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TIVO - The best thing ever. Period... TIVO is right up there with "cut and paste" and my power center stand (lazy I know)....
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TIVO - The best thing ever. Period...
Wow! That's a bold statement. I was sure that penicillin rated higher.
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I am proud to say that my son works for TIVO in San Jose as one of the R&D engineers

He is not allowed to disclose future projects, but does hint at BIG things in the very near future

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TIVO - The best thing ever...
I thought sliced bread was the best thing ever...

This now concerns me. I'm aware of what Tivo is, but I've never owned or operated one. And I don't have a GPS. Man, technology is leaving me in the dust...

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I thought sliced bread was the best thing ever...

This now concerns me. I'm aware of what Tivo is, but I've never owned or operated one. And I don't have a GPS. Man, technology is leaving me in the dust...

Tivo is pretty cool!

But you don't have one? And you don't have a GPS?? Do you have an iPod???
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I am proud to say that my son works for TIVO in San Jose as one of the R&D engineers

He is not allowed to disclose future projects, but does hint at BIG things in the very near future

Pretty damm cool !!

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Scott;
Interesting your son works there. You might want to pass on that I hope they (TIVO) provide (fix) some very basic features. For those with multiple TIVOs, we suffer from a lack of common sense features. Of course this is my 1.5 cents.

Myself, I used the TIVO APIs and wrote my own code, so I know it can not be that hard.

Overall, TIVO is still better than VHS and Windows Media Center (at least until the next version is released next summer). More stuff to spend money I dont have on.

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Wow! That's a bold statement. I was sure that penicillin rated higher.
Even after working in over 38 countries, I will have to take your word on this one..
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Tivo is pretty cool!

But you don't have one? And you don't have a GPS?? Do you have an iPod???
No iPod. Am I allowed to say that I don't see the need for one? I know a lot of guys and gals ride with "their tunes" but I prefer talk radio, so XM is in my future.

I've had a career in information systems, so hardware/software are no strangers to me. I've "inflicted" more change on people (through new systems, networks, PCs, applications, reports, etc....) than you can imagine, and I'm as big a gadget freak as the next guy, yet I find myself not caring about the latest/greatest iPod/MP3/audio stuff. I've put a ton of $$ into my LT in the last few months, and if I had the dough I'd get a GPS tomorrow. It just hasn't reached the top of the stack yet, priority-wise.

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No iPod. Am I allowed to say that I don't see the need for one? I know a lot of guys and gals ride with "their tunes" but I prefer talk radio, so XM is in my future.
Talk Radio? Um . . . perhaps you need to look into the power of Podcasts. Talk radio...but around YOUR schedule.


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If I had more control there wouldn't be ads, and certainly none "targeted" to me in the middle of the show. I understand brand marketing, but it has gotten way too invasive. Then again, maybe recording the few shows I'm interested in digitally, watching them at my convenience, and skipping through the ads altogether is why the advertisers feel the need to embed their ads directly into the shows. When they speak of "value perspective" they're certainly not talking about my value, but purely their own.

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If I had more control there wouldn't be ads, and certainly none "targeted" to me in the middle of the show. I understand brand marketing, but it has gotten way too invasive. Then again, maybe recording the few shows I'm interested in digitally, watching them at my convenience, and skipping through the ads altogether is why the advertisers feel the need to embed their ads directly into the shows. When they speak of "value perspective" they're certainly not talking about my value, but purely their own.
Well put Ken . . . I couldn't have said it better!

I had once heard that companies are working on technologies that will allow them to broadcast commercials to your cell phone, based on your location. Passing a Wendy's? A Double w/ cheese, fries and a Coke for $3.49! Talk about invasive!!! No thank you!!!
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I had once heard that companies are working on technologies that will allow them to broadcast commercials to your cell phone, based on your location. Passing a Wendy's? A Double w/ cheese, fries and a Coke for $3.49! Talk about invasive!!! No thank you!!!
As this thread continues to evolve off-topic: the ultimate extension of this concept is advertising as seen in The Minority Report. As you walk through the mall scanners pick up your unique physical characteristic (eye/retina scan-type thing) and bark out ads directed specifically to you, by name. "They" know your purchasing habits and know what you probably want to buy next.

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As this thread continues to evolve off-topic: the ultimate extension of this concept is advertising as seen in The Minority Report. As you walk through the mall scanners pick up your unique physical characteristic (eye/retina scan-type thing) and bark out ads directed specifically to you, by name. "They" know your purchasing habits and know what you probably want to buy next.
That device would explode as I walked by the BMW dealer.
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That device would explode as I walked by the BMW dealer.
Funniest thing you've said in six months! Muy excellente!!

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I thought sliced bread was the best thing ever...

This now concerns me. I'm aware of what Tivo is, but I've never owned or operated one. And I don't have a GPS. Man, technology is leaving me in the dust...
There are several watershed technologies in human history that, shortly after their introduction and acceptance, make us wonder how we ever managed to live without them. The microwave. The VCR. Personal computers. Cellular phones. The Internet.

TiVo (specifically, Digital Video Recorders) are doubtless one of these life-altering technologies.

Go to http://www.tivo.com , or visit a TiVo retailer (or a good friend that has one). You'll see what I mean.

Several cable systems are now offering their own DVR systems, integrated with their service, that offer more features than a stand-alone TiVo can.

Go try one out, and be amazed.


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TiVo (specifically, Digital Video Recorders) are doubtless one of these life-altering technologies.
I think of TiVo and DVRs as two totally separate technologies. Hhmmn...

I'm of the impression that TiVo is more the intelligent or programmable guide portion of television viewing. Whereas, a DVR is simply a digital VCR, if you will. I have DISH network, and 3 DVRs. And all without TiVo. Some of my friends have TiVo along with their DirecTV DVRs. I have capabilities that they do not have, and vice versa.

Which brings me full circle to the statement "TIVO - The best thing ever. Period... " Quite frankly, I'm not that impressed.
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