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Which DVR do you use

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by zalusky, Jan 6, 2017.

Which DVR brand do you use?

  1. Tivo OTA

    24 vote(s)
    23.5%
  2. Tivo Cable Card model (Roamio/Bolt/HD/Series ...)

    84 vote(s)
    82.4%
  3. DirectTV Genie

    4 vote(s)
    3.9%
  4. Comcast X1

    5 vote(s)
    4.9%
  5. Dish Hopper

    2 vote(s)
    2.0%
  6. Magnavox

    1 vote(s)
    1.0%
  7. Channel Master

    3 vote(s)
    2.9%
  8. AverMedia

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. OTT - I just stream from a mobile device

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. I don't have a DVR - I just like all you guys

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Jan 6, 2017 #1 of 34
    zalusky

    zalusky Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I don't think I saw a consolidated poll on this but with all the metadata issues it got me wondering.
     
  2. Jan 6, 2017 #2 of 34
    sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member

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    Right now I'm using one of my Premieres and a Bolt. Love the Bolt!

    Fortunately, I can use MRV and transferring stuff, and they communicate well. Aside from the regular recording and viewing, and some streaming, that's about all I do with my machines. The Premieres were kind of slow and wonky for streaming, so I used Roku3. But the Bolt is fast for streaming. BIG difference.
     
  3. Jan 6, 2017 #3 of 34
    JoeKustra

    JoeKustra Cable only TCF Club

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    Too bad the software doesn't allow multiple answers.
     
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  4. Jan 6, 2017 #4 of 34
    eherberg

    eherberg Member

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    And is missing some options. Tablo, HDHomerun, Plex DVR ... even Mstar boxes (All of them could be lumped into the same Mstar category). I know all of the ones I have been looking at in closer details to potentially replace TiVo aren't in the poll list.
     
  5. Jan 6, 2017 #5 of 34
    ajwees41

    ajwees41 Active Member

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    I have Tivo, but maybe you should change the comcast x1 to just cable dvr not everyone has comcast
     
  6. Jan 6, 2017 #6 of 34
    Aero 1

    Aero 1 Member

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    Plex
     
  7. Jan 6, 2017 #7 of 34
    UCLABB

    UCLABB Well-Known Member

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    What's the point if this?
     
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  8. Jan 6, 2017 #8 of 34
    Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    The survey, in addition to reflecting earlier TiVo models, probably also should reflect TiVo OTA vs. cable use more clearly--specifically, does "TiVo OTA" mean OTA use on any TiVo or is it a reference to the Roamio OTA? Some people, especially in earlier years, may have purchased a cable/OTA-capable TiVo but only be using it for OTA purposes. But perhaps I'm envisioning a different survey, to get TiVo-specific breakdowns (I probably am).

    Given that this is a TiVo-oriented site (!), I wonder how "valid" the survey results are as to other DVR, etc. use.
     
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  9. Jan 6, 2017 #9 of 34
    dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    Surprise! A poll on a TiVo community forum shows overwhelming use of .... wait for it ... TiVo's!

    What useful result could be expected from this poll?
     
  10. zalusky

    zalusky Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    First of all I hit a limit in the poll choices.

    Second I sensed over the years that there were a number of people on other platforms such as DTV/Dish/... having conversations here. I was kind of curious to see if there was a noticeable percentage outside of Tivo given all the complaints over the last few years and the OTA phenonom.
    I wasn't looking so much for specific models but really a sense of whether people were dropping off of Tivo given all the chatter.
     
  11. tampa8

    tampa8 Official Tivo User

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    Maybe, if you could pick more than one choice there would be some value. Otherwise I am at a Tivo forum and I have a Tivo so that's what I would pick. I do however use another DVR also, though not on your list.
     
  12. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Poll fail. I have 3 TiVos (1-antenna & 2-cable), and a DirecTV Genie.
     
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  13. zalusky

    zalusky Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I edited the poll to be multiple choice.
     
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  14. alexb

    alexb Active Member TCF Club

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    Could you add
    • windows media center (ceton / homerun)
    • Homerun native
    • Plex DVR
    • Emby DVR
    Or some such, I think you will find some WMC rejects like myself here. I run my WMC and native homerun DVR with channels as a skunk project (TiVo just became my WAF choice).
     
  15. zalusky

    zalusky Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I would if I could but it won't let me do any more edits.
     
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  16. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Done.

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    Cloud DVR (PS Vue). And Plex.
     
  17. user31621

    user31621 New Member

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    I have a TiVo OTA and a CM DVR, I selected both.
    I also stream Vue with a FireTV. Vue has a cloud DVR.
     
  18. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    Your poll question asks which brand and the first 2 choices are the same brand
     
  19. zalusky

    zalusky Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Yea I wish I could redo it. I considered the OTA markedly different enough from the Cable version to want to separate them. It wasn't so much about curiosity of manufacturers as to providers and which DVR you chose but thats my fault.
     
  20. Bigg

    Bigg On the fence to being a cord-cutter.

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    I've got a TiVo Premiere and a TiVo Roamio OTA. The Premiere may get retired at some point in the near-ish future if I decide that cable isn't worth it anymore.
     

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