If you are old enough to remember what a Xerox is then you will remember that Tivo is the original name for the DVR. Some people mostly old people still refer to the DVR as a tivo but that will fade in time as they die off.
dude, i dont have to count on my fingers anymore....o got a calculator! its kool! if i turn it upside down i can spell shelloil! glta
Thanks for telling us about the Channel Master, looked it up on CNET and Amazon and it works better then the TIVO OTA ; it doesn't have to be upgraded via the Ethernet CT-5 port it has although you can do that and get other features ROKU,NETFLIX,HULU and it works great as an OTA VCR with a 1 TB drive. right out of the pkg. You get a lifetime receiver with no Fees!!
from the NY times:
TiVo has taken the same approach, promoting ways to deliver ads to viewers even as they’re fast-forwarding through them. “We’ve gone from being a black hat to being more of a white hat,” said Tom Rogers, the chief executive of TiVo.
He was an executive at NBC a decade ago when the network was considering making an investment in TiVo. One of the conditions of the investment, he said, was that “they not have an automatic commercial skip.”
TiVo’s Web site specifies that its devices “do not offer a commercial skip feature,” though there is a way to turn on a 30-second skip-ahead button. Mr. Rogers said
TiVo DVRs do not offer a commercial skip feature. However, the TiVo service gives you complete control over the TV programs you choose to watch.
Now it is 30 second channel SCAN you cannot skip commercials on the new Roamio's..
They milked this cow too much and they got rid of Lifetime subscriptions to fuel their current salaries.. Only 1 problem.. the Internet and the market has BECOME educated and they ARE NOT THE ONLY PRODUCT out here anymore.. Other competitors have the same thing TIVO does and they offer Lifetime subsscriptions. Something TIVO once championed.. Well, I am a betting man a Lifetime subscriber who pays no fees WILL gather more business then a company that promises you will Pay every month plus they have MADE BACKROOM DEALS so customers can NO LONGER COMMERCIAL SKIP!!! Bye Bye Tivo management been nice knowing you.. your customers are revolting as you lose marketshare..
I thought Rogers would have jumped ship by now but it seems like he is going to milk this cow until it is old and dry. No stockholders care. No hedge funds care. No one seems to care that it is getting very close to way too late to save TIVO. Rogers is so old that he needs Tivo because at his age there is nowhere else to go and after the poor job he has done with tivo no one would hire him. Maybe he could manage a taco bell or a corner tavern. But why have the stockholders not revolted? Why do stockholders put up with such substandard management? Tivo must have the dumbest stockholders of any public company.
I did buy one of them but I got the Channel Master DVR OTA..$329 lifetime subscription and NO MORE FEES to anybody Tivo doesn't want you to have a
lifetime subscription model (anymore) . Think they are going to have to change that PDQ or lose their entire market.. Cord Cutters NOT going to play that game anymore..They are going to STOP the fees 4ever..
Game, set, match. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. tivonomo finally admits he made a "mistake". You da man! It only cost him the entire population on the IV TIVO board and everything else he stands for.
Now nomos left with one bigdecision. "Aske and you shall receive: Abandon IV TIVO once and for all and we will work to let you into the private board!!. The last TIVO board left
Focus shock, was I wrong? Answer = yes. But only on Manziel starting and on that matter the coach was clearly wrong. TiVo longs would have been smart to sell 13+ as I said.
Sentiment: Strong Sell
Don't you know that tivonomo is never wrong lol. he has built quite a fan club on the VHC board...NOT! The putz is just never wrong...at least in his own mind.
wrong again idiot. it has to hit 10.60 to be down 20% from when you guaranteed 6 monhs ago that it would happen a month ago. Permanant fool never taking responsibilty
Got my 20%. Manziel had no business starting. The only flaw in my analysis was overestimating Cleveland's coach's spine.
Sentiment: Strong Sell
That Wineguard Powered Antenna is the joint, Costco sold out of them... ut Amazon has them at the same price point $89 . They will receive signals from 6o mi away in most places. Tv Fool dot bomb website will show you were your strongest HDTV signals are.. these OTA Tivo's are just being released Nationwide after testing in 2014. Going to be a MAD RUSH TO GET THEM ONCE EVERYONE FINDS THEY HAVE THE SAME INTERFACE THE OLD TIVO DID AND THE SAME TYPE MENU LAYOUT. THE SUPER BOWL IS ON HDTV UNCOMPRESSED AND UNTIL IT APPEARS ON CABLE NOBODY REALLY NEEDS TO WAIT TO CUT THE CORD ANYMORE..
Actually I just bought 2 of them last week and DROPPED Directv subscription ! I found that Most of the TV shows my family recorded were FREE TV shows and local ones that I could get if I got a HDTV antenna. So I got two via Costco A Powered Winegua15rd HDTV and a non powered HDTV antenna . Now I have 25 stations coming in that Half of which are local side channels in HDTV that I didn't even know existed because Directv never rebroadcast the side local HDTV channels for me !!!
This Tivo thing is saving me $ 130.00 a mount right now. Where my bill used to be !45.00 per mo ( no include tax) it is now 15.99 a month for the Tivo TV guide. Think I might even buy some stock in this here "nu version of Tivo" As more people become educated about the Hight price of Cable and satellite... I get most of my news over the Internet anyway.. each one of my local TV stations has a WEBSITE... AND ONE OF THEM STOPPED BROADCASTING ON THE LOCAL fm STATION. So I can get my news weather and sports without hooking up to the Directv LEASE bomb that has been robbing me for the past 15 years..
Sooner or later a lot of people MUST be waking up and Snipping the cord... cause all of sudden DTV wants to merge with ATT ... lol..
on IV tivonomo garanteed that "TiVo falls 20% before Manziel starts a regular season game for the Browns. Count on it".
tivonomo is done
manziel is done
tivo still standing!