Goodbye TiVo. It's been a good run.

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by emmgee, Dec 17, 2019.

  1. Lurker1

    Lurker1 Well-Known Member

    Jun 4, 2004

    Advertisements does exactly that.
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  2. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

    Dec 7, 2012
    Ashland, PA...
    What they said. Additionally, I find (I have a TE4 box too) the voice search is more like Google than TiVo's Search. I ask for "Fury". It's not free. My recording preferences are set to "free" only. Voice doesn't care. While my default for a 1P/Search is Recording and Streaming", it is also set to Rent or Buy: No. So TiVo doesn't show me Fury (the one with Brad Pitt). At one time TiVo promoted the integration of their services. Not so much anymore.
  3. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

    Jul 6, 2006
    Dayton OH
    There’s a good app for that, on iOS and presumably Android: “JustWatch”. Don’t know if it’s available as a web site.
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  4. ej42137

    ej42137 Well-Known Member

    Feb 15, 2014
    Los Angeles
    As lurker1 pointed out yesterday, JustWatch does indeed have a website as well as apps.
  5. filovirus

    filovirus Member

    Aug 22, 2013


    Having choices for broadband is the big deal. My new home offered only a latent Wisp and outdated CenturyLink DSL. Tried them both while begging and pleading Comcast to expand their plant to my side of the street. They were about 1/3 to 1/2 mile away. Finally after about 6 months of letters to the CEO, they agreed to expand without charging me. While I am happy with having access to their service, I do see that without competition, my internet only bill will eventually climb to what it was for TV and Internet bundles. And short of moving, I will have to pay.
  6. buscuitboy

    buscuitboy Member

    Aug 8, 2005
    Atlanta area
    I think the robbing all starts from the top with the cable companies and providers so #$%& just runs downhill is the way I see it :)
  7. Prestond

    Prestond Member

    Feb 4, 2008
    OMG and you do not look that old in your profile picture to appreciate the old days, but spot on, its gone downhill.
  8. zalusky

    zalusky Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Apr 5, 2002
    Cupertino, CA
    You are very kind. I have been working since the 70s. I have seen a lot of transitions.
  9. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2005
    Child labor?
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  10. Bigg

    Bigg Cord Cutter

    Oct 30, 2003
    X1 is nowhere near as good as TiVo. The problem for TiVo is that it's "good enough" for 99% of Comcast's users. The new XG1v4 does get rid of a lot of the hardware-related problems that they had with the first couple of generations of boxes that were sluggish and crashed a lot.
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  11. Bigg

    Bigg Cord Cutter

    Oct 30, 2003
    Also, the users who are sophisticated enough to want a better DVR are too sophisticated for Comcast's crappy TV service with it's poor video quality and high prices, so they are already on a streaming service. There's no room for TiVo left in Comcast land.
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