New tivo ipad app

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by dsa1971, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. Dec 15, 2010 #41 of 106
    MikeRadio

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    I have 14.7 on one box. my other doesn't have it yet.

    On the one that has it, I was getting for a few days "failues" updating off the network. Would lose the graphic pictures and wouldn't update, although the connection test worked ok. After a reboot or after unplugging the network adaptor it was fine again...


    All other devices and other tivo was fine. This disconnected a few times in 2 or 3 days... It seems alright now.... Very Odd.
     
  2. Dec 17, 2010 #42 of 106
    MediaLivingRoom

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    TiVo will demo it at CES.
     
  3. Dec 17, 2010 #43 of 106
    Oberon2007

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    I guess that means I can stop looking for the app in the app store for quite awhile.
     
  4. Dec 17, 2010 #44 of 106
    bradleys

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    I do not think they will wait to release the app until after CES. If that were the plan, they would have waited to anounce the app at CES or at least a lot closer to CES.

    I still expect to see the app before the new year.
     
  5. Dec 17, 2010 #45 of 106
    MikeRadio

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    Bad news...

    It used to show

    "Tivo app for ipad" in the itunes search... for the past several days... Now it no longer does :(

    However, if you search for "tivo", Tivon Inc. comes up on left as one of the developers..l with no apps of course...

    I wish this would just come out soon!
     
  6. Dec 17, 2010 #46 of 106
    innocentfreak

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    I think at this point it all depends on when 14.7 goes into mass roll-out. If not next week, then I wouldn't expect it till 2011 due to the holidays.
     
  7. Dec 18, 2010 #47 of 106
    dsa1971

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    We've already seen a demo on TiVo.com. I wish they would just release the damn thing
     
  8. Dec 18, 2010 #48 of 106
    angel35

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    Name one???????:confused::eek:
     
  9. Dec 20, 2010 #49 of 106
    jmatero

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    Can I just say how funny us TiVo fans are?

    They announce the premiere and we all go nuts... Sell our perfectly good S3's and hook the new one up. The device clearly was the equivalent of a slightly premature birth... Everything works pretty well... But could have definitely use the extra time "in the oven". Result? EVERYONE trashes TiVo.

    Fast forward... TiVo teases a new iPad app. No release date is given. Everyone here now trashing TiVo and apple and anyone else they can because it's not here NOW. If it's not out yet, there is a reason... It's not ready. You want another premature birth? You can't have it both ways folks. Be patient. If the biggest thing in your life is being able to use an iPad app to control your TiVo, I would start making a pretty long list of new years resolutions. GEEZ! LOL
     
  10. Dec 20, 2010 #50 of 106
    lujan

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    It's the old we always want what we can't have syndrome I think...
     
  11. Dec 20, 2010 #51 of 106
    MikeRadio

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    My thoughts..

    - Now that there are forums like this, people can easily vent or kvell about things they hate or like. It's easy. In the past, something new came out and you liked it because of word of mouth. The internet gives everyone a voice. So you hear all angles.

    - Anyone posting on a tech type forum like this is obviously more critical and interested in tech than the average person. The Premeire is fine. Does it not record your shows? NO. Does it not work? NO.. Yes it has some issues, and people really called the "half baked interface" an issue (when an average new Tivo user wouldn't know the difference)

    - As tech people we are impatient. When somethng is supposed to come out, we expect it in a reasonable amount of time. Which is yesterday! It is just something we are passionate about and can not wait to use. I can not wait til this app comes out. It seems really cool. However, a native iphone app with easy access to tivo now playing and to do would be more helpful. But of course this looks cooler.

    Just my thoughts!!
     
  12. Dec 20, 2010 #52 of 106
    smbaker

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    So you really think the average user, when he clicks 'To-Do list' or season pass manager or recording history, doesn't notice that the display pauses with a "Please Wait" box, changes interface entirely to the 10-year old SD display, and loses all of the interface features that were touted by Tivo as making this an HD box?

    What about when they delete a program and receive a 60 second wait with a silly green circle before they can do anything? (it's happened to me a half dozen times now).

    The box is incomplete. At this point (8 months after launch), there is no excuse for this interface being incomplete. Tivo: Finish the damn box.
     
  13. Dec 20, 2010 #53 of 106
    innocentfreak

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    While I do get the changes from HD to SD obviously, I don't get a Please Wait box unless I rearrange my season passes. I don't get a green loading circle when I delete a show. I don't get any of this so the average user may not be seeing it either.
     
  14. Dec 20, 2010 #54 of 106
    WizarDru

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    Speak for yourself, sir. I didn't get a premiere until one of my Tivo HDs went belly-up after three years of use and I decided it made sense to upgrade, rather than repair it (of course, had TiVo offered me the lifetime offer BEFORE the unit died and was replaced, I would have repaired it and kept it). Neither have I spent any time trashing TiVo. I DO wish they would resume their old pace of development, but I live with the minor inconveniences and enjoy the benefits.

    The problem, I think, is two-fold:

    1) TiVo showed off what looked like a fully-functioning iPad app that mimics existing programs, but with TiVo's blessing and in-house know-how. iTV does some of the things shown here, but can't access the UI the way a native TiVo app could.Much of the app appears to duplicate the functionality of iTV and the Tivo web-site. So we expect the relative complexity of the app should not be that high.

    2) Most iPad app makers are either garage developers or small firms. On some occasions, they are large firms that have side-stepped into iPad/iPhone development specifically to expand their brands. So it's widely believed that iPad development is low-cost and doesn't require huge amounts of man-hours. Add in the fact that there is no corresponding iPhone development or Android development that has been announced, and it becomes even simpler.

    I don't think anyone wants a super-buggy iPad app...but unlike the TiVo, most iPad and iPhone apps update ALL THE TIME. Angry Birds, for example, is up to version 1.5. My PDF reader, GoodReader, is at 3.2. And so on. If an app IS buggy, iPad/iPhone developers release updates within a couple of weeks, not a couple of years.

    I just long for the days when we saw real, significant improvements with each new release of the TiVo software, instead of incremental additions that benefit a handful (such as slider remote support or bluetooth keyboards).
     
  15. Dec 20, 2010 #55 of 106
    aadam101

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    aadam101

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    But they announced it to sell more units before Christmas. Given Tivo's track record, we may not see the app until next Christmas.

    I definitely want them to introduce a quality product (they certainly need one) but there is no reason to officially announce the product until they are close to a release date. They didn't "tease" the app. The made a official announcement complete with a demo of the product.
     
  17. Dec 20, 2010 #57 of 106
    lujan

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    I have to agree. Too many companies announce products and then keep the consumers waiting for long periods of time for the release of the product. Why not wait until it's almost close to releasing before announcing it?
     
  18. Dec 20, 2010 #58 of 106
    innocentfreak

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    I think TiVo also wanted to get it out there before the CES rush also. They try to avoid CES announcements since there is so much going on that some announcements tend to get missed.
     
  19. Dec 21, 2010 #59 of 106
    slowbiscuit

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    If you had way more money than sense or just had to have the latest because you're a huge Tivo fanboy, yes. Everyone else, no.
     
  20. Dec 21, 2010 #60 of 106
    MikeRadio

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    I never had any of these problems.
     

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