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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 7, 2010 #141 of 1240
    hancox

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    You're close - it had to do with compression, but not as an estimate (at least that way)

    Actually had more to do with D* and HD-Lite for HD, and not wanting to have to admit that they were down-rezzing (and, thus, taking up less space).
     
  2. Jan 7, 2010 #142 of 1240
    hdtvfan0001

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    They have both an exhibit "area" (not in the main halls though), as well as a couple conference rooms there. Smiddy, RichieRich, and I will be among a group there who will be "looking around" to see what we can see and hear what we can hear.

    Their location provides them with more of a "controled audience experience", or so I heard the other night on a CNET summary.

    I took that to mean they can make sure who sees what.
     
  3. Jan 7, 2010 #143 of 1240
    Mike Greer

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    Well, um, I plan on going where I find the best value. Because of Sunday Ticket I am/was stuck with DirecTV. I’m hoping that the new Tivo will make DirecTV the best value. My only problem with DirecTV is the HR2x DVRs. I’d be happy with the Dish Network hardware and price but want DirecTV programming. Too much to ask I guess….

    I think I listed the features I care about –

    Speed – I used to have a DirecTivo and the ‘Please wait’ sucked but other than that it was ‘faster’ than the HR boxes.
    Easily add additional storage space
    IR/RF working at the same time
    OTA and ability to record 4 streams at once (Dreaming I know but if Dish can why can’t DirecTV)
    Fully functional Tivo equivalent of MRV
    Trick play that works without annoying delays

    Hopefully those that are attending the show will post some good news today although it does seem like we may be in for an even longer wait than most had hoped. Let’s keep our fingers crossed!
     
  4. Jan 7, 2010 #144 of 1240
    loudo

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    MRV is a great feature, but having Slingbox type unit built in the unit would even be better, allowing you to view channels, as well as recorded data. I have a Slingbox attached to my HR20-700 and would love to see DirecTV build a similar product right into the DVR.
     
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    Richierich

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    I have two Slingboxes and I just love them especially being able to view them when I am on Vacation via the Internet.
     
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    jacmyoung

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    I am surprised none of you have found TiVo yet.
     
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    Richierich

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    What exactly does that statement mean?
     
  8. Jan 7, 2010 #148 of 1240
    LameLefty

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    I kind of took it with a religious context . . . :lol:
     
  9. Jan 7, 2010 #149 of 1240
    hdtvfan0001

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    :lol: Me too.
     
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    Syzygy

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    What?! Is Jeebus expected to appear at CES?
     
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    Sixto

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    seems awfully quiet ... :)
     
  12. Jan 7, 2010 #152 of 1240
    hdtvfan0001

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    Things may "pick up" this weekend...;)
     
  13. Jan 7, 2010 #153 of 1240
    Stuart Sweet

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    In the meantime, let's not bump this thread unnecessarily.
     
  14. Jan 7, 2010 #154 of 1240
    Sixto

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    meant to say awfully quiet at CES.

    somewhat news that there's been no news.

    companies usually announce early and then spend next few days talking.

    with the silence, not so sure anything will be demonstrated, but may need to wait another day before judging.
     
  15. Jan 7, 2010 #155 of 1240
    hdtvfan0001

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    For what its worth....the Tivo locations there are CES are near the top of the target list for visitation this weekend by several of us....we intend to not only find out whatever we can, but share as well. ;)

    They might be intentially "laying low" for a formal announcement some time after CES...
     
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    jacmyoung

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    You mean unlike the last year's CES?
     
  17. Jan 7, 2010 #157 of 1240
    Sixto

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    It seemed like the "Premiere" and "Premiere XL" had a chance of being announced. Maybe not. Or maybe later.
     
  18. Jan 7, 2010 #158 of 1240
    RAD

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    Dripping...
    CNBC had Tivo CEO on for an interview and not one mention of DirecTV/Tivo.
     
  19. Jan 7, 2010 #159 of 1240
    Stuart Sweet

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    Not terribly surprising...

    My formal prediction (and honestly, I hope I'm wrong) ...

    The people at the TiVo booth will say that the new device is "on track" and there will be very little else there. Sadly that would represent no change from last year.
     
  20. Jan 7, 2010 #160 of 1240
    hdtvfan0001

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    I'm guessing you may very well be correct....but have no hesitation to probe a bit further....


    <Man Tossed from CES for Asking too many Questions - film at 11>
     
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