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Old 01-20-2013, 12:54 PM   #1
slacker9876
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My ideas for improvement

FWIW: I did use the feedback survey provided here.

1) Linux native client
2) NHL GameCenter Live
3) Redbox Instant
4) ALL menus in HD

1) TiVo is a Linux-based product and should embrace it roots. I use Ubuntu as my primary OS and have a Windows box only for transfering TiVo recordings and to provide my wife access to Microsoft Office. By requiring Windows and Mac, you are basically requiring subscribers to purchase additional equipment to fully use your product.

2) As I no longer have a cable or satellite provider by choice (there never seems to be anything on) I would like to use my Lifetime TiVo for everything rather than flipping between TiVo, Xbox, Sony BluRay. My Xbox and BluRay both have these options.

3) Same as 2, pretty much with a couple edits: As I no longer have a cable or satellite provider by choice (there never seems to be anything on) I would like to use my Lifetime TiVo for everything rather than flipping between TiVo, Xbox, Sony BluRay. My Xbox and BluRay both have these options coming soon.

4) In the words of ESPN's Michael Irvin "C'mon man!!!" Digital TV (HDTV) was legislated in 1996, available in 1997 and became the churn reducer for DirecTV in 2002 (along with the HR-250). This is 2013 ... and TiVo is still dragging behind on an easy update. I have had 3 OTA HD stations since 2003 and today they are all HDTV on my UHF loop, which is my TV provider. It is really irritating to need to look at something on my TiVo and need to wait for the unit to flip between 1080p, 1080i, 720p and 480p. They are images for crying out loud. They do not require much of a code update other than to update the actual images and the symlinks!

All of the above suggestions will make TiVo the leader again. Roku currently owns TiVo in the streaming media markets, Sony and Microsoft are both working on it. I can tell you that if these services are available I will purchase a new top end unit with lifetime service for my other TV. Now I would never ask TiVo to bow to one single subscriber, however, the TiVo Community (TCF) has clearly illustrated the customer demand for these features. The real product is the function and the UI and TiVo has been lacking in leading these areas for sometime.
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:09 PM   #2
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They can't even keep the Mac client up to date. It is currently broken if you have the latest version of iTunes on Mac. Good luck getting a Linux client.

As for more streaming choices, I'm with you on that.

As far as the menus go, not much is left to convert. Just the settings section mostly. But it is not just a bunch of links as you describe. The new interface is written in Flash. But this should have all been done in the v20 update.

The 480i/720p/1080i/1080p switching time is all about how slow your TV is at doing it. If you don't want the TV switching resolutions all the time, set the TiVo to 1080i and be done with it. Or get a TV that can switch faster if you insist on letting the TV do the scaling instead of the TiVo.
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