Tivo re-allocating resources

Discussion in 'DIRECTV DVR with TiVo Discussion' started by Joe Tylman, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. Joe Tylman

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    http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/22/tivo-layoff-rumor-exit-hardware/

    If this is true there are now 2 engineers only for existing support for current hardware out there.
     
  2. inkahauts

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    They release something good for the first time in years and then they think they have reached the pinnacle? Just when I thought they where over screwing things up they backup a dump truck load of stupidity to pour ontop of themselves.
     
  3. Steve

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    That's quite a bet TiVo's making, on a "cloud" DVR. Will be interesting to see if they can pull it off.

    I'm assuming it will be an HDMI stick or a TiVo app on my networked TV that looks and feels just like a Roamio. That may be easier to pull off than working out the technical and business arrangements with the MSOs.
     
  4. Steve

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    Based on what I've read about the Roamio, I don't think it needs any more features. Just UTH to keep it bug-free. I'm not sure what sized maintenance team is required to do that. :shrug:

    If you look at past TiVo's, they changed very little after they come out. I remember my Series 1, HDVR2 and HR10-250s had basically the same UI and features all the time I used them.
     
  5. Sixto

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    TiVo did respond to the article, and Wired updated their article: http://techland.time.com/2014/01/22/tivo-exiting-the-hardware-business-not-so-fast-says-tivo/

    Wired: "Update: Tivo says it will continue to use third-party designers for hardware going forward. The article has been updated to reflect this fact."

    TiVo: “We’re investing a ton into Roamio [the current TiVo line] and are working on new features and services for it…it’s just not right to say we’re exiting the hardware business.”

    My Roamio Thoughts: http://forums.solidsignal.com/showthread.php/5920-My-TiVo-Roamio-amp-Mini-Thoughts-amp-Observations
     
  6. jal

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    The new Pandora App is awful. I'm not sure why they changed it. Now, when one wants to skip a track, there's a two key press with different keys, rather than the skip button on the remote. Also, when you want to change stations, it's a lot more cumbersome. More key presses. Pain when you are on the treadmill working out.
     

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