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DIRECTV HD Receiver with TiVo (Official Q2 2010 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Mar 22, 2010.

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  1. oldfantom

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    The HR also gives you the one minute auto pad on both sides. Rather annoying when you are watching a show real time (gasp) prior to two shows recording. But very nice so you don't miss that last snippet of show after the last commercial. Like the last gag in the Simpsons or Community. When you are recording Fox on Sundays, the Simpsons rolls into Cleveland which rolls into Family Guy et.
     
  2. jacmyoung

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    But did he promise he'd still be TiVo CEO by then? If not, can you count on that promise?:) TiVo is now rumored to be one of the top four takeover targets by CNBC. CNBC was founded by Rogers.

    In the event of a change of control, I doubt Rogers will stick around.
     
  3. Mark Walters

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    No way, don't tell me that. I haven't followed since I don't have cable and figure the D* box will be different from the Premier. No chance they can be as bad as these HR* boxes. It's taking nearly two years to build or release this thing -- I gotta believe lagging will not be an issue.
     
  6. RobertE

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    Well...Tivo is really lagging in getting the thing out the door.
     
  7. Syzygy

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    Way to leap to DirecTV's defense, stud! That's like saying, "So, you think my girlfriend is slow? Well, your girl's cousin is slow too! So there!" ;)
     
  8. inkahauts

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    For anyone upgrading in the near future, and getting an HR24, lagging will never be an issue again... For the most part, it really boils down to gui preference more than anything else...
     
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  10. sigma1914

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    Truth hurts you Tivoholics, huh? It's just too much too accept that your beloved Tivo has issues.
     
  11. jacmyoung

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    I guess this serves a warning sign for TiVo. How well does TiVo's biggest client think of TiVo certainly means a lot.

    I just don't see anything in the pipeline so compelling that any DirecTV sub will be willing to pay a significantly higher fee for this vaporware, bypassing the new DirecTV DVRs such as the HR24 or the new DVR server.

    That is to assume the vapor will actually turn into something.
     
  12. Alan Gordon

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    Seriously guys?! Seriously?! :rolleyes:

    Thank you for some wisdom in this thread.

    Yeah, I think "timing" is a big issue.

    I've made no secret of my preference for TiVo's GUI and feature-set compared to the HR2x's.... which is why I was intending to replace my two DirecTiVos with newer DirecTiVo's.

    However, with my locals coming online in a few months, I'm not sure I will be waiting. It will be dependent upon whether or not the HR24 is available by then, and whether or not any more details about the new TiVo have been announced.

    ~Alan
     
  13. sigma1914

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    It wasn't personal, he's a self admitted Tivoholic (see his sig). Pointing out the inadequacies of HR2x units are common from the Tivoholics...so, it's only fair to acknowledge Tivo's shortcomings.
     
  14. Alan Gordon

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    I know all about Tivoholics (I'm one), and I point out the inadequacies of the HR2x all the time. :)

    BTW, I wasn't singling you out. I was commenting to him as well! ;)

    ~Alan
     
  15. Doug Brott

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    Guys .. :backtotop
     
  16. hancox

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    AFAIC, the only feasible reason Tivo can justify the delay being this long is being on HR24-class-kit. If it's on Broadcom, thus very similar to their existing (legacy) boxes, it only means that Tivo is pretty much down the tubes.

    Hurts me to say it.
     
  17. Sixto

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    Thread went 9 days without a post ... may be an indicator ...

    With no disrespect to TiVo, or those that prefer the TiVo interface, TiVo's opportunity for any significant penetration may have passed.

    Again, no disrespect, but with the HR24 rolling out, it just doesn't seem likely for TiVo to get much share, especially if the monthly fee is higher.
     
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    I love Tivo and miss Tivo, but if they don't deliver a decent product in all fo this. Well then, they can rot in hell - and rightly so. This thing has gone on so long that its become a joke. :nono2:
     
  19. Stuart Sweet

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    What I don't get is why anyone is surprised, given how long the Comcast-Tivo box took.
     
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    I'm surprised because the HR21/22/23 runs on the same Broadcom chipset as the TiVO HD, so it might have been a relatively straightforward port.

    If I understand it correctly, the Comcast project involved writing a completely new layer of TiVo software to sit on top of the existing Comcast app.
     
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