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New TiVO Coming?

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

  1. Justin Thyme

    Justin Thyme Contra sceleris

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    There is no confirmation that Multi "Stream" Cards ("MCards") work with the S3, but reportedly the S3-lite has been certified by cablelabs for use with MCards. [Note- although no one calls them multi channel cards, that is pretty much what they are, although I suppose cablecard supports some streams that are not channels (like maybe a Docsis stream?), so calling them multichannel cards is not technically accurate.]

    Cablecards are not required for tuning Over the Air (OTA ATSC) stations.
     
  2. Justin Thyme

    Justin Thyme Contra sceleris

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    I know you guys are probably a trifle busy, but it sure would be nice if you folks made some of these units available via Tivo Rewards for us loyalists who have referral points to spend.

    Thanks,

    =JT=
     
  3. lombard

    lombard New Member

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    I've been seeing rumblings about this, but I could have sworn that before the S3 got released TiVo said MCards would work. And I KNOW that the CableCard #1 slot on my S3 has wording along the lines of "First CableCard (Single or Multi stream)"

    But just to keep this on topic, IF they enable MRV and IF they get MCards working and IF my CableCo starts handing out MCards (probably going to hog them for all their own cable boxes), I'll be picking one of these up for my bedroom.
     
  4. HDTiVo

    HDTiVo Not so Senior Member

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    OK, we need to see the verification on the S3-Lite model considering the rumors...

    Just checked the 7/10/07 sheet, and its not there.
     
  5. sandenurse

    sandenurse New Member

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    I predict...August 24th.

    30 Days AFTER the current Transfer Lifetime offer expires.

    :rolleyes:
     
  6. MediaLivingRoom

    MediaLivingRoom New Member

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    TCD653080

    http://www.buy.com/prod/tivo-hd/q/loc/111/204822004.html


    http://72.14.253.104/search?q=cache...uct&page=6+TCD653080&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=8&gl=us

    TIVO TCD653080 TIVO(R) HIGH-DEFINITION
    TIVO TCD653080 TIVO(R) HIGH-DEFINITION COMBINES THE INTELLIGENCE OF THE TIVO(R) SERVICE WITH THE PURITY OF HIGH-DEFINITION A/V UNIVERSAL CABLE BOX DESIGNED TO WORK WITH ANY CABLE PROVIDER OFFERS NETWORK CONNECTIVITY Manufacturer?s Part No.: TCD653080 USA Orders Only (no international orders, please). Ships in 1-3 business days. Our price is too low to show. Add to your cart for an instant lower price quote. $299.99 $286.85
     
  7. jmpage2

    jmpage2 Active Member

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    Looks like a placeholder which means retailers are either in the process of placing their orders or have already done so.
     
  8. MediaLivingRoom

    MediaLivingRoom New Member

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    Now you may have a choice of low cost Series 3 TiVo

    TCD653080

    or

    TCD652160
     
  9. SullyND

    SullyND L:45-21 TCF Club

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    The S3 has the hardware, but has not (yet, we think) been certified. More from Pony
     
  10. jmpage2

    jmpage2 Active Member

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    Well, until we see the specs we don't know if they aren't in fact the same unit. Sometimes model numbers change right before units go to retail.
     
  11. HDTiVo

    HDTiVo Not so Senior Member

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    Irrelevent, no backsies. :eek:

    I am waiting for the first "I got screwed because I took the LT transfer 64 hours ago" post.
    :p
     
  12. jrm01

    jrm01 New Member

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    As I mentioned in my earlier post, a major CE retailer here was notified by Tivo that it will be in the store sometime between August 5 and 12.
     
  13. MickeS

    MickeS New Member

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    Now I kinda wish I hadn't bought my Series 3 last month... :/

    This one plus $300 worth of extra storage would have been a better deal.
     
  14. nemoby

    nemoby New Member

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    The pricing is compelling for new buyers but I don't get the feeling that I got burned buying my S3 a month ago. I paid $600 and a bit of change on Amazon and will receive a $200 rebate. Glad to pay the extra $100 and don't have to wait until some future date for it to ship.
     
  15. HDTiVo

    HDTiVo Not so Senior Member

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    Maybe next time.
     
  16. smark

    smark Active Member

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    I'll pick one up if the upgrade to the HD is fairly easy (prefer eSATA).
     
  17. LeeG

    LeeG New Member

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    If it werent for the fear of SDV, I'd pick one up the day it comes out. Add TTG and its perfect.


    L
     
  18. dvr4me

    dvr4me New Member

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    I'm in the market for a standalone tivo (dropping Directv and I don't want to live without Tivo) and had just purchased an S2DT (should be here Thursday). Since reading the information about the S3 Lite I'm seriously considering returning the unit under the 30 day guarantee and getting the S3 Lite when it comes out.

    Sure it might not work with SDV, but then again, the S2DT doesn't work with it. The S2DT also won't do HD and doesn't have an OTA antenna if I should drop cable. Since I'm buying a tivo, I'd rather invest $200 more up front and have a fall back (with OTA) if my cable company decides to change the distribution. The full S3 is just too expensive for my budget when you factor in the service.
     
  19. ingenue007

    ingenue007 UNLUCKY W/TW AUSTIN

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    I don't even use the OLED display on mine and use ext HD for expanded storage making 160 gb a moot point. Ugh...
     
  20. jmpage2

    jmpage2 Active Member

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    Don't you know better than to bring up budgets and costs when posting on the Tivo forums?

    :p
     

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