.

    Any speculation on what the TCD653080 is that was also reported on earlier?

    FWIW, there are ~$200 DVD recorders being released now with NTSC/ATSC/QAM tuners. They down-rez all output to 720x480 so it can be re-encoded to DVD-compliant MPEG2. They must use the DVD-upsampler output to display 720p or 1080i since you never see true HD. However, what you see is the quality you can record on DVD. Since an 80GB HDD is pretty small for HD (10 hours), I wonder if the 653 might be something like this. It could replace the S2DT and even have the external cable box inputs so it could support ATSC/NTSC + cable and still be cheaper by not having to support CableCards.
     
  19. HDTiVo

    HDTiVo Not so Senior Member

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    Engadget interview with Denny stated this is it. that's all she wrote this year.
     

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