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DIRECTV HD Receiver with TiVo (Official Q1 2011 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Mike Bertelson, Dec 28, 2010.

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  1. Jan 24, 2011 #601 of 1101
    hdtvfan0001

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    Many of us are more than capable and qualified to find all the crappy programing we want on our own - without some goofy machine doing it for us. :D:lol:
     
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    tonyd79

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    Still would rely on something you could drop into that bus structure. Remember, we are talking DirecTV encryption and design. If they don't have a module that Tivo could use, then no matter how modular Tivo made their product, they would still have to get DirecTV to play along, which they may not be interested in doing because it would force redesign on their part.

    PCs and DVRs are different critters. A PC is a mult-use device that can be made into a media center. A DVR is a targetted appliance that is tuned for cost/performance. Though some of the same principles can be applied.
     
  3. Jan 24, 2011 #603 of 1101
    tonyd79

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    Funny, the thing that drove me crazy about it was that there would always be a recording light on and I would wonder what was recording because I wasn't expecting anything to be. I hated auto-recording suggestions. I kept trying to use them and kept turning them off because they cluttered up my playlist with crap and that damned light.
     
  4. Jan 24, 2011 #604 of 1101
    bonscott87

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    Well, the Tivo CEO himself stated just a few months ago in an interview (which is on the web by the way) that the new DirecTivo would be using the older "classic" Tivo UI. So I guess he could be making "false" statements that the "regulars" are just repeating. But hey, maybe the CEO doesn't know what he's talking about. Wouldn't be the first time. LOL

    As for being "negative", sounds like many that are waiting for the DirecTivo are just fine with it being the classic UI, thus that would qualify as a "positive" in my book.
     
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    Richierich

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    Excellent Post. :D
     
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    Stuart Sweet

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    Well, I don't know if Microsoft has a leg to stand on there but it's just another drain on TiVo's resources.
     
  9. Jan 25, 2011 #609 of 1101
    hdtvfan0001

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    Almost makes one wonder...between these kinds of things, the long and ugly Dish legal fights, and other past issues....maybe the legal department at TiVo has the largest staff. :D :shrug:
     
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    Yup, I wonder the same thing. The CEO is a lawyer after all.
     
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    Most likely yes.

    MS is in negotiation with TiVo. My guess is they felt they had a weak bargaining position and trotted this action out to bolster it. See Dave Zatz take on it.
     
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    tonyd79

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    I love how a grid guide, which has been used in newspapers and magazines since TV was invented is somehow patentable.
     
  14. Jan 25, 2011 #614 of 1101
    Stuart Sweet

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    Hey, they can try whatever they want... it may not hold up in court, but they can try.
     
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    TiVo sued AT&T first, and now Microsoft is suing to protect AT&T (for which it developed the software).
     
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    Very well put, Greg!

    It would make anyone wonder (as I did for a moment) why anyone would care about the possibility of this underwhelming, warmed-over technology getting released.

    But it took me just a moment to remember why people care: The HR2x software/UI is a certifiable piece of crap! In all respects save MRV and a few nice little details (like one-touch recording and bookmarks) that TiVo will probably, and unfortunately, avoid replicating.
     
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    Richierich

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    I think alot of us forget that we are Technogeeks and alot different than the vast majority of Directv Customers who just want to watch and record TV without getting too technical about how they do it.

    Their Directv DVR and Remote work just fine (in most cases :D) so they can watch and record what they want and some even think they Have a TiVo but in the end can they do what they want and that is to watch TV.
     
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    :rolleyes: That assertion loses all it's supposed impact when one sees not one, but two HR24s just below it in your sig.
     
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    Doug Brott

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    He's warming up to them .. :grin:
     
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    Right. The HR24 UI is still irritating in a hundred little ways, and I never lose sight of the fact that TiVo always did those things much better. But I won't give up my MRV, one-touch recording, bookmarks, (R) icons on scheduled-to-record programs in lists and in the Guide, triple-tap text entry -- just to get a THR22 with an old-fashioned but undoubtedly user-friendly UI.
     
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