Major Design Speculation

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by sbiller, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. Jan 6, 2012 #201 of 471
    machpost

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    Is there any chance these new HD elements will make it to the TiVo Preview? Only the TiVo Central screen on the Preview is in HD.
     
  2. Jan 6, 2012 #202 of 471
    bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    As far as I know the Preview is still not available for the retail market...

    But to answer your question, Margret has indicated that this release is a major step toward consolidating platforms. So, yes the Preview should ultimately start using the same code base.

    Not exactly sure how you have one - but that is the best answer your going to get here.
     
  3. Jan 6, 2012 #203 of 471
    davezatz

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    He could be a RCN customer...
     
  4. Jan 6, 2012 #204 of 471
    JosephB

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    Margret last night said that MSO-provided boxes will get this software but it will be delayed later than retail customers. The way she worded it, sounds like the MSOs either have to approve the software or they still have to make provider-specific modifications
     
  5. Jan 6, 2012 #205 of 471
    Johnwashere

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    Anyone know her Margets email so I can request a priority update??
     
  6. Jan 6, 2012 #206 of 471
    ricosuave

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    margret@tivo.com
     
  7. Jan 6, 2012 #207 of 471
    jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    This appears awesome. Cannot hardly wait.

    Two points:

    1- I hope that this board can continue with a cooperative relationship with TiVo personnel. We have gotten more information and heads up in the last week than we have in the previous 6 months. Lets try to remain polite and keep the updates coming!

    2- I see some comments on speed- any videos or data to support? Perhaps our benchmarking guru is a part of the initial roll out to help us with some comparative goodies?
     
  8. Jan 6, 2012 #208 of 471
    oViTynoT

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    So... a tilted question.

    Is this update enough for those of you who favor the SDUI to switch to the HDUI? ... or have all ya'll ravers been using HDUI as the norm already?

    I've got the Elite, and still prefer the SDUI.
     
  9. Jan 6, 2012 #209 of 471
    wmhjr

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    Well, not to be a downer and I appreciate Margret spending time here but....

    I have no real interest in the HDUI unless it is just as fast as the SDUI.

    The only thing I can find that I even remotely care about are the guide recording indicators, which I hope are NOT only in the HDUI. If so, there's nothing for me.

    For Amazon streaming, based on the fact that I've already given up on Netflix long ago and Amazon HD downloads have been completely and totally broken 100% of the time for me (and others) I'm really not excited there either.

    Room to room streaming is of no value to me either since you need multiple Premiere boxes, and the subscription cost increases have killed that for me. I really like the Elite, but it is probably the last Tivo I purchase. Between that and the 2 HDs, Tivo is just pricing themselves out of my home. I'm really hoping that Verizon decides to adopt their technology, as I will otherwise probably move away from Tivo at some point.


    Honestly, I'm far less excited about the things we're getting and far more concerned about what bugs may have been introduced.
     
  10. Jan 6, 2012 #210 of 471
    gonzotek

    gonzotek tivo_xml developer

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    My wife prefers the SDUI, so we're still using that. After I get the update, I plan on having her use the HDUI for a week to see if it's improved enough to keep it on permanently. Her biggest complaint was the speed, but since the last update slowed down deleting items in folders, she's also complained about the SDUI speed recently, so now seems like a great time to give the HDUI another run for it's money.
     
  11. Jan 6, 2012 #211 of 471
    machpost

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    Yep, I've had the Premiere Q and the Preview for almost two months now and they're excellent. I'm guessing there's an exclusivity period on the Preview for MSOs, and that it'll be available for retail eventually.
     
  12. Jan 6, 2012 #212 of 471
    aadam101

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    I wonder why they would want exclusivity? I'm sure they could design it do only RCN equipment would work with other RCN equipment. I imagine they could use TSN's to do it very easily.

    RCN is such a small provider. Seems like Tivo would fare better without exclusivity agreements with tiny cable operators. I suppose for testing purposes it might be a good thing.
     
  13. Jan 6, 2012 #213 of 471
    davezatz

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    I don't think so... I suspect they're waiting for the Preview to be more full featured/complete and then contemplate releasing it into retail. Conceptually, if they move forward with retail, I'd think they'd have to do it online and in small Magnolia batches as they do with the Elite.
     
  14. Jan 6, 2012 #214 of 471
    Tivogre

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    The update is installing on one of my Premiere Elites right now. So far none of my other 4 boxes have gotten it upon network connection.
     
  15. Jan 6, 2012 #215 of 471
    sbiller

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    Post 1 of this thread has been updated to include what is/isn't included in this update. I'm guessing we will see some of the other features released in the months ahead based on Margret's tweets.
     
  16. Jan 6, 2012 #216 of 471
    Aero 1

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    can you post pics of the preview? especially the back?
     
  17. Jan 6, 2012 #217 of 471
    davezatz

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    TerpBE

    TerpBE Go Terps!

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    aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    It's sort of ugly and seems kind big. Have they learned nothing from Apple? Or even Roku? People want gadgets that are small and cute.
     
  20. Jan 6, 2012 #220 of 471
    machpost

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    I'll try to post some next week. Won't be around much over the next few days.
     

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