What ONE feature makes you want a Series 3 TiVo

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by RickStrobel, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. RickStrobel

    RickStrobel Well-Known Member

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    What is the number 1 reason you bought (or are considering buying) a S3? Also, please don't thread-crap. If you're not getting one or waiting because it won't do MRV, is too expensive, etc. etc. please refrain from posting in this thread. What's the numero uno thing for you? Keep it positive.

    Don't list number 2, 3, etc. Just focus on the very top feature or aspect of the Series 3 that you're excited about.

    Here's mine: Playback smoothness

    OK, that's probably a crappy description. I've got a Motorola DCT6412 (and two TiVos of course). With the Moto you're never sure if it got the command. Sometimes it responds quickly to a pause or FF command. Sometimes it doesn't respond at all -- which really sucks trying to FF in a football game and you zoom past the next plays at 4X.

    My Tivos by contrast give me so much control. The comfortable feel of the remote and the button placements... the ease of popping the 30 second skip button a time or two and the replay button once. My TiVos respond instantly. It's the difference between driving a great big Ford Crown Vic where the big boxxy car floats all overr the road and driving a Ferarri.

    OK, that's mine. What's yours. REMEMBER - ONE THING - THE TOP ITEM PLEASE - FOCUS.
     
  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Easy.... Recording HD using TiVo interface.

    Dan
     
  3. andydumi

    andydumi Fish. Butt.

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    Ditto...
     
  4. cmannes

    cmannes New Member

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    Haven't gone HD yet, because my S1 & S2 tivo's wouldn't record HD.

    My S3 will.

    Ding!

    Chris M.
     
  5. eisenb11

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    native output

    I'd go nuts if they supported control via automation systems.
     
  6. fergiej

    fergiej More hair, less 30lb

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    It's not a Comcast moto 3412...;)

    Seriously, I can't wait to get back into a TiVo, esp one with moe than 12 hours of recording time.
     
  7. bdraw

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    Record HD cable with TiVo
     
  8. cheerdude

    cheerdude Reed & Juliet's CPA

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    +1 as well

    For now, this will only be recording HD (so I won't be too upset if I can only get 1 CC to work). I am still keeping my Series 2 for the brunt of the recording.
     
  9. tunnelengineer

    tunnelengineer New Member

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    REcording HD cable on 2 tuners!
     
  10. sharding

    sharding Member

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    Reliable HD recording. My Comcast 3412 is so flaky that I can't trust it to record important things. I actually have my Series2 in the bedroom recording all of our important series as a backup, because the 3412 has screwed us too many times. That alone makes the S3 worth it in my mind. The rest is icing on the cake.
     
  11. quango

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    Any HD recording; Moxis are scarce in my Charter market (and I hear nothing but horror stories about them anyway).
     
  12. stekson

    stekson New Member

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    same
     
  13. sommerfeld

    sommerfeld Lucky (?) 200 member

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    Freedom of choice in program sources. Today I have choice between comcast and RCN, and Verizon FIOS will make three; I also get decent OTA digital reception. I can switch providers without needing to change out the DVR.
     
  14. RickStrobel

    RickStrobel Well-Known Member

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    Do'h! HD recording of course. What about HD recording do you like? There are other HD recorders out there like the crappy Moto from my cable company.
     
  15. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

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    Storage expandability

    (yes, I know the S3 doesn't have it right now, but I'm confident that it will soon be available...and even out of the box it has more storage than my Comcast 3412)
     
  16. bsather

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    To replace Charter's Moxi....called to have it replaced because it's slow as a snail...plus recording two HD shows at the same time is iffy at best. Was told they have no more, even as replacements for defective units. Ordered 2 cable cards with no questions.
     
  17. vman41

    vman41 Omega Consumer

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    Reliable recording of OTA HD.
     
  18. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    The difference in picture quality between HD and my S2 TiVos is night and day for me. And this year the majority of programming is going to HD, so the more HD I can get the better. My crappy Moxi only holds 12 hours of HD, so right now I have to pick and choose what I record in HD. With a couple of S3s I'll have some breathing room and be able to record everything in HD.

    Dan
     
  19. shady

    shady Previously European TCF Club

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    Easy.... Recording HD using TiVo interface.
     
  20. SLCMike

    SLCMike New Member

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    HD recording with TiVo's superior interface.
     

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