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

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  1. Aug 1, 2011 #161 of 254
    LoREvanescence

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    hmm, never heard of RVU before that looks crazy.

    Imagine if a tivo series 5 had that built in and could go between satellite and cable?
     
  2. Aug 1, 2011 #162 of 254
    innocentfreak

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    Cool. Yeah I know you stopped doing the midnight embargo. So I guess I will ask now, any word from TiVo that these are new versions we might see on the Premiere or are they specific to the TV? The Pandora one doesn't look like it adds anything and is just a different layout which doesn't make sense unless it is just a Best Buy preference.
     
  3. Aug 1, 2011 #163 of 254
    aaronwt

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    Now those prices are much better. $699 for the 42" is better but after looking at the other 42" sets is still a little higher. Wow! I didn't know prices had come down so much. Three years ago I got a Samsung 40" set for a little over $1k and that was an excellent price at the time. At that was for a basic 60Hz fluorescent lit set.
     
  4. Aug 1, 2011 #164 of 254
    aaronwt

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    Maybe this will bode well for the Premieres Netflix App?
     
  5. Aug 1, 2011 #165 of 254
    davezatz

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    I'm seeking clarification and approval to cover...

    Yeah, I found out the correct prices Thursday but at that point lost my ability to communicate freely until the embargo lifted. The 42" is very competitive I think for what it offers (including three speakers). But do people actively seek out "smart" TVs?
     
  6. Aug 1, 2011 #166 of 254
    P42

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    Personally I don't. I just want my TV to be a dumb monitor and speakers to whatever boxes I plug into it.
    The box I plug into it, eg a $60 to $100 Roku, Apple TV, etc, will bring better smartness and will have a longer support life then the smartness that typically get put in TV and abandoned long before the TV is put out to pasture.
     
  7. Aug 1, 2011 #167 of 254
    jamericatv

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    Will this be able to stream recorded shows from my Premiere? This is a major over site if that feature is not included or not planned in an update. I assume it doesn't come with it since I haven't seen it promoted as such anywhere but does anyone know if this would be possible via an update in the future?
     
  8. Aug 1, 2011 #168 of 254
    atmuscarella

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    Smart TVs, blu-ray players, etc are a fairly new thing. How much future support they will receive is yet to be seen.

    To assume a Roku box will automatically be or stay "better" is also yet to be seen.

    Many of these new "smart" devices (including these Insignia TVs) provide future revenue sources which changes how connected a company will stay with a product after it has been sold. I have no reason to believe that these TVs will not receive future software updates - that is half of the reason to have contracted the "smart" part of them to TiVo.

    I know most people don't think much of TiVo's current streaming abilities but just because one player or another is better at streaming stuff now doesn't mean it will stay that way. Just ask Hyundai and Honda how that works - for the first time for as long as I can remember the Honda Civic sedan is no longer on Consumer Reports recommended small sedan list and the former Piece of Sh** Hyundai Elantra sedan is ranked number 1 (as of the 9/2011 issue).
     
  9. Aug 1, 2011 #169 of 254
    jcondon

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    I took a quick look around the BB near my job and didn't see any of these TV's yet. I didn't have time or desire to talk to their TV sales guys though so maybe I missed it.
     
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    Iluvatar

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    It seems from the engadget pics that it also has a more complete HDUI. Looks like the settings menus are in HD and are displayed simultaneously with the Live TV preview box.

    http://www.engadget.com/photos/insignia-tvs-with-tivos-ui/#4332594
     
  11. Aug 1, 2011 #171 of 254
    Johnwashere

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    I dont think that pandora app looks as good as ours. It dosent even take up the whole screen. Seems like they are just using the design/search part of the tivo. The pandora and netflix apps are both different from tivos.
     
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    sbiller

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    I see the Pandora App but where is a picture of the netflix app? I don't see it in the 9 images posted on engadget.
     
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    sbiller

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    Found the picture linked in Dave Zatz's blog post.

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    sbiller

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    And another view...

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  15. Aug 1, 2011 #175 of 254
    wmcbrine

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    Could these Pandora and Netflix apps be Chumby versions?
     
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    LoadStar

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    The Pandora one is, I'm pretty sure. While not identical in appearance to the one in the demo video provided by Chumby at CES, the Pandora logo and station ID are in the identical locations, and the thumbs up and thumbs down icons on the buttons are the same.
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    Pandora on Chumby from CES
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    Pandora on Insignia TV
     

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    javabird

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    It also says it has "Insignia On Demand" - I wonder what that is?
     
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    Iluvatar

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    Well BestBuy owns CinemaNow on demand services so it may be related to that.
     
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    csm10495

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    Anyone think these things will trickle down to the Premiere?:rolleyes: and is the UI fast?
     
  20. Aug 1, 2011 #180 of 254
    mattack

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    (Oversight is one word and spelled the way I spelled it.)

    Read several posts above yours. Your answer was at least *hinted* at.
     

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