Originally Posted by Chadster1976
PLEASE TiVo - make the newer models available to satellite consumers as well!! You could kill the satellite provider hardware hands down...
I just switched from the THR22 to the new Genie about 2 weeks ago. Unfortunately I've been out of he stand-alone Tivo world for many many years. Even with the older Tivo technology, I still miss it. Unfortunately, I was getting so many recording conflicts that I just felt I had to do it. I still have one THR22 left, but that's really my wife's machine.
Each device has its' advantages. But I agree with most of what you said. The suggestion implementation on the Genie is terrible compared to Tivo. And as you mentioned, the FF is also terrible in comparison.
But the Genie does some things better too. The search implementation is much better. And the new Sports Search is pretty good too. Of course, it would be better if it actually honored 'Channels I Get'. Hopefully they fix that soon.
If Tivo and DirecTV really collaborated they could put out one hell of a DVR.