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#312345 - 06/28/10 01:44 PM Re: DVR recommendation [Re: medic8r]
michael_d Offline
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Rick - you might also want to take a look at the Moxi boxes.

I've been sitting on the fence for over a year, wondering if I should get a TiVo or Moxi and dump the DVR that the cable company is making me rent.
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#312373 - 06/28/10 02:51 PM Re: DVR recommendation [Re: Ken.C]
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Originally Posted By: kcarlile
What do you use to transfer shows to your Mac? I know Roxio has a solution, but it pains me even now to pay for Toast...


I'm w/ you. I liked Toast but I hated paying for it.

There's a few open source ones I like and that work well. TivoDecodeManager works well. If I remember the other one, I'll post.

My HP MediaSmart Server EX495 now has a Tivo plug in. I don't know if it's a standard plug in for WHS.

pyTivo works great for sharing to the Tivo.

I've looked at Moxi for years. Sadly, they have never been able to release a box at a decent price point. The concept is fantastic, the execution, not so much.

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#312374 - 06/28/10 02:55 PM Re: DVR recommendation [Re: oldskoolboarder]
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Oh, it's a decent price point if you consider that they're competing with a TiVo+Lifetime. Of course, I think that's insanely expensive, too...

How's the UI? I noticed that there's not a lot of pics of it on their site...
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#312375 - 06/28/10 03:07 PM Re: DVR recommendation [Re: Ken.C]
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Which UI? Moxi? I've never seen it, to be honest. I don't know anyone that's even considered it.

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#312376 - 06/28/10 03:08 PM Re: DVR recommendation [Re: oldskoolboarder]
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Yeah, Moxi. The reviews I read of TiVo's new UI were not exactly positive.
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#312382 - 06/28/10 03:35 PM Re: DVR recommendation [Re: Ken.C]
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Originally Posted By: kcarlile
Yeah, Moxi. The reviews I read of TiVo's new UI were not exactly positive.


I think the new Tivo GUI is nice but not worth buying a Premiere. I'd still just buy a Tivo HD and save the money. It doesn't sound like the performance is that much faster.

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#312400 - 06/28/10 04:56 PM Re: DVR recommendation [Re: oldskoolboarder]
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Tivo/DVR/PVR is so great, I could not go without one anymore, got my first one about four years ago. I still contend they add hours in the day because you can go run an errand, come home with the game (or whatever) half over and you just about finish watching the same time as the live broadcast anyway.

Up here we can rent them for about $20 a month but I just bought both of mine up front.

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#312417 - 06/28/10 05:36 PM Re: DVR recommendation [Re: Potatohead]
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Tivo is like the TV version of Axiom. wink All the fans pour out of the woodwork.

Now if you add Tivo w/ your Slingbox like I do, you'll NEVER get anything done...

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#312862 - 06/30/10 01:36 PM Re: DVR recommendation [Re: medic8r]
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I'm with JP, I use DirecTV and their box and have been really happy with it.
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