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New TiVo TCD649180 Series2™ DT 180-hour DVR!!!

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by W Auggie H, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. Mar 27, 2006 #1 of 111
    W Auggie H

    W Auggie H Tivo Enthusiast

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    The big news over the weekend is that TiVo is going to be rolling out new Series2 hardware soon!!!

    I was able to score a picture and the name of these new boxes.

    TIVO TCD649180 SERIES2™ DT 180-HOUR DVR
    TIVO TCD649080 SERIES2™ DT 80-HOUR DVR

    [​IMG]

    The interesting part about the name is the "DT" part. It seems that it stands for "Dual Tuner", or maybe "Digital Tuner" or both!

    Sparse Details:
    RECORDS FROM 2 BASIC CABLE CHANNELS OR 1 BASIC CABLE & 1 DIGITAL CABLE CHANNEL
    UP TO 180-HR RECORDING CAPACITY
    ETHERNET & USB PORTS

    This is the post that first leaked the info:
    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=293095

    Darn, no back-lit remote.

    Update: The new boxes are due by END OF MARCH!!!
    Well that info didn't seem to pan out, oh well.

    Retail Price for TCD649180 (180hr): $349.99
    Retail Price for TCD649080 (80hr): $249.99
     
  2. Mar 27, 2006 #2 of 111
    joysbox

    joysbox Happy Happy Joy Joy

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    where did you snag the pic?
    j
     
  3. Mar 27, 2006 #3 of 111
    bostlaw

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    I be thinking "DT" refers to dual tuners...
     
  4. Mar 27, 2006 #4 of 111
    DrStrange

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    Or possibly "Dual Tuner", since the specs clearly say it has that. The evidence for a digital tuner is considerably sketchier.
     
  5. Mar 27, 2006 #5 of 111
    HDTiVo

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    Maybe "DT" stands for Duplicate Thread - and rather late at that...
     
  6. Mar 27, 2006 #6 of 111
    JustAllie

    JustAllie Number crunchin'

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    Excellent.... :up:

    But I don't need another TiVo. :(
     
  7. Mar 27, 2006 #7 of 111
    W Auggie H

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    Not trying to win a contest, but I thought it would be nice to have the picture and such right on top. Sorry if I am stepping on anybody's virtual toes. :)
     
  8. Mar 27, 2006 #8 of 111
    tazzftw

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    Ye aren't bugging me, in case you're wondering.
     
  9. Mar 27, 2006 #9 of 111
    pdhenry

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    Amazon.com listing.

    List Price: $349.00
    Price: $331.55 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping.
    You Save: $17.45 (5%)

    (thanks to Dave Zatz)
     
  10. Mar 27, 2006 #10 of 111
    ChuckyBox

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    It's pretty. Looks classier than the nightlight boxes. I wonder if I can swap faceplates when weaknees starts carrying them?
     
  11. Mar 27, 2006 #11 of 111
    W Auggie H

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    Through TiVo's wholesale distribution chain... er... so the info should be solid.
     
  12. Mar 27, 2006 #12 of 111
    jmoak

    jmoak Beware of Conky!

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    Is there a picture of the back of the box available through TiVo's wholesale distribution chain?

    Maybe a manual pdf?
     
  13. Mar 27, 2006 #13 of 111
    W Auggie H

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    I wish there were but this is all I could get my hands on. I agree, that would answer a lot of questions.
     
  14. Mar 27, 2006 #14 of 111
    W Auggie H

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    Many people are guessing that this new Series2 hardware platform is the same or similar to "TiVo Greater China" box that was seen in Taiwan. Check this link to see the pictures of that box:

    http://www.zatznotfunny.com/PSN/tivoGC.htm
     
  15. Mar 27, 2006 #15 of 111
    Test

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    haha good one


    why does the new box have 4 usb ports?
     
  16. Mar 27, 2006 #16 of 111
    HogarthNH

    HogarthNH DirecTV Addict

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    Somewhere, OK
    ... and it still can't record HD.

    WTG, TiVo, for coming out with a box that does the same thing your DirecTiVo did in 2001.
     
  17. Mar 27, 2006 #17 of 111
    ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    umm - I never found a DirectTiVo DVR that I could hook up to may cable and record two channels at once
     
  18. Mar 27, 2006 #18 of 111
    Puppy76

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    Umm, no it dosen't. DirectTivo's can't do anything but record from DirectTV, which does most of us no good. They also can't use Tivotogo, or even group shows into folders AFAIK.
     
  19. Mar 27, 2006 #19 of 111
    Dan203

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    They got grouping ability on the SD units a while back, but the HD units are still stuck on an old version that doesn't do grouping.

    Dan
     
  20. Mar 27, 2006 #20 of 111
    Dan203

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    That's what the Series 3 units are for. They should be available in about 6 months.

    Dan
     

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