Has TiVo_Ted fled the forum?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by sangs, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. Jan 10, 2020 #81 of 146
    NorthAlabama

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    i read: everything is being directed towards courting/keeping mso's, we (they) don't have the talent, time, or money for a retail wish list.
     
  2. Jan 10, 2020 #82 of 146
    Mikeguy

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    But even with the MSOs, doesn't TiVo need to have features that, oh, I don't know, work? ;)
     
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    NorthAlabama

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    two words: comcast, spectrum.
     
  4. Jan 10, 2020 #84 of 146
    Mikeguy

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    I guess I should be happy, from a frustration level, that I've never had the pleasure?
     
  5. Jan 10, 2020 #85 of 146
    NorthAlabama

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    there are a few thousand posts in tcf alone that would more than answer that question - feel very, very happy. ;)

    i could easily save money by dumping tivo and installing the comcast x1 that's included with my triple-play, but, fortunately for tivo, i've used the x1 recently, and while it's leaps and bounds above their past dvr offerings, it's not close to my pxl (that should tell you a lot).
     
  6. Jan 10, 2020 #86 of 146
    chiguy50

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    I, too, prefer my TiVo + Mini setup to Comcast's X1. However, I recently helped my sister to transition from Dish to Comcast, and I am reasonably impressed with the X1 UX. I would say it's not a bad second fiddle.
     
  7. Jan 10, 2020 #87 of 146
    NorthAlabama

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    no, the ui isn't bad, it has gracenote listings and good on-demand, and voice works reliably, but the setting constraints for av customization are infuriating if needed for your particular setup - there are too many unnecessary, forced limitations to video & audio settings - sometime the settings just don't work right (ymmv).
     
  8. Jan 10, 2020 #88 of 146
    spiderpumpkin

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    I wish it was possible to hide channels on the X1 boxes.

    I did go through and add the channels I want to Favorites in X1 but it doesn't use the channel number I want as a favorite.

    For instance, on my Tivo I have all duplicate channels hidden and just show the ones I want in the orderly 1000s. On X1 I went through and chose all 1000s I want as favorites but it automatically chose lower numbers instead
     
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  9. Jan 10, 2020 #89 of 146
    NorthAlabama

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    that's a great point, i'd forgotten this, it's my biggest gripe with all comcast boxes, and a huge inconvenience when surfing.
     
  10. Jan 10, 2020 #90 of 146
    spiderpumpkin

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    It's very annoying. I mainly just have the X1 for On Demand, IP only channels, and I use it to record a lot of sports that would otherwise use up Tivo tuners and space.
     
  11. Jan 10, 2020 #91 of 146
    schatham

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    This drove me crazy and was one of the reasons I dropped the X1.
     
  12. Jan 10, 2020 #92 of 146
    WVZR1

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    This is what I use my X1 for also at the 'primary' source along with a TiVo Mini that's connected to the Roamio 3TB at the other room. I still use a Roku Ultra for Netflix (SHARED) and I've a library affiliation that does much for 'FREE' on the Roku.

    There's much the X1 does well. When my 'package' that included the XG1V4 expires in July '21 it might certainly demand rethinking things but for now I'd say 'ALL'S WELL'!
     
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    Charles R

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    I wouldn't blame him one bit. :) Roughly 95% of the posts are from a dozen or so "users" (a few who don't even own/use TiVo) that post the same opinion endlessly as "facts" I certainly can't see what they would have to gain especially since they certainly aren't their (target) market.
     
  14. Jan 10, 2020 #94 of 146
    tenthplanet

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    Well said!
     
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    foghorn2

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    OLD Tivo DVR users using cable cards or ATSC 1.0 with lifetime complaining about everything < gaining new or converting old consumers streaming online content and ATSC 3.0

    I dont blame Ted taking a vacation from this place
     
  16. Jan 10, 2020 #96 of 146
    OrangeCrush

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    Companies with good track records of supporting their products and delivering promised features > Companies that repeatedly drop the ball, add unwanted features and abandon customers already invested in the platform they're still selling

    It's not just sour grapes, honest. I welcome lively competition in this space and I hope TiVo's new streamer is as good as it seems at first glance.

    But I'm also the designated tech-nerd to many of my friends and family members, and I'm not going to buy or recommend a product from a company that isn't walking the walk for supporting its customers & products. Between Roku, Amazon, Apple, NVidia and TiVo--one of these things is not like the others.

    What they need to do to make money isn't my problem. I'm worried about what I'm spending my own hard earned money on and what I'd suggest others spend theirs on.
     
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    trip1eX

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    I did see black box typically used to transport large music equipment being wheeled down the hallway and out onto the tarmac.
     
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  18. Jan 11, 2020 #98 of 146
    Narkul

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    He stepped away because it's hard to defend company decisions that negatively affect the customer user experience, and Tivo's products revolve around user experience.
     
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    chiguy50

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    I've been thinking along these lines for a while now.

    I spent a decade in the diplomatic service, and when your government engages in bad behavior it is not pleasant being in a position of not only having to defend it but also elicit support for what we are doing. All the more so when your outreach efforts are constantly sabotaged by a series of boneheaded or insensitive actions.

    I think Ted's heart is in the right place based on his postings here, and I don't blame him for wanting to keep a low profile given the turd he is expected to polish.
     
  20. dishrich

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    The one VERY important setting missing for me, that IS on Tivo - native P/T!!!

    And that's because of Comcast's total cluster-f#^k way of their how they did their "unified" channel lineups. It's even more infuriating, because it does NOT have to be like that - Comcast could have EASILY made their damn boxes simply remap their "legacy" channel #'s (2 & 3 digit) to automatically give you the HD version "behind the scenes", without having to deal with those 4-digit #'s. This IS exactly how Cox did it with ALL of their boxes, INCLUDING their version of X1 boxes (Contour 2) & it makes for a MUCH more pleasant TV experience.
     
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