1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

TiVo prepping nex generation DVRs

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

  1. Jun 24, 2013 #101 of 1049
    slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

    3,507
    19
    Sep 19, 2006
    In the ATL
    Completely false, and if you order your SPs correctly with cable channels always lower than network you'll find that 4 tuners is usually plenty, because Tivo will always pick up a later cable showing.

    I sometimes wonder if you actually use any DVR.
     
  2. Jun 24, 2013 #102 of 1049
    mr.unnatural

    mr.unnatural Active Member

    4,358
    5
    Feb 2, 2006
    Ellicott...
    I'd tell you but then I'd have to kill you. ;)

    I have a full time job just like most of you. I also play pool in a league two nights a week. On the weekends I do the yard work and any other tasks that need doing (although my wife claims I don't finish most of them). I spent all last summer putting a new roof on my 2-story house which included removing about three dozen sheets of plywood and replacing them, not to mention having to fix a lot of dry rot on some of the trusses and other structural areas. I had to completely tear out a hip roof over the master bedroom to get to some of the damaged areas. The entire job took about 10 weeks and I used about 65 bundles of shingles that I had to hand carry up a ladder. FWIW, I did the entire job solo. I just celebrated my 62nd birthday last January.

    I think I deserve a little TV time, don't you. :D
     
  3. Jun 24, 2013 #103 of 1049
    lessd

    lessd Active Member

    7,698
    5
    Jan 23, 2005
    CT
    You should not have to prove anything to anybody on this forum, this forum is for information about TiVo and how to use it and solve problems, not about how many TiVo tuners or hours of TV watching anybody wants/needs/does.
     
  4. Jun 24, 2013 #104 of 1049
    slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

    3,507
    19
    Sep 19, 2006
    In the ATL
    Yeah ok, good thing you're on FIOS because the card charges here on Comcast would be way too expensive for that kind of overkill. Not to mention tuner purchase cost, heat and power use, etc.
     
  5. Jun 24, 2013 #105 of 1049
    lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

    8,081
    2
    May 6, 2002
    John's...
    Theoretically not true, even if all of the tuners are cable tuners. If you say that the HTPC is one device and it is the only device you have, all you should pay is $3-$5/month for 2 "additional cards in the same device". Minus the "Customer owned equipment credit".
     
  6. Jun 24, 2013 #106 of 1049
    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    37,523
    183
    Apr 17, 2000
    Nevada
    I'm a pool player too. Do you play APA or a local league? (I'm a 6 in the APA)
     
  7. Jun 24, 2013 #107 of 1049
    mr.unnatural

    mr.unnatural Active Member

    4,358
    5
    Feb 2, 2006
    Ellicott...
    APA. I fluctuate between a 4 and a 5 in 8-ball (currently a 4) and I'm a 5 in 9-ball. I currently play in two 8-ball divisions and one 9-ball. I play in both the Maryland Area, which happens to be the largest APA league in the country, and the Greater Washington D.C. area leagues.

    Not trying to prove anything. Someone asked what I do for a living and I responded. I also wanted to point out that I do other things besides watch TV.

    I pay for just three cablecards @ $3.99 apiece. Tuners are much cheaper than Tivos and probably use much less power than an entire Tivo. It's cheap to add tuners to a HTPC so why not do it? Heat really isn't an issue with proper ventilation.

    Again with the overkill. :rolleyes: If you read what I said about it previously you'll clearly see that it's anything but overkill. It all depends on how you use the tuners, and I use just about all of them. There are lots of people here with multiple Tivos and I'm sure they don't see it as overkill.
     
  8. Jun 24, 2013 #108 of 1049
    ort

    ort Member

    189
    0
    Jan 5, 2004
    Is there any chance the new TiVos won't need SDV boxes?
     
  9. Jun 24, 2013 #109 of 1049
    SullyND

    SullyND L:45-21 TCF Club

    8,630
    12
    Dec 30, 2004
    Chicago Burbs
    Only in areas that don't require SDV. There is no standard for SDV that TiVo could adopt.
     
