Originally Posted by slowbiscuit
Um, Tivos are exactly what you want to use for sports. You can chase-watch and avoid commercials, which you can't do streaming. Esoteric stuff like MLB app are of course going to be better on anything other than Tivo.
Well, that's my fault for muddling things with two separate issues, 1) the actual feature I care about, 2) a superfluous rant about the viability of tivo as features disappear or fail to appear over the years.
i fully realize the main reason people *don't* cut the cord is live sports and sports is the perfect use case for a tivo. but the recent line of discussion is starting to look like
- can a tivo do HDR
- i think i saw HDR once on a nascar race
- id rather have realiable access to my cloud library of HDR content thank you very much
- tivos are perfect for sports
that last one doesnt quite go with the flow.
the lack of hdr support surfaces a larger issue, app developers write for the biggest platforms first, tivo's user base is apparently not big enough to get the latest and best versions of any given app
i have no plans to get rid of my tivo, but once I upgrade the rest of the display chain to 4K HDR i'll have to stop using the apps on the tivo and go back to just using it for live sports, PBS, local TV and whatever other cool content is stuck in the world of SD or HD or even 4K *SDR* . Which it is perfect for, I'll be the first to agree. I just wish tivo could also persuade some partners to help them be perfect for newer formats as well. meanwhile i have buy a roku. or an app-ified UHD disc player for heavens sake.
hurry up tivo. beg borrow or steal but do whatever you need to get your partners to rewrite their apps: HDR is here and customers will find other ways to watch it if you dont have a story for it.