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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Craig in PA, Aug 5, 2016.
I haven't gotten this month's survey yet.
They don't match, but the TiVo does match Zap2it now. But yesterday, Zap2it and TiVo didn't even have the same program listed.
Historically TiVo has normally been a day behind what shows up on Zap2it.
Well, Zap2it (the website) updated to the correct programming later than the TiVo did in this instance.
It's by invitation only but you can try emailing them to request an invitation.
I got the August survery today. It did seem especially short though...
Survey finally just showed up for me.
Speaking of Rovi and guides. Could this be the future?
This looks like the basic "Rovi" brand UI that the company offers MSOs to put on their boxes. I imagine they will maintain a distinct "TiVo" brand UI option (and maybe a "FanTV" brand UI option too) that their partners can license. This is the future of TiVo as we think of it -- just one branding/UI option that the company will offer to cable companies.
My survey goes to my junk folder, so maybe check there. I have been receiving mine and then a reminder email at the end of the month, if I haven't completed it.
Yep, pure speculation. It's not as if this exact scenario played out already in WMC's switch to Rovi and we have data from thousands of users to back up the claims If we only had that kind of data, we could make some reasonable predictions about how Tivo's switch to Rovi will go. If only ...
But it isnt the same. In this situation it is Rovi rolling out Rovi data to Rovi Hardware. They have substantially more control over it. In the WMCE situation you had MS which has no WMCE dev team at all handle the conversion to roll out data to WMCE devices. Totally not the same situations.
Exactly the same data, which is garbage. What are the chances they are magically going to fix their massive amount of crap data BEFORE the rollout, especially with the clock ticking on the old Zap2it contract. If they ever had any intention of fixing anything, they'd have started before the 11th hour. WMC's data is only getting worse. In any case, you guys can keep your head in the sand if you want.
And peeing ones paints while shacking in fear accomplishes what?
Worrying about things that we have no control over is a waist of time and worrying about things that might happen that we have no control over is nearing insanity.
If the guide data has future problems we will complain, try to find fixes, and in the end either dump TiVo or live with what is provided.
I was only responding to the claim that dire predictions were "pure speculation". They aren't. I have no doubt that it will ultimately work out in the end, but will be a long bumpy road. I'm not at all concerned since I can easily go back to WMC.
Rovi has does not officially aquire TiVo until later this quarter.
I was just making a joke and noting the lack of a Summer sale at the same time. It was last year's Summer Sale that enticed me in to becoming a TiVo customer - alas I missed the sale ... but some nice CSR offered me the 10 year lifetime deal based on my ownership of a long deceased DirecTiVo.
Hopefully the new company gets rolling soon and rebuilds the excitement from last Summer when some of us got great deals on Roamio's and others got their shiny new Bolts.
Mine was just the opposite. Very long.
I got the August survey last week and it acknowledged that they'd been very busy and didn't end up sending out a July survey. So that explains part of the OP's issues.
And that's only if it's approved by the shareholders of both companies.
Does anyone know if the TiVo owners/board are majority shareholders of TiVo? If not, then the merger could fail since the merger must specifically be approved. Any abstained votes count as voting against the merger.