What ONE feature makes you want a Series 3 TiVo

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

  1. jfh3

    jfh3 Active Member

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    +1
     
  2. MickeS

    MickeS Active Member

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    Receive and record OTA HD (my TV doesn't have an internal tuner).
     
  3. bidger

    bidger Active Member

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    No one's gonna say the remote? ;)

    Seriously, I fail to see how anyones answer wouldn't include some combination of "HD" and "TiVo".
     
  4. cwoody222

    cwoody222 Well-Known Member

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    Recording HD, period.

    Of course I love the TiVo interface but if there was a cheaper (and decent - not that Sony thing I've read horror stories about) way to let me record OTA HD signals, I'd take it.
     
  5. talmania

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    For me as well though I will add:

    To be able to upgrade the unit for larger capacity. I absolutely HATE how small the drive is in my Motorola. 2 Nice 2.5 hour HD recordings and the capacity is 75%+ full.
     
  6. bilbo

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    the light up remote will work great when i am watching skinemax in the dark.
     
  7. Canoehead

    Canoehead TiVo since 2004

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    Some combination of HD and Tivo
     
  8. ntaylor

    ntaylor New Member

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    Dual live buffers.

    It was hard going from the UI on the DirecTivo to the one on the Comcast/Motorola 6412, but not as hard as giving up dual live buffers. I would have gone back to DirecTV and the HR20, but DirecTV misread its user desires and omitted it for some inexplicable reason.
     
  9. nhaigh

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    HDTV plain and simple - now I can finally use one. My S2 will take care of my networking needs (TTG etc).
     
  10. BriGuy20

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    Dual tuner HD recording. Helps iron out the messy timeslots.

    And the interface. :)
     
  11. reh523

    reh523 New Member

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    Cheaper that 799 and 16 a month.... There sure are....
     
  12. Troy J B

    Troy J B Lucky 200 Member

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    not sure I can narrow it down to 1 feature. capacity (and upgradability) along with reliability are my 2 primary reasons (compared to my comcast provided motorola 6412 box #3).
     
  13. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Where do you get $16 a month? The TiVo service is only $12.95 a month for first time users and $6.95 for users who already have another TiVo. And don't say the CableCARDs because he said OTA and that does not require CableCARDs.

    Dan
     
  14. khill821

    khill821 Cool Guy! Really...

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    Amen brother!
     
  15. musicforme

    musicforme It's a Dry Heat

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    Ability to record two non-OTA HD channels with Tivo interface was the selling point for me.

    I own a Windows MCE (that I'm currently selling on EBay) and already had the ability to record OTA HD.
     
  16. Dajad

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    Reliable HD recording. I can't wait to put my ailing SFA 8300HD to rest!
     
  17. btwyx

    btwyx Substantive Member

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    Its not a DirecTV box, and has the same features as the HR10-250.

    If D* had supported TiVo for HD, I wouldn't even be considering doing business with Comcast. I'm hoping it'll have feature parity with my HR10-250, I'll find out when I get my hands on one.
     
  18. George Cifranci

    George Cifranci TiVo Bolt 500GB - TE4 UI

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    Ditto!

    The number one reason is wanting a genuine dual tuner TiVo DVR/PVR that can record HD from my cable company (and dump their crappy SA8300HD DVR). That's all I needed. The TiVo S3 will be used on my 60" Sony SXRD HDTV for the recording of HD programming. (I have 2 other TiVo's for standard def recording) The fact that I can also record the 2 OTA HD channels my Cable Co (TWC) isn't allowed to show (ABC and FOX) makes it even better.
     
  19. Teeps

    Teeps Well-Known Member

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    Simultaneous 2 channel HD recording.

    But, I can't believe it doesn't have a coax output for Digital Sound.
     
  20. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    If you need coax for some reason CablesToGo sells an optical to coax converter box for about $30.

    Dan
     

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