Series 3 Tivo

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  1. Sep 12, 2006 #1 of 109
    magistral

    magistral New Member

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    I love my Tivo but I'd love this one even more !!

    Pity they'll never appear in UK

    http://www.engadget.com/2006/09/12/hands-on-with-the-tivo-series3/



    mike
     
  2. Sep 12, 2006 #2 of 109
    BaggieBoy

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    Careful...posting links to pornographic pictures could get you banned! :p
     
  3. Sep 12, 2006 #3 of 109
    AMc

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    Dribble bribble....want one....$799 + subs but I'd still buy one!
     
  4. Sep 12, 2006 #4 of 109
    Couchy

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    I think.....no I am sure, I am in love. :D
     
  5. Sep 12, 2006 #5 of 109
    manolan

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    Indeed. And it even has a front panel display to silence all the critics of the earlier models!
     
  6. Sep 12, 2006 #6 of 109
    manolan

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    No sooner had I written that than this e-mail arrived from Ziff-Davis. Haven't read it yet - have to go home some time...


    Series III TiVo - It's Finally Here, and We've Got It

    I'm an unabashed TiVo promoter. I love the little things -
    at one point earlier this year I had four of 'em going in my
    house simultaneously. One of 'em just bit the dust (after
    5 years), but the rest are going strong. As you can imagine,
    I was excited to actually touch, feel and use the new Series
    III TiVo. So was Robert Heron, our HDTV analyst, and he put
    together a whopper of a package, reviewing the new device.
    It's not perfect, but with cable card, HDTV support, and
    extendability, it's a great package. Our review details how
    it worked, and we've got tons of pictures of menus and other
    elements of the new TiVo - and a video of the box in action!

    Series III TiVo Review:
    http://ct.eletters.whatsnewnow.com/rd/cts?d=181-725-1-385-89851-39904-0-0-0-1
    View the Video:
    http://ct.eletters.whatsnewnow.com/rd/cts?d=181-725-1-385-89851-39907-0-0-0-1
     
  7. Sep 12, 2006 #7 of 109
    Pete77

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    I actually find it reassuring that both the basic Tivo menu design and the actual physical machine chassis are really little changed from the 6 year old S1 unit I have here. And only 250Gb drive space capacity compared to the 500Gb (2 x 250Gb) I have here.

    If you read the comments most US customers generally seem to think the unit is overpriced for what it is at 800USD and lacking features available on other DVRs and previous generation Tivo models.

    It is however disappointing that the UK pay multi channel tv market is so anti competitive and completely dominated by only 2 major players (Sky and NTL/Telewest) that basically all third party interesting box designs are kept out and manufacturers have to produce boxes to Sky and NTL/Telwests standard boring spec designed to minimise the amount of knowledge required by Sky/NTL customer service staff.
     
  8. Sep 12, 2006 #8 of 109
    6022tivo

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    That peanut is getting me slightly aroused.. I wonder if it will work with the S1???. I would sell my granny to get one...
     
  9. Sep 12, 2006 #9 of 109
    Cynicize

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    The only gripe I have with the S3 is lack of a DVD burner. The one on my S2 is un-live-without-able. Pity too, cause I almost thought about buying this new box.
     
  10. Sep 13, 2006 #10 of 109
    Glen

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  11. Sep 13, 2006 #11 of 109
    Pete77

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    Hmmmm,

    But unless you actually want to shell out for Sky's £40+ per month HDTV subscription charges and for a £1500 LCD television how much more can this unit actually do than a uk S1 Tivo with a Cachecard 512MB of RAM and large upgraded hard drive capacity.

    As for the remote (which otherwise looks almost identical to our own Peanut) having lighty up buttons on it when most of us watch television with at least one light in the room on all I can say is that some of you people are very easily impressed by anything which says it is new..................................................... :p
     
  12. Sep 14, 2006 #12 of 109
    TTL32

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    Ahh, but some of us already have SKY+ and an HD plasma but can't bring ourselves to pay for another crappy SKY device... ;)
     
  13. Sep 14, 2006 #13 of 109
    terryeden

    terryeden TiVo, Tivum, Tiva,

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    I know the black US remotes work with the UK TiVos. Would these new programable ones do the same?

    T
     
  14. Sep 14, 2006 #14 of 109
    ericd121

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    You only want one 'cos it's shiny. :D
     
  15. Sep 14, 2006 #15 of 109
    AMc

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    It seems to be able to record two things at once...which would be very nice.
    Obviously with 2 Tivos and 2 cable boxes I could achieve the same thing and probably in the same price bracket.
    Sorry but I like the idea of something I already love but better!
     
  16. Sep 14, 2006 #16 of 109
    Pete77

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    Ah yes you highlight the one very serious defect in current Tivo S1 design - namely the single tuner. Now that does need to be addressed.

    Basically I find the Tivo works absolutely fine for just me in my one person home but in a multi person situation where the 5 year old is watching Nick Junior and the Tivo says it wants to record something over on Eurosport then all hell breaks lose if it changes channel on the five year old from the one he is watching live.

    Actually I think three tuners is really the optimum. One that is only ever used to watch live tv and two others than can be used to record up to two other programs in addition to the one being watched live at the same time.

    The only thing is that even without being able to handle recording clashes on my Tivo S1 I still never find the time to get round to watching all the important programs that my Tivo has recorded that I really ought to find the time to watch later on.............. ;)
     
  17. Sep 14, 2006 #17 of 109
    cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Interesting. That's precisecly how Telewest's TVDrive works :)
     
  18. Sep 14, 2006 #18 of 109
    Pete77

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    Its how a whole lot of PVRs based on that particular hardware platform are going to work isn't it?

    Shame that there are no Wishlists and that the Telewest equivalent of a Season Pass is as unreliable as Sky's from what I can understand. ;) :rolleyes:
     
  19. Sep 14, 2006 #19 of 109
    cyril

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    Judging by reading posts in the new Series 3 forum I think there's a mass of US TiVo users who are moving from the US equivalent of the TV Drive (Scientific Atlanta 8300?) and SkyHD (NDS HR10?) to the series 3!
    Despite the extra tuner of the Scientific Atlanta and much lower costs, the lack of TiVo's features and reliability means there's a ready market for them over there!
     
  20. Sep 14, 2006 #20 of 109
    cwaring

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    Actually, I didn't have much of a problem with them.

    @cyril. Yes, it's based on that model.
     

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