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Posted: 12/17/2003 9:26:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/17/2003 9:28:37 PM EDT by Johnny_Reno]
I absolutely think TiVo is the best thing since sliced bread. It does have me wondering how many others have one.
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Link Posted: 12/17/2003 9:34:55 PM EDT
I don't know much about it. Tell me why it's great.
Link Posted: 12/17/2003 9:39:29 PM EDT
It's like a VCR, but much better. - If you like to watch a particular program, you just enter it into your TiVo. Every time it comes on, TiVo will automatically record it for you. - If you are watching live TV and you need to take a leak, you just hit pause and the program stops. Return and watch at your leisure. If you didn't catch what was said or you would like a replay, you just rewind it and watch it again. - After awhile, TiVo will get an idea of the sort of programming that you like. If it sees a similar program, it may record it for you.
Link Posted: 12/17/2003 9:43:16 PM EDT
DirecTivo is the way to go
Link Posted: 12/17/2003 9:45:46 PM EDT
I'll get one soon, maybe january
Link Posted: 12/17/2003 9:57:16 PM EDT
I stopped watching the "big" networks in 1997 thanks to getting DirecTV. I got a Sony DirecTV/Tivo unit in 2000 and have never looked back. Total control over what, when and how I view TV. No commercials, no being a slave to the one eyed monster. The TV is P0WNED in my home, not the other way around. The broadcasters are just now catching on to the fact that Tivo and other PVR's are radically changing the viewing habits of a LOT of people, they're scared but can't seem to admit that there is a train wreck looming for their business model. Gee, sounds a lot like the recording industry, doesn't it? [:D] It truly does change your life.
Link Posted: 12/17/2003 10:06:03 PM EDT
I second DirecTiVo. I tried to resist getting a TiVo for so long... all my friends were getting them and raving about them, and I just rolled my eyes. Now, I kinda forget everybody doesn't have one. I'll tell someone about a show, and to just set their TiVo to record it and when they say they don't have TiVo I'm just floored... WHY THE HELL WOULD ANYBODY NOT HAVE A TIVO??? WHY?
Link Posted: 12/17/2003 10:13:19 PM EDT
Don't have TiVo, but have DishPlayer... great unit, we love it... New Years Eve, 2001 we're watching around, and stop on Tom Brokaw (If I recall) and he announces "Now we're going to President Clintons ranch in Ireland" - Then they went to Pres. Bush's ranch in Texas. I just about fell out of my chair - with out this unit, I could not have been sure, but I played the thing back 4 times just to make sure, and my wife was laughing her butt off every time we played it. Love it, yeah - the only feature I'd add is watch another channel while recording - but I hear the new version has that, so someday soon... AS for Brokaw, I think some one inputting to the teleprompter was having fun with him ...
Link Posted: 12/17/2003 11:51:12 PM EDT
Ive got the two tuner dish PVR and love it. I can record two seperate programs while watching a third.... soo coooooooool
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 12:17:14 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Airwolf: no being a slave to the one eyed monster.
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[>:/] It take a courageous individual to admit that! I have a PC based PVR designed for DVD quality video capture, editing, and burning.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 1:11:59 AM EDT
[img]http://home.comcast.net/~nokarma/tivo1.jpg[/img] Any questions? NoKarma
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 3:21:42 AM EDT
I have a Replay TV unit, same thing basically.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 3:24:55 AM EDT
does it require a subscription or do you just buy the unit and go
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 3:26:55 AM EDT
I have UltimateTV for my satellite. $200 and $100 rebate = $100 for the unit. If you don't have one, you are missing the best piece of electronic equipment since the invention of the television.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 3:56:31 AM EDT
I've got one Tivo and I'm thinking of getting another one, one of the new Sony Tivo+DVD-R units.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 6:19:24 AM EDT
I have the DVR from my cable company, does most everything a TiVO does, and yup, I cannot imagine life without it. Much like broadband, one you have such a thing, there really is no option of going back. Ever.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 6:37:34 AM EDT
TV = No Tivo = No Home Theater = Yes
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 7:24:13 AM EDT
My wife can watch a recorded show and still tape two other shows with one unit and this still is not enough for her. May have to purchase another unit.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 7:43:23 AM EDT
Originally Posted By The_Camp_Ninja: I have the DVR from my cable company, does most everything a TiVO does, and yup, I cannot imagine life without it. Much like broadband, one you have such a thing, there really is no option of going back. Ever.
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5.95 a month from cable company if it breaks they exchange it.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 7:54:06 AM EDT
I have a replaytv. It's got the automatic commercial skip which I like.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 8:15:58 AM EDT
I just bought one of the cheaper 40GB Hughes (DTV) TiVO's this past weekend. It's pretty sweet, although I don't like how it automatically records shows that it "thinks" you might like.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 8:21:20 AM EDT
Another thumbs up for Directivo. Very cool. Now if I could just figure out how to connect to my laptop so I can burn DVDs I would be happy. It is a quest.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 8:30:51 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/18/2003 8:35:27 AM EDT
No TiVo, no cable, no dish, no want.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 8:37:33 AM EDT
Originally Posted By brouhaha: It's pretty sweet, although I don't like how it automatically records shows that it "thinks" you might like.
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If you don't like it just go into the settings and turn it off. BTW, if you know a little about computers you can upgrade the 40GB hard drive to two 160GB hard drives and end up with 243 hours of recording time in the DirectTivo. Check out the upgrade forum at [url]http://www.tivocommunity.com[/url]
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Link Posted: 12/18/2003 8:48:56 AM EDT
Isn't there an option to record first runs of shows that air multiple times? OT: Anybody recording the SAS: Are you tough enough show? A bit more realistic of a "reality" show.
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Link Posted: 12/18/2003 9:00:45 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SWIRE:
Originally Posted By brouhaha: It's pretty sweet, although I don't like how it automatically records shows that it "thinks" you might like.
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If you don't like it just go into the settings and turn it off. BTW, if you know a little about computers you can upgrade the 40GB hard drive to two 160GB hard drives and end up with 243 hours of recording time in the DirectTivo. Check out the upgrade forum at [url]http://www.tivocommunity.com[/url]
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Thanks. I haven't gone through all the options yet. I didn't even know it was recording stuff until last night. I sat down to watch a show I recorded last night and the program list was full of crap that I would never watch. (only have had the TiVO for about 4 days)
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 9:03:07 AM EDT
Can you record without getting the telephone hookup subscription?
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 9:14:32 AM EDT
I hate to admit it but I think my wife has a better handle on the Tivo thing than me. Tivo is kinda like upgrading your internet service to DSL. Once you get used to it there is no going back.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 9:15:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/18/2003 9:18:32 AM EDT by DVDTracker]
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 9:59:10 AM EDT
I had had my Tivo about a year when a good T-storm came through and fried my modem. I bought an Ethernet card from 9th Tee, installed it, hooked it up to my network, and it's been pulling updates over the Internet ever since. From what I read on the boards, apparently the modem is pretty weak and susceptible to getting fried.
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