With TTG/MRV coming, will you buy another S3/THD?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by jfh3, Sep 7, 2007.

Will you buy a Series 3 or THD now that TTG/MRV has been announced?

Poll closed Nov 21, 2007.
  1. Yes - I have one S3/THD box and was waiting for MRV/TTG

    89 vote(s)
  2. Yes - this will be my first S3/THD box

    28 vote(s)
  3. Yes, though I already have more than 1 S3/THD box

    29 vote(s)
  4. No - one box is enough for me

    42 vote(s)
  5. No - I have no plans to buy a Series 3 platform box (S3/THD)

    6 vote(s)
  1. ldc3000

    ldc3000 Member

    Jun 24, 2004


    Missing poll option

    No - I already have more than 1 S3/THD box.

    I fall into this category. I already own 1 S3 and 2 THD. The only thing that I can think of that would tempt me to purchase another unit at this time would be the reintroduction of lifetime subs.
  2. brianlees

    brianlees New Member

    Apr 16, 2007
    That's a big, fat yes! I'll put the second one in the bedroom with a second component line run to the bathroom. I bought a 20" LCD a few months back for mounting beside the tub. My wife will be able to watch Firefly reruns while taking a bath and she will be in heaven!
  3. kdmorse

    kdmorse Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Jan 29, 2001
    Germantown, MD
    For me the new features put a new box into the really, *REALLY* tempting category. As in, if I think about it while in just the right mood - it might become an impulse buy. And if it were just the cost of the hardware, or if I could transfer a lifetime service, it would be a no-brainer, the box would already be ordered.

    But cost of service, and the thought of having to try to get two more cablecards out of Comcast is holding me back.

    Now... if you folks were to offer another lifetime transfer special in time for Christmas... I think you could sell a *lot* of units...

  4. jfh3

    jfh3 Active Member

    Apr 15, 2004
    Denver area
    Yup - missed that option. Don't know how to add it though.
  5. nhaigh

    nhaigh Member

    Jul 16, 2001


    Where are you in NJ? Comcast here in Mercer County charge me $7.95 per month for a additional digital outlet and then as a separate item credit me $4.20 ($4 for a STB and $0.20 for a remote) as a "cablecard - digital equipment credit". At the end of the day the two CC's cost me $3.75 per month in total.
  6. andrews777

    andrews777 Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    You needed the option "I already have more than 1 and probably don't need any more. :)

    There is a really outside chance I could get another one, but I suspect that 2 Tivo HDs will be enough for me, especially once I can add and external drive. Going down from 100+ hours on a Dish 522 DVR is a bit challenging, even if the content is HD at times. :)

  7. snathanb

    snathanb New Member

    Sep 13, 2006
  8. jondar

    jondar New Member

    Aug 15, 2004
    My feelings as well...I'll consider it when it's actually out there and working. My days of buying on promises and vaporware are long gone. We shift programs between our 3 machines all the time - trying to explain to SWMBO that we can't move some program to a different room would bring down the wrath of doom upon me. ;)
  9. smbaker

    smbaker Well-Known Member

    May 24, 2003
    I think your poll needed another selection for "No: I'm waiting for Tivo to fix other issues with the S3/HD before upgrading".

    I'm my case, I'm still holding out for QAM-mapping. I'm also still holding out hope that I will some day be able to install Tivo Desktop on my Vista machine (2.5 will not install).

    I have to admit, the MRV/TTG features are appealing, but these other features are at least as important for me. Perhaps in 6 months when the bugs are worked out of the HD, MRV/TTG are <b>tested</b> and <b>working reliably</b>, cablecards are reliable and can be self-installed, M-cards are available so we don't have to pay double, then I <b>might</b> consider buying another HD and paying the wolves at comcast extra $$ for their cablecards. However, all parties involved (Tivo, Comcast, ...) have a lot to prove to me between now and then.

    I've had a lot of faith in Tivo over the years, but recently I feel like the company has let me down in terms of both quality control and features.
  10. megazone

    megazone Hardcore TiVo Geek

    Mar 3, 2002
    I don't have any immediate plans, but I will probably eventually upgrade my bedroom setup to an HDTV and a new HD TiVo to go with it. But for now I'll keep my S2 in there with my old TV.

    SC0TLANDF0REVER I Love my TiVo!

    Dec 9, 2001
    Raleigh, NC
    yes - but this means I have to also upgrade the TV in the bedroom as well...
    or move the current Plasma there and get a 1080p for the LR.
  12. Brighton Line

    Brighton Line Member

    Mar 15, 2006
    Brooklyn, NY
    I also only have one HDTV, the bedroom has an old tube TV and a Humax.
    "She who can not be ignored" loves the simple Humax interface to burn DVD's and though I have attempted to instruct her (cough cough) on how to use the computer and TTG to make DVD's I have yet to be successful on imparting that knowlege.
    Whenever we upgrade the bedroom to HD, I may then consider a second TivoHD and TTG would be an infulence since I would not be using my Humax then (only have two TV's in a three room apartment).
  13. azitnay

    azitnay Active Member

    Jan 20, 2003
    We also only have one HDTV, but when the free year of service on the S2 whose lifetime was transferred to the S3 to runs out in November (good timing, eh?), I'm strongly considering replacing it with a THD, simply to be able to transfer HD recordings back and forth. I might not even put CableCARDs in it (although Comcast has thus far given me as many as I want for free, so that might change my mind).

    It'll still be a sad day... The S2 in question was my first TiVo, back in 2002.

  14. MichaelK

    MichaelK Active Member

    Jan 10, 2002
    how 'bout:

    I'll already got 2 because I believed eventually Tivo would get to it.
  15. MighTiVo

    MighTiVo TiVotarian

    Oct 26, 2000
    Nashville, TN
    Not until I can do something about lifetime.

    Ready for another chance to dump my S1!
  16. jfh3

    jfh3 Active Member

    Apr 15, 2004
    Denver area
    +1 :up:

    (I gambled on this and originally bought 2, but will buy another when MRV is active)
  17. Globular

    Globular No time to hack

    Jun 9, 2004
    Groton, MA USA
  18. bferrell

    bferrell Now in HD!

    Jun 22, 2005
    Cincinnati, OH
  19. rmassey

    rmassey Damn, these are fun!

    Sep 5, 2002
  20. jcthorne

    jcthorne Well-Known Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    I really don't need a second Tivo in the bedroom as I can only watch one show at a time and never need to record more than 2. Wife and I usually watch the same shows together. I would really just like to connect the bedroom HDTV to the living room THD I already have. The current location only has a coax cable pulled and the house has both wired and wireless networking. There is no wired network at the bedroom TV but there could be without TOO much difficulty.

    Are there any decent ways to get the HD pictures from the THD in the living room to the bedroom HDTV? With SD you can use a modulator and connect via the coax but don't know of a HD modulator at any home use price. Any ideas for HD distribution? Do I really need to pull a 5 coax cable for component and audio to the bedroom and if I did, will that work at approx 75 ft?

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