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Thoughts on Xbox One & Tivo

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Ron DeGumbia, May 21, 2013.

  1. rhettf

    rhettf R3T1CAL

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    Yes

    Just say xbox skip forward or skip back/backwards

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    Press RB to Skip forward and LB to Skip backward
     
  2. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    Agree on incandescents but not CFLs, a CFL does not use much more juice than an LED and is WAY cheaper now. Agree that an LED will last longer but they are just not cost-competitive right now for me, and don't have enough energy savings to justify the extra cost.
     
  3. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    Well hopefully they WILL compete as we move away from crappy cards and into the IPTV world. What remains to be seen is if MS will be interested in the DVR aspects instead of just streaming everything. If they aren't, I won't be interested in the Xbone.
     
  4. AARGH2K

    AARGH2K New Member

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    Anyone having an issue with fast forwarding or reversing and the screen freezes, and doesn't resume until you hit play? This is with a Series 3 Tivo. I've restarted the Tivo, and cycled the Xbox 1, and did the setup again, to no avail. Could this be a symptom to a bad HDMI cable? From reading posts, it seems to be a bit more particular than most.
     
  5. rhettf

    rhettf R3T1CAL

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    i hate the light CFLs produce...I studied lighting design in college so I can be a snob about it.

    The initial investment is high, no if's ands or buts about it. Thought over the course of the led bulbs lifespand you will save significant money! I had 16 incandescents and moved them all too LEDs and over the span of the led bulb I'll have saved $3,000 in energy cost! The CFL to LED will save you $500 over the course of the led's lifespan.

    Yes the bulb price is high but the savings are there still. Plus the philips leds produce the closest light color to incandescent lights.

    Plus you can get CFL LIFX bulbs! I got these puppies on the way and I'll sell my led's to a friend. http://lifx.co/
     
  6. rhettf

    rhettf R3T1CAL

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    Do you have surround on?

    It have a feeling boxes like the series aren't as well supported by the xbox one. My Roamio works flawlessly with little to no impact on sound and pic quality.
     
  7. mikeyts

    mikeyts Stream Warrior

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    I just hooked up a splitter to my TiVo, which works great. I am signally unimpressed with the TV app, though. Somehow it's less responsive to my voice while it's running, making it frustrating to use and I find the command set to be highly unintuitive. It also doesn't show a sufficient number of channels at a time to please me. I'm not going to be using it other than to perhaps demonstrate it to friends.
     
  8. aaronwt

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    There is a check box in the settings that says it's beta to enable surround sound. You will still get multi-channel pcm on the output, but the XBOne is decoding the DD from the TiVo. When the TiVo is sending DD you will never hear any TiVos sounds. That was how I knew initially that it was sending stereo pcm into the XBOne. And then of course it's easy to tell when only audio is coming out of the FL/FR speakers. Since the XBOne has not been updated yet to dynamically change the audio output channels like a proper performing device should.
     
  9. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    This is why I use the fast boot option. I can say "Xbox On" and it's ready before my TV is ready. Since my Mitsubishi DLP takes the longest to start up out of any DLP set I've owned. But for the convenience I'll eat the 14 or 18 watts. Plus it's nice to get back into a game I was playing quickly. But the 14 to 18 watts is well worth it for the next gen experience. Even though on days like today, I never used the XBOne.
    But I'll use it tomorrow morning.

    Just in the short time I've use the XBOne with Kinect, I couldn't imagine using the system with just the controller. Using voice commands, gestures, and the controller is so much better than just using the controller to navigate.
     
  10. aaronwt

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    Going from incandescents to CFL or LEDs makes sense, but going from CFLs to LEDs is only minor savings. I've been using CFLs for many years, and the cost of going to LED for only a small percentage in electricity savings was not worth it, especially since I would never recoup the cost. I still have CFLs that are working from many, many years ago. The cost of the LED bulbs is still many times the cost of CFL for only a small wattage savings.

    When I first went to CFLs I had huge savings since I had four or five Halogen lamps that used 500 watt bulbs each. Those all were replaced with Fluorescents that used only 20% of the electricity and gave me close to the same light output. I'm not even sure if I could get LEDs that would output the same amount of light through out the room. But I know if it is available it would be super expensive, and the lamp would break down before I would recoup the cost of it with savings over Fluorescents
     
  11. rhettf

    rhettf R3T1CAL

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    I guess you didn't see my post about how I dislike the color tempature of CFLs, I studied lighting design and frankly CFLs make me feel like I'm in a hospital.
     
  12. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    .......and reading this thread lately makes me feel like I'm on the wrong forum!
     
  13. JosephB

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    A forum full of nerds talking about mundane and intimate details of technology that the general public couldn't care less about? Nope, you're in the right place :)
     
  14. dianebrat

    dianebrat I refuse to accept your reality TCF Club

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    :up: TCF at its best! and that's why I love TCF
     
  15. aaronwt

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    Ive always purchased 6500k cfls. I avoid the bluish or yellowish ones since that is not natural looking. I used to have to get them online but now they are available in local stores.
     
  16. doydel

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    Yes, I was having the exact same issue with my Series 3. I fixed it by changing the IR delay setting to fast. This setting can be found under settings/tv & guide/troubleshooting.
    After I changed that setting the fast forward/rewind worked like normal. Please note that you may have to reset the tivo and or xbox along with changing the IR delay to fast again. I say this because the fix i described stopped working after a few minutes but after I did the reboot and changed the IR setting it worked permanetly.
    Hope this helps...
     
  17. supasta

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    Well, I have decided to reconnect my TiVo Premiere to the Xbox One. The voice control for pausing, as well as "Xbox ON" also turning on my soundbar and TV were features that are just too cool.
     
  18. aaronwt

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    I have not gone back to messing with the XBOne controlling my TiVo. When I first tried it the XB1 was using remote code zero. Did anyone find a way to have it use remote codes 1 through 9?
     
  19. AARGH2K

    AARGH2K New Member

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    Since I wasn't using the XBOX One to control the Tivo, this is not a factor. It's not an issue of control, but of not being able to keep up with the Tivo when I fast forward, change channels or go to Tivo home and it blacking out or freezing what was on screen when I do something. I have now taken the tivo out of the pass-through and back into the receiver and it works fine. Hopefully a patch or something will address this at some point.
     
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    rhettf R3T1CAL

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    It's definitely much easier to get a specific cfl color tempeture these days. I'll still take my less since they are left bulbs and can produce any color :D
     

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