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Re: [TV_Antennas] TIVO Question


Jan 6 10:30 AM

 


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#1076 Jan 6 10:30 AM

groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/TV_Antennas/conversations/messages/1067

In response to that TIVO question in a different thread with a different topic



2016-04-27-Tivos-new-roamio-ota-dvr-for-cord-cutters-has-no-monthly-fees $400

techcrunch.com/2016/04/27/tivos-new-roamio-ota-dvr-for-cord-cutters-has-no-monthly-fees-more-storage/



This story from April 2016 says you can pay more and avoid that monthly

charge now.



groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/TV_Antennas/links/all/T

I have accumulated some TIVO links/research into this folder above.



The TIVO yahoo group doesn't allow normal users/members to create their own

links, so I have added them to this group since they seem kind of related

to this TV_Antennas topic.



I discovered recently that there is a TIVO vendor 3 blocks away from the VA

hospital in Wilmington, DE that I will be visiting on Jan 17 so

I am trying to compile some questions to ask.



Until recently I had TIVO included with my RCN (cable company) subscription

but I miss TIVO so much I am probably going to switch from Comcast back

to RCN unless I can figure out a way to at least have 1 TIVO in the house.



I'm pretty sure the monthly fee is for the purpose of having the TV

schedules and database about the shows that you access via the TIVO

remote control updated and current. And without that, you probably couldn't

schedule any shows to be recorded in advance.



But when you get TIVO through your cable company as part of their service

you don't see that charge directly and the cable company probably gets it for

much less anyway.



Bill Z

Delaware County, PA



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#1079 Jan 6 7:26 PM

Bill Z: I'm pretty sure the monthly fee is for the purpose of having the TV schedules and database about the shows that you access via the TIVO remote control�� updated and current.�� And without that, you probably couldn'tschedule any shows to be recorded in advance.



Bill: The Magnivox (at least my 2011 model) DVR has that as well.�� Even if its not working, you can still record the shows when u know they're on by just setting the timer.�� My Phillips model from 2005 downloaded the TV Guide within an hour after entering the zip code.�� The display on that one was similar to cable box DVR's and TiVos.



Bill Z:But when you get TIVO through your cable company as part of their serviceyou don't see that charge directly and the cable company probably gets it for much less anyway.

Bill: Unless u have a package deal that doesnt break it down, they charge anywhere from $5-20/mo/box.

��Bill��ALL Lives Matter!



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#1084 Jan 10 2:39 PM

"Bill: The Magnivox (at least my 2011 model) DVR has that as well. Even if its not working, you can still record the shows when u know they're on by just setting the timer. My Phillips model from 2005 downloaded the TV Guide within an hour after entering the zip code. The display on that one was similar to cable box DVR's and TiVos."



unquote



www.google.com/#q=standalone+wifi+router

So does that mean the magnavox has a WIFI built into it or do you

have to get a standalone WIFI/Router for it to download the TV Guide ?



Bill Z



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#1085 Jan 10 2:50 PM

On 1/10/2017 4:39 PM, devilsadvacat@... [TV_Antennas] wrote: > "Bill: The Magnivox (at least my 2011 model) DVR has that as well. Even if its not working, you can still record the shows when u know they're on by just setting the timer. My Phillips model from 2005 downloaded the TV Guide within an hour after entering the zip code. The display on that one was similar to cable box DVR's and TiVos."

>

> unquote

>

> www.google.com/#q=standalone+wifi+router

> So does that mean the magnavox has a WIFI built into it or do you

> have to get a standalone WIFI/Router for it to download the TV Guide ?

>

> Bill Z

>



Have you all looked at the Tablo DVR?

They have 2 and 4 channel models.





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Cookeville, Tennessee

Putnam County TN ARES

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#1086 Jan 10 6:45 PM

Bill Z, I dont know how the Magnivox or Phillips is supposed to download the TV Guide since neither have WiFi or internet hookup.

Dale, Ive seen Magnivox's that have multi-tuners and an all-house DVR's but dont have experience w/ them.�� I havent seen the Tablo models.�� I dont plan to replace it until it breaks.�� I figure by the time I need to upgrade, they'll be that much better.��Bill��ALL Lives Matter!



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#1087 Jan 10 9:02 PM

On 1/10/2017 8:45 PM, Child Freechildfree71@... [TV_Antennas] wrote:

Bill Z, I dontknow how the Magnivox or Phillips is supposed to download theTV Guide since neither have WiFi or internet hookup.

Dale, Ive seenMagnivox's that have multi-tuners and an all-house DVR's butdont have experience w/ them.. I havent seenthe Tablo models.. I dont plan to replace it untilit breaks.. I figure by the time I need to upgrade, they'llbe that much better..Bill.ALLLives Matter!







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