TiVO is Closing the Doors!

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by tommiet, Oct 7, 2020.

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  1. Oct 7, 2020 #1 of 20
    tommiet

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    Just kidding....

    Things have been dead here lately... Wanted to see if anyone would get a little excited.....


    :);):D:eek::rolleyes:o_O:tongueout::tonguewink::grinning::grin::hearteyecat:
     
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    TishTash

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    Yeah, not funny.
     
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    dbpaddler

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    Reminds me I need to sell my Roamio Pro, the last of my DVR hardware.

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    JoeKustra

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    Very not funny.

    But remember that the forum was reorganized a while back, so this forum is no longer the first. The H/W specific forums have increased their activity, which was the goal. The Help forum is still active, but not as much. Yes, it does seem that post frequency has moved down. There's some decent alternatives out there, the guide and support keeps getting worse, and the whole "DVR" thing is fading as streaming is becoming more the choice of those with above average technical ability. I can't see the future, but I think "TiVo" will not be a verb for much longer.

    Don't get me wrong. I still use three Roamio, TE3 and TE4, every day. I have zero OTA ability. My streaming is 90% Pandora on my Roku with YouTube for shorts making up the rest.
     
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    TishTash

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    I always wanted to ask: Who the heck’s buying?
     
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    dbpaddler

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    Not everyone is all about streaming apps, not switching inputs and blah blah blah. There are plenty that are still locked to cable with no plans to change anytime soon. Honestly, when I was doing cable with premiums on deals, I would just go through the premium channels and record every movie I was remotely interested in. Much of which wasn't available on prime or Netflix unless you paid on prime. Hence my Pro still has good 80 to 100 or so movies on it. Some of which I still can't get. But I'll deal as I'd rather declutter as much as possible.

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    TishTash

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    Ah, so you’re selling content vs just hardware....
     
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    dbpaddler

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    God no. I'd reset before selling it. Don't think I'd ever sell something still attached to my account. Wonder if it'd be worth more with all those flicks on it. Never even thought about that.

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    TishTash

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    I believe that an account-less TiVo would still list basic info about the programs, and play them. I have Roamios no longer attached to my account, and they playback fine.
     
  10. dbpaddler

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    Suppose one could not wipe it and go through the guided setup with the new cable card. I know I've repeated the guided setup without losing anything. Guessing you could pop in a new cable card and go through the guided setup without wiping. Might have to give this more thought.

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  11. zalusky

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    I wish Tivo would open up an API to allow for open source guide updates. At least for the All In / Lifetime people. I know it not happen.
     
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  12. TishTash

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    You could possibly get a nice premium given it’s a “furnished” unit.
     
  13. dbpaddler

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    Now I have to set aside time to write down everything that's on there.

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  14. Dan203

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    Considering they're now owned by a guide data company that's NEVER going to happen. TiVo does have an API for you to use their data on other devices though.
     
  15. tenthplanet

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    Dude I know I drove by Tivo store in North Woodland Hills across from Del Taco, and the Tivo store was empty :eek::eek::D
     
  16. mr.unnatural

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    Got rid of my last Tivo over ten years ago (a series 3). I had one of the very first models when they were first introduced and learned how to upgrade the hard drive using Dylan's Boot Disc. I think I still have a TurboNet ethernet card around here somewhere. I loved them in the time I owned them, mainly because you could tinker with them back then and hack them to do lots of fun stuff. Then Tivo took the fun out of it and started including the hacks as standard options. I bought a 4-tuner cablecard tuner from Ceton and loaded up Windows 7 on a HTPC and never looked back. Now I use Channels DVR on a Windows 10 HTPC along with a HDHomeRun Prime and Quatro tuners and use my Nvidia Shields for playback and streaming. I still use my Win 7 HTPC for DRM content. Got a 168 TB server running unRAID with more movies and TV shows than I'll ever watch in my lifetime. I use Intel 1st generation NUCs with WMC on every TV in my house. I use Kodi and Plex for streaming content from the server as well as JRiver Media Center for 4k content.
     
  17. ufo4sale

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    You mean I'm out of a job??? Damn and I was just getting started.;):):cool:
     
  18. wizwor

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    This is not OK. With all the problems TiVo is having, the last thing this community needs is someone inciting panic. Please change the title or delete the thread so people are not alarmed -- even if momentarily.
     
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  19. DigitalDawn

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    I agree
     
  20. Dan203

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    You're probably right, I'm going to close this
     
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