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 12, 2008 #41 of 151
    aaronwt

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    I'm extremely happy with my seven S3/TiVoHD boxes!
     
  2. Apr 12, 2008 #42 of 151
    astrohip

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    PT30--I'm not sure of your point to all this. You create a poll, and defend its validity even when all others continue to show you why it is not valid. Then when anyone posts a problem, you reply with statements like, "Are you buying from a reputable dealer?". You appear to be defending TiVo beyond the pale, for reasons unknown to man. I am as big a fan as they come (note I have TWO S3s), but I feel no need to defend TiVo. I love the products, encourage people to get one, answer questions about problems--but I don't defend it in the arena like you appear to be doing.

    And you're a very new user with very few posts. What gives?

    Learn something new all the time. Thanks!
     
  3. Apr 12, 2008 #43 of 151
    PT30

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    Now I understand. Thanks for explaining it.

    Two quick punches on the Tivo button brings you instantly to the now playing screen. That will help you avoid the ads on the Tivo central screen. Also, since I have a 65" TV the print is nice and big so the clutter does not bother me in the least.

    Thanks for explaining.
     
  4. Apr 12, 2008 #44 of 151
    GoHokies!

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    Based on some posting in the Tivo/E* thread, it sounds like PT30 is the latest incarnation of the HPD/bobneth/George Winston/netsurfer troll.

    I've been labeled as an unconvertable Tivo apologist/fanboy on many occasions, and even I think that posts like his are "over the top". :D

    As annoying as he is, you've got to admire his dedication to being an annoying twit to keep on coming back over and over and over again.
     
  5. Apr 12, 2008 #45 of 151
    PT30

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    As an avid reader of this forum for at least four years, I can tell you that the problem is not with Tivo Desktop. Many others have posted that when they use applications such as Tivo Playlist, a non Tivo product, their transfers still fail.

    It appears that transfer worked quite well before software version 9.2. TivoJerry is a Tivo employee and he has reported on this forum as recently as 1 month ago that they are having great success in fixing the problem. I have already read of at least three people on this forum that their transfers are working great now that they have been upgraded to 9.3 on their machines. So the problem is not with Tivo desktop.

    If past experience is any indicator, it means that within about the next six weeks, all series 2 and series 3 machines will be upgraded to 9.3.
     
  6. Apr 12, 2008 #46 of 151
    PT30

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    How do you know this?
     
  7. Apr 12, 2008 #47 of 151
    PT30

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    In his first post he mentioned a "clearing house"

    We have to be accurate in assigning blame. Many people do not know that most corporations hire clearing houses to handle rebates. So the clearing house is most likely the one to blame. It sounds to me like they misrepresented the facts, saying he did not activate his Tivo and that the clearing house probably processed the claim and kept the $200 from Tivo. I have read that sneaky things like this do happen at some clearing houses. Tivo probably does not even know about the problem. I would call Tivo.
     
  8. Apr 12, 2008 #48 of 151
    PT30

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    Wow, seven? Big family or big house?:D:D:D
     
  9. Apr 12, 2008 #49 of 151
    PT30

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    I have not yet seen anyone make truly valid points, certainly not "all others" as you claim.

    I asked the question to a person who said he had three defective units in a row. As a reader of this forum for at least four years, I know that is extremely far from the norm. I also know that there are companies that buy up returns and open box items and sell them as new, or worse yet, refurbished. I was asking that he tell us something about his point of purchase, there by maybe getting to the crux of his problems.

    Have I really said anything unreasonable?
     
  10. Apr 12, 2008 #50 of 151
    PT30

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    While that is true, the same can be said of any kind of poll, whether it be a phone survey or whatever, for any kind of product. And you assume that there are enough of those kind of votes to materially change the outcome of the poll, currently running at 93 percent happy, an overwhelming majority.

    The point is that there is not much to dislike. As so many people writing on many of these threads talk about how terrible many other DVR's are. They love their Tivo's.

    No poll can ever be absolutely perfect. But with 93 percent voting happy, there is nothing vague about the results. They offer insight into what people think of their Tivo's.
     
  11. Apr 12, 2008 #51 of 151
    PT30

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    But truly, even in a Gallup poll, every respondent is truly a volunteer. If they were not volunteers then they would simply refuse to respond.
     
  12. Apr 12, 2008 #52 of 151
    aaronwt

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    Unfortunately neither. I have 5 at my condo, and two at my girlfriends house.
     
  13. Apr 12, 2008 #53 of 151
    PT30

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    I see in your signature, 2xWD 1TB, I assume that is in the same machine. I just recently upgraded to 2 TB in the same machine. Do you agree with me that is way more TV than you can find time to watch? If I had to do it over again I probably would have gone with the 250 GB original plus the 1 TB.
     
  14. Apr 12, 2008 #54 of 151
    berfy

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    You're COMPLETELY missing the point. In a Gallup Poll, those who agree to participate have been RANDOMLY selected.

    That is most certainly NOT the case for this Poll.

    Please do a little study of Statistical analysis and get back to me.
     
  15. Apr 12, 2008 #55 of 151
    GoHokies!

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    Do you not understand the difference between agreeing to answer questions as part of a randomly selected pool and a self selected pool open to anyone? Two completely different cans of worms.
     
  16. Apr 12, 2008 #56 of 151
    TI-82

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    You understand very little about polls.

    There's a reason that every poll on a reputable news website must include the caviat "This is not a scientific poll."

    You should read more about these inaccuracies before you send your resume to Gallup.
     
  17. Apr 12, 2008 #57 of 151
    ldudek

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    I've been happy with my S3 since day one. Before eSATA, MRV, TTG, TTCB and all the other goodies they've added on. Why was I happy? Because it worked.:)

    Now that I have a TiVo HD as well I've got the best of both worlds.
     
  18. Apr 12, 2008 #58 of 151
    PT30

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    I think you are missing the point. How can it be any more random? I have no control over who votes and neither does anyone else. Emphazining the word random does not prove anything.

    When you say "That is most certainly NOT the case for this Poll" you make a flat out statement but you offer nothing to explain why.
     
  19. Apr 12, 2008 #59 of 151
    PT30

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    "Randomly selected pool" = dial a random phone number and ask your poll question.

    "Self selected pool open to anyone" is the same as above, I am just not dialing phone numbers.

    In the randomly selected pool the responses come from random people. Same as '"selected pool open to anyone"
     
  20. Apr 12, 2008 #60 of 151
    berfy

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    The people who participate at TCF were NOT randomly selected. They Voluntarily joined this forum and therefore they are NOT a statistically valid sampling which is what you need to make a poll worth paying attention to.

    Frankly you're just being obstinate. SEVERAL people have pointed out the OBVIOUS flaw in your Poll and you simply refuse to see it.

    I have worked in the Statistical field for many years and I DO know of what I speak.
    This is just a silly statement. "Randomness" is at the very heart of statistics. Without it, you simply don't have a valid statistic.
     

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