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DIRECTV HD Receiver with TiVo (Official Q4 2010 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Sep 20, 2010.

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  1. Dec 7, 2010 #501 of 683
    Doug Brott

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    I've never known TiVo to actually make a deadline that they've publicly set for themselves. Sometimes it's soon (within 90 days of deadline) and that can generally be considered "on time" .. but TiVo has all too often had multi-year delays.
     
  2. Dec 7, 2010 #502 of 683
    Brennok

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    Oh I definitely agree with this.

    I was more talking about details about beta testing and that before the H10-250 came out. I didn't know when the H10-250 was testing if we heard news or saw posts like these to give us an idea on where in the process they might be.
     
  3. Dec 7, 2010 #503 of 683
    inkahauts

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    Shoot the hr10-250 was only 9 months late....
     
  4. Dec 8, 2010 #504 of 683
    litzdog911

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    Seemed a lot longer to those of us anxiously waiting for those first ones to ship :)
     
  5. Dec 8, 2010 #505 of 683
    Richierich

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    I couldn't have said it better. I'll Believe It When I See It!!! :D
     
  6. dirtyblueshirt

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    I got the same email. No further comment.
     
  7. codespy

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    :new_popco Wish I could get one.
     
  8. Doug Brott

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    The best I can tell, we're definitely getting closer on this TiVo thing .. seems there's lots of activity but nobody talking .. Is the absence of evidence actually evidence of existence?
     
  9. Sixto

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    It will be nice to see the TiVo unit ship.

    It's always obvious that we have lots of different wants and desires expressed here at DBSTalk,

    For those that prefer the TiVo interface to the HR2x, then the new box may be a great option for them, assuming they can live with any of the differences with the HR2x line.

    Personally, I've been happy with the HR2x, but now everyone will have their needs met, while we're all on the same TV provider. :)

    Perfect balance ... for those that want TiVo, here you go ... for those that don't have a preference, here to go ... best of both worlds.
     
  10. Mike Bertelson

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    If I was asked in 2007, I would have have jumped all over a new DirecTiVo. I seriously doubt there would be anything it has that I would be willing to give up my HR's for....although, ya never know. :lol:

    Mike
     
  11. Sixto

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    Similar thoughts here.

    Any new technology on our favorite TV provider is a good thing, especially for those preferring options ... and one of those options is getting closer. :)

    Sometimes it even helps to have a little competitiveness going on, while it's all still in the DirecTV family.
     
  12. hasan

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    Competition is a very good thing for consumers, although I wouldn't consider the D* TIVO marathon vaporware real competition. Even when it does appear, the price point may not result in much competition either. Time will tell.:)
     
  13. dennisj00

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    Seems to have been for the last couple of years !!
     
  14. Barry in Conyers

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    I have never used a Tivo for any length of time, but the interface did not strike me as being enough better to make me run out and buy a D* Tivo (or whatever it is called).

    Lack of bugs might be another matter. The HR24-500 was introduced 10 months ago and has still has significant problems (some from the very beginning and a couple of new ones introduced with 0x419). After a while, the lack of progress starts to make an alternative look more attractive.
     
  15. Doug Brott

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    For many people, the grass is always greener on the other side.
     
  16. Barry in Conyers

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    And for super cheerleaders, there is no grass except at DirecTV.
     
  17. ATARI

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    Same can be said for TiVo fan bois.
     
  18. Doug Brott

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    Many people are fans of many different things .. If you're implication is that I like DIRECTV. You are correct. That is why I have the service. Last I checked, The DIRECTV TiVo will work on the DIRECTV service (when available).

    As for "lack of progress" .. keep in mind that the DIRECTV TiVo was announce in September 2008 for late 2009 delivery. Here we are late 2010 and we're just now sniffing a beta test period. TiVo epitomizes the phrase "lack of progress" when it comes to getting something out the door.
     
  19. Barry in Conyers

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    Doug,

    OK, so you like DirecTV. I also like DirecTV (and have been a customer for a long time), but that does not mean that I have to kiss the D* corporate ass, ignore the ongoing problems and defend everything they do.

    Based on what I read here, there is no doubt that the D* HDR with Tivo has gone nowhere very slowly, but that is a Tivo problem and I don't really care other than the fact that competition is generally good for customers.

    My point was and is that the long standing problems with the HR24's make an alternative look more attractive, even if the alternative is the long delayed D* HDR with Tivo.
     
  20. hdtvfan0001

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    Perhaps some of the HR24's have had certain problems....but many have been solid. My HR24-100 is the best HD DVR owned to date, and an exponential improvement of the old Tivobox unit that was retired here in 2006.

    While I have no interest in the new TiVo unit, I respect the fact that there are some loyalists out there. For that reason, I follow it, keep my ears open, and will also check on anything that can be learned at CES next month.

    I suspect you'd find that the Mods here have the same approach....get information and share. Since it's clear that TiVo has oversold their product launch and under-delivered....there's no reason to point the finger at DirecTV on that topic.

    On the optimistic side, we may learn some information in less than 30 days that will shed some light for the TiVo aficionados.
     
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