Something is coming on the 17th?

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  1. May 12, 2016 #61 of 129
    davezatz

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    I'm 44 and have gotten quite used to talking to Siri and Alexa. Whereas I find tablets extremely awkward to use, but young people seem much more comfortable. Who knows!
     
  2. May 12, 2016 #62 of 129
    rainwater

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    I definitely have come around to using voice on my phone even though at first it seemed crazy. Being able to do a search without having to type is a lifesaver.

    I think on TV, voice could be even bigger. It can be used to solve the remote problem if it is done right. The problem is TV itself is in such transition that I think they need to solve TV first!
     
  3. May 12, 2016 #63 of 129
    keenanSR

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    Using voice in a vehicle is the only way to fly and Siri actually does quite well with everything I've thrown at her while driving.
     
  4. May 12, 2016 #64 of 129
    Dan203

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    I've never used the voice thing in my car
     
  5. May 12, 2016 #65 of 129
    mattack

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    Even though you can never really have too many tuners (or too much storage, or be too thin or too rich)....

    That really is a LOT of tuners, even for a family!

    (Though I say that as someone who has 10 tuners currently online, though at the moment am doing much of the contentious prime time recording on the 4 tuner device just because it had a big hard drive put in recently..)
     
  6. May 13, 2016 #66 of 129
    davezatz

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    You should try. I fire off text messages easy peasy that way.
     
  7. May 13, 2016 #67 of 129
    Dan203

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    My current car (08 BMW 135i) doesn't do texting. However I have a new 340i on order which should be here in a couple of weeks and that will have the whole apps thing so I'll be sure to give it a try and see if I like it.
     
  8. May 13, 2016 #68 of 129
    Dan203

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    Me and my wife each have a 6 tuner Roamio Pro and I have a Bolt set up to do OTA, so technically we have 16 tuners for 2 people. But we never really use them all simultaneously. The Bolt is mainly used to record The CW because we can only get it in HD OTA. The his/her Roamios are more about space, and My Shows, management then actually needing all 12 tuners. In fact I'm not sure I've ever even had all 6 of mine going simultaneously. Except maybe for a couple minutes here and there to accommodate padding.
     
  9. May 13, 2016 #69 of 129
    Bigg

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    You can definitely be too thin! But in terms of tuners, I'd be jumping up and down in excitement at just a THR54 that would work with Genie Minis or TiVo Minis... but that's still a pipe dream unfortunately. :(
     
  10. May 13, 2016 #70 of 129
    wizwor

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    We have three TiVo Roamio OTA DVRs (12 tuners), three DVR+ DVRs (6 tuners), three DTVPals (6 tuners), five Simple TV single tuner DVRs (5 tuners), and two dual tuner Simple TV DVRs (4 tuners) for a total of 33 tuners. Of these, 21 are currently in use. What do I win?
     
  11. May 13, 2016 #71 of 129
    TonyD79

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    A big bill?
     
  12. May 13, 2016 #72 of 129
    wizwor

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    You got that right. Worth it, though.
     
  13. May 13, 2016 #73 of 129
    TonyD79

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    We all have our preferences when it comes to spending money.
     
  14. May 13, 2016 #74 of 129
    wizwor

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    And TV. When we left Comcast, we were paying $160/month. Now we pay $53/month for high speed internet and Prime. So, assuming no change in Comcast fees, we are saving $107/month. It's been six years, so $107*12*6=$7,704 in savings. When we left Comcast, we had one DVR and one HD receiver. There was no on-demand or remote access and we lost service when the lights went out. Things are better at Comcast these days, but last time I did the math, a Comcast account with similar features as I have would cost $192/month.

    I paid $1000 for five DTVPals in 2010. I paid $525 for my CM DVRs in 2014. I paid $1160 for three TiVos and a pair of Minis in 2015. I paid $556 for seven Simple DVRs in 2013/2014. That's $3,241 -- less than half of my savings. Add $1,000 for infrastructure and I am still up $3,463.

    Every television in the house has a DVR of some sort which allows for ad hoc and scheduled recording plus trick play and an Electronic Program Guide. I can access my antenna and recordings from any set in my house, devices outside my home, and even devices off my local area network. We have three DVRs full of programming of our choosing. All of this is sunk cost. Going forward, I am saving $53/month (and I would not have Prime if not for the shipping and other perks).

    Before I left Comcast, I offered to pay them $150/month for life for the existing level of service. They declined. I moved on.
     
  15. May 13, 2016 #75 of 129
    TonyD79

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    And everyone needs a hobby.
     
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    It was either spend it on drugs & alcohol, or on TV. So now I have 6 TVs ranging from 55" to 75", and both Comcast and DirecTV. Plus TiVos and a Genie.

    Then I ended up drinking and ganja'ing to pass the time waiting for my next TV show to record. It's either win-win or lose-lose. I haven't decided yet. Ask me manana.

    Yeah, see above rambling nonsense. :D
     
  17. May 13, 2016 #77 of 129
    TonyD79

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    Id have more if I had a bigger place.
     
  18. May 14, 2016 #78 of 129
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  19. May 14, 2016 #79 of 129
    TonyD79

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    Doubles as a jungle gym!
     
  20. May 14, 2016 #80 of 129
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    FYI Amazon has jacked the mini's price up to $139 (normally around $115), and says it is out of stock until May 17th. I need to buy two minis and have been watching the prices go up, and now this out of stock thing makes me wonder if a new mini really will be released on May 17th.
     

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