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

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  1. Jul 18, 2011 #61 of 254
    aaronwt

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    Not if it was last night. Netflix on TiVo was one of the few deivices working with Netflix last night. It wasn't working on Xbox 360's, PS3s, Boxee Boxes, and other device. But it was still working perfectly on TiVos.

    Even though the TiVo Netflix app is old, it has been the most reliable recently. the last few time netflxi went down on other devices, it was still working on TiVo.
     
  2. Jul 18, 2011 #62 of 254
    aadam101

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    I imagine Netflix downtime is somewhere in the vicinity of .0001%. I don't know how that will help Tivo.
     
  3. Jul 18, 2011 #63 of 254
    aaronwt

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    I don't know what their downtime is but it's been down alot over the last few months. Certainly much higher than what you listed .
     
  4. Jul 19, 2011 #64 of 254
    HarryD

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    Anyone know who makes the Insigna TV's for BB??
     
  5. Jul 19, 2011 #65 of 254
    davezatz

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    Google seems to suggest multiple manufacturers and/or distributors. I'm still digging for more details...
     
  6. Jul 19, 2011 #66 of 254
    MrJedi

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    From what I have found in the past there are multiple and it depends on each model. Some will have a Panasonic panel and a Sony board and vice versa. The same is true for Dynex, Westinghouse, Emerson, and any other discount brand. There are only a few manufacturers of LCD/LED/Plasma panels. If I understand correctly the board manufacturer can be determined by the remote codes it uses (I had a Dynex that used Samsung codes).

    So for this particular tv it will be a wait and see kind of thing. Sometimes reviewers will post what panels and board is being used, but most of the discount brands rarely get a full review. I think most sites will do a write-up of this TV simply because of it's unique feature set.
     
  7. Jul 19, 2011 #67 of 254
    davezatz

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    As far as getting a jump on the official announcement and release, a possible FCC filing would be based on the manufacturer of the set itself, versus the manufacturer of component parts. As a consumer, I'd hope the panel is top notch or at least decent. As a blogger, I'm more interested in who assembled the kit.
     
  8. Jul 19, 2011 #68 of 254
    jtreid

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    I certainly would hope that it boots quicker than a Tivo
     
  9. Jul 19, 2011 #69 of 254
    KungFuCow

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    So now Insignia will have a crappy Netflix interface too.
     
  10. Jul 19, 2011 #70 of 254
    lessd

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    Because there is no DVR in the TV the Netflix interface may be much better, not that i have had any problems with that interface on my TPs. The TV could use faster chips, some memory for cache, who knows, but without the concern of all the DVR functions we all may be surprised on how fast the interface works. Boot up time should no slower than any LCD TV.
     
  11. Jul 19, 2011 #71 of 254
    innocentfreak

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    The TV may not even have the Netflix app as an option and titles may only be available through searching.
     
  12. Jul 19, 2011 #72 of 254
    aadam101

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    They are gonna build a whole new interface for the TV and not the Tivo? That's very doubtful.
     
  13. Jul 19, 2011 #73 of 254
    KungFuCow

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    This could be true but every device I own has a way better Netflix interface than Tivo. WD Live Plus, Roku and Boxee all own Tivo in the Netflix department.
     
  14. Jul 19, 2011 #74 of 254
    innocentfreak

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    It might. Until someone can track down the details we don't know what type of chipset the TV has. It might not be running a flashbased version of the UI.

    It could also be a new Netflix UI that we eventually will see like the HD Guide in the Virgin TiVo.
     
  15. Jul 20, 2011 #75 of 254
    mktc1985

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    This is exciting to me because I have Directv and would love to have the premiere interface but I was wondering if they may eventually make a standalone box with premiere without the dvr of course so you don't have to get a Insignia tv. I know LG does this, they have a smart tv box that can be used on any tv but its the UI that's on there smart tv LG tv's.
     
  16. Jul 20, 2011 #76 of 254
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    I'm looking to buy a new tv and of course the Costco sale runs out this week on a Sharp tv. Are we sure this won't stream tivo from another tivo? That would make this insignia tv much more appealing.
     
  17. Jul 20, 2011 #77 of 254
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    We have no idea at this point whether it will stream from TiVo Premieres. My guess is that it will not. Further we know TiVo has not made any official announcements at this point with respect to streaming on the TiVo Premiere retail platform. More details should emerge in the next few weeks.
     
  18. Jul 20, 2011 #78 of 254
    aadam101

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    This will most likely get released without streaming. Then Tivo will announce that streaming is "coming soon". A year after that Tivo will ask customers if they still want streaming.........and customers will continue to wait.

    I am pretty sure this is written into their business plan. :rolleyes:
     
  19. Jul 20, 2011 #79 of 254
    jtreid

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    I think you guys are hitting on something. We've already had confirmation that streaming from a Premiere is already happening. We know the Premiere Q and the other non-dvr based box is coming. Now with the Tivo interface in the TV, there is no connection between the DVR and the TV. You simply stream from the Tivo to the TV. Voila! That's how Tivo gets in a lot more people's faces and probably how they may end up selling more DVR's.
     
  20. Jul 20, 2011 #80 of 254
    parzec

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    Agreed -- I think it has to be able to stream from other Tivo's for this to be a viable product. It would certainly boost sales of the Premiere, and give Best Buy a real reason to push Tivo in their stores in order to demonstrate the TV's features. (I am assuming it would stream for free.... so if Tivo decides to charge subscription fees on the Tivo/Insignia side for receiving streaming -- then the whole concept is dead in the water) Of course this is just my conjecture and not based on any source information --we'll know for sure on or around July 31.
     

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