Anyone else miss the old TiVo guy mascot?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by eman926, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. eman926

    eman926 Member

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    Yes, I know that he’s KINDA there still with that silhouette of him. But miss the ACTUAL TiVo guy with the original look of the character, PLUS the startup animation! Who here agrees?
     
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  3. kpeters59

    kpeters59 Well-Known Member

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    I did for a while, 'til I came up with a work-around...

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    -KP
     
  4. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    This gives great stereo and front/back separation on my enhanced-sound laptop!
     
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  5. Furmaniac

    Furmaniac Active Member

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    We now live in a world of plain-ness
     
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  6. Balzer

    Balzer Active Member

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    Yep... and here is the plain TiVo plush I got from our cable provider at a recent home show.
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  7. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    That's just wrong. :(
     
  8. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    It looks like someone plucked it off the production line before it got to the eyes and mouth station. :eek:
     
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  9. skypros

    skypros Ex satellite dealer

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    Hummm, I am going to have to remember to keep the original black smiley faced Tivo in its plastic bag..... Probably going to become a collectors item :D

    Also, why here on tivocommunity is there NO Tivo "smilies" (emojis) :confused:
     
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  10. tenthplanet

    tenthplanet Well-Known Member

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    It's a cat toy/prey :D
     
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  11. OrangeCrush

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    "Let's hand out whimsical plushies at a trade conference, but don't make them too crazy because we hate fun."

    -TiVo Executives, probably
     
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  12. unclehonkey

    unclehonkey Well-Known Member

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    I still get a kick out of the animation on my TivoHD after a reboot
     
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  13. fcfc2

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    i absolutely miss the Tivo guy animation and have since they dropped it. I really don't know why they did drop it, but if there was some option to use it, I would do so in an instant even if it slowed the boot process a bit.
     
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  14. kettledrum

    kettledrum Active Member

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    I still have an original looking TiVo guy window cling on my car. He's seen better days, but he's still there!
     
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  15. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    I’ve wondered why the emojis don’t include the TiVo-style green/red Thumbs Up/Down. (Heh, would be nice, come to think of it, to have emojis for each of the TiVo remote control buttons.)
     
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  16. Noelmel

    Noelmel Active Member

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    I loved the tivo cartoon on start up. I would do the TiVo "0" shortcut often just to watch it. I really wish they would bring that back :(
     
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  17. jfalkingham

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    I absolutely miss him. From series 1 up to premiere, always entertaining and cool to see him end up in the upper right hand corner as the menu loads! How about the one with Cary Grant - good times.

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  18. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    A few years back TiVo actually asked us to take away all logos that had a face on them. They were really pushing hard to get rid of the anthropomorphic design.
     
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  19. Corran Horn

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    I still have the cookie-cutter somewhere. Someone stole my antenna-topper. (yes, I had a Tivo back when cars had antennas)
     
  20. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I used two antenna toppers to make the cake topper at our wedding... (I met my wife on this forum)

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