You are not logged in. [Log In]


Forums » General Discussion » The Water Cooler » New TiVo--what do you guys think?

Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#294766 - 03/02/10 07:33 PM New TiVo--what do you guys think?
Ken.C Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 05/03/03
Posts: 18044
Loc: NoVA
http://gizmodo.com/5484003/tivo-premiere...l+%28Gizmodo%29

I'm still using an upgraded Series2. Of course, I only have SDTV, and my cable box will take a serial input. What are you guys using?

I'm not likely to change TiVos until this one dies or my TV dies (and I get an HDTV...), but what about y'all?


EDIT: oh, look, links work with out [ url] [/url ] now. How weird.


Edited by kcarlile (03/02/10 07:33 PM)
_________________________
I am the Doctor, and THIS... is my SPOON!

Top
#294767 - 03/02/10 07:42 PM Re: New TiVo--what do you guys think? [Re: Ken.C]
oldskoolboarder Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 05/25/03
Posts: 2185
Loc: Menlo Park, CA
As a Tivo fanatic who owns an S3 (lifetime) and an aging (but upgraded via HDD) S2DT, I say 'Meh.'

Their press teaser made it sound like a big deal.

These are Tivo HD and XL's with a new GUI, that we won't get on our S3's. We are 'supposed' to get Pandora and FrameChannel. I do like the new GUI, it'd be nice to have the video playing while you're going through menus. I still wonder if they upped the PowerPC CPU, but they didn't even mention it. That would've been a big deal.

I will be getting a new plasma soon and will need a new Tivo for it. I'll probably go with the Premiere and find some Weaknees tools to up the HDD myself to 2GB, which IIRC is what the HD XL can do.

The remote is cool but it's almost like they copied the Boxee one. I can do w/o the Bluetooth remote because I use DVRemote on my iPhone which provides the keyboard functionality for free.

Top
#294780 - 03/02/10 08:45 PM Re: New TiVo--what do you guys think? [Re: oldskoolboarder]
SirQuack Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 01/29/04
Posts: 13579
Loc: Iowa
I just picked up some Tivo HD's and are enjoying them very much....
_________________________
M80s-VP180-4xM22ow-4xM3ic-EP600-2xEP350
AnthemAVM60 Outlaw7700 EmoA500 Epson5040UB SonyUBPX800



Top
#294813 - 03/02/10 10:59 PM Re: New TiVo--what do you guys think? [Re: SirQuack]
pmbuko Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 04/02/03
Posts: 16437
Loc: Ben Lomond, California
sirquack are enjoying his Tivos. \:\)

So the new interface is done with Adobe Flash, huh? Are there any other consumer electronic products with Flash-built UIs?
_________________________
I can explain it to you but I can't understand it for you.

Top
#294862 - 03/03/10 10:57 AM Re: New TiVo--what do you guys think? [Re: pmbuko]
PeterChenoweth Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 10/23/03
Posts: 1349
Loc: Jacksonville, IL
It won't work with Satellite HD. Ergo, it's useless to me. ;\)

Actually, I'd like to return to Tivo. "Back in the day", with Cable + SD, our first DVR's were Tivos. They were great. Changed how we view TV forever. Tivo still has the best DVR experience on the market and I'm sure the S4 will continue that. Would be hard for me to give up my free triple-tuner HD DVR that Dish provides, as it's DVR functions are ok. And have to go back to our horrible local cable provider. \:\(

On a technical front, it looks great. But I think it's pretty lame that Tivo still charges $300-$500 for an HD DVR box that doesn't include built-in Wifi. That's so 2003. How much are WiFi chipsets these days, a few cents? Seems odd that a state-of-the-art brand new DVR with a focus on the online experience would lack such a basic thing. I guess it's a good business opportunity to gouge their customers out of another ninety bucks for a WiFi dongle. And people think Apple overcharges.... ;\)

But really, I look forward to the day when we can get away from streaming programming and the need for DVR's all together. Just have everything be on-demand, ala AppleTV, Boxee, Hulu, etc.
_________________________
M80v2 | VP150v2 | QS8v2
SVS Pci+ 20-39
Emotiva UMC-1 & LPA-1
M22ti + T-Amp, in the Office

Top
#294868 - 03/03/10 11:46 AM Re: New TiVo--what do you guys think? [Re: PeterChenoweth]
michael_d Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 07/23/04
Posts: 4195
Loc: Up yonder
Iíve been looking at Tivo or Moxi for some time now. Iím not sure which one would be better. AVS has some great info on both. Here is a comparison chart with links to discussions on each unit. http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1204433

A buddy of mine keeps telling me I need to just dump cable and buy an Apple TV. He is an IT / PC geek though. What he considers simple, I consider a headache, so Iíve been resistant to his suggestions, but am wondering if heís onto something. Iím tired of being forced to buy mega channel packages to see a couple of my favorite shows.
_________________________


