TiVo Advisors Panel Survey

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by crxssi, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. Jun 9, 2012 #81 of 360
    sbiller

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    True. Amazon Prime Streaming was one of the Content Options they asked about. For me, Amazon Prime Streaming is not as important as HBOGo although to be honest I can get pretty much every streaming option except Vudu on my Roku. I do have a separate Vudu box which remains connected for one reason -- the ability to effortlessly watch movie trailers.

    I found the survey extremely interesting since its the first time they've ever asked about 3rd party devices in any sort of detail. I suspect that in order to support the Roku, Apple TV, or Smart TVs they need the TiVo Stream in the equation since all those devices work with H.264/MPEG-4 versus the standard MPEG-2 that most broadcasters send to the TiVo over QAM.

    The IP-STB will still have many features that make it a very compelling option for secondary and tertiary televisions since it will allow the viewing of live television along with seamless control of the primary TiVo.

    I think a price less than $150 would cause me to purchase one or two IP-STB. Perhaps offer a bundled price, $149 on the first box and $129 on a second box purchased at the same time. The Smart TV app or Roku App would be a nice alternative for a third TV that doesn't require access to live television although the app could certainly be updated to support live TV in the same manner as the IP-STB.

    I would love to see TiVo strike a strategic deal with Apple to support the Apple TV as an IP-STB client. With 5.4M ATV's on the market this would have the potential of being a very big deal for TiVo. It would also be great for Apple since they don't currently offer access to live or recorded television in the home. TiVo could strike a similar deal with Microsoft or Roku which would have similar benefits for TiVo and the 3rd party platforms.
     
  2. Jun 9, 2012 #82 of 360
    jcthorne

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    mmmmm...Have you heard of Google TV? Logitech and Sony both sell boxes running Google TV which is android based. Not that either have gotten any further in the marketplace than apple. The content providers will not allow it.
     
  3. Jun 9, 2012 #83 of 360
    jcthorne

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    A. Apple will NEVER allow this much outside access into one of thier platforms.

    B. This is exactly why I would not have an Apple device for media.
     
  4. Jun 10, 2012 #84 of 360
    magnus

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    I chose 51-75 because of the fact that Roku is about that and this seemed to only talk about TiVo recordings.
     
  5. Jun 10, 2012 #85 of 360
    magnus

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    Prime was one of the choices. It was the only option that I really even cared about. They did talk about sport packages and depending on price I would be interested in that.
     
  6. Jun 10, 2012 #86 of 360
    jrlbc06

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    Yeah I'm considering signing up for DirecTv just to get Sunday Ticket this year. If i could get it through Tivo that would be amazing.
     
  7. Jun 10, 2012 #87 of 360
    sbiller

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  8. Jun 11, 2012 #88 of 360
    dbenrosen

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    The NFL would not do this. DirecTV has an exclusive deal for Sunday Ticket, and pays a fortune for it. They would be more likely to get the MLB or NHL packages.
     
  9. Jun 11, 2012 #89 of 360
    Mike Pfeifer

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    The PS3 had Sunday Ticket this past football season, and I would guess it will continue to have it in the future.
     
  10. Jun 11, 2012 #90 of 360
    crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    Yeah, the talk of using a Roku is a really good idea. There are tons of them out there, they work, they are cheap. Why try to design yet something else if that will work? The ONLY advantage of something TiVo-designed MIGHT be if it used a TiVo-like interface or remote... but as we can see from YouTube and Netflix, that concept has flown out the window...
     
  11. Jun 11, 2012 #91 of 360
    aaronwt

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    But didn't you have to either be subscribing to it from DirecTV also or were in an area that couldn't get DirecTV to be able to get it on the PS3?
     
  12. Jun 12, 2012 #92 of 360
    Mike Pfeifer

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    I wasn't aware of any restriction, but I did not really research it since I was unwilling to pay the huge amount of money they wanted for the service (which I was really not that interested in anyway.)
     
  13. Jun 12, 2012 #93 of 360
    Mike Pfeifer

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    From C-NET:

    "The price of adoption isn't cheap: New customers who aren't already using DirecTV will have to pay $339.95 for the privilege of streaming a whole season of games. Existing DirecTV customers have to pay $50 to activate the PS3 connectivity.

    Another caveat: this only allows access to out-of-market games, meaning that die-hard local fans (such as myself) will have to watch local broadcasts and regular television for their teams, and hop off the PS3--or, keep the PS3 and TV in a picture-in-picture orientation."
     
  14. Jun 12, 2012 #94 of 360
    innocentfreak

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    I was thinking about this today.

    I wonder if they are seeing what they should develop the transcoding/streaming box should be able to stream to in addition to tablets and mobile. This way if you wanted the TiVo option you could buy the extender, but if you already had a Roku you could buy the transcoder and stream to the Roku.
     
  15. Jun 12, 2012 #95 of 360
    crxssi

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    I think that is exactly what they are exploring.
     
  16. Jun 13, 2012 #96 of 360
    h2oskierc

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    Wish I could change some of my answers now. I like the idea of a Roku instead of a TiVo branded product. Then I could watch GBTV on the Roku, but still gain the functionality of playing back recordings.

    I also would like a device that accepts a cable-card to act as a tuner, has the TiVo guide data, can stream from my premiere, and can schedule/manage recording on my premiere. Want to make it even better, give it a 30 minute buffer, so I could still pause live TV. Something that would make it seem like I had another TiVo box, when in reality I just have one. I suppose they would charge an addition sub fee then, though.
     
  17. Jun 13, 2012 #97 of 360
    crxssi

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    Um, with all of that, you essentially described having a second TiVo Premiere. Yes, that would certainly come with additional charges. There should be no need for a "remote box" to have a tuner, cable card, or buffer. Just remote control over the main box and the ability to stream from it.
     
  18. Jul 8, 2012 #98 of 360
    crxssi

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    Another survey just came out last night. Lots of questions about the new Netflix and Youtube. Looks to be another good/relevant survey.
     
  19. Jul 8, 2012 #99 of 360
    aaronwt

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    I got that one over two days ago. I mentioned my displeasure with the youtube app and my overall satisfaction with the Netflix app.
     
  20. Jul 8, 2012 #100 of 360
    davezatz

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    Yeah, I got it a couple days back too and mentioned my displeasure with Hulu and Netflix. I still prefer watching on other devices. I did comment on YouTube, but don't really care much about that service.
     

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