Visions flyer...says Tivo finally coming to Canada

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Nando84, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. Nando84

    Nando84 New Member

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    I'm a Tivo newbie, I was thinking of buying a Tivo set from Visions (store in Canada), anyone know if the model Visions is selling is any good?

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  2. dswallow

    dswallow Save the ModeratŠ¾r TCF Club

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    Unless they found some old stock someplace and dumped them in Canada, the models selling there ought to be the current US models... the Series 2DT, a dual tuner SD DVR, and the Series 3 and TiVo HD, both dual tuner CableCARD and ATSC-based HD DVR's.

    BTW TiVo DVR's have been supported in Canada for awhile already, it's just them being sold by a Canadian retailer is apparently new.
     
  3. classicsat

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    It would almost assuredly be a Series 2 DT 80 Hr.

    They could have a Series 3 or TiVoHD, but they are practically useless in Canada.
     
  4. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    A tivo is a tivo. They are all the same quality-wise.
     
  5. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    The Tivo HD and the S3 have more uses in Canada than the S2DT because they can record OTA signals and the DT can't. Is the price difference worth it? probably not for the S3, but the HD is probably most certainly worth it to someone who requires it to record two channels simultaneously from an OTA source.
     
  6. visionary

    visionary HAVE BRAIN WILL USE!

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    Unless they are by our border there is probably no HD to ever record, it's the third world. Even so I would go with the HD for the dual tuners and during its life you may get some HD someday, or, move to a city close to border and pickup from our civilization. Then too you can use the internet sent stuff, if you have any high enough speed internet, with the HD, so I'd forget about an S2.
     
  7. faston

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    I have a Tivo HD and use it to record both CTVHD and CBCHD, 2 of the 3 major networks up here. The only thing that is 'third world' is the fact that the Tivo has no guide data for those stations even though the programming is identical to the analog versions that are on cable, which it has full listings for.

    I have a cheap $15.00 antenna and only get the Canadian stations, but I think the Seattle ones are too far away even if I had a good one.
    So, I am (relatively) happy with the analog cable capabilities, the Tivocasts and networking of the Tivo HD. The only thing I don't like (but can live with) is having to do manual recordings for HD.

    BTW, I have a cable DVR, so Tivo is not my only source for HD. If it was, I would considerably less happy with only 2 HD channels
     
  8. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    Besides what faston had to say about you being wrong, The HD Tivos can record both digital and analog OTA signals. The S2 DT has no OTA tuner at all and neither do the late model 540 single tuner Tivos that had their OTA tuning disabled and renamed the 542.

    Some "visionary"
     

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