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Project Barbados???

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by UCLABB, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. redrouteone

    redrouteone This Space for Lease TCF Club

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    Back in the early 2000s I was in a TiVo beta for release that enabled dual tuner support on the DirecTiVo. I did have to sign a NDA.
     
  2. Wayoverpar1

    Wayoverpar1 New Member

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    Thanks for the information. I guess I won't be posting anything if there is a confidentiality agreement.
     
  3. eherberg

    eherberg Active Member

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    For what it's worth - months after I was in a beta a few years ago, I got a cool full-size TiVo umbrella that I still use today. Don't know if they still send out occasional gifts - but I remember thinking I would be happy with a pen that had the logo on it. Was pretty surprised to receive the umbrella. :)
     
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  4. NashGuy

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    Light Reading confirms in the story below that Project Barbados is a code name for the new Hydra UI.

    Tracking TiVo's Ups & Downs | Light Reading

    The story also recaps other developments at TiVo this year, including their recent patent lawsuit win against Comcast (X1) and the pending change in the company's CEO.
     
  5. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    They always send you some swag after a beta is over. Sometimes if you're in a hardware beta they even let you keep the box.
     
  6. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    Not always. Even if you get an email that it's on the way.
     
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  7. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Maybe your mail man is snaking it.

    I've always got something after a beta. Sometimes it's something good, sometimes not so good, but I always get something.
     
  8. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    I didn't either. :)

    Scott
     
  9. kclfoxtrot

    kclfoxtrot New Member

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    Same here...nada
     
  10. eherberg

    eherberg Active Member

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    I recall I was pretty good about completing all of the assignments and questions and submitting them on time. Even made sure my wife did her part for a 'normal user' perspective. Perhaps timeliness of assignment completion or content of assignments has a part to play?
     
  11. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

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    I have gotten some REALLY nice stuff.
     
  12. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I haven't done one in a while so maybe they've changed their policy after the Rovi buyout
     
  13. thyname

    thyname Well-Known Member

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    Love it!
     
  14. tim_m

    tim_m Active Member

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    Are you saying you got the update?
     
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  15. thyname

    thyname Well-Known Member

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    I don't think I am allowed to say Yes
     
  16. tim_m

    tim_m Active Member

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    That's why i was wondering what you meant. It seemed like you had the beta but i know you're not supposed to say anything.
     
  17. HAiRYANiMAL

    HAiRYANiMAL New Member

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    I was trying to sign up, my tivo credentials didn't work, so I tried to create an account. Never recieved the email, I didn't get in.

    Now the sign up page from the email is showing a standard IIS error page: 403 - Forbidden: Access is denied.

    SMH
     
  18. tim_m

    tim_m Active Member

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    The site must be getting hammered.
     
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  19. alexb

    alexb Active Member TCF Club

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    I don't think you are allowed to imply either - that's a yes. Be careful I am sure you wouldn't want to be kicked out of a beta.
     
  20. Mikeguy

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    Another "not always" vote, after significant work.
     

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