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

  • Yes - I have one S3/THD box and was waiting for MRV/TTG

    Votes: 89 45.9%
  • Yes - this will be my first S3/THD box

    Votes: 28 14.4%
  • Yes, though I already have more than 1 S3/THD box

    Votes: 29 14.9%
  • No - one box is enough for me

    Votes: 42 21.6%
  • No - I have no plans to buy a Series 3 platform box (S3/THD)

    Votes: 6 3.1%
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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.
 

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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!
 

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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...

-Ken
 

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ldc3000 said:
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.
Yup - missed that option. Don't know how to add it though.
 

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Canoehead said:
HD to that TV.

2) Comcast here in NJ charges $7.50 for that second cable card, and will not listen to reason. So for my S3 in the living room, the first card is "free" as part of the outlet, but the 2nd is a $7.50/month charge.
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.
 

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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. :)

Brad
 

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ldudek said:
Anyway I'm certainly going to get a TiVo HD as soon as they allow MRV. But not until it is actually released. :)
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. ;)
 

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jfh3 said:
The reason for this poll is that many original Series 3 buyers said they would only buy one box until MRV/TTG was available.
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 tested and working reliably, cablecards are reliable and can be self-installed, M-cards are available so we don't have to pay double, then I might 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.
 

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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).
 

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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.

Drew
 

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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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