Think we'll hear about S3 today?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by jeffrypennock, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. Sep 6, 2006 #81 of 116
    jfh3

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    Unless your splash is WITH Steve Jobs.

    After all, the Series 3 is a Digital Media Recorder and we'll need some digital media to record ... :)
     
  2. Sep 6, 2006 #82 of 116
    doormat

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    It would be nice to have a iTunes media client on the TiVo. It might be possible, since the S3 is so expensive I dont think SJ would think its competition for their other products (mini, airport expreess + video, etc). If it were $399 I could see it, but at 800 its not really competition. The only sticking point is buying TV shows via iTunes vs. recording them on a TiVo. That too can be mitigated since this is a hi-def recorder and the quality of the shows bought from iTunes are poor - a resolution of 320x240 (1080p has 27 times the resolution).
     
  3. Sep 6, 2006 #83 of 116
    DCIFRTHS

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    Yes. Business does go on, as it should. BUT I don't want the S3 to be announced, or worse yet, released on 9/11. It was a very sad day, and although we have all moved forward, and will continue to do so, it's not a day I want to associate with the S3.
     
  4. Sep 6, 2006 #84 of 116
    DCIFRTHS

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    Although not ideal, the more I think about it, this date would be acceptable in my mind.
     
  5. Sep 6, 2006 #85 of 116
    DCIFRTHS

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    Your point is a valid one. I know that if I died or had a relative that died in the attacks, I would say that not only would I like the S3 released on 9/11, but I would personally like to s l o w l y push it down the throats of all involved with the attacks.

    I didn't know anyone who perished, or got hurt, in the attacks. My feeling is: Respect the day, and don't announce on 9/11.
     
  6. Sep 6, 2006 #86 of 116
    HDTiVo

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    Oh, great, so not only do the terrorists win, but they get their S3s before the rest of us. :(
     
  7. Sep 6, 2006 #87 of 116
    HDTiVo

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    Can we re-use this thread for today, or must we start a new one?
     
  8. Sep 6, 2006 #88 of 116
    cwoody222

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    I'm still massively skeptical on this.

    There's NOTHING to lead anyone to think this way except for the fact that people want it to happen and some slight overlap in possible announcement dates.

    It's a rumor that got started with zero facts to back it up.

    It's HUGE HUGE HUGE speculation.
     
  9. Sep 6, 2006 #89 of 116
    cwoody222

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    Unless you're Motorola coming out with a crappy MP3 phone :D
     
  10. Sep 6, 2006 #90 of 116
    HDTiVo

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    And that's the best kind.
    :)
     
  11. Sep 6, 2006 #91 of 116
    classicX

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    No.
     
  12. Sep 6, 2006 #92 of 116
    jeffrypennock

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    Well today, tomorrow and Friday - which had previous been discarded as options CERTAINLY seem like more viable options since they've downloaded info to our TiVo's (showcase) for it. Hopefully they wouldn't waste our TiVo space TOO far in advance of making something live.
     
  13. Sep 6, 2006 #93 of 116
    greg_burns

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    Showcases don't waste space. They are on another partition, IIRC. And they aren't downloaded. :)

    When it records it from teleword, does it show up in your recorded history?
     
  14. Sep 6, 2006 #94 of 116
    ZeoTiVo

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    the unknown part is the poster who reported this had like 2 posts and has not been heard from since so either it was a lie to stir things up or else just someone who wanted to post what happened but does not regularly come here.

    but actually the post in question was the poster reporting he talked with a TiVo engineer at some event, I think having to do with Apple. It was not just some I read on /. a post about this that turned out to be linked to some speculation here.

    so it is wholly uncorroborated but like I said either the conversation happened or it was a lie, but it was not a rumor.
     
  15. Sep 6, 2006 #95 of 116
    classicX

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    The OP said today, which I take to mean whatever day I happen upon his post. And today, as it were, is transient.

    And as far as the video, that was only for existing Tivo customers. We, the non-Tivo, haven't heard anything from Tivo.

    Signing up for that "email" from their page was a scam. They will never send me an email. They probably didn't even database the address that was entered.
     
  16. Sep 6, 2006 #96 of 116
    Bierboy

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    Link broken. And, that's wrong -- phone line will work (for programming guide). Won't be able to access BB-based content, though.
     
  17. Sep 6, 2006 #97 of 116
    CCourtney

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    Bierboy,

    The link was http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=8070 (Cut an pasted from another window - didn't pull the actuall link but the shorted one - sorry)

    I realize now that it was a footnote indicating that it's required for the Podcast/News/Radio stuff. Pointed out to me by b(kf)dtv on AVS Forum

    CCourtney :eek:
     
  18. Sep 6, 2006 #98 of 116
    drew2k

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    Thank you for the smile! I've never seen database used as a verb. :)
     
  19. Sep 7, 2006 #99 of 116
    classicsat

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    No they aren't on another actual partition, they are on a virtual reserved space that is part of the whole recording space.
     
  20. Sep 7, 2006 #100 of 116
    classicsat

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    No. If you want a Standlone TiVo DVR that works with DriecTV, a Series 2 TiVo is what you want. If you want the Series 3 HD-TiVo, you need cable (with cablecard) and/or OTA.
     

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