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We got an exclusive first look at the new TiVo Series 3 DVR. We talked with Bob Poni about the unit. Check out the video here . We will have a downloadable version available soon! :)

Enjoy!
 

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now that was cool. Straight from TiVoPony's mouth to our ear.

now it is all speculation on the ship time
but elsewhere on the board someone said the box was already at Cable labs for certification.
Megazone (who got a shout out from Bob) has been posting the series 3 "is ready to go into testing"
and TiVo knows better than us the unit has to come out ASAP and the new CEO is one for getting things done.

So I disagree with your written comment on shipping slipping back to 2007 and still go with Bob's repeated "second half of 2006" timeframe.
 

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What disturbs me about this is the price range quoted in the story, not the video ($800 to $1,200)....that will be prohibitive, I believe for many folks. But I assume that is pure speculation and not based on any "unofficial" comments from TiVo folks. I'm still holding out hope it's more in the $500 to $800 range.
 

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I noticed the box was VERY responsive.. it's got some horsepower in there.

Intel Inside (tm) ?
 

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drusoicy said:
We got an exclusive first look at the new TiVo Series 3 DVR. We talked with Bob Poni about the unit. Check out the video here . We will have a downloadable version available soon! :)

Enjoy!
Hey .. I met you guys on the line for the Google KeyNote. Glad you made it to TiVo's booth.

-Roll
 

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I noticed the box was VERY responsive.. it's got some horsepower in there.
yah that GRID guide just popped right up :up: :up: course it was only recording at the time
 

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I thought it was funny that the LED didn't actually work. The show titles displayed were not the shows actually being recorded.
 

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I thought it was funny that the LED didn't actually work. The show titles displayed were not the shows actually being recorded.
I though at first it had the wrong Guide data in it so the channels were all screwed up. But then on the grid guide Bob found Football and it was Football.
 

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Really?? Which one were you? :)
5'5" glasses, balding. We discussed (of all things) TiVo. You gave me your card. You were considering leaving the line and wondered why not since you had an assigned seat anyway. In the end, you did not leave.

I tend to remember everyone I meet (at least vaguely).

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Cool video.

Series 3 looks like it will be a sweet piece of hardware. I too am hoping for a $500-$800 price range at launch.
 

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From the impressions I got, this one will be more than $500 - although they didn't say anything official about that. The box is very responsive, and the new remote is greatly improved over the current one. headroll, I certainly remember you ;)

Let me know if you guys have any other questions about the TiVo that I can answer for you.
 

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I thought it was funny that the LED didn't actually work. The show titles displayed were not the shows actually being recorded.
The unconnected model that megazone photographed had the same readout, so I'd guess that it is a feature of the pre-alpha software. I suppose when you haven't finalized your hardware it is crazy to add bells and whistles to your software. Box did seem to work, and work well. And, of course, the readout would be correct if those were the shows you were recording... ;)
 

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Let me know if you guys have any other questions about the TiVo that I can answer for you.
Were you able to try out any of the DVR functions: playback recordings, pause, rewind, FF, etc.? If so, was the box response always as peppy as we saw?

TIA, and thanks for making the video and putting it online.
 

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Yeah, we did all the normal "TiVo stuff." Other publications weren't able to actually go hands-on with the remote, but we were. It worked great, and LOOKED great on the widescreen display even.
 

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The DIRECTV/HDTV/TiVo was $1000 when it was released.

I'm guessing the Series3 will be $1000 or more when it is released.

Why do people think it'll be $500-$800. Dreaming ??

The price range quoted in the story was $800-$1200.
 
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