Think we'll hear about S3 today?

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  1. Sep 5, 2006 #61 of 116
    megazone

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    Bah, Apple doesn't suck up all the media. And if there is going to be any joint Apple-TiVo news, then it is the perfect date.
     
  2. Sep 5, 2006 #62 of 116
    jeffrypennock

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    Yeah, I of course remember what happened on 9/11/01 and I remember the discussion that happened here as to whether or not it'd be tasteful to release on 9/11/06. BUT what I don't remember is what evidence/speculation/theory made us think that 9/11/06 could/would/might be the date. What was special about this coming Monday?
     
  3. Sep 5, 2006 #63 of 116
    ZeoTiVo

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    That would be sweet for a joint download anouncement. I would think beta testers would have seen something if that is the case, at least as far as testing downloads would go. An MP4 type of movie would be a great test file for the S3.

    barring a joint anouncement though, it is true that Apple download service and TiVo S3 could live together and indeed would play off each other to get even more legs than either anouncement alone.

    As for 9/11, it was me the the thought occurred to and after I posted it it kind of lived as an "oh yah, maybe" kind of thing. For me it was more why try and compete with regular news covering rememberances more than any taint of a commenerative day.

    it is looking to me like the 12th will be the day.
     
  4. Sep 5, 2006 #64 of 116
    Dan203

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    There is some speculation that TiVo will actually be partnering with Apple and allowing playback of videos downloaded from the iTMS. So they might actually compliment eachother.

    Dan
     
  5. Sep 5, 2006 #65 of 116
    Dan203

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    9/11 is not the speculated date, 9/12. The reasoning behind it is that the Best Buy computers say they'll be in stock 9/17 and when they launched the S2DT just a few months ago they announced it on a Tuesday with retail availability set for the following Monday. Since 9/12 is the Tuesday before 9/17 it makes sense.

    Dan
     
  6. Sep 5, 2006 #66 of 116
    ChuckyBox

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    Frankly, if TiVo doesn't sell me a Series 3 on 9/11, then the terrorists have already won.
     
  7. Sep 5, 2006 #67 of 116
    dthreet

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    anyone know if this will work with directv? same as series 2 stand alone. i looked at it, but dont see a place for info-red blaster.
     
  8. Sep 5, 2006 #68 of 116
    greg_burns

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    An info-red blaster sounds cool. I want one now too.
     
  9. Sep 5, 2006 #69 of 116
    Dan203

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    No it will not. The Series 3 is a cable only product, as it depends on CableCARD technology to gain access to the digital stream. It will also record OTA HDTV channels, so you could use it to supliment your DirecTV. But it will not record DirecTV specific HD channels.

    Dan
     
  10. Sep 5, 2006 #70 of 116
    mattack

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    Tivo: Apple, you're so cool.
    Apple: Yeah, you're cool too.

    They might complement each other too.
     
  11. Sep 5, 2006 #71 of 116
    HDTiVo

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    But its more likely to be available in October if its available in September than it is to be available in September if its available in October.
     
  12. Sep 5, 2006 #72 of 116
    HDTiVo

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    You spoke to someone for whom 9/17 is the future? Did he tell you you are too late and the thing is backordered 75 days, or did you not ask?
     
  13. Sep 5, 2006 #73 of 116
    HDTiVo

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    But what if it turns out that means BB is doing a surprise switch to the ladies undergarment business?
     
  14. Sep 5, 2006 #74 of 116
    HDTiVo

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    Its in the future and so is the annoucement. Coincidence????
     
  15. Sep 5, 2006 #75 of 116
    HDTiVo

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    FCC has mandated that no CE device may be sold with an info-red blaster after 12/31/06, so it would be bad for TiVo to have to ship an updated product so soon after launch. Unless it would be good for TiVo.
     
  16. Sep 5, 2006 #76 of 116
    HDTiVo

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    How about we start saying its a
    CableCard/QAM/ATSC/TiVoCast/ProductWatch/MRV/TiVoToCome&Go
    only product?
     
  17. Sep 5, 2006 #77 of 116
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    Could the: ... "thru Nov 2" be indication of a rebate available until that date? Maybe they'll give us early adopters a break, and then end the rebate and sell at full price thru the holiday shopping season.

    Perry
     
  18. Sep 5, 2006 #78 of 116
    ZeoTiVo

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    umm no - the 90210 was backwards, the rebate was not.
     
  19. Sep 5, 2006 #79 of 116
    jeffrypennock

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    I was wondering about thru nov 2...I bet you're totally right. That's when the rebate expires and they create a new listing. ALTHOUGH, that also means that at least the repeat doesn't start till October. I've hopefully had mine running a little while by the time October comes.
     
  20. Sep 5, 2006 #80 of 116
    DTSDude

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    It's also possible that CC listed it as an Oct availability because TiVo wants to get the initial sales before having to give up the bulk discounts to CC and BB?
     

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