Poll: Are You Happy With Your Series 3

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by PT30, Apr 11, 2008.

POLL: ARE YOU HAPPY WITH YOUR SERIES 3?

  1. I AM HAPPY WITH MY SERIES 3

    91.2%
  2. I AM NOT HAPPY WITH MY SERIES 3

    8.8%
  1. Apr 11, 2008 #1 of 151
    PT30

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    This community has many negative posts about Tivo.

    A poll of 1,000 people has an accuracy of 97 percent. So lets try to get as many responses as possible.
     
  2. Apr 11, 2008 #2 of 151
    AZ_Tivo

    AZ_Tivo New Member

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    Instead of a Yes/No, you should do a scale of 1 to 5 as I am at about 3.5 ;).
     
  3. Apr 11, 2008 #3 of 151
    magnus

    magnus Tivo User

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    No complaints here.... my S3 rocks.
     
  4. Apr 11, 2008 #4 of 151
    dig_duggler

    dig_duggler Member

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    I'm not sure I'd agree with that stat given the method of polling...
     
  5. Apr 11, 2008 #5 of 151
    pkscout

    pkscout Well-Known Member

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    True.

    This is an utterly meaningless statement. It might be true if you had a random sample of all members of the TiVo community, but you won't. So really, it's simply apropos of nothing.

    Of course 87.3% of statistics are made up anyway.
     
  6. Apr 11, 2008 #6 of 151
    AZ_Tivo

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    I thought it was 89.2856. I guess it was made up :).
     
  7. Apr 11, 2008 #7 of 151
    PT30

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    What is wrong with the method? Both happy and unhappy people have equal opportunity to vote.
     
  8. Apr 11, 2008 #8 of 151
    greg_burns

    greg_burns Now in HD

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    Slower...
    A lot more unhappy people come to this forum than happy people it seems. ;)
     
  9. Apr 11, 2008 #9 of 151
    PT30

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    Why does it have to be ALL? Gallup polls are conducted using a sample size of 1,000 and every Gallup poll I have ever seen quotes a 3 percent error rate.
     
  10. Apr 11, 2008 #10 of 151
    morac

    morac Cat God TCF Club

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    How about a poll of a 1000 random people taken in a men's rest room asking what their sex is. What's the accuracy of that? :p
     
  11. Apr 11, 2008 #11 of 151
    PT30

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    Well, so far there are 18 happy votes and no unhappy votes.
     
  12. Apr 11, 2008 #12 of 151
    jtrain

    jtrain New Member

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    S3 coupled with FiOS TV...excellent all the way around!
     
  13. Apr 11, 2008 #13 of 151
    Adam1115

    Adam1115 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I love my series 3. Now dealing with my cable company on cable cards, that's another matter. My 1 1/2 year old S3 is still a cable card virgin.
     
  14. Apr 11, 2008 #14 of 151
    rodalpho

    rodalpho New Member

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    I voted unhappy, due to audio stuttering, intrusive advertising, and general slowness, but in truth I'd be about a 5 on a 10 point scale. I feel that TiVo is by far the best option available, but it's not difficult to imagine it being really dramatically, significantly better.
     
  15. Apr 11, 2008 #15 of 151
    VivaLasVegas

    VivaLasVegas STeVo HD

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    That's because 5 out of every 4 people have trouble with fractions.
     
  16. Apr 11, 2008 #16 of 151
    VivaLasVegas

    VivaLasVegas STeVo HD

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    It's not difficult to imagine something better, but I've never used anything better. And I have used worse...
     
  17. Apr 11, 2008 #17 of 151
    PT30

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    Audio stuttering could be caused by your hard drive beginning to show some bad sectors. Have you put it in your PC and scanned it?

    The advertising does not bother me, my programs play just fine and that is all I need. But the advertisements generate revenue for Tivo and that will help keep them in business, so I click on the advertisements sometimes.

    Reading the threads, people who have got the 9.3 software upgrade say that the speed of everything is improved dramatically.

    9.3 should hit all series 3 machines within about the next month.
     
  18. Apr 11, 2008 #18 of 151
    PT30

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    PJohnson,

    Would you share with us why you voted unhappy?

    I see that you have zero posts. Describe your problem and perhaps we can help.
     
  19. Apr 11, 2008 #19 of 151
    ScottEllsworth

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    I should be precise - when the series 3 works, it is a great machine. I have had a string of three failures in a row, the last of which only lasted nine hours, and I was not that happy with how TiVo handled the last problem.

    Assuming that TiVo number four shows up, works, and has no substantive problems, then I will likely go back to being happy with it.
     
  20. Apr 11, 2008 #20 of 151
    dwit

    dwit Active Member

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    Series 3 platform or the secific Series 3 model?
     

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