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TiVo debuts the one DVR to rule them all

Stop complaining about the pricing of their other models as this one is $5,000... although it does come with Lifetime.

TiVo is developing the ultimate DVR for TV lovers.

The new TiVo Mega, with 24 terabytes of recording space, can record about 4,000 hours of high-definition content -- about 24 weeks of constant playback, or 3 years' worth in standard definition.

A prototype of the TiVo Mega is set to be unveiled later this week at the CEDIA Expo in Denver. The high-end DVR is expected to be available during the first quarter of 2015 for about $5,000.

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It almost seems like an April Fool's joke.
Even though I'm a TiVo user, I'm finding it hard to take this seriously.
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First thing that popped into my head was the Robot Chicken sketch about the crazed Tivo user.
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For $5K, you could buy a whole, decent home theater system, including DVR with plenty of storage.

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Let's not be silly. It's designed for and marketed to the rack mount market and as such the pricing isn't out of line.



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Shame on you-you have some un-occupid real estate on th right most rack upper and lower portions. You need more hardware to fill up the un-used space and help stimulate our economy...
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Is the Tivo expandable? Haven't all the previous ones been??????????????????????

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And only 6 tuners, don't know what they were thinking there.
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And only 6 tuners, don't know what they were thinking there.
They were thinking selling two is better than selling one. Twelve tuners no problem... As shown in the image you have to fill up those racks with something and two would be far more impressive (on the surface).

I'm pretty sure based on demand there wasn't justification for a totally new device. I didn't look it over closely but it appears they simply threw in additional storage.
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But will it do 4K and Dolby Atmos?

"I knew you'd say that"...*BLAM!*
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But will it do 4K and Dolby Atmos?
About the same time they are broadcast.
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But will it do 4K and Dolby Atmos?
They have another TiVo coming out that will do UHD.

http://www.multichannel.com/news/tv-...ltra-hd/383741

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Broadcom said it will supply silicon that will power TiVo’s coming line of Ultra HD/4K-capable set-top boxes, packing in a chipset that supports HEVC decoding, 10-bit color and the ability to pipe in video at 60 frames per second, the rate needed for sports and other fast-action content.
Broadcom, which has been supplying chips for TiVo’s Series4 and new line of Roamio DVRs, said it will equip TiVo with its BCM7445 chipset, which has already reached “volume production.” -............................

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They have another TiVo coming out that will do UHD.

http://www.multichannel.com/news/tv-...ltra-hd/383741
Why do you need tivo for 4k content?, If it's netflix, Amazon or any other streaming service your 4k TV will have an app for it, Over the air/cable/satellite will not carry 4K in at least the next 15 years, So there is really no need for 4k tivo box, it's just a marketing gimmick for regular DVR/media player with an unnecessary feature,
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Why do you need tivo for 4k content?, If it's netflix, Amazon or any other streaming service your 4k TV will have an app for it, Over the air/cable/satellite will not carry 4K in at least the next 15 years, So there is really no need for 4k tivo box, it's just a marketing gimmick for regular DVR/media player with an unnecessary feature,
DirecTV has already announced UHD VOD before the end of the year. I think some cable companies are planning something similar too.

Personally I will always prefer to use an external device over anything internally in the TV. You typically will have more options when using an external box. Like with audio. You won't necessarily get the best audio when using an app on a TV.

And if the price is right on an UHD Tivo(and more storage) I will plan to get one. As long as the UHD content can be scaled down to 1080P for output. Since i don't plan on getting an Ultra HD set anytime soon.

http://hdguru.com/directv-announces-...lite-delivery/

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DirecTV Announces UHD 4K Video on Demand and Satellite Delivery

During today’s earnings call, DirecTV’s CEO and President Michael D. White announced they will be launching their own 4K Video On Demand (VOD) 4K service “before the end of the year”. White also spoke about the rest of DirecTV’s ambitious 4K plans.

The details appear after the break.


White told the audience he expects in “2015 or early ’16 to be able to stream live content” in Ultra High Definition (3840 x 2160) resolution.

To accomplish this depends on the successful launching of 2 new satellites for the US market during the next 18 months. The new birds “will unlock a tremendous amount of incremental capacity for our system, and we fully expect some of that capacity to be used to be able to stream 4K content” White said.

When asked if the quality of service will be better that it is with cable HD right now, White replied “I don’t — I haven’t seen — I know Comcast is working on it, … and I haven’t seen their execution. I’m sure they’ll do a great job, but we certainly expect fully, with the 2 new satellites going up, it’s going to give us a unique advantage of capacity to be able to provide a great customer experience. And as I said, we actually hope, even before we get those satellites up, to do (4K) VOD before the end of the year.”

White added DirecTV is working on securing native 4K content as one of the challenges in being able to launch 4K VOD and live satellite broadcasts.

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You can connect the TV to an AVR using a return HDMI cable, And I think the latest version of HDMI carries the return audio channel to use with an external AVR. so no need to an additional HDMI cable in case you have other devices attached to your TV thru the AVR.
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I would like to know how a 4K Tivo device works with DirecTV on damand. As of OTA and conventional cable give me a guess when they will carry 4K contents, OTA programing are not even in MPEG4 yet. The future is fiber optic and tivo has nothing to do with it.
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I would like to know how a 4K Tivo device works with DirecTV on damand. As of OTA and conventional cable give me a guess when they will carry 4K contents, OTA programing are not even in MPEG4 yet. The future is fiber optic and tivo has nothing to do with it.
I was responding to your comment that said "...Over the air/cable/satellite will not carry 4K in at least the next 15 years.."

OTA isn't going to be in UHD anytime soon. But the cable companies have plans to offer UHD content. From VOD initially and then perhaps channels. Just like DirecTV is planning. Of course these companies did the same thing with 3D too. And look how that turned out.
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Just like DirecTV is planning. Of course these companies did the same thing with 3D too. And look how that turned out.
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