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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by roachjl, Jun 24, 2013.
...and remote recover!
I have to agree with this. I didn't realize how inconvenient copying was compared to streaming until I finally got a second Premiere in the house.
You can actually do all sorts of stuff remotely via the Premiere units now. If you select the More Options or Explore This Show via the remote interface you can setup future recordings, add/adjust a SP and a few other things. And from the iPad app you can do even more like manage the To Do List or SP Manager. It's a LOT easier then having to run into the other room and turn on the TV just do anything.
I missed the OLED so much that I wrote a script to put the current recordings up on a digital photo frame. Most of the time you know what should be recording and you can tell from a distance if that's what's on the display even if you might not have been able to read it without knowing.
I redid the living room and put all the video components in a nearby closet. So I can't even see the unit anyways so the OLED would not have value anyways. The digital picture frame is an interesting idea though. One could add all sorts of stuff however with the Tivo App on my iPad I can pretty much mimic that.
I was never forced to use a TA, but I happily did so as long as I was a customer of TW Cable. I left TWC because of their utterly horrid customer service, and while I am mostly happy with the new Cable Company, I dearly wish they employed SDV and Tuning Adapters. The somewhat lower monthly cable bill is nice, but it nowhere nearly makes up for all the channels I can no longer receive because the provider simply does not have the bandwidth. Not only that, but since this CATV company is experiencing some weird problem that causes S3 TiVos to lose channels 800 - 824 most eveninings, I am missing a lot more channels than I ever did with a TA. Fortunately, those channels are mostly the national networks (ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, etc.), so I really don't care whether they are available, or not.
I bet not. What's more, I'mm willing to bet a modest amount many of those grumbling about TA would scream, "Bloody murder!", if they had them taken away and lost nearly half their HD channels or more.
I'm certainly not going to upgrade to a newer model, but the fact has nothing to do with the TA. The S4 and its virtually certain successors are just too patheric.
Me, either. What's more, in the theater, the TiVo sits behind the viewers, not in front of them, and isn't visibe at all to people in the front row, unless they stand up. In the living room, the view for most people is obscured by a coffee table. It was never anything I found of particular value, especially since I really could not care less what is currently recording.