Prediction: TiVo with DirecTV or Comcast

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by MarkSFCA, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. MarkSFCA

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    ZEOTivo, no, not conceding. I'm not sure how you came to that conclusion. Anyway, I don't have any inside information. These are just my observations/opinions based on what I've read in the past few years . . . only time will tell.
     
  2. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    simply that you had moved off that premise and onto other things that might be holding up the DirecTV and Comcast box.

    I still think you are wrong in your original premise
    I would note that TiVo had contracts with both DirectTV and Comcast long before the DISH suit had any momentum at all.
     
  3. Bigg

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    At least some of the Moto hardware is more than capable of being a fast, fast DVR. Our DCT6416 is as fast as it possibly can be when running through menus other than an occasional search where there is occasionally a second or two of lag depending on the show. If software can't run smoothly on a box like that, it's the software's fault, as iGuide is just fine.

    Whether the big providers have to keep TiVo on to mitigate the risk of a frivolous lawsuit is a small point, as they will likely not move that many boxes, given that Comcast is already on DCX3400 hardware and already moving to newer Pace boxes, while DirecTV has the HR24.
     
  4. orangeboy

    orangeboy yes, I AM orangeboy!

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    To put it another way, you're saying if an IBM PC with an 4.7 Mhz 8088 Intel processor can handle running PC-DOS 1.0, it should be expected to run Windows 7?
     
  5. ZeoTiVo

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    that is not a fair comparison
    The Motorola DVR software is nowhere near as bug free as DOS 1.0 :D
     
  6. Bigg

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    iGuide is very powerful and fast to use. It's ugly, and probably saves rendering power, but the point is, it can do everything a DVR needs to do, so if you're loading other DVR software on the same box, if it slows down, then it has to be the software's fault, as the hardware is the same.
     
  7. slowbiscuit

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    Powerful? Fast? You obviously are using a different DVR than the Moto 3416 w/iGuide I used to have. Mine would routinely decide not to respond to remote presses then catch them all up at once when it felt like processing something again.

    Like I said, LOW expectations = great DVR if you want to stick with that junk.
     
  8. nrc

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    It's not just the Motorola hardware that is the issue. Comcast insisted that the TiVo software should run over their middleware.
     
  9. MarkSFCA

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    I read the entire transcript of the recent quarterly TiVo earning release and there was no mention of when the DirectTiVo will be released and no mention of when Comcast will roll out the TiVo product nationally. According to a Tweet from DirecTiVo that was publicized by Zatz Not Funny website, the DirecTiVo is delayed again and they indicate it will be released towards the end of the year. I still believe in my prediction quoted above that Comcast and DirecTiVo are dragging their feet to release a TiVo product until the outcome of the legal battle with Dish/Echostar (en bank hearing) is released. Hopefully we hear something regarding that legislation soon.
     
  10. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    So Windows 7 was poorly written because it will not run on an IBM PC with an 4.7 Mhz 8088 Intel processor ?
     
  11. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    we heard a while ago that DISH was found to be infringing on the patent that was upheld repeatedly by the USPO. :rolleyes:
     
  12. lrhorer

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    Oooh! That's mean. :)
     
  13. MarkSFCA

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  14. billyjoebob99

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    Didn't seem like much of an announcement until this last bit:

    "Comcast will install TiVo Premiere set-top boxes with its cable service at no additional charge for its customers when the service is available in those markets."

    Does "no additional charge" mean no monthly TiVo fee?
     
  15. JimboG

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    Comcast won't charge you anything extra. You still need to pay for the TiVo hardware and service.

    By the way, credit where credit is due: Mark in San Francisco correctly predicted this a few months ago. He even updated his prediction post with a complete sentence and didn't gloat (even though he was right).
     
  16. MarkSFCA

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    I believe it means Comcast will not charge an additional fee to have their technicians install the TiVo Premier box and no additional charge to have TiVo over their regular fee for an HD DRV.
     
  17. aaronwt

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