SERIES 3 & Beyond NEED The Following Features .....

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by crmlht, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    What I do in this case is to create two or more SPs. If the first pass records, the same episode appearing under the second pass is ignored due to the 28-day rule. If the first pass is bumped due to conflicts, the second pass (hopefully) records. Currently I'm doing this for "Heroes" (on NBC and SciFi), and "Now" (on multiple PBS affiliates).
     
  2. Gregor

    Gregor Wear Your Mask! TCF Club

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    And how much does everyone think this wish list is gonna cost?
     
  3. crmlht

    crmlht New Member

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    i did here, but i do here too because i can
     
  4. crmlht

    crmlht New Member

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    not very much, considering in 2009 or so when ota digital goes away (so they can drop the analog) and 2 way ineractive cable cards are readily available and prices have come down,

    the box with the features it has now, and all listed in 1st post would cst same as this new box dows now or a bit less
     
  5. snathanb

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    In 2009 OTA Digital will completely replace analog. Right now stations are broadcasting both on separate frequencies. In 2009, only the analog frequencies will go down.
     
  6. tedbill

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    So how much more cost would there be in adding two more tuners to support two two-way cable cards? I don't fully buy your arguement that it would take dual hard drives since I've read that both Myth boxes and MCE boxes can handle three or four tuners w/o requiring two hard drives. Maybe it would take beefing up the S3, but for me having four tuners would be more than worth it over having to purchase two completely seperate DVRs.
     
  7. MichaelK

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    i think the problem is that all the "dvr on a chip" solutions from broadcom have just 2 tuners so you have to put 2 of those chips in or add on 2 exteranl tuners.

    I think the hard drive might be fine but the memeory would seriously need to get beefed up.
     
  8. crmlht

    crmlht New Member

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    then add anoher drive,


    so we can have that


    and tivo as well as other dvr's always skimp on processor and ram
     
  9. crmlht

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    bump
     
  10. IceStorm

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    Does your TV accept 720p in addition to 1080i and 480p over DVI/HDMI? If so, that's an odd duck. What make and model TV is it?

    I know of TVs that only support 1080i and 480p over their HDTV inputs (my relatives have one), but 1080i hybrid mode addresses that issue.

    An "expert" resolution mode would be nice, one in which you check off which modes you'd like to support. The SA 8300HD operates this way.

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    I'd like to see the following:

    - An enhancement to the Channel List that shows me if a channel is Digital or Analog cable.

    - An Expert Mode menu to enable the following:

    1) An option to allow me to see, in realtime with a press or few of Info, the CableCARD a channel is being shown on, the settings of a channel's CCI byte value on that CableCARD, and the TiVo's HDMI Status:

    2) The option to show me each recording's size in MB/GB in either the info panel or as an extra column in the Now Playing list.

    3) An option to turn off those infernal promos that show up at the BOTTOM of the TiVo Central menu screen, you know - the ones that prevent me from going straight to Messages and Settings in one PgDn press.

    4) A feature whereby when enabled, the CableCARDs are rebooted when they stop working properly, along with a # of reboots option. Without that, the only way to know if a CableCARD has been knocked out is with a Slingbox and remote control of the TiVo. I'd also like the TiVo to take a tuner offline if its associated CableCARD fails.

    5) An infinte pause option that runs a screensaver. This constant jump-back-to-TV as a screensaver is annoying.

    - A Video option allowing me to disable HDMI output and force the HDMI port into a Not Connected state (Slingbox user right here!)

    - An option under CableCARD Decoder to allow reboot/restart of one or both CableCARDs WITHOUT a TiVo reboot, as well as an option to watch/read/recover the boot log of the card

    - The ability to prioritize, definitively, manual recordings over all other recording types (namely, Season Pass). Maybe this is true now, but I can't find any proof in TiVo's docs or in the TiVo itself.

    I should probably post this in a feature request thread.
     
  11. classicX

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    Proof?
     
  12. hookbill

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    WARNING SARCASAM AHEAD: I would like my TiVo to make breakfast for me in the morning. I would also like a weather control device so that when I want it to rain or shine I could arrange that. It would also be nice if it could fix me a cocktail so I can relax while watching programing. :rolleyes:

    Why does this thread keep getting bumped?
     
  13. classicX

    classicX Don't scream.

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    FYI - Vista does this. Even for DVD movies - when you go into the menu, the video continues to play in the background fullscreen.
     
  14. classicX

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    New supervillain? :D
     
  15. vman41

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    My Sharp Aquos accepts 480p, 720p, and 1080i over HDMI and DVI, but not 480i.
     
  16. IceStorm

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    That's bizzare. You'd think the TV would have the facilities necessary to convert a 480i signal to 480p.

    Anywho, log a ticket with TiVo asking for the feature? Maybe they'll add it if they find out TVs like that exist.
     
  17. RichB

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    Panasonic commercial plasmas all accept 480P, 720P, and 1080i over HDMI but do not accept 480i.

    - Rich
     
  18. vman41

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    The TV can convert 480i to its native resolution of 1366x768, it just can't do it with HDMI input (never tried with DVI).
     
  19. MichaelK

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    i seem to recall you can get tivo to do this too ALL THE TIME- i think if you use MFStools to copy a drive but dont copy over all the background anaimations then the tivo behaves this way.

    Point is it's possible all tivo would need to do is set an option.
     
  20. zackangelo

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    These are all problems that have been solved many times in the past. I really don't think that the person that originally requested the feature is way off base. You're making the wrong (and really lame) excuses for TiVo. How much network traffic is required to update the guide data for only the programs that are scheduled to be recorded in the next two hours?

    I think it's more a question of consistency. Most people want to be able to know with a high degree of certainty how the box is going to behave. Introducing something like that would open TiVo up to making some pretty drastic mistakes (especially if people came to rely on it often). And, they've added measures to cut down on errors like this (for example, allowing you to adjust settings to extend the recording past the guide-indicated end time).
     

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