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DIRECTV HD Receiver with TiVo (Official Q1 2010 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Dec 22, 2009.

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  1. Jan 5, 2010 #101 of 1240
    hdtvfan0001

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    Yeah....like they'll let you in the room to ask those kinds of questions....:D:lol:
     
  2. Jan 5, 2010 #102 of 1240
    Richierich

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    Never Ever Count Out The Silver Tongued FOX!!!

    You can ask my wife about that as I constantly amaze her and yes Bribery still works in 2010!!! :lol:
     
  3. Jan 5, 2010 #103 of 1240
    hdtvfan0001

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    :imwith:

    OK....I have a new plan....:D:lol:
     
  4. Jan 5, 2010 #104 of 1240
    Syzygy

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    Yes, it's definitely using the regular search method. If you stay in the list long enough, you'll get to see it refresh for no reason, just as the HR2x does in all other searches (even including the Sort Programs by Category option in the Guide).
     
  5. Jan 5, 2010 #105 of 1240
    Sixto

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    Listening to today's 42 minute TiVo CEO presentation now ...

    The usual TiVo "leadership" stuff at the beginning ...

    Lots of talk of the Dish litigation ...

    Now AT&T and Verizon litigation ... at 23 mins ...
     
  6. Jan 5, 2010 #106 of 1240
    Sixto

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    3% of costs towards subscriber acquisition .... money better spent on R&D for partnerships ...

    Best Buy very important ... later this year ... bundling ...

    Comcast deployment ... delay was caused by infrastructure (not TiVo software) ... resolved late 2009 ... much more error-free now ... excited ... Comcast committed ... next is tru2way ... some TiVo exclusive markets ... at 31 mins ...

    Cox ... early trials ... near future ...

    International ...

    Television behavior of consumers ... enhancement of experience ... at 35 mins ...

    Audience Research ...

    TV everywhere ...

    No discussion of DirecTV.

    Format of discussion was moderator driven. Moderator never asked about DirecTV and DirecTV was only referenced once, in the same sentence as Comcast and others.

    Discussion was made by Tom Rogers (TiVo CEO) at 20th Annual Global Entertainment, Media & Telecommunications Conference, January 5, 2010; The Palace Hotel, San Francisco, CA
     
  7. Jan 5, 2010 #107 of 1240
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    well that sounds ugly for us Tivo lovers :(
     
  8. Jan 5, 2010 #108 of 1240
    hdtvfan0001

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    They don't cover everything on every such presentation. Their last one specifically reiterated the DirecTV plans.

    We may learn more when a few of us onsite at the CES later this week/weekend attempt to see what we can learn there.
     
  9. Jan 6, 2010 #109 of 1240
    smiddy

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    Is TiVo a part of the RVU Alliance? Humm!?! :scratchin
     
  10. Jan 6, 2010 #110 of 1240
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    I don't believe Tivo/DirecTV are at the show this year.
    I guess maybe I SHOULD have gone today and gotten a jump start on you guys before you get into town (as well as clear up whatever this badging issue is).
     
  11. Jan 6, 2010 #111 of 1240
    smiddy

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    I was of the impression that TiVo would be there.

    EDIT: http://myces.bdmetrics.com/CDT-6277933/TiVo-Inc-/Details.aspx
     
  12. Jan 6, 2010 #112 of 1240
    hdtvfan0001

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    Tivo is there as an exhibitor and has rooms reserved. DirecTV does not.

    What we be learned remains to be seen....but yes...being there some time over the Thursday - Sunday timeframe coming up is a plust to at least attempt to find out what's going on there these days. Several of us will be there, and hope to report back if and what we learn.
     
  13. Jan 6, 2010 #113 of 1240
    Mike Greer

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    Been away for a while - I'm sure I was missed! :D

    Now that Sunday Ticket is over I'm back to the 'Should I stay or should I go' dilemma with DirecTV and Tivo is a big part of the question. I have given up on the HR2x ever improving and just have to accept that if I stay I'll have to live with it :eek2: or switch to the DirecTivo if it is ever released.

    I'm interested in how this new mysterious Tivo will stack up against Dish Network hardware. If they can give Dish a run for the money people like me would have no reason to consider Dish Network. If they just duplicate HR2x box then what's the point? Sure some people like the Tivo interface but how big of a deal is that?

    Here's hoping that the new DirecTivo will have basic features like:

    Speed - bet you didn't see that coming! :lol: Speed would include things like being able to quickly scroll through anything - the guide, recorded shows, menus etc. None of that lovely 'Please Wait' screen either!

    IR and RF remote - at the same damn time! Why this is beyond the capabilities of the HR boxes is crazy. I want to be able to use my RF remote AND my Sling!

    Reliable External Expansion - More like Dish - why not have internal and external drives both live?

    Usable Trick play - Slow motion is useless on the HR boxes - hopefully not a problem on any Tivo.

    OTA / more steams - I know this isn't going to happen but I would give up much cash and features if I could record 2 satellite steams and 2 OTA streams while watching a previous recording like the Dish 722k can do. I can dream right?

    Networking - A Tivo version of MRV - that's actually functional - would be a way to get around the 2 recording limit the HR and current Tivo boxes have. I know it is supposed to be coming soon to the HR receivers but I suspect having a working MRV without Tivo is a long way off.

    I still have hope for the Tivo being an improvement for DirecTV but it doesn't look good. You'd think Tivo would have already had a press release with such big news. Those of you at CES don't let them off easy! :)
     
  14. Jan 6, 2010 #114 of 1240
    Doug Brott

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    Not as far off as you might think .. There is a possibility (perhaps 50/50) that you will be able to see MRV in January :eek:
     
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    smiddy

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    That's like a coin flip away, maybe! :p
     
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    Again, it refreshes when it crosses a time boundary. If you start searching at 5:59, it will show you a list of shows that are still showing at that time. A minute later, it refreshes the list to be accurate to the current time.

    I don't like it either but that doesn't make it "for no reason."
     
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    Syzygy

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    But please note, Doug, that Mike said "a working MRV without Tivo is a long way off."
     
  18. Jan 6, 2010 #118 of 1240
    Syzygy

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    You post this claim repeatedly, in spite of the fact that refreshing usually happens at odd times like 3:08pm, and (in the case of the Sort Programs by Category option) when nothing is recording. Wake up and smell the coffee!
     
  19. Jan 6, 2010 #119 of 1240
    hdtvfan0001

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    Agreed...and we have no control over the refresh times either....but just need to understand it happens.
     
  20. Jan 6, 2010 #120 of 1240
    jacmyoung

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    That is why he is wrong, a working MRV without TiVo is here, from the DirecTV presentation it appears they will roll it out soon, like Doug said.

    Although if I read those new Sling gigs from the CES, it seems DISH is taking the wireless MRV route. Will see how that works out.
     
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