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TiVo Advisors Survey

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by crxssi, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    Seemed to be mostly about Apps and specifically asked about Amazon original series which are exclusively available via Prime streaming. Maybe an Amazon streaming app is coming.
  2. scooby2

    scooby2 Member

    Dec 24, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    Is there a different page to join the Advisers Panel? When I enter my info and click continue it redirects to a Page Not Found error page.
  3. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    How did everyone answer the first question?

    I commented on being able to change the length of the Live TV buffer (couldn't really think of anything else :p:eek:).
  4. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

    Apr 5, 2010
    I will let you know if and when it ever shows up for me!
  5. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    Rochester NY
    I told them I wanted them to fix tivo.com so it worked better for finding & subbing to pod casts along with auto backing up our settings to tivo servers for when we switch DVRs or replaced hard drives.
  6. uw69

    uw69 Member

    Jan 25, 2001
    I mentioned having profiles
  7. HenryFarpolo

    HenryFarpolo Member

    Dec 1, 2008
    Andover Ma
    I asked to remove the advertising.
  8. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

    Apr 5, 2010
    Finally got survey. Tough decision. My top three are custom directories, Android streaming, and settings backup. I chose:

    Allow the user to create custom, nested folders such that recordings can be directed to or moved to/between specific places. This will create a much more organized system where the user can store things in a way that makes sense when there are many dozens or hundreds of recordings. Part of directory control also means allowing the user to delete the useless/obsolete "HD recordings" directory.
  9. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

    Apr 5, 2010
    There are still serious flaws in their survey response logic. Take this for example:

    Hulu plus-

    * Have used this feature, and would use it again

    * Have tried this feature, but would not use it again

    * Have never tried this feature, but am aware of it

    * Not aware of this feature

    What do you select if you are aware of the feature, have not used it *on TiVo* and don't plan to because you don't like it? No selection fits that. Choosing "Have never tried this feature, but am aware of it" is closest, but indicates I don't have or can't have any opinion about it, which is wrong.

    Same thing with movies, there is no selection when you don't want to see it in theaters but do plan on watching it on TV vs. you don't want to see it in theaters and have no intention of ever watching it. Maybe they don't care what happens if not watched in a theater? Odd.
  10. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

    Jul 6, 2006
    Dayton OH
    He, He. Confirms what I always suspected based on your forum handle (and some of your posts :p), even if you didn't know how to spell "beer".
  11. geekmedic

    geekmedic TiVo Fanatic TCF Club

    Apr 4, 2003
    Atlanta, GA USA
    Would love the ability to turn off the apps from displaying on my Mini and Roamio -- never plan to use them.

    Would also like the ability to attach an external hard drive and use it to back up recorded shows instead of expanding space. When my Premiere bit the dust, we lost quite a few shows we hadn't watched (and also lost movies we purchased through Amazon).
  12. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

    Apr 5, 2010
    You mean in "Now playing"? You can do that now...

    That is probably not going to ever happen because of DRM or low demand. Most programs can be re-recorded and TiVo isn't positioning their product as a permanent video repository. I don't think it is a bad idea, just extremely unlikely to be ever considered. TiVo doesn't even provide a way to backup your settings and ratings and never has, and those are more important because they represent a significant time investment and are EASY to backup and SMALL and can be stored anywhere and without DRM or complex issues (except the ability to re-import).

    Movies "purchased" (I use that term loosely) through Amazon can be re-downloaded.
  13. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    Yeah, this bugs me a little. It is very rare that I want to see a movie bad enough that I will go to the theater.
    Depending on the movie and if I have any interest in it at all, I will answer "probably will go see it" even though I don't really plan to, because I *will be* seeing it on DVD/Blu-ray at some point.
    If that screws up TiVo's intention, so be it. They should write better surveys. :p
  14. dcpmark

    dcpmark Member

    Feb 8, 2006
    Please, please, please....everyone doing the surveys please mention that you want profiles and/or folders in addition to whatever changes you would like to see.

    Many thanks!
  15. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Jan 6, 2003
    Houston &...
    I asked for the return of closed captions at the first FF speed. Had I seen this thread first, I may have gone with the longer buffer (steve614). I think that has a better chance of happening than mine, and I should have thought of that.
  16. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

    Apr 5, 2010
    Well, it really can't be "in addition to" because they specifically asked for a single, most important/wanted change. Some people have a higher priority than custom folders or profiles (although I can't fathom why :) ).

    Also, as discussed in other threads, custom folders and profiles really are two separate features. There is SOME overlap in functionality and some similarities, although custom folders are far more flexible (but also more complex). I suppose asking for "one and/or the other" would still kinda fit as a single wanted change, though. But I don't want people to start thinking they are the same or interchangeable. For example, in my case, as a single user, I would have little use for "profiles", but custom folders would be exceptionally helpful.
  17. dcpmark

    dcpmark Member

    Feb 8, 2006
    Agreed on "folders" vs "profiles." Much better to have folders. But in this survey everyone can mention the one thing that is most important to them, and ALSO put wanting folders in the text section of what changes to the Roamio would make them more satisfied. They don't have to choose one or the other.
  18. clark_kent

    clark_kent Member

    May 6, 2007
    Did anyone ask for DLNA support?
  19. takeagabu

    takeagabu New Member

    Oct 7, 2007
    I said more useful apps including UV and prime
  20. Beryl

    Beryl Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2009
    There is hope. I'm glad we had the chance to let them know AGAIN about the need for Amazon Prime.

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