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Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by PT30, Apr 11, 2008.
This thread is hilarious.
Finally an opinion worth reading.
Should we PM the folks who have announced their exit and let them know what they are missing?
Here is another guy who voted unhappy. He has only one post and guess what it is about. Bad cable cards from his Cable company, yet he blames Tivo.
What is going on here????????????? Why is it that people do not understand that they need to blame their cable company? I do not get it.
Are you trying to depress the "no" vote by "exposing" those who did? Is it not already low enough for you?
And isn't nymshifting against the rules here?
What is nymshifting?
Registering multiple names, which this character is good at w/o getting caught (by the moderators, at least).
What is the derivation of nym?
What if PT30 stood for Princeton Tech class of ´30? That would make him about 100, right?
It could mean there were 30 people in the class.
It could be a kid who thinks he will graduate from Prinston in 2030.
It really doesn't matter, the poll speaks for itself.
When I did the math I originally thought 2030 would be a ten year old, but fortunately I double checked myself and realized he´d be zero.
Just trying to understand why people would say they are unhappy when 92 percent say they are happy.
I would like to comment on this. Being one that does many market research surveys. Some of which I am paid to do (For my Time), others where I volunteer, and even others where I get to play with the product for a few months & fill out numerous questionaires in intricate detail.
First off, as any professional market research company will atest too. ANYONE can lie. MANY do! That is partly where Market Reaserch companies & pollsters get their 3% margin of error. This I know because I have asked those who have interviewed me in the past.
So in your first statement. That is very true. Someone could answer that in a positive or negative way & not even own a Tivo. Same thing applies in "official" market research surveys as well.
2. There are many users here that are still not happy with their S3/HD units, but still have them and use them because they are still the best DVR available. Some keep them because they can't afford to buy or switch to anything else. Some while not happy, are somewhat paitient enough to wait around for a while to see if any "Fixes" will be coming. Especially with SDV & it's proposed fix. I personally have a freind in Austin/SA area with a TiVo S3 and on SDV. He is keeping his although not using it currently, in hopes that the SDV fix will be here soon.
Along with #2, Reasons I have given in other threads. Their are in fact over 5 million TiVo's that have been sold. Roughly only about 2% to 3% of ALL TiVo users are even members of this forum. IF even that much. That includes positive members as well as negative ones.
Think about the "Neilson Ratings" which has huge influence over WHAT TV programs succeed or fail. "Neilson Boxes" are in only 100,000 homes in the USA. LESS THAN 1% of the TV Viewing audience. The Neilson ratings are in fact nothing more than a market research company with electronic equipment montioring how people are watching TV. They of course have very specific guidlines on "DEMOGRAPHICS" of where & how their "Boxes" are placed.
If you will read TiVo Press Releases. You should know that TiVo now also has a form of "Neilson Box" capabilities which are being sold to companies.
Did you know that according to this new feature from TiVo. That Bionic Woman was the NUMBER 1 SHOW recorded last season on our TiVo's?
#3... Neilson boxes... 1% of households.... TiVo Community probably 1% of actual TiVo owners....
VEry true... no one knows what in this case is the accuracy rate.
One thing I would like to point out though. Not all Market Resarch surveys are Random.
Neilson Boxes are NOT random. They follow very STRICT special demographic guidlines.
I have had a Neilson box twice in my lifetime. Lost it, got it back then lost it again. Currently I don't have one.
Neilson will take the box away from you, if your demographics change. They will also give it back too (Rarely).
I am truly sorry you did not receive your rebate. That honestly really sucks hard.
I hate rebates from anyone, for any reason, on any product, for any amount.
I wish reabtes would be outlawed. But I know that won't happen anytime in my lifetime.
Rebates are really a ripoff... You still have to pay sales tax on the full amount without the rebate. Most cases it still costs you stam & an envelope, plus your time to mail it off, then cash the check when it comes back.
Last but not least... is THEY (or at least someone) is STILL earning interest on your rebate amount. Now interest on $200 isn't much. But when you take 10,000 people times the $200 the interest for 6 to 10 weeks adds up.
Why can't they just lower the price to begin with.
So, for me... and I tell everyone else they should think this way too. NEVER factor in a rebate on something you wish to buy. Just consider the rebate as a bonus suprise check that you get in the mail 3 months later.
One other point.... If your item is insured by home owners insurance or other means. You are insuring it for the "UN-Rebated" amount NOT the rebated amount. Especially if you have "Replacement" cost type insurance.
The truth is, if you do any research into rebates. Except for a few exceptions. 98% of all rebates are actually handled & processed by "Clearing houses".
A few of these "Clearing houses" are the same companies that actually do check processing for most of the major national banks in the USA as well.
Sad to say. As I have mentioned in another posting. I hate rebates. In the last 3 years I have sent in probably a dozen rebates. I have issues receiving 3 of the last 12 rebates. Mainly because of LOST paperwork on their sides.
To anyone sending in rebates. I tell you this. Legally speaking, follow their instructions to the letter. Make photocopies of EVERYTHING you send. AND send it to them in via certified mail. Especially if the rebate is $200. I don't send via certified mail for $10 rebates... but I do if its a $100 rebate or more.
I am just wondering with 289 responses/265 positive if we are now at the point where there is less than a 10% chance that more than 100% of people are satisfied?
Is that an attempt at humor? If you are serious you need to explain a little better. I cannot figure out what you mean.
Well, what about the people that are "more than happy?" You know, like "I´d be more than happy to pick up some apples for you at the market." Surely that would account for the possibility of exceeding 100%? No?
That was good for a good laugh. Actually, Princeton Tec is my favorite scuba flashlight. A little expensive at $80 but it is like having a piece of the sun in your hand. Very bright white colored light. Not dim yellowish at all.
I have the Shockwave LED,