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

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by innocentfreak, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. DancnDude

    DancnDude Thrice as nice TCF Club

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    Notice nowhere in any of the pictures of the interface does it say "TiVo" or have a picture of the TiVo guy. It always says "Insignia". I'm guessing they took away the TiVo guy and put in this logo to differentiate a box like this from a TiVo DVR.
     
  2. lrhorer

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    'More like the parts that would allow him to get up and get away from this mess... which is no doubt why they were removed. :D
     
  3. daveak

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    They were obviously removed because the antennae and legs represented DVR functionality, which the TiVofied TV is lacking. The TiVo insignia does not need antennae when it does not record and it does not need the legs if there is no time shifting. So I wonder if the lack of legs signifies no streaming from the DVRs?
     
  4. shwru980r

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    This TV seems to be targeted at customers who want to cut the cable TV cord, but at the same time are willing to pay a premium for a LED-LCD screen. I think many of these customers would rather save money on a cheaper LCD screen. It will be interesting to see how many customers think this TV has a DVR built in given the higher price, budget Insignia brand and not understanding the premium LED-LCD display.
     
  5. Arcady

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    I don't understand this TV. Who uses the interface in the TV? People use the interface of the box connected to the TV. What is the point?
     
  6. aaronwt

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    But that is the trend. They are coming out with TVs that have all these Internet applications in them. Here on our government contract they have been buying these types of TVs left and right with all the Net apps. But they have no internet access for them. Which is typical of the government to spend more.
     
  7. shwru980r

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    It's for someone who wants OTA TV and OTT content and and a premium LED-LCD display. I would think this type of customer would want to save money with a cheaper LCD display.
     
  8. Mike-Mike

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    So who is going to buy one of these?
     
  9. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

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    Someone who lives in a large metropolitan area where there are many OTA channels with good reception and high speed internet is available.
     
  10. innocentfreak

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    Not plasma and under 50" so no go here
     
  11. davezatz

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    The 32" was in stock at a local Best Buy tonight. I added three new pics to my post... and here's the remote:

    [​IMG]
     
  12. unitron

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    So, any idea what "Z-wave technology" is when it's at home?
     
  13. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    What's the purpose of the Thumbs Up/Down buttons? Is the software going to suggest shows for you and then recommend you get a VCR to record them? :rolleyes:
     
  14. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Well-Known Member

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    No it will probably recommend netflix, amazon, and cinema now titles.

    Not a huge fan of the remote design, but at least the box makes it perfectly clear their is no dvr so people won't be confused.
     
  15. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    The Tivo boxes don't do this. They will upset people if they start to implement features on this TV that are not available on Tivo.
     
  16. LoadStar

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    I'd definitely consider a TV that had an embedded TiVo DVR. Otherwise, I fail to see the point.
     
  17. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Well-Known Member

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    Who says this update won't roll out to the TiVo? It seems like a fairly simple tweak. Just modify suggestions to include anything available via search. Since the tv won't record, suggestions will just list content available via the ott providers. Of course thumbs ratings are also used for the discovery bar so it might not even have a suggestions option.
     
  18. Worf

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    It's a universal remote. Perhaps the thumbs-up and thumbs-down buttons are working properly if you ... have a TiVo!
     
  19. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    Seriously? We haven't seen any evidence from Tivo that they give a damn about "simple tweaks" in years. Just look at the Netflix app. It can't even display an entire series if the series is more than 100 episodes. I can't even fathom the idea that they would roll anything like this out to Tivo boxes anytime soon. I doubt it will even be be a feature on the TV. I suppose we will find out tomorrow.
     
  20. Johncv

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    The question should be who going to buy anything after the United States default. :mad:
     

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