Tablo vs TiVo OTA

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Pacomartin, Dec 26, 2014.

  1. Bigg

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    Aside from OTA DVRs, there is a big move towards viewing on non-TV platforms, and everyone from Netflix to Comcast is marketing towards this market, but I think there is more of a place than ever for a giant TV with a powerful surround sound system, now that there is more HD and now 4K content than ever, in ever increasing quality.
     
  2. Pacomartin

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    A home theater still holds a big place in people's wish list. It is amazing what the same money will buy today compared to the mid 1990's. Most heterosexual guys think a 65" TV hanging on the wall and subwoofer is the ultimate in room design.

    But here is a $600 32" Samsung TV who price balloons to $4299 to $5799 to hide it in a mirror. That is comparable in price to an unhidden Samsung UN75H7150 75-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D Smart LED TV with List Price: $4,999.99 Sale Price:$3,797.99

    So there is a market out there for people (probably mostly women) who are willing to pay big money to hide their TV's. That must mean there is a huge market out there for people who want TV's to be an accessory, that you pull out like a book.
     
  3. tarheelblue32

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    In order to get my mother to allow him to buy a 55" Samsung TV that cost $1,800 a few years ago, my father had to agree to buy a $6,000 media cabinet from Ethan Allen to put it in.
     
  4. Pacomartin

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    Honey, for that money we could purchase three more of these TV's and hang them on walls around the house. (Male home designer).

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    Nabi 24" tablet is 13 lbs and has a kickstand. At that size the battery won't last long enough, but you can set it up , plug it in, and watch a movie. Now that TiVo supports streaming to Android devices, you can have TV decor that you can easily make invisible by putting them in a closet.

    You can see that the device is currently being marketed to children and family use. But I think they will begin marketing to adult women.
     
  5. joetekcor

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    After dropping Dish in October I seriously looked into the Tablo for OTA programming. Every TV in my house has a Roku so it would have been an easy setup. For me, the decision came down to up front cost. The Tablo is still relatively new and I didn't want to put in a lot of money up front before deciding how well it works. The Tivo has a pretty solid user interface and the Roamio OTA works pretty well. At $50 + the monthly fee I wasn't out a whole lot to get started.
    Once I see some maturity on the Tablo and I get more feedback on usability I might switch to it. I like its multi-streaming capabilities across multiple devices.
     
  6. Bigg

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    Even upper-middle class folks aren't buying $5k hidden mirror TVs or other crap like that. They're buying TVs between $1k and $3k, and buying as big as they can. For most people, the TV is part of the room, and what they use the room for. No need for elaborate mechanisms to hide it.
     
  7. Pacomartin

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    No of course not. I am just saying that there are people who like to have a TV not a prominent part of the room. Some are willing to spend a lot of money to hide it. So there will be people who will spend less money for the ability to put it in the closet when not in use.
     
  8. Bigg

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    That has nothing to do with the general market for semi-affordable 4K TVs, however.
     
  9. jth tv

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    Samsung - 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) - LED - 2160p - Smart - 4K Ultra HD TV - Black $1,099.99 SAVE $300 (Reg. $1,399.99). UN55HU6830FXZA.

    That is well with reach.

    I halfheartedly tried downloading the manual to check on the sneaky stuff (standards) but my pc won't let me.
     
  10. Bigg

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    The problem is, that's too small to see 4K unless you're sitting 5' away from it. If you're more than 5' away, you're better off getting a larger 1080p screen.
     

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