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Tivo & Roku sitting in a tree

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by trip1eX, Jul 19, 2014.

  1. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    The real opportunity for TiVo would have been to buy Boxee when it was on the market. Integrate Boxee into the TiVo boxes and sell stand alone Boxee with a streaming client - it would have been a popular synergy. (Then we wouldn't be stuck with this crappy Opera app store)

    I think Samsung purchased Boxee for less than 30 million.
     
  2. tarheelblue32

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    It is correct to say it. Comcast is the one who tells HBO not to allow people to activate Roku devices with Comcast credentials.

    One would hope.
     
  3. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Some people at TiVo might have a problem with that statement. They actually "invented" DVRs concurrently, ReplayTV simply released theirs a couple weeks before TiVo as a marketing ploy to be the first. (they knew about one another)

    Also they didn't really get bought by DirecTV. They were purchased by SonicBlue who then went bankrupt. The ReplayTV brand/holdings were then bought by D&M which then later sold it to DirecTV who only wanted it for the patents to defend themselves against TiVo. I don't think DirecTV actually uses any ReplayTV technology in their products.
     
  4. Bigg

    Bigg Cord Cutter

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    Cell phone cameras are never going to be as good as a good DSLR. Sure, they took the low-end of the point and shoot market, but physics dictate that you need good glass to take good shots, and that glass needs to be pretty big.

    TiVo at least, in theory, could become a good streaming device. A cell phone can never become a good camera. That's physics.
     
  5. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    There are some cell phones with huge lenses that take up the whole back of the phone, and I think one where the lens even telescopes out. So I wouldn't say that a cell phone can "never" become a good camera. Just most aren't.

    I agree though that TiVo could become a good streaming device. After the recent addition of Amazon Prime and Vudu it's getting pretty close. All I need is HBOGo and it'll have everything I need. Throw in Plex and Crackle and I think most people would be content to use it as their primary streaming platform.
     
  6. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    The Nokia Lumia 1020 has a 41MP camera for example.

    Main camera

    41-megapixel Pureview, Carl Zeiss Tessar lens, 6-lens optics, Optical image stabilization, Xenon Flash, High resolution zoom 3x, Video 1080p (Full HD, 1920 x 1080), video zoom: 6x

    Scott
     
  7. Bigg

    Bigg Cord Cutter

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    Even those are tiny compared to a good Nikon DX lens, much less a full frame 35mm Nikon lens.

    Yeah, HBOGo would be good, and would fit nicely with TiVo, since it provides VOD-like functionality that TiVo doesn't have access to on some MSOs, and sucks hardcore on others (i.e. Comcast). PBS and WatchESPN would be nice as well, those are common on other streaming platforms, although I don't miss them one bit, since I can use them on my Roku, my Apple TV, my Fire TV Stick, my Chromecast, or my HTPC.
     

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