I Messed Up!

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Resist, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. Resist

    Resist Well-Known Member

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    So the other day I was on Amazon.com and found a third party seller had a brand new Tivo Series 3 for $899.99. I emailed them and said that their price was more than the Series sold for when it was first released. I also said I paid $330 for my Series 3, several years ago and good luck with selling theirs for $899.99. That night they emailed me back and said they had lowered the price to $330. I wanted to order it right then and there but didn't, money is tight during this economy and all. I knew if I waited it would be gone. Well, sure enough it sold by the next day!

    I knew I should have bought it. I love the style of the Series 3 and will never buy a Tivo HD due to its ugly looks. I can only hope Tivo will release a nicer looking box down the road.

    So some lucky slug got a good price for a Tivo Series 3 thanks to me. Doh! :mad:
     
  2. techmonkey

    techmonkey New Member

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    I see a few on ebay for less than that and a couple on amazon for about $100 more.
     
  3. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    It sounds to me like you avoided dealing with a shady character. No mess up. :up:
     
  4. Resist

    Resist Well-Known Member

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    No this was not a shady character and it was a brand new Series 3 still in the box. Once I let them know the value of it they adjusted the price accordingly. $330 for a brand new Series 3 is a deal considering you can't find many still unopened in the box anymore. I really want another Series 3 but am unwilling to buy a used one.
     
  5. shady

    shady Previously European TCF Club

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    And you know that because?


    I think you did a good thing passing on that deal
     
  6. Resist

    Resist Well-Known Member

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    This wasn't ebay, it was Amazon.
     
  7. Joe01880

    Joe01880 I love my TiVo

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    Its a matter of opinion i guess but i do not think the TiVo HD is ugly at all.
     
  8. Resist

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    Well in my opinion the Tivo HD is terrible looking compared to the Tivo Series 3. I would love to have another Series 3 (new).
     
  9. SpiritualPoet

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    The real beauty of any machine is that which it does, especially if what it does is done superbly.
     
  10. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

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    I agree 100% - if the biggest problem someone has with any electronic gadget is that they don't like the way it looks then I think they should consider themselves lucky.

    Thanks,
     
  11. xboard07

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    me either..I think the Series 3 is ugly
     
  12. jrm01

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    I have one of each. Just went and checked them out to see what all the fuss is about. The only time I ever look at them is when I dust (not that often). Yeah they're different, but neither is ugly or pretty. They're just boxes sitting on a shelf where I never look.
     
  13. lessd

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    I watch my HD TV using the TiVo, not looking at the TiVo, if the TiVo was a work of art and did not record my TV programs with great reliability I would dump TiVo in a second, I guess some people like the neon lights that some desktop computers now have on the front panel and side window, I like to pay for function not looks, if you can get both great, but I not going to not use a TiVo because i do not like its looks. (until this thread i never gave it a thought, and the 20 or so friends i help install a TiVo for never talked about the TiVo look)
     
  14. Resist

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    I agree you partly. Form and function have to go hand in hand. Any that says different is being less than truthful. Any vehicle can get you from point A to Point B, but when was the last time you bought an ugly car? What about a house for that matter?

    Both the Tivo HD and Tivo Series 3 are almost the same internally. But the Series 3 box has finer lines and that wonderful OLED. I would love those aesthetics to return with the next generation release of Tivo.
     
  15. lessd

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    I was thinking of electronics, that output to a TV picture (I do care about) or speaker sound (I also care about), but i do not care about the shape of my speakers behind a grill cloth or the looks of a TiVo on a shelf. A car, home, clothes you purchase are a different matter, if I thought all things were just functional and looks did not matter I would sell my wife's diamond ring and purchase a glass replacement, would do the job (especially if I wanted to end my marriage).
     
  16. Mesickstan

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    I solved the problem of all those "ugly" components. I covered the glass doors on my cabinet with auto window tint. Still can see displays in the dark and remotes work fine. $120 Tivo HD from Sears clerance looks pretty darn good to me, behind tinted glass or not...
     
  17. magnus

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    Either way it looks just fine. There's nothing wrong with the way the THD looks. However, I do like my S3 better... only because it shows what SPs are recording without the need to turn on the TV.


     
  18. lafos

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    In the past, components had lots of buttons, knobs, and switches (the more the merrier). The "new" look appears to be much more minimalist. I don't find myself paying attention to the looks, but to the function, as lessd mentioned. My latest computer is plain black, and it does all I want it to do. The only time I look at it is when I need to get a DVD in or out.

    I understand that some will like one appearance over the other, but performance-wise, I don't see anything in my S3 to make it more desirable than my HD.
     
  19. Resist

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    And this is an important "Function" of the Tivo Series 3. Since my DLP TV uses a bulb, I don't have to waste any part of its life to make sure my TV is recording the correct program. You see, the Tivo Series 3 has Form and Function. :) If only it had been designed to work with one M-Cablecard.

    I suppose if I didn't see my Tivo, then I wouldn't care about its looks. But I use it as the family room clock.
     
  20. c3

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    I sold my S3s and replaced them with THDs. I wouldn't buy a S3 even if it costs less than a THD.
     

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