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Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by occraig, Jul 7, 2009.
1.3 FF with normal pitched audio!
Where were you 3 weeks ago? The horse has been out since then and now you want to shut the barn door!
No live TV on menu screens
Remove the 'timeout' i only want it to go to live TV when i tell it to not on its own ... nothing worse than recording a baseball game to have the timeout happen in the 7th inning and spoil my game. I didn't buy a DVR to watch live TV.
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I'm not trying to shut any barn doors. Just pointing out that this thread is a waste of time because it will likely never be seen by anyone in charge at TiVo since there are already existing channels to submit these types of suggestions.
You're correct that there are other ways to submit these types of suggestions but they're less accessible to most posters than this 5 page thread on what may be (according to post count) TCF's most popular Forum.
IMHO, this thread will be seen by one of the TiVo liaison persons who sometimes post here. After that, who knows...
That's a really great suggestion...I'll second it! I have this feature on my Panasonic DVD player (it supports 1.1x, 1.2x, 1.3x and 1.4x) and it keeps the audio in pitch and very understandable. Throw up some closed captioning to help out and you've got a very watchable video experience that will turn a 2hr movie into 86 minutes.
QAM program data from TiVo...
1. Being able to turn off certain 'features' that I have no desire to use, such as VOD.
2. Faster CPU, more memory etc.
3. A way to add a USB stick to be more memory, as in the BD1.1 spec?
4. Faster LAN speed.
5. And on 2 and 4, how about a nice way to get round the CPF without having to solder in new chips. From memory the 30 second skip was an Easter Egg for the S2s. Or it was on my Humax anyway.
5. The ability to roll back the software level to something that actually worked. Or better still, like the PS3, the ability to decide when, or if, to go to the next software level.
1) Picture in Picture... The button used to exist on the older Tivo remotes, but it was never implemented...
2) Extend the HME into something useful. There are a few good apps that were made, but Tivo has never really created a good environment to promote them and make it practical for everyday Tivo users. If they did that, more developers would produce better apps. I'm thinking something like an iPhone App Store where you purchase apps really cheap, like $1.99 or $2.99... Many probably will say this will never work as people won't pay money for these apps, but I'm sure people said the same about the iPhone App store...
all of the above
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SUPPORT FOR NOT NEEDING CABLE CARD! i just want my local channels and they are unencrypted. I've been a tivo user for 6 years. This is what is keeping me from buying the HD version. Common Tivo!
- Free Space Indicator
- If record conflict on 1 box ask to record on 2nd in Network
- Ability to control 2nd Tivo rather than just Now Playing
- Ability to make folders and move shows/ movies around
- Advanced "record" option if something is showed on a comercial for weeks in advance.
- Ability to save My Tivo Season Passes + Suggestions and import or apply to replacement Tivo.
Reliable HDMI-support for the close caption data stream on the HD unit. Currently, there's nothing. My Sony Bravia displays captions very nicely, with transparent and muted text if desired, and it is enabled with a single button push.
The Tivo developers, who'd I'd guess were deaf to the needs of the hard-of-hearing segment, have no simple and quick way to enable CC on the Tivo, and when one does, it looks horrid compared to the well thought out CC-display/text options Sony created on the TV.
The solution of course is to pass the CC over the HDMI. I have no idea why they didn't bother. It's the only aspect of the interface/design which is customer UN-friendly.
One button would be nice, but the current scheme doesn't seem that bad to me (much better than it used to be). right-down-down-down-select takes maybe 3-4 seconds - is that terrible for folks? The font settings within the menus seem reasonable, but not great; that can be improved.
Closed captions on the TiVo are more accessible than they are on virtually every other DVR. Many DVRs require you to navigate through multiple menus to enable CC. With the TiVo, you press the right arrow (or INFO), down 2-4 times, and then OK. It takes five seconds at most.
There's a good reason TiVo doesn't do it that way -- they can't. Passing undecoded CC is not an option available with HDMI.
From the CC FAQs @ hdmi.org:
Or even a USB connected keyboard
I didn't go thru all the pages.
DLNA Support. As DLNA has finanly become a viable solution. 98% of all NAS devices sold today for small business and homes have DLNA certification capability to be a DLNA server.
The new Blu-ray players that have network media capability such as the LG BD390 and the Samsung units are all DLNA certified.
All of the new $100 to $250 media player devices being sold today are now fully DLNA compliant.
Our TiVo's need to support DLNA server & DLNA client capability.
Thats my one suggestion. However, I would also like DTS to be added. While some do not care about their Sound quality, or don't think DTS is better than DD5.1 that is fine. However, take a look at all your Blu-ray released movies lately. 75% of them have a DTS sound track. The other 25% are using Dolby.
So its time to support DTS & DLNA.
P.S. For those of you who want HULU... well Hulu is SOOO much easier when your DLNA certified. As the requirments to have hulu are extremely close to the requirments for DLNA.
I have been CableCard free for almost a year now, I'm using an Off Air Antennae for local channels and Netflix for other loved shows (Mythbusters, Leverage, etc). I'm saving a small fortune on cable costs, and when Hulu is added, may never return to cable again!
Merging of multiple tivos into one virtual tivo that can be controlled from any tivo or the web:
- Specify a recording but not a specific machine
- Single season pass that dynamically assigns tasks to available tuner across network
- Consolidated "Now playing list" across network
- Stream from remote tivo when recording is not local (including copy-protected)
- Delete content and change settings from anywhere
Once the above works, playback boxes (no fee) without tuners would be nice as would be PC implementations.