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Old 03-29-2012, 10:07 AM   #31
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And that's a reason to stick with VCRs?
No, that's a shortcoming of DVRs.


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I've bought five TiVos since 2002. Not one has died and gone belly-up.
Must be nice. I've got about 10 hard drives lying around here that can pass the manufacturer's diagnostics all day long, but the TiVos up and decided to scramble the software, and since it's proprietary I can't use something like the otherwise marvellous testdisk to unbork the partitions so I can watch what I recorded.

The TiVos themselves still work, once I image a different drive and install it, although 6 months or a year later there's a good chance of the same thing happening again.

If it were a computer, and Windows ravaged the primary partition, I could still salvage the stuff on the other partitions.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:17 AM   #32
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Congratulations, TiVo! I joined the party late; it was only a couple of years ago when I bought my TiVoHD. I had decided I was "cutting the cord" and was recording OTA content only and it was awesome! I finally understood what TiVo was all about and I added lifetime to the box soon after.

Eventually, sports programming and "triple-play" discounts drew me back to pay tv. No way I was going back to a cable company DVR, though. Now I have a Premiere along with my original TiVoHD.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:28 AM   #33
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Is TiVoPony still @ TiVo?

Looks like the last post from him was late 2010...
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:35 PM   #34
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If they'd let you schedule a recording to start late you could have a recording of 60 Minutes that is actually labeled "60 Minutes".
Define late, nobody knows just when any given game will end, so unless CBS puts a flag on 60 Minutes when it starts and TiVo can be programed to see that flag no better solution exists.
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:02 PM   #35
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Is TiVoPony still @ TiVo?

Looks like the last post from him was late 2010...
TiVoPony quietly left the company last year in pursuit of other endeavors. His last day was on Blue Moon 2011, which is why he did not post about this holiday last year.
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:07 PM   #36
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It was pretty pricey but I decided to give it a try. A week later I bought lifetime for it, and I bought another one in January.
I bought my first one in March of 2000, by the end of of that summer I had three. Since then I've never had less then three TiVo tuners at any given time and I've almost owned one of every TiVo model ever released. (I missed a few of the obscure ones by Sony and Humax)

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Old 03-29-2012, 04:08 PM   #37
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TiVoPony quietly left the company last year in pursuit of other endeavors. His last day was on Blue Moon 2011, which is why he did not post about this holiday last year.
Well that explains why he didn't respond to the email I sent him a few months ago.

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Old 03-29-2012, 08:33 PM   #38
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I remember sitting in a dentist’s waiting room one day in the spring of 1999. I opened a copy of Entertainment Weekly and saw an ad for TiVo. My life was never the same.

Congratulations and Happy Blue Moon to everyone at TiVo for perfecting and continuing to improve a truly exceptional piece of technology.

Thank you to All!!!
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:24 AM   #39
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Happy Birthday....That is my pleasure tooo being here on birthday for giving birthday pumpss.!

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Old 03-30-2012, 10:57 AM   #40
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TiVoPony quietly left the company last year in pursuit of other endeavors. His last day was on Blue Moon 2011, which is why he did not post about this holiday last year.
I found that other endeavor:

Apparently his favorite holiday is actually Halloween.


http://www.kickthefog.com/fcg/index.php?album=Bob+Pony


(how many people named Bob Pony can there be?)
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Old 03-30-2012, 11:14 AM   #41
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Define late, nobody knows just when any given game will end, so unless CBS puts a flag on 60 Minutes when it starts and TiVo can be programed to see that flag no better solution exists.
This is will happen one day (the flagging).
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Old 03-30-2012, 11:16 AM   #42
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Apparently his favorite holiday is actually Halloween.
http://www.kickthefog.com/fcg/index.php?album=Bob+Pony
(how many people named Bob Pony can there be?)
Bob LOOOOVES Halloween. He was very good at making his own costumes and was often the most anticipated costume each year. He once built a 10-foot tall T-Rex skeleton and walked around the office (don't have that picture right now).

Here he is as Dr. Noganoff (noggin off..not sure of the spelling but you get the joke) with me dressed as Milton from Office Space back in '05.


Yes, I'm putting in a couple of hours today!
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:12 PM   #43
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(how many people named Bob Pony can there be?)
I went looking for a picture of him with his head and face actually showing and discovered that the answer to that question is "one fewer than I had previously thought".
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:42 PM   #44
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This is will happen one day (the flagging).
One can only hope!!
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Congrats on another Blue Moon! Obligatory photo follows.


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Old 03-30-2012, 11:12 PM   #46
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Congrats, guys!
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:30 PM   #47
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Oprah

It was back in the days of VCRs and We were watching an episode of Oprah. She was so excited and explaining a TiVo unit to the audience and said "it's one of the most amazing pieces of technology that will surely change everyone life". Right she was.

When I upgraded our broken first gen DirecTv receiver for a new one with TiVo DVR my wife thought I was crazy. Two minutes later she had the remote in her hands and I was never able to touch it again.

TiVo has been with us ever since.

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