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. jcthorne

    jcthorne Well-Known Member

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    Z-wave is a home automation protocol. The insinuation is that the remote can issue Z-wave commands to control lights and switches if you have Z-wave system installed in your home. Its not mainstream, a pretty minimal market. There are other protocols that would have garnered a larger audiance. Insteon for instance.

    So they go on sale today. Who is going to buy one and do a review?
     
  2. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    I want to go check it out. I doubt I will do an impulse buy. I'd rather someone else be the ginea pig. :p
     
  3. davezatz

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    I had a con call with Best Buy on Friday and they intend to get me a review unit in the near future. I was kinda tempted last night when I saw it in the store, but my mission was a TV stand.
     
  4. ncbill

    ncbill Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Why the play/pause/FF/RW on a supposedly non-DVR TV?

    Does it magically become a DVR if you stick a SD card in for storage?
     
  5. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    You still need those buttons to control Netflix.
     
  6. dianebrat

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

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    It's a universal remote

    no
     
  7. BigJimOutlaw

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    It's a universal remote. It can control DVD players, etc.

    I'm a bit picky with the panels I buy (plasma, calibration accuracy, etc) but overall this doesn't sound bad for a house-brand TV.
     
  8. unitron

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    If this remote will control your TiVo (including the more than one TiVo in the same room trick! Otherwise, no deal.)and the TV and your A/V receiver and the odd DVD player and VCR, it might be worth getting the TV to get the remote, especially if someone in your household really, really doesn't care for the Peanut/Harmony shape remotes.
     
  9. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Anyone go to their local Best Buy today?
    I went by one near me around 1 pm and didn't see anything on the new TV.
    No TVs, no displays being prepped.
    Sorry, I didn't feel like talking to the BB drones, so I have no further info.
     
  10. unitron

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    I checked the circular in today's Sunday paper, and no mention of it whatsoever.

    (also, no 2TB WD green drives on sale either, darn it.:mad: )
     
  11. davezatz

    davezatz Funkadelic

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    It's there if you know where to look...

    [​IMG]

    Actually, that may not be entirely true. Select stores seem to be getting them first... presumably as inventory builds up. For example, in my region, I believe only some stores have them this weekend. (This photo was shot at Fairlakes, Fairfax, VA.) Expect a marketing push soon.

    (I bought a new TV at Best Buy today... but this wasn't it. After my horrible experience with a "smart" Vizio TV, I want the dumbest set I can find.)
     
  12. aaronwt

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    The prices certainly seem like a Premium. I see They have a 55" 120Hz LED LCD Insignia on sale for $1100 now. That sounds like a better deal. You get that and a Roku 2 for $100 and you have more apps than what the TiVo powered one has and a larger screen for not much more.
     
  13. LoREvanescence

    LoREvanescence Always Autocorrected

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    how well is insignia known and what quality are their tvs. Would they be considered dependable, few issues and great picture?

    Although I'm not looking to upgrade my tv any time soon, I would like to when I have the money. My generic sharp 32" lcd loves to have the picture fall behind the picture by a second or two after it's been on for a couple hours. Oh how that annoys me.
     
  14. davezatz

    davezatz Funkadelic

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    I believe the prices I originally ran with are incorrect...

    Insignia is one of Best Buy's house brands. I can't vouch for how these sets perform, but they come with a two year warranty,
     
  15. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    I remember way back when I first joined the forum, some people wanted a TV with TiVo functionality but not the DVR. They had stuff they wanted to watch, but they didn't necessarily need it to be recorded.

    The idea was, you would have Season Passes and Wishlists and so on, so whenever you turned on the TV screen, it would already be tuned to the channel you wanted to watch. E.g. the morning news on the channel you wanted to see.

    The work-around that someone suggested, and that I used for a while, was to set a short manual recording at the start of the timeslot for the news program I wanted. Whenever we got up, there would be some portion of the morning news in the buffer.

    For this market, I could see the usefulness of having a TV that had a 30-minute buffer and trick play plus something like TiVo Basic.

    Whether that market would be big enough to be sustainable, or useful as an entry-level product that would get people hooked on the TiVo UI, is another matter.
     
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    aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    It looks like they get a different Pandora app or maybe our future version?
    From Engadget
    http://www.engadget.com/photos/insignia-tvs-with-tivos-ui/#4332599

    Looks like according to the Best Buy release,

     
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    davezatz

    davezatz Funkadelic

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    They also have an updated Netflix app... I have pics and will be posting today. I rarely to never do the midnight embargo thing. ;)
     
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    davezatz

    davezatz Funkadelic

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    Until I get around to posting... Best Buy is researching bringing multi-room viewing to this set (not available now) and DirecTV RVU (which would be insane).
     

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