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Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by GriffithStrife, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. May 9, 2012 #141 of 154

    rhettf R3T1CAL

    Apr 5, 2012
    Oakland, CA
    Why do you want the SD channel in your guide if there is already a HD channel?

    Personally I only have HD channels active since I hate SD (blindish in one eye so hd really helps)
  2. May 9, 2012 #142 of 154

    MichaelK New Member

    Jan 10, 2002
    I'm not offended about any of the issues that occur but I can say that my family has had a few channels with both HD and SD versions that we left "on". Reason being some of the shows are for my kids and I don't think my 5 year old cares if she watches the repeat episode of a cartoon for the 50th time in HD or SD. But there are shows I want to watch on those channels in HD. So saving some room on the drive at the expense of my kids cartoons.

    Now with a 2tb elite with a 1tb extender I'm less stingy and have gone almost all HD. But back in the old days had to save space some how. :-D

    Also could be wishlist programs.
  3. May 9, 2012 #143 of 154

    Arcady Stargate Fan

    Oct 14, 2004
    One reason to leave on the SD version of a channel is so that when they play SD content that the channel decides to stretch or otherwise mangle on the HD channel, you can switch to the SD channel and watch it correctly.

    Discovery does this all the time with older SD content. They zoom it in slightly to fill more of the 16x9 display, cutting off the top and bottom. Channels like TNT will stretch content or even worse, only stretch the edges. Barf. I'll take bars on the side over ruined content any day.
  4. May 9, 2012 #144 of 154

    severe New Member

    Dec 11, 2009
    Good point. I agree about choosing bars over stretched content. But I think I'd rather just punch in the SD channel number if that's the case, rather than keeping it in the guide.
  5. jkudlacz

    jkudlacz Member

    Jan 20, 2009
    Sorry if someone already answered this but yes you are wrong. I originally purchased S3 5 years ago with lifetime service, and it actually paid for itself within 2.5 years then TiVo Premiere was introduced 6 months after that. I sold my S3 on eBay and with the special from TiVo for existing customers I bought NEW TiVo Premiere for less than I sold my S3 on eBay, and actually I made $30 on the upgrade. My TIVO Premiere is worth around $500 today. So yes get yourself a lifetime and next time there is new hardware from TiVo you should upgrade like me.
  6. hillyard

    hillyard Member

    Nov 1, 2011
    Bring back the filters! Don't know why they ever removed them.
  7. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    I don't understand the HD Folder either. Why would anybody think that the redundancy is necessary? (rhetorical)

    Only two of the channels I watch don't have HD versions (TVLand & LOGO), so I know which shows aren't HD and, besides, all the HD channels have the HD in the name on the right side column anyway.

    NorthAlabama (PS: My father lives there) - I think that Lifetime is worthwhile, based on my first two Tivos (for which I did NOT purchase Lifetime). They lasted eight years and are still 100% operable, but I recently replaced them with two Premieres. For those, I thought about it for a week and made the decision to get Lifetime on them. The hard part, of course, was choking down the $800 for two Lifetimes. I also have the extended warranties, so at least I know I'm good for three years. Based on the monthly fee when I got mine, purchasing Lifetime will have been a practical choice.

    The guy at Tivo, when I was purchasing my two new Premieres, sold me on the $99 Lifetime for one of my Series 2 machines. Sadly, the reason that he told me it would be worthwhile (to me) was a LIE so now I have a Lifetime Series 2 Tivo/DVD Player that, while it works perfectly, is useless to me.
  8. Johnwashere

    Johnwashere Member

    Sep 17, 2005
    Columbus, Ohio
  9. Jeff_DML

    Jeff_DML Member

    Mar 2, 2009
    Probably already another thread on this but for the lazy who did not click the link it also says

  10. Test

    Test Active Member

    Dec 8, 2004
    Pending restart!

  11. rhettf

    rhettf R3T1CAL

    Apr 5, 2012
    Oakland, CA
    Just restarted via my slingbox, glad to see apps coming along. Now that we have current apps lets get some new ones.

    HBO Go and Vudu would complete my app needs. I am not a big sports fan so the MLB and ESPN apps are not important to me.

    HD Versions of Season Pass/To Do means I might actually use the features on the TV instead of taking out my iPhone to check those (which I personally think is way easier since you don't interrupt your viewing at all)
  12. Drewster

    Drewster Shooting blanks

    Oct 26, 2000
    Costa Mesa, CA
    Well, I guess I'll go home for lunch and restart the TiVo. :D
  13. Johnwashere

    Johnwashere Member

    Sep 17, 2005
    Columbus, Ohio
    Thats what I did! Well I forced a network connection, came back 40 min later and it was due for a restart. So I did but now im back at work. Il check it out when I get home :up:
  14. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

    Feb 4, 2008
    Sell it, you'll get more than your money back ($99), as I understand the going price for a lifetime S2.

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