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TiVo prepping nex generation DVRs

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by bradleys, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. Jun 17, 2013 #1 of 1049
    bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    Dave Z has a good article on The Verge about the TiVo Series 5.

    http://www.theverge.com/2013/6/17/4...eration-dvrs-with-new-remote-up-to-six-tuners

    I am patiently waiting to upgrade! :)

    Series 5 - 6 tuner unit + 3 TiVo MINis
     
  2. Jun 17, 2013 #2 of 1049
    MeInDallas

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    "we've learned TiVo is prepping a beefy six-tuner DVR that can expand beyond the 2-terabyte storage limit"

    I've been dying to buy one of the 3TB WD30EURS!
     
  3. Jun 17, 2013 #3 of 1049
    bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    Yep - me too... But I wouldn't be surprised if the 6 tuner XL model comes with the 3TB drive stock.
     
  4. Jun 17, 2013 #4 of 1049
    MeInDallas

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    Seagate has a new 4TB Pipeline HD about to be released, I'm sure Western Digital will follow . . . hopefully.
     
  5. Jun 17, 2013 #5 of 1049
    mattack

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    Yeah for beyond 2 TB limit!
     
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    cherry ghost

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    I hope they add user profiles
     
  7. Jun 17, 2013 #7 of 1049
    Davisadm

    Davisadm TiVo is awesome!!!!!

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    When it comes out, there will be options up to 3TB/450 hours. :)
     
  8. Jun 18, 2013 #8 of 1049
    jsmeeker

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    Maybe the menus/UI will be 100% HD.
     
  9. Jun 18, 2013 #9 of 1049
    davezatz

    davezatz Funkadelic

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    Yeah, so I'm hearing there's a possibility of two versions - one with that 3TB drive you mention ("XL" ?). Also sounds like WiFi could be in the mix, but I'm waiting for more intel on that point and I'd rather use my MoCA.
     
  10. Jun 18, 2013 #10 of 1049
    mr.unnatural

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    Nice to see Tivo is finally coming out with a box that still lags behind my HTPC (currently with 11 cablecard tuners, six ATSC tuners, no 2TB limit and no Tivo fees). :D
     
  11. Jun 18, 2013 #11 of 1049
    sbiller

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    It will be nice to have an RF remote with no dongle required. I'm curious whether these remotes will work with legacy boxes - guessing not.

    I'm also curious to see where TiVo goes with their 'major' software release this fall. They've fallen behind in a couple of areas so I expect they might focus on improving their content recommendation associated with sports (e.g., On-screen WTW). Also still waiting on user profiles...
     
  12. Jun 18, 2013 #12 of 1049
    gothaggis

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    hopefully the cpu is more powerful - still not happy with the speed of the HD menus on my premiere (much better than launch obviously...but still ****)
     
  13. Jun 18, 2013 #13 of 1049
    sbiller

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    That's 100% certain. The Mini already runs circles around the Premiere boxes.
     
  14. Jun 18, 2013 #14 of 1049
    BigJimOutlaw

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    With a better processor, expanded (4 tuner?) OTA support, Android, and dynamic tuner support for the Mini all coming in the fall... this feels like it'll be the first time in a long time that Tivo will be running on all cylinders.

    There will always be some software issues, and there are some modernizing features they should add (profiles) but the biggest product issues will be squashed. The whole-home package will be largely complete and on adequately powerful hardware. And the RF remote is icing on the cake.
     
  15. Jun 18, 2013 #15 of 1049
    plazman30

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    That would make the box to expensive for retail. There is a price point to make, when you're competing against the free (in up front cost) cable company DVR.

    All I need is a Plex client and I can kiss my Roku goodbye.
     
  16. Jun 18, 2013 #16 of 1049
    atmuscarella

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    Well I need another/new TiVo like I need a whole in my head but if they come out with a 4 tuner OTA version that I can buy with lifetime for under $600 I'm buying it.
     
  17. Jun 18, 2013 #17 of 1049
    moedaman

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    But you're far from being the typical consumer. The vast majority of people don't even need 6 tuners, so a new box with six tuners would probably satisfy 95%+ of the market. You could always buy a second Tivo, no need to buy extra tuners if they're not needed.

    Hell, I have 6 ota tuners to record from (Series 2ST, Premiere, 3 tuner HTPC), plus a 2 tuner Dish 722K dvr. My family rarely has the need for more than 4 tuners running at a time.
     
  18. Jun 18, 2013 #18 of 1049
    mtsmylie

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    Looking forward to it! I'm continuing to try to tolerate my awful TWC Motorola DVR, and I will drop it like a bad habit when the new Tivos come out.
     
  19. Jun 18, 2013 #19 of 1049
    moedaman

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    You'll probably have to wait for refrubs to come out then. The Premiere 4 is selling for $250. No way would Tivo price a new 4 tuner ota box cheaper than that.
     
  20. Jun 18, 2013 #20 of 1049
    NYHeel

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    Why not? The Premiere 4 is $250 + $400 lifetime (with MSD) but with the current promotion that many have been emailed you can get the premiere 4 for $550 total with lifetime. Why couldn't a 4 tuner OTA box come in at $600? Technology usually gets cheaper with time not more expensive.
     

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