Community Quick Chat with TiVo's CMO Ira Bahr!!!

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    Ira Bahr TiVo's CMO

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    The reality is that creating a product and a service like TiVo has complexities. Mistakes certainly happen when dealing with hundreds of cable operators and a multitude of shows in a given week. We're doing everthing we can to continually reduce the error rate and we're making progress.
     
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    Ira Bahr TiVo's CMO

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    Unified My Shows across all networked TiVo's is a feature we want to be able to deliver. No timing yet.
     
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    Ira Bahr TiVo's CMO

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    The BOLT has some HW features that we have not yet taken advantage of yet with such a short development cycle. One of those is BLE. Clearly, the industry is moving more towards voice and it's reasonable to expect a TiVo implementation of this over time.
     
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    Ira Bahr TiVo's CMO

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    You're right. We are WAY behind on this -- and we're probably behind in ways you haven't even mentioned. What I can tell you is that Personalization is an enormous priority at TiVo. I'm optimistic about progress next year.
     
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    Ira Bahr TiVo's CMO

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    Interesting idea. We're looking at ways to expand the tuner count and will not degrade the experience for the customer. With that comes certain challenges but we are actively looking at it.
     
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    Ira Bahr TiVo's CMO

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    We use a combination of man and machine and the mix will change over time. We will add channels in response to feedback we get from users.
     
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    Ira Bahr TiVo's CMO

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    Much like the rest of CE devices today (iPhone) included we are dependant on internet connectivity almost as much as battery life or a power plug. We do offer our customers certain offline experiences such as downloading of recordings to mobile devices when off-line.. As for SW screens still being able to function sans a live signal, when it comes to our partners apps we are beholden to the policies of the respective app developers.
     
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    Ira Bahr TiVo's CMO

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    Yes.
     
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    Ira Bahr TiVo's CMO

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    I don't know how HME apps will be affected by our platform software work. Will look into this since we have a solid solution ourselves and we need to continue to support partners who help to enhance our experience.
     
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    We use a combination of man and machine and the mix will change over time. We will add channels in response to feedback we get from users.
     
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    Ira Bahr TiVo's CMO

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    BOLT will upscale all content to 2160p60 if that video output format ("2160p") is the only one selected. Other formats such as 2160p24 or 2160p30 are only used for source content with a compatible frame rate, and may be enabled by checking the box labeled "2160p passthrough" on the Video Output Formats screen.
     
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    Ira Bahr TiVo's CMO

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    BOLT is technically capable of downscaling 4K streaming content to 1080p (or lower). Some streaming providers have business logic that will not stream 4K content to a set top box that is not connected to a 4K TV.
     
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    Ira Bahr TiVo's CMO

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    I’ve run marathons that were easier than this. Hope my answers were informative and somewhat helpful. Eager to read the discussion that follows. Very much appreciated this experience overall.

    Thanks again.

    One thing – may I ask this group if it might change its logos to conform with our new identity? We’re evolving from the older TiVo guy to what we think is a more modern, masculine, and streamlined look. The new ID is what we call “Blankman” and it’s what we want TiVo to look like going forward. We’re going to send David a file for all to use.

    Good weekend!
     
  14. David Bott

    David Bott Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Thank you Ira. What a great thread...but the thread is now closed for posting. Please use the normal forum sections for discussion.

    We hope your question was answered. If missed, we are sorry. All in all, Ira made 92 replies to questions.

    Sorry there was not time for followups.

    Thanks to all that took part!!!

    Here is a link to what I would call a members commentary thread on Q&A session... Commentary Thread
     
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