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Old 05-05-2012, 03:13 PM   #61
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:47 PM   #62
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Um, wow. I felt like I was on some weird what would you do quiz show.
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:56 PM   #63
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Um, wow. I felt like I was on some weird what would you do quiz show.
This^, but on crack at the same time.
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:51 PM   #64
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Indeed. That is one of the ways they improved the survey process. They were asking all kinds of personal, confidential, and off-topic questions and not allowing the user to skip them...
I don't know what survey YOU took, but the one I took explicitly ASKED me BEFOREHAND if I wanted to answer personal/political questions.
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:59 PM   #65
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Those were some seriously bizarre political questions, though! I felt like my computer needed a Silkwood shower after I 'voted' for some of those people.
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:12 PM   #66
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I don't know what survey YOU took, but the one I took explicitly ASKED me BEFOREHAND if I wanted to answer personal/political questions.
You may want to re-read what I wrote. I said they "WERE" (as in past-tense) asking such questions that could not be skipped. They later IMPROVED the survey process by making them optional. The changes were put in place a few surveys ago.
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:06 AM   #67
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stopped doing their surreys because couldn't skipped question that were none of their business
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:36 AM   #68
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stopped doing their surreys because couldn't skipped question that were none of their business
I suspect a lot of people did. It is good they made the change.
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:41 AM   #69
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Isn't the data kept anonymous like most surveys? Even if it isn't I really don't care whether they know my opinions about those questions. I answer surveys on the phone sometimes too. Especially during election time.
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:34 AM   #70
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That's how I feel too. I'll answer the questions. Always have. Maybe they are thinking about making a Donkey and an Elephant version to cater to either side of the aisle! We could be providing valuable input.

It would be nice if they disclosed at the end of the survey why they asked the questions they do.
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:02 PM   #71
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Isn't the data kept anonymous like most surveys?
Just because something says it is confidential, doesn't mean it is or will remain that way. Data can also be accidentally disclosed/stolen/hacked.

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Even if it isn't I really don't care whether they know my opinions about those questions. I answer surveys on the phone sometimes too. Especially during election time.
That is the old "if you have nothing to hide" argument. I bet you would care if some types of answers made it to places you didn't expect. You might not care if TIVO knows certain things, but there is no guarantee it will stop there. Data privacy is a HUGE issue right now, and for good reasons.

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Old 05-09-2012, 08:51 AM   #72
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Those were some seriously bizarre political questions, though! I felt like my computer needed a Silkwood shower after I 'voted' for some of those people.
It reminded me of Stephen Colbert's 2 option question:

George W. Bush.... Great President or the Greatest President?
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:32 AM   #73
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It reminded me of a presonality test I took at work some time ago. Trust me, this was developed by some PHD and the way you answered combinations of questions were far more important then the way you answered any individual question.

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LMAO, Hellfish!

Bradleys - Yeah, I got the distinct impression that it was all about the combination of responses adding up to something more than any possible meaning of a given individual response. Not sure how that relates to Tivo services, but it doesn't bother me. I've been doing the surveys for a long time and will be happy to continue doing so.
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:04 PM   #75
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I got the distinct impression that it was all about the combination of responses adding up to something more than any possible meaning of a given individual response. Not sure how that relates to Tivo services, but it doesn't bother me. I've been doing the surveys for a long time and will be happy to continue doing so.
Same here regarding the political stuff. All my responses were geared toward the non obvious answers (outliers in my mind).
I opted to refuse to answer the questions on whether or not I had voted in the past. That was irrelevant (IMO).
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Old 06-08-2012, 05:24 AM   #76
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And the mock election results are in......
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I'd like to thank all those who participated in our tongue-in-cheek politics survey last month. The TV character you would elect president is NCIS protagonist Leroy Gibbs, but in a near tie for second place we find The Big Bang Theory's Dr. Sheldon Cooper and everyone's favorite curmudgeon, Dr. Gregory House. (Now that's what they call a split ticket!)

That said, we also discovered that 34% of TiVo subscribers are tired of the election and wish it was over already. I hope these next five months treat you well.
I was most interested in the Roku questions. Lots of interesting questions in this survey, Yes?
Based on the survey in the comments section I listed the following as my priorities.
  • Cox VOD OnDemand access
  • Roku as a TiVo extender (a quick way to get TiVo, HBOGo and Amazon Prime to a second TV)
  • TiVo branded extender (IP-STB)
  • HBOGo access
  • Amazon Prime access
  • EPIXHD access

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Old 06-09-2012, 03:43 PM   #77
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And the mock election results are in......

I was most interested in the Roku questions. Lots of interesting questions in this survey, Yes?
Based on the survey in the comments section I listed the following as my priorities.
  • Cox VOD OnDemand access
  • Roku as a TiVo extender (a quick way to get TiVo, HBOGo and Amazon Prime to a second TV)
  • TiVo branded extender (IP-STB)
  • HBOGo access
  • Amazon Prime access
  • EPIXHD access
One of the more interesting surveys in a LONG time. I would love to see some new content sources (HBOGo especially) and the ability to access my TiVo from a Roku or Apple TV as an extender. I am comfortable paying $101-$150 for an extender... I debated quite a bit about that price point. I was glad to see that all of the options did NOT have a subscription fee attached.
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Old 06-09-2012, 05:32 PM   #78
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I was glad to see that all of the options did NOT have a subscription fee attached.
Huh? Was Amazon Prime not one of your choices?