Top
#294874 - 03/03/10 11:55 AM Re: New TiVo--what do you guys think? [Re: michael_d]
oldskoolboarder Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 05/25/03
Posts: 2185
Loc: Menlo Park, CA
 Originally Posted By: michael_d
Iíve been looking at Tivo or Moxi for some time now. Iím not sure which one would be better. AVS has some great info on both. Here is a comparison chart with links to discussions on each unit. http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1204433

A buddy of mine keeps telling me I need to just dump cable and buy an Apple TV. He is an IT / PC geek though. What he considers simple, I consider a headache, so Iíve been resistant to his suggestions, but am wondering if heís onto something. Iím tired of being forced to buy mega channel packages to see a couple of my favorite shows.


You might want to give Boxee a try. It's a 'little' geeky but it does give you an idea of what you can get from a media streamer like the AppleTV. Think Windows Media Center. Boxee works on Windows/Mac/Linux/AppleTV.

Top
#294876 - 03/03/10 11:57 AM Re: New TiVo--what do you guys think? [Re: PeterChenoweth]
oldskoolboarder Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 05/25/03
Posts: 2185
Loc: Menlo Park, CA
 Originally Posted By: PeterChenoweth
It won't work with Satellite HD. Ergo, it's useless to me. ;\)

Actually, I'd like to return to Tivo. "Back in the day", with Cable + SD, our first DVR's were Tivos. They were great. Changed how we view TV forever. Tivo still has the best DVR experience on the market and I'm sure the S4 will continue that. Would be hard for me to give up my free triple-tuner HD DVR that Dish provides, as it's DVR functions are ok. And have to go back to our horrible local cable provider. \:\(

On a technical front, it looks great. But I think it's pretty lame that Tivo still charges $300-$500 for an HD DVR box that doesn't include built-in Wifi. That's so 2003. How much are WiFi chipsets these days, a few cents? Seems odd that a state-of-the-art brand new DVR with a focus on the online experience would lack such a basic thing. I guess it's a good business opportunity to gouge their customers out of another ninety bucks for a WiFi dongle. And people think Apple overcharges.... ;\)

But really, I look forward to the day when we can get away from streaming programming and the need for DVR's all together. Just have everything be on-demand, ala AppleTV, Boxee, Hulu, etc.


Tivo announced a return to DirecTV last year. But as is typical, they take forever to happen. Like, what happened to the Tivo interface on Comcast? It rolled out back east and then disappeared.

Top
#294879 - 03/03/10 12:05 PM Re: New TiVo--what do you guys think? [Re: oldskoolboarder]
PeterChenoweth Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 10/23/03
Posts: 1349
Loc: Jacksonville, IL
 Originally Posted By: oldskoolboarder
Tivo announced a return to DirecTV last year. But as is typical, they take forever to happen. Like, what happened to the Tivo interface on Comcast? It rolled out back east and then disappeared.


Indeed they did. And, just as you've said, I'm still waiting for it to happen... \:\)

I am optimistic that DirectTV & Tivo can make it happen. They did before, and the DirecTivo was a great DVR. They can do it again. Dish will lose and DirecTV will gain a customer the day they release a DirecTivo Dual-HD satellite tuner. \:\)
_________________________
M80v2 | VP150v2 | QS8v2
SVS Pci+ 20-39
Emotiva UMC-1 & LPA-1
M22ti + T-Amp, in the Office

Top
#294881 - 03/03/10 12:09 PM Re: New TiVo--what do you guys think? [Re: michael_d]
PeterChenoweth Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 10/23/03
Posts: 1349
Loc: Jacksonville, IL
 Originally Posted By: michael_d


A buddy of mine keeps telling me I need to just dump cable and buy an Apple TV. He is an IT / PC geek though. What he considers simple, I consider a headache, so Iíve been resistant to his suggestions, but am wondering if heís onto something. Iím tired of being forced to buy mega channel packages to see a couple of my favorite shows.


I don't intend to derail this topic, but if you can use iTunes, you can use an AppleTV. The ATV is very easy to use. We've discussed the ATV a few times around here. Do a search and you'll find some threads. \:\)
_________________________
M80v2 | VP150v2 | QS8v2
SVS Pci+ 20-39
Emotiva UMC-1 & LPA-1
M22ti + T-Amp, in the Office

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  alan, Amie, Andrew, axiomadmin, Brent, Debbie, Ian, Jc 
Forum Stats

15,270 Registered Members
16 Forums
24,072 Topics
425,098 Posts

Most users ever online:
883 @ 03/04/17 05:06 PM

Top Posters
Ken.C 18044
pmbuko 16437
SirQuack 13579
CV 11694
MarkSJohnson 11444
2 registered (Shawzy44, Jc)
200 Guests and
4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newsletter Signup