Series3 to be $799!

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by dolfer, Sep 6, 2006.

  1. Sep 6, 2006 #1 of 86
    dolfer

    dolfer Miles Standish Proud

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    If you ask me, this is way too high. Especially since you can't get a lifetime sub any longer.

    If you were allowed to transfer a lifetime sub for free, it might be palatable. But a $199 transfer fee from S2 to S3 is ridiculous.

    Either charge us an outrageous hardware cost or an outrageous monthly service cost, but not both!

    Tivo is pricing itself out of the market...
     
  2. Sep 6, 2006 #2 of 86
    jfh3

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    If you ask me, you're very late to this party .... ;)
     
  3. Sep 6, 2006 #3 of 86
    MickeS

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    If you ask me, that link doesn't work. ;)
     
  4. Sep 6, 2006 #4 of 86
    etsolow

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    And your link is broken! :D
     
  5. Sep 6, 2006 #5 of 86
    aztivo

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    holly cr@p!! thanks for the great detective work this will answer many question :)
     
  6. Sep 6, 2006 #6 of 86
    jeffrypennock

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    Hello? Day Old News? I'm calling on behalf of Dolfer, he'd like to cancel his subscription to your paper. He's going to be taking Behind The Times now. Yeah, thanks a lot. Bubye.
     
  7. Sep 6, 2006 #7 of 86
    dolfer

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    alright... enough with the sarcasm ;)

    i just did a quick scan of the posts and didn't see $799 anywhere. I thought I was breaking the story.

    Sorry. I'll do a real search next time before I post.

    P.S. I fixed the link!
     
  8. Sep 6, 2006 #8 of 86
    jsmeeker

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    You're joking, right? Original $799 thread is still on the front page. It was started a week ago.
     
  9. Sep 6, 2006 #9 of 86
    etsolow

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    The linked story has an interesting comment though... I agree that Tivo really is dropping the ball on this PR campaign, letting all these details leak and not apparently even attempting to break the news themselves. Enough already - let's get an official announcement!!
     
  10. ScottUrman

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    Unless that is all part of their master plan and the real price will be completely different just to surprise everybody... :eek:
     
  11. etsolow

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    And the promo material that everyone's Tivos have been recording is a decoy too!
     
  12. ReikiBoy

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    $800 for 25 hours? I don't think so. I'll wait for Weaknees to do better. Maybe I'll have to wait a year for a reasonable price.
     
  13. aztivo

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    That is 25 hours of HD i think it is like 2000 of SD ( I could be wrong and am sure someone will correct) + you have the ESATA port
     
  14. Bierboy

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    300 hours of SD according to TiVo's S3 promotional material.
     
  15. aztivo

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    Sorry I had to many 0 I was thinking 200 hours, but 300 is better
     
  16. msu2k

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    For less than $100 you can double that capacity to over 50 hours of HD or 600 hours of SD. Not too shabby and no need to have Weaknees involved. $150-200 and you triple that.
     
  17. DTSDude

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    I want to believe it's all a smoke screen, but in actuallity my guess is there's about a 15% chance that the $800 rumor is false. Sad but true.
     
  18. Dan203

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    One good thing about the S3 is it has an eSATA port on the back, so you'll be able to double or tripple the storage yourself without even opening the case. All you'll need is an SATA drive and an eSATA enclosure (~$30) and you'll be all set.

    Dan
     
  19. ChuckyBox

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    You're kidding, right? Dropping the ball? This is the PR campaign. There has been constant buzz and speculation and leaked tidbits making the blogs and TC for weeks now. TiVo couldn't buy this publicity. Once they issue a press release with the details, it'll hit the wires and the blogs and be over in a day. As it is, we're all worked up in a tizzy, combing through their little video for clues and trying to coax more information out of every source we can find. I expect the next thing we'll get are some more photos and screenshots from an anonymous "beta tester," or one of the bloggers will get access to a unit through a "friend who works at Best Buy," or some other such BS pseudo-leak.

    It's fun. Enjoy it.
     
  20. moyekj

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    All this talk of xx hours of HD or SD recording time doesn't make much sense. Digital HD varies quite tremendously in size depending on what channel and specific content you are recording on that channel. Digital SD also can vary quite a lot in size according to channel and content. For the SA Tivo's it was pretty clear since the encoding for a particular quality level was constant, but for digital recordings there is no re-encoding and that assumption does not hold. That's why the cable company DVRs cannot tell you accurately how much recording time is left - best you can do is report available space remaining for recordings.
     

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