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#1 02-13-2007 12:11:53 AM

RobertAlder
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Price break on Series 3 Boxes??

We can only hope.  Rumors [empahsize "rumors"] of a price break on Series 3 Boxes.
http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/home-enterta … 234088.php

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#2 02-13-2007 1:22:30 AM

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Re: Price break on Series 3 Boxes??

Let me know when they hit $150.  That may be the point where it's worth the risk that I'll up and drop cable all together when DirecTV realizes its 150 HD channel mojo.  $300-$400 for a box that'll be useless to me if I pull that trigger is a little steep.

Seriously, though. (that was semi-serious) if they're going to offer TiVo functionality on my free little cable box, why in the world would I buy a Series 3 at all?

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#3 02-13-2007 11:46:54 PM

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Re: Price break on Series 3 Boxes??

Agreed.  Wait and see --- Comcast/TIVO deal or a cheaper Series 3.  That would be a nice thing to compare and then decide.   We'll see.

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#4 02-14-2007 1:09:34 AM

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Re: Price break on Series 3 Boxes??

Frank wrote:

if they're going to offer TiVo functionality on my free little cable box, why in the world would I buy a Series 3 at all?

What makes you think your little cable box will be FREE when it is equipped with TiVo functionality? I'm already paying $10/month for a Comcast DVR which uses software far inferior to TiVo's and I assume the TiVo-functionality will cost several dollars more, at least. 

(And BTW, as long as Congress allows Comcast to have exclusivity on the only channel that shows 100 Phillies games a year, I don't care how many channels DirecTV has - I'm not switching)

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#5 02-14-2007 7:46:09 AM

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Re: Price break on Series 3 Boxes??

What makes you think your little cable box will be FREE when it is equipped with TiVo functionality? I'm already paying $10/month for a Comcast DVR which uses software far inferior to TiVo's and I assume the TiVo-functionality will cost several dollars more, at least.

I didn't say TiVo would be free.  I said the cable box is free.  The $10 a month is for the service.  Just like the $13 a month TiVo charges me above hardware costs is for the service.

(And BTW, as long as Congress allows Comcast to have exclusivity on the only channel that shows 100 Phillies games a year, I don't care how many channels DirecTV has - I'm not switching)

The Phillies aren't exclusive to Comcast any more.  FiOs can carry them now.  I'm sure DirecTV isn't far behind.

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#6 03-12-2007 5:29:06 PM

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Re: Price break on Series 3 Boxes??

TIVO concedes Series 3 too expensive. 
http://www.tvpredictions.com/tivohd030807.htm
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http://www.tgdaily.com/2007/03/12/hdtivo_price_drop/

I'm still waiting to see what the COMCAST/TIVO joint service is before committing to the separate TIVO service/box.

Anyone in a market where it's available?

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#7 03-12-2007 9:06:08 PM

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Re: Price break on Series 3 Boxes??

I haven't heard of any Comcast market offering the TiVo option yet.

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#8 03-12-2007 9:39:56 PM

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Re: Price break on Series 3 Boxes??

Wareagle wrote:

I haven't heard of any Comcast market offering the TiVo option yet.

That's because it isn't available yet.  Some are saying that it will available at the end of next month.

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#9 05-21-2007 10:11:15 AM

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Re: Price break on Series 3 Boxes??

jayfest wrote:

Frank wrote:

if they're going to offer TiVo functionality on my free little cable box, why in the world would I buy a Series 3 at all?

What makes you think your little cable box will be FREE when it is equipped with TiVo functionality? I'm already paying $10/month for a Comcast DVR which uses software far inferior to TiVo's and I assume the TiVo-functionality will cost several dollars more, at least. 

(And BTW, as long as Congress allows Comcast to have exclusivity on the only channel that shows 100 Phillies games a year, I don't care how many channels DirecTV has - I'm not switching)

Frank, you foolish foolish man.  What a difference a little anger makes.

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#10 06-28-2007 5:11:24 PM

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Re: Price break on Series 3 Boxes??

Well, Frank, I couldn't wait any longer for the COMCAST/TIVO package, whatever and whenever the heck it is.  Amazon had a sale and with the TIVO $200 rebate, net cost $400 for a Series 3 TIVO box. 

Got it and installed it today.  The Comcast guy was spot on.  He arrived exactly at 1:00 and had both cards in and done by 1:20. 

So, as much as I love you guys and all the 6412 input  that got me thru this past 1 1/2 years, it's goodbye.  I'll be frequenting the TIVO Forum, no doubt.

Already set up all by Wishlist stuff.   As you know from my prior posts, I simply didn't use ON DEMAND, so that big feature won't be missed.  But THE WISHLIST IS BACK.

See 'ya.
Over and out.

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#11 06-28-2007 5:19:54 PM

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Re: Price break on Series 3 Boxes??

Please don't leave us for good, Robert.  I'm sure your contributions based on your TiVo experience would be valued here.

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#12 06-28-2007 6:21:27 PM

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Re: Price break on Series 3 Boxes??

I second that.  I've got an S3 now, too.  Maybe with two of us, it warrants it's own forum. (I'm only being partially facetious).

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#13 07-01-2007 8:23:33 AM

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Re: Price break on Series 3 Boxes??

Actually, there are now 3 of us   wink

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