If you could add a feature to TIVO what would it be?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by occraig, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. fallingwater

    fallingwater New Member

    Dec 28, 2007
    Bellingham WA


    1.3 FF with normal pitched audio! :)
  2. fallingwater

    fallingwater New Member

    Dec 28, 2007
    Bellingham WA
    Where were you 3 weeks ago? :cool: The horse has been out since then and now you want to shut the barn door! :p
  3. ldconfig

    ldconfig New Member

    Sep 7, 2004
    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.
    Hulu hulu hulu :)
  4. Rick313

    Rick313 Member

    Mar 29, 2009
    Lone Tree, CO
    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.
  5. fallingwater

    fallingwater New Member

    Dec 28, 2007
    Bellingham WA


    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...
  6. Saxion

    Saxion Substantive Member

    Sep 17, 2006
    San Diego
    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.
  7. JJ

    JJ TiVoPlantation Owner

    Jul 14, 2000
    Land of...
    QAM program data from TiVo...
  8. seggers

    seggers Member

    Oct 6, 2008
    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.

  9. csell

    csell Member

    Apr 16, 2007
    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...
  10. tivoknucklehead

    tivoknucklehead Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2002
    Orlando Florida
    all of the above :D
  11. ldconfig

    ldconfig New Member

    Sep 7, 2004
    Hulu Hulu Hulu Hulu Hulu Hulu Hulu
  12. geneva

    geneva New Member

    Oct 17, 2004
    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!
  13. Shanezam203

    Shanezam203 Member

    Jul 27, 2007
    - 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.
  14. Nov 6, 2009 #154 of 279

    benwood New Member

    Feb 4, 2008
    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.
  15. Nov 6, 2009 #155 of 279

    CrispyCritter Purple Ribbon Wearer

    Feb 28, 2001
    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.
  16. Nov 6, 2009 #156 of 279

    bkdtv New Member

    Jan 9, 2003
    DC Metro Area
    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:

  17. Nov 6, 2009 #157 of 279
    A J Ricaud

    A J Ricaud Active Member

    Jun 25, 2002
    Or even a USB connected keyboard
    I didn't go thru all the pages.
  18. Nov 8, 2009 #158 of 279

    TexasGrillChef New Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    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.
  19. Nov 8, 2009 #159 of 279

    susani8 New Member

    Jan 14, 2006
    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!
  20. Nov 8, 2009 #160 of 279

    borabora New Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    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.

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