Quality level of new Tivo DVR?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by litzdog911, Sep 4, 2008.

Quality level of the new Tivo DVR?

  1. Absolutely perfect. No bugs, no issues, no dislikes

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    0.0%
  2. Okay. No bugs, no issues, but some features will need tweaking

    11 vote(s)
    14.5%
  3. Fair. Some non-critical bugs, glitches, or features not up to par

    26 vote(s)
    34.2%
  4. Bad. Nearly non-functional. More headaches than cheers

    39 vote(s)
    51.3%
  1. Stanley Kritzik

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    The Tivo was notorious for its DVI output card failing. I had four of them returned, and for the fifth one, until I retired it, I had to make do with component video.

    It wasn't just me, either -- many, many users had the same problem, despite some of its nice features.

    What was disappointing was the lack of interest by D* to fix the darn thing.

    Stan
     
  2. Jason Whiddon

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    Tivo has their own share of bugs, just read the forums. Just the blind fanboys think not.
     
  3. Sirshagg

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    Personally I think the biggest issues with the S3 have/had to do with the cablecard and the cable co's that wanted no part of it.
     
  4. texasbrit

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    IMHO the quality on launch will be fair, the product will be late, but if it's on the existing hardware platform it will be very slow and will suffer from some of the same problems as the HR2x series. If it's on a different hardware platform then the hardware would have to be just about finished already to get anywhere near the dates.
    I am nervous that this might go the same way as the Comcast TiVo, and be a relative failure.
     
  5. cmtar

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    AGREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. billsharpe

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    "Don't know" or "Too soon to tell" weren't among the choices, so I didn't vote.
     
  7. Valor55

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    I couldn't be more thrilled. If they take some of the great features of the current HR line and marry them with what I think is a superior interface (simple, intuitive, and attractive) it has the potential to be a near perfect DVR.

    It's impossible to tell what the new DVR will be like though. It has the potential however to a terrific product and I'm likely to be an early adopter as I was with the HR-10.
     
  8. mogulman

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    You forgot an option.

    Works great, but some Tivo features don't work because DTV disabled them
     
  9. litzdog911

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    These are exactly the sorts of responses I was hoping to see. This poll is simply asking about perceptions. Will the Tivo engineers launch a "better quality" DVR than the original HR20?
     
  10. say-what

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    exactly, without a product to review, what's the point?
     
  11. GrumpyBear

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    You have to compare what Tivo will launch against the CURRENT HR2x. You can't compare it to the orginal that was launched over 2 yrs ago. Apples to Apples.
    So you will just have to wait a yr or so, before it can even be discussed
     
  12. rawilson

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    I votred fair which is more than I can say about my initial (and continuing) feeling about my HR20.
     
  13. Greg Alsobrook

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    Yep...

    My vote is "Don't Know/Don't Care" :D
     
  14. looter

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    2 years in to beta'ing the HR2X

    How would you rate it?
     
  15. billsharpe

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    I'd say OK, but YMMV ;)
     
  16. Ursa

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    I left D* when they abandoned TiVo and my thoroughly modified HR10-250 that gave me no issues. If D* does something smart and tacks a sat tuner/RID onto the Tivo HD platform, then it will be an awesome box, and D* will get my money again.
     
  17. hdtvfan0001

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    Should be OK....surely with this much stuff it it....it will need some tweaking - to be expected.
     
  18. JonW

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    Some bugs are more tolerable than others. If the unit records the programs I want it to record then it's doing its job.

    With the HR10-250, I actually trusted the thing. If I told it to record something 3-weeks in advance, I could trust that it'd record it without having to Slingbox in from another state to make sure it didn't get confused, lock-up, or drop it due to a conflict.
     
  19. Grentz

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    For the first few years the Directivos were horrible, slow guide, recording issues, etc.

    I would say its gonna take awhile till its anything special, I think the TiVo fans may have forgotten how rough the early days were and that TiVo was no perfect machine either for many years.
     
  20. Drew2k

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    3-weeks? Is that a typo, or did you have a "special" TiVo? Must have, since the guide data only goes out 2-weeks in advance ...

    As to reliability, well, you can go to TiVoCommunity.com right now and there is an active thread about TiVo missing Season Pass recordings. Not even the TiVo is infallible. In my case, I know that the HR2x I have had have never missed a recording, whereas the TiVo has indeed missed recordings.
     

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