Best Buy to offer TVs with TiVo interface starting 7/31

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  1. Aug 1, 2011 #181 of 254
    aadam101

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    So it seems the Tivo software on this TV is really just Chumby? Wow....Tivo...wow
     
  2. Aug 1, 2011 #182 of 254
    LoadStar

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    Um.

    No.
     
  3. Aug 2, 2011 #183 of 254
    RoyK

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    Exactly the same as Netflix on my Vizio, which also has Amazon, Fandango, Facebook, Flickr, Blockbuster, Twitter, Vudu+, Rhapsody, and about 20 other apps/widgets avaliable.
     
  4. Aug 2, 2011 #184 of 254
    aaronwt

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    That looks like the Netflix version that is on my Boxee Boxes. But it's also a different one than what my Roku2 has.
     
  5. Aug 2, 2011 #185 of 254
    Johnwashere

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    Tivo has confirmed on their facebook page that these TVs will NOT be able to stream from other premiers. I wont be buying this TV now...
     
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    sbiller

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    TiVo has not even announced that streaming is supported on the Premiere platform at this time. Dave Zatz has a "soft" confirmation that they are considering supporting streaming. It appears that these TVs have the horsepower to support it so I would expect that it will ultimately be supported on these TVs.
     
  7. Aug 2, 2011 #187 of 254
    sirfergy

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    I'm not sure TiVo has the track record to back that statement up. :)
     
  8. Aug 2, 2011 #188 of 254
    atmuscarella

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    Does anyone know if any of the main TV reviewing organizations/web sites (Consumer Reports, CNET, etc.) are going to review these TVs?

    I would actually be interested in seeing how they stack up in general and against other similarly priced TVs. I know the "Smart" part is the new thing but if they don't perform very well when it comes to the actual picture who really cares about the "Smart" part?
     
  9. Aug 2, 2011 #189 of 254
    MikeAndrews

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    "Daddy, why does the man have that funny, eggy shape? Shouldn't he be shaped rectangular like a TV?"
     
  10. Aug 2, 2011 #190 of 254
    aadam101

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    Well Chumby existing on these TV's makes it better than my Tivo that I pay a subscription for in many ways.

    The fact that this TV has a better Netflix app than the app that I PAY TO USE is another slap in the face to Tivo subscribers.
     
  11. Aug 2, 2011 #191 of 254
    MikeAndrews

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    You think Amazon would sell a TV with Best Buy on it? Same thing.

    What I can't grok is Dave Zatz buying TVs at Best Buy. :confused:
     
  12. Aug 2, 2011 #192 of 254
    aaronwt

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    What's wrong with BestBuy? You can typically get a price similar to amazon, plus Best Buy has a 45 day return policy with silver Reward zone, and it's local so less of a hassle if there is an issue. From 2001 to 2006 I bought all my HDTVs online. But starting in 2007 I started getting them locally since I could get a similar price with extended warranty as I could get online. Only it was less of a hassle for delivery or if there were issues. Plus it would also add to my reward zone dollars from best Buy,
     
  13. Aug 2, 2011 #193 of 254
    morac

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    Well there's taxes (Amazon doesn't collect any), plus on Amazon I get $1 for every $33 I spend there with Amazon's credit card. So things tend to be cheaper on Amazon, plus Amazon has a post sale price matching policy on TV's. They also have a 30 day return policy with free return shipping.

    When I bought a TV a few years back, they wanted to charge me $50 to ship a TV 8 miles to me (because they ship out of state to a warehouse and then back). Amazon has free shipping.
     
  14. Aug 2, 2011 #194 of 254
    jrm01

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    Best Buy is not for everyone, but neither is it as bad as many on this forum tend to believe. They do have price matching. The price matching extends to 30 days after purchase. With the Reward Zone Card you get 2% back in certificates. If you use the BB Credit Card that amount is doubled to 4%.

    Delivery is free on TVs $999 and more and $69 on cheaper models. The delivery includes taking it out of the box, attaching the pedestal base, placing it on the stand and connecting to the cable box. That's something that many of you don't care about, but is of value to a large percentage of buyers.
     
  15. Aug 2, 2011 #195 of 254
    Jeff_DML

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    Best Buy tests the connected TV market – By Ryan Lawler – Reuters – 8/1/11
     
  16. Aug 2, 2011 #196 of 254
    nrc

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    For me, I'd rather buy bulky or delicate items locally to avoid the potential hassle of dealing with shipping a return.

    Of course it's also important to see, touch, or hear some things before you buy them. For those items I'm willing to pay a small premium to a local B&M store for their cost to provide me that opportunity. Yeah, I know, some folks check it out at Best Buy and then buy on Amazon. Long term that strategy is going to diminish the opportunity to try before buying.
     
  17. Aug 3, 2011 #197 of 254
    SugarBowl

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    no cable card? How can you get HD on these Tv's? Do you still have to rent a cable box and control it with IR blasters?
     
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    jrm01

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    Cablebox - yes. IR Blaster - no.

    The Insignia remote can be programmed to control the cablebox.
     
  19. Aug 3, 2011 #199 of 254
    TheWGP

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    Anyone buy one of these yet? I'm looking for a couple of simple questions about the Netflix app based solely on looking at it - and Dave for whatever reason can't answer:

    1) is the Netflix app just Chumby?

    2) does the Netflix app allow browsing / subtitles?

    Thanks! :)
     
  20. Aug 3, 2011 #200 of 254
    davezatz

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    Yeah, that's pretty much the long and short of it. I identified the set I wanted and Best Buy happened to have it, and on sale - it was still a bit more than Amazon, but I'd rather deal with a retail outpost 4 miles away should we run into any issues. My wife is uncomfortable having a television shipped and I share some of that concern. And a return shipment, if needed, would be tedious.

    I believe it to be a TiVo app.

    CNET mentioned in their coverage they intended to get a loaner. They're much better equipped to do a general television comparison. If/when I get a unit, I'd most likely just do a casual comparison to sets I have and look at those "smart" features. But we'll see...
     

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