  10. Jun 24, 2013 #110 of 1049
    lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

    8,081
    2
    May 6, 2002
    John's...
    Highly doubtful since there is no real standard. Personally, I hope not since it would be additional cost for something I don't need. I feel the same way about built-in wireless.
     
  11. Jun 24, 2013 #111 of 1049
    aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    19,194
    26
    Jan 31, 2002
    Northern...
    This is just what I would need to replace my two Premiere Elites. although 4TB would be even better.

    EDIT: Although six tuners for me is the bare minimum. I would need dynamic tuner allocation. And that is without any padding. If I started padding shows I would need two of these new six tuner boxes. But my plan is to get down to one cable card. If i can sell both of my lifetime Elites to cover the cost of a Lifetime six tuner box(with extended warranty) with 3TB of storage(and built in stream capabilities) I will be exremely pleased.
     
  12. Jun 24, 2013 #112 of 1049
    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    37,523
    183
    Apr 17, 2000
    Nevada
    I use to play 4 nights a week between APA and local leagues. Kind of burnt myself out so now I'm down to 1 night a week. (tonight) Although I may play 9 ball again in the fall. (I'm an 8 in 9 ball)

    Ok back to the topic at hand. :)
     
  13. Jun 24, 2013 #113 of 1049
    innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

    8,950
    3
    Aug 25, 2001
    Florida
    Hopefully if it takes 3TB, you can upgrade to 4TB.

    Of course if they allowed you to use the Stream to transfer to the PC while transcoding on the fly, you could just push the smaller format back.
     
  14. Jun 24, 2013 #114 of 1049
    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    37,523
    183
    Apr 17, 2000
    Nevada
    FYI you don't have to "push" H.264 any more. We discovered a way to use TS files to pull H.264 to a Premiere without transcoding. The latest version of pyTiVo has code that will detect H.264 and automatically remux to the proper TS format without recoding. So you can now pull H.264 files to your TiVo just like you would an MPEG-2 file and it will be left as-is size/quality wise.
     
  15. Jun 24, 2013 #115 of 1049
    aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    19,194
    26
    Jan 31, 2002
    Northern...
    The six TiVo is my top priority, with the XBOne second, and the PS4 third. I will get the first two this year but only the PS4 this year if a PS3 and Xbox360 trade in will cover the cost of a PS4.

    Plus if I go the BestBuy route, like I did with the Elite, I should be able to get a least 18 months no interest financing, plus a 4 year extended warranty on the six tuner TiVo.
     
  16. Jun 24, 2013 #116 of 1049
    aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    19,194
    26
    Jan 31, 2002
    Northern...
    It will be if they start switching to H.264.
     
  17. Jun 24, 2013 #117 of 1049
    innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

    8,950
    3
    Aug 25, 2001
    Florida
    May want to read the new Reward Zone rules if you care about the points. You can get the points or 0% but not both.

    They just announced this when they announced going forward points no longer expire.
     
  18. Jun 24, 2013 #118 of 1049
    innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

    8,950
    3
    Aug 25, 2001
    Florida
    I was more referring to push just as a way to send the content back, not necessarily due to the format, but good to know.

    I was just thinking of the autopush functionality.
     
  19. Jun 24, 2013 #119 of 1049
    aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    19,194
    26
    Jan 31, 2002
    Northern...
    Well that sucks. I did read something but I never looked at it too closely. I hope they at least keep the 60 day return policy. Since without reward zone silver the return policy is only 14 days now. Or did they change that too?

    EDIT: I wonder if you can get around the financing and points issue buy getting gift cards with the financing and then using the gift cards for the purchase of the item?
     
  20. Jun 24, 2013 #120 of 1049
    brewman

    brewman Member

    150
    0
    Jun 28, 2003
    FWIW, Tivo is running a sale through 6/28 on the Premier with lifetime service.
    - $449 : Premier 500 GB w/ Lifetime
    - $549 : Premier 4 w/ Lifetime
    - $699 : Premiere XL4 w/ Lifetiime

    Sure seems like they're clearing inventory for a new product line.
     

Share This Page