Darn you TIVO....

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by BillyT2002, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. HogarthNH

    HogarthNH DirecTV Addict

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    I don't think any of us are being very rational or sound in our arguments at this point. :)

    Neither is TiVo ;-)
    Oh, zing! (Yes, I know, a red herring, but at least I tried.)
     
  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    You can't announce a product's availability until it's actually available, which for the S3 wont be for at least another 6 months. That's not "shenanigans" that's just the laws of the universe. :rolleyes: Would you prefer TiVo take a more Apple like approach and not show off anything until the day it's available? If so then fine, ignore the the demo at CES and wait for the actual thing.

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  3. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    Hey, that could be cool. Apple fan boys lap that stuff up. Maybe the TiVo fan boys will too. :D
     
  4. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I prefer to have a little bit of anticipation myself. :)

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  5. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    anticipate the announcement event!! Leading up to it, you discuss wild rumours. :D
     
  6. KJW

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    I think this is Tivo's way of having its cake and eating it too. It gets the word out -- unofficially, of course -- that HD, dual tuner, cable card Tivos are coming, but can't be blamed if the final product is delayed or doesn't meet expectations because it was never "officially" announced. And its working. I was going to go with a cablevision DVR to get HD, but now I will wait until after the summer and see if Tivo can get its act together.

    To be honest, this product should have been out a year ago. (Yes, I know, cable card standards not finalized. . . Tivo quality control. . . blah, blah, blah -- everyone else has HD DVRs out, Tivo should too, particularly if its wants to keep its reputation as an innovator and technological leader in the industry.)
     
  7. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Actually the only non-cable company supplied DVR on the market that supports both HD and CableCARD is produced by Sony. It has a single tuner (due to the CableCARD limitations) and an MSRP of $999.

    Unfortunately the single tuner limitation of CableCARD, along with customer demand for the ability to record HD from cable, has kept TiVo from producing an HD standalone unit until now. In fact they showed off an ATSC only HD unit a few years ago at CES and it never ended up being produced because customers didn't want a unit that could only record HD from OTA.

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