TiVo I am tickled.

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Alfred Lanning, Jan 22, 2006.

  1. Alfred Lanning

    Alfred Lanning New Member

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    Thank you for the greatest PVR on the market. Although it has problems on an intermittent basis, it serves my purpose just fine.
     
  2. Gregor

    Gregor Wear Your Mask! TCF Club

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    :up:
     
  3. robomeister

    robomeister DVD TiVo Expert

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    Wow! This is really unusual. Someone who is happy with their TiVo. :D

    I, too, am very happy with my TiVos. :up: :up: :up: Now if only I could figure out how to get my DVD collection onto a big server (will have to be multi terabyte) and to use my TiVos to serve them to my house... But that's a project for another year.
     
  4. megazone

    megazone Hardcore TiVo Geek

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    I've happy with mine too. :)
     
  5. sushikitten

    sushikitten LivingLippy.com

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    We are IN LOVE with our new Series 2 and Harmony remote. We cannot imagine life without TiVo. Best money we've ever spent.
     
  6. evilipoo

    evilipoo Trust no 1

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    Have had our Tivo for 2+ years and still LOVE it!! Plus, it's great to make all those cable dvr people jealous... "Oh, why don't you just go to the web and schedule that show from here? Oh that's right, you don't have that kind of technology, do you?" Heh, heh... and then I might burn a copy on dvd for them... :D
     
  7. debest

    debest Where's the remote?

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    I love my TiVo too. I just wish it had a bigger hard drive, and two tuners, and had a "Series 3" on it....
     
  8. Glued2TiVo

    Glued2TiVo Now in Color!

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    Im sure TiVo wont mind shipping you a S3 logo :p
     
  9. ChuckyBox

    ChuckyBox New Member

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    Now, if you can just do that in your best Eric Cartman voice, I think we've got a new TiVo commercial figured out. Others:

    "Why don't you just transfer that from the DVR in the other room to the one in here? Oh, wait, you can't do that can you?"

    "Why don't you just transfer those shows to your laptop and we'll watch them on the road? Oh, I forgot, you can't do that with your cable DVR, can you?"

    "Hey, pull up the local movie listings and we'll find a flick to go to. What, you can't do that on your TV? Oh, that's right, you don't have TiVo."

    Et cetera, et cetera, ad nauseam.
     
  10. mattack

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    Heck, I want my *Tivos* to talk to a big server.

    Dream scenario: Each Tivo has a relatively small drive locally to make recordings to, then automatically moves the recordings to the server. If the server is full, it keeps the recordings locally. (Bonus points -- the Tivos talk to each other and the server to do cooperative scheduling so I have one SP list for all Tivos and it just figures everything out, I don't have to manually set up non-conflicting SPs on each machine.)

    Very good scenario: Each Tivo has a relatively small drive locally to make recordings to, then I tell it to move the recordings to the server.

    Especially with a server I can just plop more $100 Fry's drives onto as time goes by and I need/want more storage.
     
  11. Impulses

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    It'd be easy enough to just use existing computers as bulk storage space for shows (the next version of the desktop software will support automatic transfers no? and I think Galleon does already) IF... transfers weren't so mind-numbingly slow. Biggest disappointment about my new TiVo was that, otherwise I'm pretty darn happy with it so far.
     
  12. evilipoo

    evilipoo Trust no 1

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    *LOL* I do a GREAT Cartman!!! Scuze me while I have some cheesy poofs... :cool:
     
  13. dtreese

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    I currently have one of our PC's hooked up to the living room HD set, mainly because TiVo's ability to talk to them is limited. With the imminent arrival of an Xbox 360, things may get switched around a little bit. I might actually (shudder) buy media center for that pc. *feels dirty, runs to shower off the windoze scum*
     
  14. megazone

    megazone Hardcore TiVo Geek

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    You can do this today with standalone TiVos using TiVoToGo, and tools like Galleon or TVHarmony AutoPilot which will automatically suck shows off the TiVo to the server. Set all the recordings so none are KUID and they'll push off the TiVo as needed.
     
  15. mattack

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    I'm not talking about using a PC (generically -- really I'd want to use a Mac).

    I'm talking about using some kind of network attached storage, and/or a Tivo-server box.
     
  16. megazone

    megazone Hardcore TiVo Geek

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    Any custom device would almost certainly cost more. You can build a PC with a giant RAID array, and if you want to keep it really simple stick a bare-bones Linux install and Galleon on there and just treat it like a NAS.
     

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