What about HBO GO? I can watch for free even if I don't have cable?
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Old 06-09-2012, 05:53 PM   #79
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One of the more interesting surveys in a LONG time. I would love to see some new content sources (HBOGo especially) and the ability to access my TiVo from a Roku or Apple TV as an extender. I am comfortable paying $101-$150 for an extender... I debated quite a bit about that price point. I was glad to see that all of the options did NOT have a subscription fee attached.
I had to go with 76-100. Reason: Other existing devices already hit this price point (like Apple TV) and would save TiVo the hardware dev work. It wouldn't make sense to me to pay more for a box that does TiVo only, when I could pay less for a box that does TiVo and more if there was an option. Plus, TiVo already makes an iOS app, update it to handle streaming, drop it on Apple TV, and done. Same with Android, then something like Roku. (Now somebody needs to build an Android based box like Apple TV so the whole thing can be streamlined to just two software platforms.)
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Old 06-09-2012, 05:55 PM   #80
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Huh? Was Amazon Prime not one of your choices?

What about HBO GO? I can watch for free even if I don't have cable?
You may want to reread his post. He is talking about the streaming box pricing options.
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Old 06-09-2012, 06:11 PM   #81
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You may want to reread his post. He is talking about the streaming box pricing options.
True. Amazon Prime Streaming was one of the Content Options they asked about. For me, Amazon Prime Streaming is not as important as HBOGo although to be honest I can get pretty much every streaming option except Vudu on my Roku. I do have a separate Vudu box which remains connected for one reason -- the ability to effortlessly watch movie trailers.

I found the survey extremely interesting since its the first time they've ever asked about 3rd party devices in any sort of detail. I suspect that in order to support the Roku, Apple TV, or Smart TVs they need the TiVo Stream in the equation since all those devices work with H.264/MPEG-4 versus the standard MPEG-2 that most broadcasters send to the TiVo over QAM.

The IP-STB will still have many features that make it a very compelling option for secondary and tertiary televisions since it will allow the viewing of live television along with seamless control of the primary TiVo.

I think a price less than $150 would cause me to purchase one or two IP-STB. Perhaps offer a bundled price, $149 on the first box and $129 on a second box purchased at the same time. The Smart TV app or Roku App would be a nice alternative for a third TV that doesn't require access to live television although the app could certainly be updated to support live TV in the same manner as the IP-STB.

I would love to see TiVo strike a strategic deal with Apple to support the Apple TV as an IP-STB client. With 5.4M ATV's on the market this would have the potential of being a very big deal for TiVo. It would also be great for Apple since they don't currently offer access to live or recorded television in the home. TiVo could strike a similar deal with Microsoft or Roku which would have similar benefits for TiVo and the 3rd party platforms.
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Same with Android, then something like Roku. (Now somebody needs to build an Android based box like Apple TV so the whole thing can be streamlined to just two software platforms.)
mmmmm...Have you heard of Google TV? Logitech and Sony both sell boxes running Google TV which is android based. Not that either have gotten any further in the marketplace than apple. The content providers will not allow it.
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I would love to see TiVo strike a strategic deal with Apple to support the Apple TV as an IP-STB client. With 5.4M ATV's on the market this would have the potential of being a very big deal for TiVo. It would also be great for Apple since they don't currently offer access to live or recorded television in the home. TiVo could strike a similar deal with Microsoft or Roku which would have similar benefits for TiVo and the 3rd party platforms.
A. Apple will NEVER allow this much outside access into one of thier platforms.

B. This is exactly why I would not have an Apple device for media.
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I had to go with 76-100. Reason: Other existing devices already hit this price point (like Apple TV) and would save TiVo the hardware dev work. It wouldn't make sense to me to pay more for a box that does TiVo only, when I could pay less for a box that does TiVo and more if there was an option. Plus, TiVo already makes an iOS app, update it to handle streaming, drop it on Apple TV, and done. Same with Android, then something like Roku. (Now somebody needs to build an Android based box like Apple TV so the whole thing can be streamlined to just two software platforms.)
I chose 51-75 because of the fact that Roku is about that and this seemed to only talk about TiVo recordings.
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Huh? Was Amazon Prime not one of your choices?

What about HBO GO? I can watch for free even if I don't have cable?
Prime was one of the choices. It was the only option that I really even cared about. They did talk about sport packages and depending on price I would be interested in that.
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Old 06-10-2012, 03:44 PM   #86
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Yeah I'm considering signing up for DirecTv just to get Sunday Ticket this year. If i could get it through Tivo that would be amazing.
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If Apple does release an SDK for ATV, than a TiVo App might be feasible.

http://www.bgr.com/2012/06/08/apple-tv-sdk-wwdc-2012/
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Yeah I'm considering signing up for DirecTv just to get Sunday Ticket this year. If i could get it through Tivo that would be amazing.
The NFL would not do this. DirecTV has an exclusive deal for Sunday Ticket, and pays a fortune for it. They would be more likely to get the MLB or NHL packages.
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The NFL would not do this. DirecTV has an exclusive deal for Sunday Ticket, and pays a fortune for it. They would be more likely to get the MLB or NHL packages.
The PS3 had Sunday Ticket this past football season, and I would guess it will continue to have it in the future.
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Yeah, the talk of using a Roku is a really good idea. There are tons of them out there, they work, they are cheap. Why try to design yet something else if that will work? The ONLY advantage of something TiVo-designed MIGHT be if it used a TiVo-like interface or remote... but as we can see from YouTube and Netflix, that concept has flown out the window...
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