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DIRECTV HD Receiver with TiVo (Official Q2 2011 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Mike Bertelson, Mar 16, 2011.

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  1. Jun 3, 2011 #821 of 879
    jacmyoung

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    What dose that mean? People who owns TiVo DVRs have little interest in this new DirecTiVo, yet people here who mostly could care less about it are obsessed with it?
     
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    SledgeHammer

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    I can't speak for others in this thread, but I think this thing will suck as we know it today. Why do I stick around the thread then? Often, to kill time :D.
     
  3. Jun 3, 2011 #823 of 879
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    People who want Tivo or they won't watch TV is hardly an unfair statement. Isn't that exactly what they are doing? Anybody who is holding on to an HR10-250 because they "must" have a Tivo is refusing to watch the dozens and dozens of MPEG4 only HD channels in protest.

    I don't see how anybody could say the Tivo works "better" then the HR2x's. Sorry, I just can't. The feature set is almost identical. The Tivo has suggestions (which most people consider useless) vs. the HR2x having MRV (which most people consider awesome). The Tivo has more SLs, but there are workarounds to have more SLs on the HR2x box. The HR2x has PIG, the Tivo doesn't. Guides are virtually identical, etc. Even the remotes are kind of identical. The Tivo *USED* to be an open platform that you could hack on and mod if you were a techie, but now both the Tivo and the HR2x have been locked down. You can still add storage to both.

    We have asked pretty much every person that has come to this thread and posted "the tivo is way better" whats so good about it. The answer that has come back 99% of the time is the SL limit. We then describe 3 or 4 workarounds, but still get "the tivo is way better". :grin:
     
  4. Jun 3, 2011 #824 of 879
    Doug Brott

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    You answered you own question ..
     
  5. Jun 3, 2011 #825 of 879
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    Some people are just not so interested in HD to bother, for the same reason they are not going to be excited about the new DirecTiVo especially if it will carry an extra fee.
     
  6. Jun 3, 2011 #826 of 879
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    I have both Tivo for Cable and HRs for D* and am insouciant on the subject.
     
  7. Jun 3, 2011 #827 of 879
    SledgeHammer

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    If you (or they) aren't interested in HD, why would you (or they) get the new DirecTivo?
     
  8. Jun 3, 2011 #828 of 879
    Mike Bertelson

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    I would have thought that currently using both would give you a unique perspective and opinion on the subject.

    Mike
     
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    Yea. I can't say I have an issue with either.

    I don't use the suggestions on Tivo. I do like the streaming options that Tivo offers. The Tivo is fast. (I have and XL as well as a premier). It takes forever to actually delete a program.

    As far as D* is concerned, if it is not a 24 then it is really, really slow to the point that it is aggravating. I do use the MRV feature and like it.

    I'll wait and see what kind of pricing surfaces. I would like to upgrade the 20, 22, and 23 that I have.
     
  10. Jun 3, 2011 #830 of 879
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    If you are using standalone TiVo DVRs, then your experience with TiVo may not be the same as the experience with a DirecTiVo DVR.
     
  11. Jun 6, 2011 #831 of 879
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    I had a 10-250.
     
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    I don't think you will see that with Fios. It is only provided by the cable company and I don't see Verizon doing that after all the time and money they spend on their own DVR.

    As for doing what is described, I am sure it will, sort of kind of. Tivo has been big on promise and short on delivery lately but they do deliver something useful for those that need it.
     
  14. Sixto

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    Correct, was not assuming it would be provided by FiOS, they have their own supported solution.
     
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    Fios whole home is pretty nice... Can't really see the difference with D* MRV but I guess that's the point.... I also can't see how the above would be useful alternative for Fios users to be honest. some folks gotta have a TiVo I guess.
     
  16. Sixto

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    FiOS did not allow more then one DVR server, and did not allow DVR-to-DVR MRV. At least this was with 1.8. Also couldn't replace the hard drive, or do eSATA. Currently supporting FiOS for family members, know it well. And DirecTV is better, one person's view.
     
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    Fios will allow eSATA with 1.9(certain dvr's)... Thanks for the other info i was not aware of. With D* I only have one DVR and the same with Fios.
     
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    Whenever 1.9 gets out. They are working on 1.9a now.
     
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    You said it. Sounds like we might get the new D* GUI before that happens.
     
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    The race is on.
     
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