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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by ame8199, Nov 26, 2014.

  1. trip1eX

    trip1eX imo, afaik, feels like to me, *exceptions, ~aprox

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    Tivo experience > cable dvr experience

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    probable equipment savings in the long run

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    best of both worlds or having your cake and eating it too


    But I'm not blind to the fact this is lost on most cable customers. One reason is fear of the up front cost. NExt the fear of the setup. Next the teaser rates the cable company throws at you. Next the average customer really can't tell or aren't bothered by the differences in the dvr experience. They might have a few shows they want to watch and if those shows are there and can be watched then they are happy. Part of this is because they just don't know better. They don't know what's possible. They think it is a miracle just to be able to time shift their show.
     
  2. Bigg

    Bigg Cord Cutter

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    You're quite true here. I also think most people don't even know what they are paying for their DVR, and nowadays it's getting baked into the packages, like with XFinity X1 Triple Play.
     
  3. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    "I don't have cable, so I couldn't watch TV if I tried." -- Mayim Bialik, PhD. I was shocked when I read that the other day.
     
  4. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Unfortunately the Premiere OTA tuners aren't great. You might be able to help it out with a booster or a different antenna. The Roamio units have MUCH better OTA tuners. (plus they have 4 and can support the Mini)
     
  5. Bigg

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    WOW. That's pretty bad.
     
  6. CoxInPHX

    CoxInPHX COX Communications

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    WoW.....PhD in Neuroscience
    It's Blossom, what should we expect?

    On and off the screen, Mayim, a native of San Diego, CA, remains a strong advocate for more emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in school, especially for girls.
    http://www.usasciencefestival.org/schoolprograms/niftyfifty/769-dr-mayim.html
     
  7. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    As a father of two girls, so am I! It doesn't take a left wing Californian to see the value in a science and engineering education.
     
  8. TIVO_GUY_HERE

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

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    TWC - biggest piece of crap DVR on the planet.
     
  9. Pacomartin

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    RCN makes it a no brainer. They charge $12.95 for a 2 tuner TiVo with 300 Gb hard drive and $14.95 for a 2 tuner DVR with 120 Gb hard drive. So you are paying more for less if you don't choose TiVo.
     
  10. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    The point of my post was: She's a PhD*, and even she thinks of cable as the only way to get TV. She doesn't think of OTA. She doesn't even think of satellite, apparently. I was trying to emphasize Bigg's point about people not realizing the alternatives to entrenched local cable monopolies that are available, while adding that the problem isn't necessarily limited to "stupid" people.

    * Not the point of my post -- I thought everybody already knew that about her.
     
  11. NSPhillips

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    I didn't even know she was on that Big Bang show.
     
  12. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    I do not believe it was you that insinuated her support for STEM education toward girls was some type of negative to be highlighted.

    It is possible I am misreading the tone and sarcasm in the original post - At least I hope I am.
     
  13. ej42137

    ej42137 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe she lives in a condo in Fairfax and satellite and OTA really aren't viable options for her. But I suspect more likely that she has other priorities in her life and hasn't expended one bit of effort investigating the various means of acquiring a service she has no intention of consuming. Just my guess.
     
  14. Bigg

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    That's even worse than not realizing that you can opt for a TiVo instead of MSO-supplied hardware on cable and FIOS.
     
  15. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    Oh, no doubt. But the thing is -- it shouldn't take even one bit of effort. The existence of OTA TV should be basic, common knowledge. And apparently, it's not, anymore.

    I know a lot of people got confused by the analog shutdown, somehow mistaking it for a complete broadcast TV shutdown.
     
  16. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Especially to a PhD who stars in a network TV show. :D
     
  17. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    Oh my! A PhD scientist playing a PhD scientist on TV! Must have been a casting mistake.
    Err.. And what reality is there that does take a left wing Californian to see?:p
     
  18. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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