Has TiVo_Ted fled the forum?

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

  1. Charles R

    Charles R Well-Known Member

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    If you want traffic along with Ted to return (forum owner has stated traffic is way down) I'd recommend implementing a user maximum number of posts for x period of time. Say something like 3 a day or 15 per week as it should help in preventing virtually every thread morphing into the same identical whining.

    I don't think anyone other than the original "author" has any interest in reading their opinion endlessly.
     
  2. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

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    I think Tivo has the technology to stream from a Tivo without transcoding in the Mini and they have a wireless adapter for the mini. It seems like the same technology could be ported to an android app for set top devices.
     
  3. Narkul

    Narkul Active Member

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    In order for traffic, along with Ted, to return, Tivo needs to stop making company decisions that negatively affect the customer user experience, since Tivo's products revolve around user experience. :)
     
  4. SullyND

    SullyND L: 31-14 (10-2) TCF Club

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    I don’t believe @David Bott said traffic was down, but rather that ad revenue was down due to the way it was calculated.
     
  5. tenthplanet

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    Good idea, when a forum turns into another web site comment section/ troll board/political trouble makers (where the comment sections of a lot of tech sites have been headed), you lose what a forum is about. Why most of us joined this thing, information, trouble shooting, brain storming and of course "Rovi" humor :D (ok maybe not the "Rovi" humor). I'm seeing other forums that turned nasty and into complaint depts become shells of their former self. Don't let it happen here.
     
  6. Narkul

    Narkul Active Member

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    The only thing that can kill the Tivo Community Forum is Tivo itself. They're doing a bang up job at the moment.
     
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  7. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    I keep on wanting to get excited about things TiVo. It's just that TiVo increasingly makes that hard to do. If it can't even get/isn't particularly concerned about getting the regular DVR Guide right, let alone allowing major software malfunctions to persist, even on new features and product entrants . . . .
     
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  8. V7Goose

    V7Goose OTA ONLY and Loving It!

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    I think anyone complaining about how they do not like the posts on the forum should examine their own post history - they will probably find they are one of the worst for doing exactly what they are whining about.
     
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  9. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    95% of the posts? Really? Why are you still here?
     
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  10. Wil

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    Probably same as me: only such a thoroughly reprehensible place like this would have me.
     
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  11. chiguy50

    chiguy50 U.S. Army (ret.)

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  12. Wil

    Wil Unknown Member

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    Three chairs for Captain Spaulding!
     
  13. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    I wouldn’t want to be in a club that would accept me! I do believe in clubs for children, however.
     
  14. chiguy50

    chiguy50 U.S. Army (ret.)

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    Am I the only one posting here who believes in attribution?:rolleyes:

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  15. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    LOL, part of the fun is wondering how many folks will recognize the quote. BTW, didn’t he also make the one about not wanting to be in a club that would accept me? (I wonder how many readers are still wondering who he is. :p)

    Sad that today’s approach to comedy, instead of just being cleverly edgy, is to shock by being downright disgusting.
     
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  16. chiguy50

    chiguy50 U.S. Army (ret.)

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    No, I answered that (cryptically) in my previous post: It was Groucho Marx.

    That's an unfair critique in my judgment. There are many, many comics working today who are cleverly edgy. Whether you find their material shocking or "disgusting" is a factor of your own sensitivities. But raunch is not new; it has been used successfully in the past by such veteran stalwarts as Mae West and Lenny Bruce, among others (not to mention W.C. Fields himself).
     
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  17. Bigg

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    Features MSOs want are often different from what the retail market wants. The reality is that the retail market is basically dead. I'm not holding my breath on anything, I'm just hoping that my Roamio OTA with TE3 works until ATSC 3.0 comes along, and then I'll need to get a different type of DVR of some sort, be it a totally different type of TiVo, or something from a competitor.

    The other problem is that with a DVR, there's not a whole lot they could do to TE3 to make it better, other than maybe user profiles or something, but other than fixing their disastrous guide data, TE3 does everything that a DVR needs to do, and does it really, really well. The fundamental function of recording and playing content back really hasn't changed since 1999.
     
  18. warrenn

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    I'm probably not unique in that my need for Tivo-specific functionality has greatly diminished over time. Between cord cutting and streaming, I only occasionally use Tivo for OTA viewing. Streaming is done on a dedicated device rather than Tivo because the dedicated devices typically have more app support and generally have a better user interface. While Tivo's streaming support is okay, it feels more like something tacked on rather than a premier offering. And now there are so many good quality DVR options that even people who just want a DVR have many more options.

    One thing Tivo could do with streaming that would instantly get me to use it is to have something like the live stream buffer so I could FF/REW/Pause in Tivo rather than the streaming app. I hate trying to do any of those sorts of actions in the apps since they all work differently and are typically very clunky and unusable. If Tivo could give me a 30 minute buffer of the video output, that would be hugely desirable and Tivo would be my preferred streaming platform.

    But otherwise, Tivo probably needs to reinvent itself in order to stay relevant. It won't be surprising if Tivo goes out of business, as not may companies survive technology transitions. The newcomers get a huge head start and then the entrenched technology tries to catch up. The streaming market could certainly benefit from a Tivo-like interface, so I hope it works out.
     
  19. exdishguy

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    "The newcomers get a huge head start and then the entrenched technology tries to catch up."

    Which is a big mistake. The entrenched need to re-invent themselves by redefining and/or creating a new category or fundamentally leapfrogging the "new" entrants. Tivo has failed to do either of them. This is what happens when patent whores like Rovi buy up innovative companies like Tivo once was - they stop them from innovating and instead focus on prosecuting patents, licensing deals, followed by endless cuts to OPEX to eek out every cent of EPS so that idiots like the Weatherman can keep his job for another quarter.

    Now let me tell you what I really think... :)
     
  20. Bigg

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    I agree on cord cutting a streaming, although I still find myself doing quite a bit of OTA viewing, the vast majority of which is PBS.

    I agree 100% on the idea of that, and technically, it wouldn't be hard to do, but I can't see the streaming services supporting it, primarily for DRM/copy protection paranoia issues, but also because it would load up CDNs more by pre-caching a huge amount of content. Imagine filling up a 30 minute buffer of 4k content full of 30 minutes of 4k Netflix, that's about 3.75GB that could be pulled in under a minute on a gigabit connection, then someone decides that don't want to watch that anymore, and it just gets deleted. It would also wreak havoc on bandwidth caps from the user's perspective if people sample different shows before deciding on one.

    I just don't see TiVo having enough market power to make it happen. Apple, Google, and Amazon have many points of leverage, while Roku has it's sheer size as a streaming company. TiVo has...not much.
     

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