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R.I.P Tivo, The product revision that killed the Tivo

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by avaddict, Jun 12, 2018.

Is the New Tivo Experience so bad that it should be abandoned?

  1. Yes, the new tivo experience is far less than the original tivo experience (and should be abandoned)

    25.3%
  2. No, the new tivo experience is better in every way than the original tivo experience

    25.3%
  3. Not yet, new tivo experience has minor defects & problems but there are some things to like about it

    49.4%
  1. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    On Comcast, most definitely yes.
     
  2. chiguy50

    chiguy50 Active Member

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    Nominally, I believe the standard p.m. fee for the HD DVR is $10.00 (plus tax if applicable). HOWEVER, it would typically be paired with an "HD Technology Fee" of $9.95. Then there are the fees for any additional (extender) services, which can add up.

    I myself have never rented any of the Comcast TV equipment other than the CableCARDs for my TiVo's and am only going by the published Services & Pricing list as of Feb 1 this year.

    Note as well that the cost of the DVR rental is often included in Comcast's bundled service packages and thus can be difficult to call out. Also bear in mind that actual fees assessed can vary wildly due to Comcast's scattergun billing system. But I believe the stand-alone pricing should be something on the order of $20.
     
  3. samccfl99

    samccfl99 I Am Sometimes Vocal

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    First, the X1 only has 5 tuners that I know of...and they are not all buffering at the same time. That's enough for me to say no to it. My friend has one. The price of the X1 is usually in your package. The extra outlets are $10 bucks each and they charge $10 for the Anyroom service, which you need if you have an extra outlet. They are also now charging $11 for the Gateway (I got my own Zoom modem for over 10 years...still works great). I don't have nothing of theirs so I don't get those BS broadcasting or regional sports fees. I live in a condo and basic comes with the maintenance and I am usually on promo and my bill is only $48 (w/Blast Internet). Starz comes with all packages usually and my condo also has HBO in the contract (I pay dearly for my maintence though). Can't complain here.

    Why did I type all this??? :confused::D
     
  4. samccfl99

    samccfl99 I Am Sometimes Vocal

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    coconut...
    They don't charge that Technology fee anymore. They have not enforced it for over 3 years. Always got a promo on it.
     
  5. DigitalDawn

    DigitalDawn Member

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    Not that I'm a fan, but X1 does have 6 tuners.
     
  6. Anotherpyr

    Anotherpyr Active Member

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    I think it’s the keep asking until you get the answer you want poll. But then isn’t that how polls are done? Maybe they haven’t phrased the question right yet.

    It’s still the best dvr, but as a streaming box it’s mediocre.
     
  7. mschnebly

    mschnebly Active Member

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    They have 6 tuners and you can record 6 different shows at a time. I do it regularly for my wife. The cost was wrapped into the bundle so it was no extra expense. 1T storage and she can watch recordings, live TV or On Demand on any of her devices easily. She would kill me if I got rid of it.
     
  8. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    In the ATL
    This varies by area. Some get it, some don't.
     
  9. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    The sixth tuner used to be reserved for QAM VOD. So the user only had access to five of them. No idea if that has changed though. But If all their VOD is now IP based then I would expect that it has changed. And the user would have access to all! Six tuners.
     
  10. ncbill

    ncbill Member

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    No problem rolling back from Hydra to the classic interface on the Roamio OTA I purchased last fall.

    Plan on dumping cable altogether once AT&T expands their fiber to my home (already installed on the main street outside my neighborhood)
     

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