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Official TiVo HD thread

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by MickeS, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. Jul 24, 2007 #1 of 479
    MickeS

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    OK, I'm not a moderator, but how about we start a new official thread now that the TiVo HD is released? :)
     
  2. Jul 24, 2007 #2 of 479
    ldc3000

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    Tivo has it up on the front page.
     
  3. Jul 24, 2007 #3 of 479
    Mongoos150

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    Still deciding between TivoHD and refurb S3. Probably will go with the HD though (and am sure people will be upping the internal HDD in no time) :D
     
  4. Jul 24, 2007 #4 of 479
    MickeS

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    http://www.tivo.com/whatistivo/tivo...ovr_PhotoToWhat

    From TiVo's webpage: "Record movies in HD. When recording with TiVo HD, you have the option of capturing shows in standard or high definition."

    Is that just a poorly worded sentence, or does the TiVo HD actually allow a HD->SD "down-rez"? This could be done to save space, but also get around the problem of TTG for HD material.
     
  5. Jul 24, 2007 #5 of 479
    HDTiVo

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    Steveris has some ifo in the other thread. It might.
     
  6. Jul 24, 2007 #6 of 479
    yunlin12

    yunlin12 Tivonation Citizen

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    Does it have a DOCSIS modem built in?
     
  7. Jul 24, 2007 #7 of 479
    TexasGrillChef

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    Product Features:
    Download thousands of movies directly to your TV**
    Share home movies with your friends and family on their TV**
    Get broadband videos, music and photos on your TV**
    Schedule shows online**
    Discover broadcast and broadband shows with universal Swivel Search**
    Easily pre-approve what your kids watch with TiVo KidZone

    **Multiple TiVo DVRs required. Each TiVo DVR requires own TiVo Service subscription.

    Anyone Notice that? Is that MVR? TivoToGo? TivoBack? :)

    Any comments?

    TexasGrillChef

    P.S.

    It aslso says eSATA port will be available Late 2007.

    I wonder if that means that the eSATA port on this unit is disabled, or that it is enabled like the S3, just not officially supported. Any Ideas?
     
  8. Jul 24, 2007 #8 of 479
    ldc3000

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    I wonder when the retail stores will get the Tivo HD units.

    edit:

    Looks like Best Buy has it.
     
  9. Jul 24, 2007 #9 of 479
    TexasGrillChef

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    When I read further....

    Are TiVoToGo and Multi-Room Viewing available on TiVo HD?

    TiVoToGo and Multi-Room Viewing are not currently available on the TiVo HD DVR. We expect that a version of TiVoToGo and Multi-Room Viewing features will be made available for the TiVo HD DVR in the future.


    TexasGrillChef
     
  10. Jul 24, 2007 #10 of 479
    rjcrum

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  11. Jul 24, 2007 #11 of 479
    TexasGrillChef

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    That is correct it does, & so will our S3's when they do the update and add the TivoToGo &/or MRV features. That way you will be able to "Transfer" shows that are broadcast in HD although downsized.

    TexasGrillchef
     
  12. Jul 24, 2007 #12 of 479
    Neenahboy

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    So no reassuring comments about SDV anywhere?
     
  13. Jul 24, 2007 #13 of 479
    rjcrum

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    I've been thinking about this a LOT since I first ready about this new TiVo HD yesterday, and I think this is what I have been waiting for to get rid of (FINALLY!) my Comcast/Motorola 6412 DVR. My gripes about the Motorola:

    1. Limited storage space (the TiVo HD starts out with about 5 hours more, which is not really THAT much more, but with the promise of "late 2007" for external storage. I'll bet Comcast and Motorola don't have an answer)

    2. No way to get the shows "off the DVR" (well, nothing right now with the TiVO HD either, but the promise of MRV and TTG in the not-too-distant-future.)

    3. The annoying remote lag (I can only hope that the TiVo HD has the same sort of remote performance as my two Series 2s)

    4. The OK-but-it's-not-a-TiVo menus and UI on the Comcast/Motorola box (I know people complain all the time about the Comcast UI, and I find it to be "OK"...but it's not a TiVo. It would be nice to have the richness of the TiVo UI)

    5. Waiting for the TiVO-for-Comcast/Motorola UI (I was initially excited, but as the year has worn on, Comcast really lost my interest. Why not a REAL TiVO, rather than what I hear is the dumbed-down Comcast/TiVo.

    So, although I might not buy immediately (waiting for a lifetime transfer offer!), I think one of these will be in my house by fall. Maybe I'll wait until the external storage is supported and buy the whole shebang at once.

    Thanks, TiVo. You have a REAL competitor for the Comcast HD DVR now!

    Bob
     
  14. Jul 24, 2007 #14 of 479
    MickeS

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    I think TiVo has a "Don't ask, don't tell" policy about SDV, at least towards the consumer...
     
  15. Jul 24, 2007 #15 of 479
    HDTiVo

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    I noticed nothing about MRV/TTG was there. Maybe they added the ** later. (and of course the TiVo site is down right now - it wouldn't be TiVo otherwise. :rolleyes: )

    Anyway forget it, we've heard it all before. It ain't comin'. :(
     
  16. Jul 24, 2007 #16 of 479
    supasta

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    No problems here.
     
  17. Jul 24, 2007 #17 of 479
    TexasGrillChef

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    The eSATA from what I hear is in fact "Enabled" on this unit as it is "Enabled" on the S3. Just it won't be officially supported until they come out with their "BRANDED" Tivo eSATA drive.

    TexasGrillChef
     
  18. Jul 24, 2007 #18 of 479
    HDTiVo

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    Got it back... the spec page says
    http://www.tivo.com/whatistivo/tivohd/productspecifications/index.html
    Under the areas you quoted

    and then I now find on the same page
    Under the chart which has no ** in it.

    No where is anything about transfers, MRV, TTG mentioned. Broadband video would be assumed to be from the internet.

    Anyway its obviously confusing.
     
  19. Jul 24, 2007 #19 of 479
    bicker

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    Nope. As always, purchase consumer electronics at your own risk.
     
  20. Jul 24, 2007 #20 of 479
    megazone

    megazone Hardcore TiVo Geek

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    I asked TiVo about SDV while doing my review - specifically in relation to the comments Tom Rogers made before Congress - but they don't have anything more to add to his comments at this time.

    I get the feeling some kind of solution is being worked on, but it can't be talked about yet.
     

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