Is TiVo in trouble?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Sparky1234, Feb 27, 2019.

  1. mdavej

    mdavej Well-Known Member

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    But it's awesome now to a nostalgic child of the 70's - the clothes, the colors, the fonts, the tech, the effects, the ridiculous plots - riveting!
     
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  2. dadrepus

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    That's why we have different programs for different people. To each their own.
     
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  3. tenthplanet

    tenthplanet Well-Known Member

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    Bingo ! There are stations running nine sd sub-channels, yech..Comet is now on Sling and it's running in HD, better than the OTA version. Usually if there is an interesting movie running on This it can be found streaming in Tubi with ads for free, usually in HD and and 1:78 ratio not 4x3. Streaming is going to suck up the digi net market, having the crappy SD channels will just hasten it.
     
  4. smark

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    I wouldn't go that far as free versus money. Wallets are usually the biggest voter.
     
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  5. Bigg

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    I would agree, except that streaming can offer a virtually infinite choice of old content versus a handful of subchanels in each market. That being said, I don't think subchannels are going away. Maybe the old niche content will, but there will be something on the airwaves if the affiliates can grind out even a meagre amount of advertising revenue. When ATSC 3.0 comes around, they could do several 1080p plus several 720p channels on a single transmitter and they'd still look pretty good since it will be in HEVC. 720p subchannels will be a thing, and they'll have re-runs, syndicated shows, news, weather, or some combination thereof.
     
  6. mschnebly

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    I'm one of the unlucky souls that have data caps on my internet. I've never gone over but I've come close a couple of times. So, stuff like this I just use my antenna .
     
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  7. Sparky1234

    Sparky1234 Well-Known Member

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    You have a new look on Star Trek Discovery....
     
  8. mschnebly

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    It's a downgrade in looks but their powers are stronger!
     
  9. Sparky1234

    Sparky1234 Well-Known Member

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    Lol. Interesting characters.
     
  10. ufo4sale

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    TiVo must be in really big trouble if we can't even stay on topic. :eek:
     
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  11. mschnebly

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    You must have been gone away for a very long time.
     
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  12. smark

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    He has a UFO.
     
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  13. JoeKustra

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    I've found it productive to derail a "Doom & Gloom' thread. For me. :p
     
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  14. ufo4sale

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    If you couldn't tell it was a joke people. If all we ever talk about is TiVo then there would be less time to talk about MR Brain. The supreme overload and ruler of all that is holly in this world. ;):eek::cool:
     
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  15. mschnebly

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    I think it is time to apply the Three Stooges test.

    “How different would things be if Curly, Larry, and Moe were running the show?”

    If the answer is “Not very” don’t waste time making moral judgments. Just get out of there before the next explosion.
     
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  16. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    Same here! Heck I bought it on DVD years ago when it was on sale. :)

    Scott
     
  17. NashGuy

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    Who do you use again for broadband?
     
  18. mschnebly

    mschnebly Active Member

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    Comcast. It's all we have here.
     
  19. NashGuy

    NashGuy Well-Known Member

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    Don't know if it's offered in your area, but at least in some spots Comcast offers unlimited data for those who rent their $15/mo xFi Advanced Gateway (combo modem/router). If you're concerned about exceeding your data cap, it might be something to consider. Also, BTW, Comcast's official policy is to waive overage fees on the first two times you exceed your monthly cap. After that, they hit you with the fees, up to $200.

    Comcast Brings Back "Free" Unlimited Data, If You Rent Their $15 Hardware ·
     
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  20. chiguy50

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    FWIW, I took a meeting this week with three Comcast employees (an MDU Account Exec, a Community Account Rep, and a tech rep), and they stated that Comcast was scratching deployment of EPON in favor of full duplex DOCSIS 3.1 over HFC.
     

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