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Arcarsenal
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« on: 07-22-2003 05:40 »

Is there a meaning to this particular opening thing?
savefuturama

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« Reply #1 on: 07-22-2003 10:23 »

TiVo is a TV service provider or somthing, it can pause live TV for up to 30 minutes and notes shows that yopu frequently watch so suggests to you times they are on..etc and tpaes them thus the futurama team daring TiVo to suggest it.......that proably made no sense to anyone except me
JDHannan

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« Reply #2 on: 07-22-2003 11:37 »

TiVo is a electronic VCR.  It sees what kinds of shows you watch and tries to recommend shows you would like based on that.  Supposedly, its terrible at picking related shows, but theoretically, when a television show tells TiVo to suggest it, it should be able to follow that simple command.
SamuelXDiamond

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« Reply #3 on: 07-22-2003 18:46 »

Yeah, it's a harddrive videorecorder (+more).

The opening title was designed to be really up-to-date, and surprisingly multi-region!
1969

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« Reply #4 on: 07-24-2003 15:28 »

 
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TiVo is a electronic VCR.
There's a non electric VCR?  wink
mazaite

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« Reply #5 on: 07-25-2003 01:04 »

I have one powered by a team of hamsters and a dream.
Smon

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« Reply #6 on: 07-27-2003 16:35 »

I've got one powered by the souls of the big bopper, and 3 chinese midgets.
jjjt

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« Reply #7 on: 07-28-2003 12:01 »

electric? VCR?

magic, got it
MrB

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« Reply #8 on: 07-28-2003 13:14 »
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Magic.  Always with the magic...

EDIT:  Woo! I'm a Bending Unit!
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #9 on: 07-28-2003 19:19 »

tivo is extremely expensive but my "rich" cuz can afford it in his giant house in florida! damn! but i love him!  smile
payn
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« Reply #10 on: 08-04-2003 05:17 »

Yeah, TiVo is expensive. And, other than the "pause" feature, it's actually inferior to a VCR. You can save a videotaped episode just by not reusing the tape; you can't save a TiVo'd episode.

Of course an obsolete computer with a $50 TV tuner card and some free software is cheap, and it gives you the advantages of both in one. (Plus, if you're interested in sharing your videos on gnutella, it helps that they're already encoded, but I'm not interested, so I wouldn't know about that.)
Rogan

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« Reply #11 on: 08-06-2003 03:47 »

hanks you guys, you just spared me from posting in the "Jokes you didn't get" thread...  smile

 i usually try hard to get nearly ALL the jokes and references (i usually annoy the hell out of my dad axing about the Nixon, Al Gore, and other US politics references...)
Vamsi

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« Reply #12 on: 08-06-2003 13:30 »

 
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Originally posted by payn:
Yeah, TiVo is expensive. And, other than the "pause" feature, it's actually inferior to a VCR. You can save a videotaped episode just by not reusing the tape; you can't save a TiVo'd episode.

Of course an obsolete computer with a $50 TV tuner card and some free software is cheap, and it gives you the advantages of both in one. (Plus, if you're interested in sharing your videos on gnutella, it helps that they're already encoded, but I'm not interested, so I wouldn't know about that.)

I think you're a little misinformed. TiVo has so much more functionality than a VCR that it's not even funny. Of course you can save shows on the TiVo. They're only deleted to make space for new shows and you just have to tell it which ones you want to save.

I LOVE not having to worry about popping in a blank tape everytime I want to record something. The Season Pass option allows you to instantly record every episode of a show. Works great for a show like Futurama that is shown irregularly.

Yes, the technology is a bit expensive, but it is coming down in price. I bet if you ask anyone that owns one, they will tell you it was well worth the cost.

Sorry for the rant. I just love my TiVo!
blahness

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« Reply #13 on: 08-06-2003 14:32 »

you can also build your own TiVo like device with a regular computer plus you can add the ability to play emulators on it hehe
 http://www.mythtv.org/
SpacemanSpiff

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« Reply #14 on: 08-06-2003 15:53 »

okay, i'm late, but...

welcome arcarsenal!
woo, another person who likes at the drive-in!

hail seitan

payn
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« Reply #15 on: 08-07-2003 00:54 »

 
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Originally posted by Vamsi:
 I think you're a little misinformed. TiVo has so much more functionality than a VCR that it's not even funny. Of course you can save shows on the TiVo. They're only deleted to make space for new shows and you just have to tell it which ones you want to save.

Until you run out of space. And then you have to decide which ones to keep, and which to delete. If you use a computer with a tuner card, when you hard drive's getting full, you just burn some of the episodes to CD or DVD, or add more disk space, etc.--no such options with TiVo.

 
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I LOVE not having to worry about popping in a blank tape everytime I want to record something. The Season Pass option allows you to instantly record every episode of a show. Works great for a show like Futurama that is shown irregularly.
I don't have to use blank tapes on my computer. OK, so my software doesn't have the "Season Pass" option, but how hard would that be to add (especially considering that it's all open source).

I haven't played with MythTV yet, blahness; I'll look into it.

And yes, the fact that the same computer can also run emulators (and play linux games, and play audio CD's, MP3s, VCD's, DVDs, and video files you've downloaded legally, from the various industry-authorized sites) is another big plus.
mazaite

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« Reply #16 on: 08-07-2003 03:45 »

just curious. Tivo doesn't have a fire wire to spit episodes out with? And if not why not?
Vamsi

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« Reply #17 on: 08-07-2003 16:04 »


 
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I don't have to use blank tapes on my computer. OK, so my software doesn't have the "Season Pass" option, but how hard would that be to add (especially considering that it's all open source).

I thought you were comparing TiVo to a VCR. I won't argue that a computer with a TV-tuner card has similar functionality and the added bonus of being able to backup to DVD/CD. Of course, you can also transfer your shows from TiVo to your VCR. ReplayTV actually lets you extract the shows to your computer and burn them to the media of your choice.

I've heard good things about MythTV, but I prefer the ease-of-use of my TiVo. I might play around with Myth though for fun.

payn
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« Reply #18 on: 08-09-2003 23:03 »

 
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Originally posted by mazaite:
just curious. Tivo doesn't have a fire wire to spit episodes out with? And if not why not?

Because the networks threatened to block TiVo's release and/or use unless they agreed to remove the digital output.

The media companies are deathly afraid of people being able to make digital copies. (which is really stupid for a number of reasons which I won't go into here), and that's the reason.

Then ReplayTV came along and decided to put in all the features they didn't want you to have (LAN connections, commercial skip, etc.). When they got away with it, TiVo added the same features.

So, just like ReplayTV, TiVo 2 has an ethernet connector. But they're still a little careful about it. While Replay advertises that this can be used to copy video to your computer or even stream it other people over the internet, TiVo says this is for viewing your digital photos on your TV....
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