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Official TiVo HD thread

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

  1. Aug 2, 2007 #381 of 479
    jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    And (lets face it) a little extra change in your pocket doesn't hurt when you're struggling to make a profit either!

    The typical consumer is probably more than happy to shell out the $$ for Tivo's approved adapter, the same way they overpay for wireless adapters for game systems.
     
  2. Aug 2, 2007 #382 of 479
    crouch

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    Last I looked (a couple of days ago) Amazon.com was selling the Tivo Wireless G Adapter for $40 (free shipping and no taxes). I can't access Amazon from work to confirm that this price is still in effect.
     
  3. Aug 2, 2007 #383 of 479
    jmpage2

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    $45 with free shipping from Amazon, they have other sellers at $37 but the shipping charges are high.
     
  4. Aug 2, 2007 #384 of 479
    ScottE22

    ScottE22 How YOU doin'?

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    The TiVo HD couldn't have come at a better time. My wife and I just experienced our 3rd incident in 2 months of our Comcast DVR eating itself. And this is the SECOND one we've had in that time period. I've been putting off buying an S3 due to price, but when she called me at work today to tell me the DVR cannibalized my son's favorite shows AGAIN, I headed to tivo.com ready to drop the $$ on an S3. Imagine my surprise when I saw the homepage and the TiVo HD! I'm definitely going to get on this if Comcast pricing is reasonable on the CableCards.
     
  5. Aug 2, 2007 #385 of 479
    jfh3

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    The UI "sluggishness" is the same that was on the S3 at the 8.1 code level and was significantly improved in the 8.3 code level. I suspect when the S3 and THD codes bases merge and we have 8.3+ for the THD boxes, the UI will be much zippier. :)
     
  6. Aug 2, 2007 #386 of 479
    jfh3

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    First CableCARD is free if you have any Comcast digital package, so if you can get an Mcard, then you are set. If you need a second single stream card, it's $1.50 per month.
     
  7. Aug 2, 2007 #387 of 479
    chg

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    I believe that I probably got the last one at that price. After I ordered mine it stated "In stock soon. Order now to get in line. First come, first served." with the higher price. Still shows out of stock.
     
  8. Aug 2, 2007 #388 of 479
    ScottE22

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    See - that's what I keep seeing, but the woman at our local office said they were the same price per month as a regular (non-DVR) digital box...
     
  9. Aug 2, 2007 #389 of 479
    aindik

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    They are, unless they're plugged into your only digital outlet.

    First digital outlet (box or cable card): Included with digital package
    Additional digital outlets (box or cable card): Additional fee (same fee for both, here it's $8.90 a month)
    Second cable card for any outlet: nominal fee (here it's $1.50 a month)

    So, if you have a box and a TiVo with cable cards, you're going to pay for the digital package plus the additional outlet fee plus the $1.50 a month for the second card in an outlet.

    It's funny that cable companies used to crap on satellite companies in advertising because the sat companies had mirroring fees. So much for that.
     
  10. Aug 2, 2007 #390 of 479
    ScottE22

    ScottE22 How YOU doin'?

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    OK - so if I understand, I would have:

    1 digital box in bedroom - included
    TiVo in living room - $full price + $1.50

    Am I getting this?
     
  11. Aug 2, 2007 #391 of 479
    aindik

    aindik Well-Known Member

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    Yep.

    You get absolutely no discount for buying your own box rather than renting theirs.
     
  12. Aug 2, 2007 #392 of 479
    ScottE22

    ScottE22 How YOU doin'?

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    But I won't be paying the Comcrap DVR fee - I don't recall what that is...
     
  13. Aug 2, 2007 #393 of 479
    jmpage2

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    Just increased to $12 per month in this market.
     
  14. Aug 3, 2007 #394 of 479
    holligl

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    Looking hard at this before we leap. We have been spoiled with our S2 and Lifetime service. We have Comcast analog cable and OTA HD reception for the HD TV. At this point, Comcast's HD offerings don't expand much beyond OTA unless you step up to the premium channels. (Noteable exception would be ESPN HD for Mondaynight football.)

    Will the TiVo HD work with the analog cable and HD OTA, without any Comcast cablecard/HD upgrades?

    How long is the 3yr pre-pay offer likely to last? Already missed the CC discount on the box.
     
  15. Aug 3, 2007 #395 of 479
    aus1ander

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    This is exactly how I use my TiVoHD, and it works wonderfully. The 3 yr prepay for $299 has been around for a while (I'm thinking ~4-6 months) and *should* still be there if you wait a month or two, but beyond that, there are no guarantees.
     
  16. Aug 3, 2007 #396 of 479
    holligl

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    Can you transfer (downconvert) an HD recording from the TiVo HD to the Series 2?
     
  17. Aug 3, 2007 #397 of 479
    aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    You can't transfer anything currently.
     
  18. Aug 3, 2007 #398 of 479
    jakerock

    jakerock Hey ho howdy! TCF Club

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    I just got a letter from Comcast saying that my HD DVR rental is going to increase to $12.95 (from $9.95). This is at a time when that particular DVR is sitting in my living room is locked up (it does that a lot). Said DVR is actually only a week old, the DVR we'd been using for a couple of years died (losing all the recorded shows).

    So except for missing the CC sale, this appears to be perfect timing for getting a TiVo HD. I would love to find one at some sort of discount.
     
  19. Aug 3, 2007 #399 of 479
    cr33p

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    Just go to CC and buy it with the $40 off coupon. or if you prefer go to BB and have them price match it. I picked up 2 last nite myself 524.00 out the door :)
     
  20. Aug 3, 2007 #400 of 479
    jakerock

    jakerock Hey ho howdy! TCF Club

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    Good point, I can at least try the $40 coupon. If it doesn't work then I am not out anything.

    Off to find one...
     

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