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I sure do. 12 48.00%
Nope 10 40.00%
What is Tivo? 3 12.00%
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Old 07-14-2006, 08:07 AM   #1
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Do you use Tivo or a DVR?

I have a DVR (we call it Tivo even though it is not). It has changed the way I watch TV forever. it is one of those things that we now find ourselves saying how did we live without this.

So what about you? Do you Tivo?

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Old 07-14-2006, 08:12 AM   #2
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i have 2 tivo's and a utv (ultimate tv)...cant imaging living without them!!

in about a month...dtv is coming out with their hi-def tivo that get the local channels in hi-def...i cant wait for that!! im getting it the second it comes out!!

bring on football season!!!!
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Old 07-14-2006, 08:45 AM   #3
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I actually built a PC using a technology called MythTV (Free & Opensource) that with the right equipment will allow you to operate your TV exactly like a DVR only with more capabilities without every paying a monthly subscription.

Some of the features I like and use are:
- Basic Live TV Functionality (Pause, Rewind, etc)
- Using the Menu Guide and Recording a season of my shows
- Commercial Detection & Skipping
- Picture in Picture
- Burn Recorded Programs to DVD
- Quick access to Weather.com Local Data
- MP3 Playing System
- Picture Viewing System
- DVD Player
- And my RSS News Feed

I figure my investment was around $500.00. But I have no monthly fees and never will. I get my program guide automatically through the Myth box.. I have unlimited potential on HD space and total recordings. I like it..

If you want to learn more about it, check out www.MythTV.org..
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Old 07-14-2006, 09:53 AM   #4
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looks alot like fta
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Old 07-14-2006, 10:03 AM   #5
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What is FTA?
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Old 07-14-2006, 10:06 AM   #6
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I have a dvr. Love that thing !!
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Old 07-14-2006, 10:42 AM   #7
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My dvd/vcr thing still blinks "12:00"
I have no electronic abilities, so tivo is waaaaaaay beyond my reach!
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Old 07-14-2006, 12:33 PM   #8
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I LOVE my DVR! Since I work alot, it is nice to beable to still watch my shows on a rainy day.
I think everyone should get one.
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Old 07-14-2006, 04:50 PM   #9
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Funny you should mention this at this point in time. I can't really vote because technically I have a TiVo - it's in the trunk of the car waiting to go to the post office to be returned. The concept is good, and it certainly looks like the product is good, but after spending 11 hours(!!!) on the phone with the TiVo people, we concluded that it just won't work with our existing cable service. We could upgrade and possibly get it to function properly, but that would mean upgrading our existing cable service, which is another fee, along with the TiVo fee. I'm sure that our cable service knew this all along, but they offer a DVR service too, so they made it functionally impossible to do what we wanted with the TiVo product. As it turns out, we will probably go with their DVR, since that is our only choice. I'm sure it will work fine, and I look forward to trying it.

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Old 07-14-2006, 04:54 PM   #10
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What on earth are you guys talking about???? Translation please!!!
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Old 07-14-2006, 05:45 PM   #11
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Click here: TiVo.com | What is TiVo
here ya go
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Old 07-14-2006, 05:50 PM   #12
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After reading your post GB, I think I might go get one very soon.
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What on earth are you guys talking about???? Translation please!!!
Check this out Kyles:

http://www.tivo.com/1.0.demo.asp
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Old 07-14-2006, 08:22 PM   #13
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I have a dvd player, and a vcr player. God vcr sounds ancient now, much like record players, cassettes, and 8 track players Wow, I feel old
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Old 07-14-2006, 11:46 PM   #14
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I have a VCR to do my recording. How very untechnological (not even sure if that is a word) of me!!
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Old 07-15-2006, 12:01 AM   #15
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I want to get TiVo, but I also want to get satellite internet access. Not being able to afford both at this time, I am leaning toward the satellite internet access. I think that I would use it more than TiVo.
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Old 07-16-2006, 04:43 PM   #16
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I have a dvd player, and a vcr player. God vcr sounds ancient now, much like record players, cassettes, and 8 track players Wow, I feel old
Yep, me too, DVD and VCR!! We just got the DVD player last year, LOL.
I also have radios that play the cassette and 8 tracks and I have a record player too. The kid at the Circuit City kept looking at us like we were crazy when we asked for the record player. He really seemed not to understand what we were wanting. We finally found one and it was full of dust
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Old 07-16-2006, 04:59 PM   #17
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Well, I'll be getting my local cable company's version of TiVo tomorrow. I can't wait to try it. I got a DVD recorder for my birthday, so this should open up a whole new world of TV for me!

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Old 07-16-2006, 09:40 PM   #18
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I would love TiVo but we have a DVD Recorder that does just about everything a DVR does. It even fast forwards live TV (which comes in handy for side-bets on football games when you can fast-forward 3 hours into the future and see who won the game before it starts LOL!!)

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Old 07-16-2006, 11:37 PM   #19
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Yeah, I have a DVR. I don't know how I ever lived before it.
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Old 07-17-2006, 02:44 AM   #20
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If we can ever afford to get our satellite back we will have DVR. I am really looking forward to it.

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