Anyone actually considering buying one?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by WhiskeyTango, Mar 2, 2010.

Will you buy an S4?

  1. Yes, looks great.

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    26.8%
  2. Maybe in the future.

    198 vote(s)
    37.9%
  3. No way, what a waste.

    172 vote(s)
    33.0%
  4. Other

    12 vote(s)
    2.3%
  1. Mar 2, 2010 #1 of 149
    WhiskeyTango

    WhiskeyTango New Member

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    Based on what we've heard so far, would you consider buying the new Tivo?
     
  2. Mar 2, 2010 #2 of 149
    Aero 1

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    i will when one of my S3 ends its 3 year in september (they wouldnt give me the $99 lifetime special), especially if what Datz says that existing people with life time (i have 1 s3 life'd) get a discount.
     
  3. Mar 2, 2010 #3 of 149
    Enrique

    Enrique Well-Known Member

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    Nope, Hello Ceton.
     
  4. Mar 2, 2010 #4 of 149
    NickIN

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    Until they figure out the whole 2 way communication thing I won't be buying one. And I'm now more convinced than ever that the DirecTV box will never happen.
     
  5. Mar 2, 2010 #5 of 149
    innocentfreak

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    I voted other. My mother is buying two of my HDs off me anyway since she hates the Fios DVR. As a result I will need at least one so I see no reason not to versus buying a HD model.
     
  6. Mar 2, 2010 #6 of 149
    jfh3

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    I was planning to buy two if they had improved some of the base DVR functionality (specifically, more than 2 tuners and/or cooperative scheduling and padding/negative padding), but unless the interface turns out to be far more responsive than the S3 line, I'll wait.
     
  7. Mar 2, 2010 #7 of 149
    bobfrank

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    Yes, I'll be buying one. No compelling reasons, but my S2DT is about to be down graded by Comcast's switch to full digital so I was going to be replacing it anyway. I'm not going to be upgrading my S3 or HD to the Premiere.
     
  8. Mar 2, 2010 #8 of 149
    JimboG

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    My three year prepaid service expires on my Series 3 at the end of May. I may upgrade to the new Premiere for the HD menus and faster processing speed.

    Then again, the bluetooth qwerty remote and Pandora are available for the S3, so I may not need to update. 1080p would be nice on my 1080p projector, but it isn't a must have.
     
  9. Mar 2, 2010 #9 of 149
    radams

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    yup
     
  10. Mar 2, 2010 #10 of 149
    djjuice

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    I like how it does full 1080p (though nothing on cable is 1080p), the new UI looks "interesting" though only this box can have the new UI is a dissapointment, more colored dots is ugly (at least they can be turned off). I'll consider it if I can do a trade-in/up.

    Not totally sure I want to give up my Series 3 yet. Though the UI is slow I enjoy the OLED screen.
     
  11. Mar 2, 2010 #11 of 149
    lvthunder

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    Nothing on cable is 1080p yet. They could do it similar to how Directv and Dish do it. You have to realize TiVo is looking into the future a bit with this. Who knows what we'll be doing in 2-3 years with this thing. Also some of the internet stuff might be 1080p soon.
     
  12. Mar 2, 2010 #12 of 149
    dsb411

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    i just bought lifetime on 2 Tivo HDs, if i cant transfer I dont want it.

    Tivo says: F U loyal customers...
     
  13. Mar 2, 2010 #13 of 149
    monkeydust

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    I really don't understand how this is considered an upgrade to the S3.
     
  14. Mar 2, 2010 #14 of 149
    WhiskeyTango

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    Seems like an S3+ more than an S4
     
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    Glen Graham

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    Not until there is a DirecTV version... I have an original lifetime Series 1 that my parents use (replaced the hard drive 3 times over the decade).

    I hate the DTV interface, and miss TiVo. The bedroom still has a Series2 DirecTiVo, and though not high def, I like it.

    I really hate the "live view" window in the corner of my DVR. I don't care what crap is on live, when I'm looking for something SAVED to watch...
     
  16. Mar 2, 2010 #16 of 149
    MickeS

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    Most likely I will buy one in June when the sub on my S3 is up. Seems silly to get LT for the Series 3 at this point if I can get it on this instead. I have an HTPC, but I am not ready let it handle TV recording, only playback..
     
  17. Mar 2, 2010 #17 of 149
    timstack8969

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    I plan on buying one. Have you tried living with the Comcast DVR (SARA Guide DVR)? That's all I have to say:)
     
  18. Mar 2, 2010 #18 of 149
    ZildjianKX

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    Seems pointless without Tru2way :(
     
  19. Mar 2, 2010 #19 of 149
    Mike-Mike

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    I was about to buy my first Tivo, and I waited for this announcement. I am not blown away by the improvements, but I am optimistic this will be better for future updates. I thought for sure they would have Hulu with that tagline. Part of me still wants to hit up Ebay to get a Tivo HD for cheap, but I think I will just suck it up and buy a Premiere or Premiere XL and hope that it gets some sweet updates in the future.
     
  20. Mar 2, 2010 #20 of 149
    rdclark

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    Seems to have nothing to offer to owners of S3+Lifetime, just a nicer interface. What new content there is will apparently come to the S3 also.

    I would need a steep discount -- 50%, say -- and transfer of my Lifetime contract before I'd consider buying one.
     

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