Originally Posted by dare2be
Bottom line, if DVD recording is "dead", "gone", "quaint", or for "cheap tyros", then what is bringing some of you to this forum other than to berate, condescend or sell Tivos? Stay out if you're not going to be helpful or supportive.
Show me where I've ever "berated" anyone for wanting or using one of the Magnavox's. That's right - you can't - because I never have
(calling certain Magnavox threads here "like a cult" is an entirely different thing). I've never called anybody "cheap", either (that would be more the domain of some of those who hang out strictly in the HD forums). Anybody who does that either gets reprimanded by the administration here, or banned - and I never have, for anything like that (in all my time here, I've only ever gotten reprimanded in a PM once, for making a general comment about the "state of our education system", after I just got so fed up with reading the usage of the word "loose" in place of "lose" all over the internet, and I was only banned one time for a week, after stupidly getting sucked into a political "discussion". Both times were very early on, and far away from this sub-forum, which is where I started out on AVS).
In fact, I've consistently recommended
the Magnavoxes over the years to people (under the appropriate circumstances), and have often sent many over here from other forums to learn more. The difference with me, which some people apparently do not like, is that I prefer to see posters make up their minds for themselves
, after they've gotten all sides of everything. It's some others around here who don't have the open minds, and who's egos can seemingly come first over genuinely helping each poster individually (and I also don't go around acting like "I know more than anyone else", either. I refer people to other posters and forums all the time, because I don't know all that much about anything, relatively-speaking for this whole forum).
And honestly, I couldn't care less who ever buys or doesn't buy a TiVo. I don't have any "agenda" about any specific recorder. I don't want to see the last, remaining HDD/DVD recorder sold in the US disappear, any more than anyone else does around here.
I have and have had various SD and HD recorders over the last decade myself (including a Magnavox H2080, which I wasn't crazy about the black level with, so I returned. But it was a nice enough recorder otherwise, and I'd probably own one, if I didn't already have 4 other, older, perfectly-functioning models around here. I don't use them like many here, and I occasionally rotate them).
You guys really need to get your **** together, as far as your emotions. You're obviously in some kind of depressive or panicky mode now, and are possibly fearing that this sub-forum may become non-existent or something. Well, don't worry, it's not. Plenty here still have caches of these devices in store - Magnavox's included. You all need to calm down.