Has TiVo_Ted fled the forum?

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

  1. keenanSR

    keenanSR Well-Known Member

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    Well, actually, I'm pretty sure I already know the answer and that is that the in-house TiVo DVR as we know it has reached its end of life and there will be no more models coming. As long as TiVo maintains the guide and cablecos still issue CableCARDS those devices will still work. I was more interested in if there's something of note in the works other than another generic Android-based streamer which to me is not very exciting at all. Given the market for these devices is saturated already, who really needs another one?
     
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  2. Bigg

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    I hope they make the transition to ATSC 3.0, but we'll see. If they don't, then I'll have to look elsewhere when 3.0 takes over from 1.0, although that might further consolidate my streaming devices if I can get a device like a Tablo that serves the whole house with DVR content. I'll likely get a Bolt or an EDGE if they make ATSC 3.0 conversion dongles for those since my Roamio OTA can't be upgraded (no HEVC). $600 for a new EDGE is rather pricey though, so we'll see what's out there. The TiVo Mini is a great implementation of whole-home DVR, but it's probably time to move beyond that paradigm, and while the TiVo Mini was the best implementation of whole-home DVR, TiVo was way late to the game with that, where other companies had been doing it for years.

    Another problem with the TiVo Stream 4k is that it's tied in with Sling TV... what about for those of us who would want a different streaming service?
     
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  3. tenthplanet

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    Provided it's done right (it's not quite there yet) a cloud dvr makes sense as a whole house dvr. But it will take someone to make a serious alternative to hardware and not just a "feature of a service" I wouldn't put it past Charter or Comcast to make it happen, more likely Comcast who would license the tech to other companies. There isn't much of a future for a hardware whole house systems, they are not turnkey enough for most people who just want to turn the TV on and have it work. Most people don't want TV reception and program acquisition to be a hobby.
     
  4. Bigg

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    That's fine for cable, but it does't work for satellite and OTA. Comcast already has cloud DVR, they just use a hybrid system for most customers.
     
  5. tenthplanet

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    It's a work in progress.
     
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