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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. Oct 2, 2010 #41 of 683
    harsh

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    What you're talking about is favorites not working as you expect. CIG and favorites are two different concepts. One popular use of Suggestions is to find content that you wouldn't necessarily find among your favorite channels.
     
  2. Oct 2, 2010 #42 of 683
    CuriousMark

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    1. It was mentioned in interviews or quarterlies that it will not be. The market has moved on and both sides agree that continued effort on that was not warranted. They are now instead working on a Tru2way software solution to download onto a tru2way DVR box.

    2. From the same source TiVo and Cox now say they are working on support of the TiVo Premiere as is. The Cox version of the Premiere will likely support SDV, VOD and PPV. Cox will supply the box and marry it with cable cards so that the user gets the same treatment they do now ordering a Cox cable DVR.

    3. Premiere early release problems with exceptionally slow UI, sensitivity to network speed and latency, random reboots and hangs have been mostly fixed. The UI is still slower than many would like, other feel it is fast enough to match the speed of cable DVRs and HR10s. The UI is still unfinished with many screens reverding to an SD format. The second core of the processor has also not yet been enabled ( but we know how hard getting multi-threading to work right can be). The fact that RCN hasn't turned it on yet, indicates at least they don't think the HDUI is ready for prime time yet. When run with the SDUI, most people love the box. Pandora and was just added and Hulu Plus will be added soon. So for TiVo, I would say that development on this box has been fast paced.
     
  3. Oct 2, 2010 #43 of 683
    bonscott87

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    Sounds like your arguing with me when in fact we agree (imagine that). Tivo is incompetent. :)
     
  4. Oct 2, 2010 #44 of 683
    Mike Bertelson

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    All of that is true. So?

    I’m just trying to understand what the cause and effect relationship is as a basis for thinking that TiVo won't release their firmware due to feature that doesn’t work quite right for DirecTV?

    Would it have something to do with Wishlists or Suggestions? I would think they would still work but maybe there is something else I’m missing.

    The way I see it they use Tribune for their guide data, they have already written firmware for an HD DVR on the BCM7401, and they got it to work with all their features. This would lead me to believe the CIG is one of the least likely causes for the delay.

    Mike
     
  5. Oct 2, 2010 #45 of 683
    Mike Bertelson

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    It's pretty close now. At any rate I haven't found a recent example that doesn't work. :grin:

    Mike
     
  6. Oct 2, 2010 #46 of 683
    tonyd79

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    Not really. You tell the TiVo what you receive. It doesn't tell you.
     
  7. Oct 3, 2010 #47 of 683
    Doug Brott

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    You are making inaccurate assumptions here ..

    DIRECTV supplies the hardware and the necessary secret sauce to access the data stream .. TiVo supplies the rest. There is now "DIRECTV peculiar stuff" that will be added by DIRECTV. This is a TiVo effort top to bottom. All DIRECTV did was say "Sure, go for it."
     
  8. Oct 3, 2010 #48 of 683
    harsh

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    The redacted agreement that we saw had DIRECTV responsible for all necessary documentation of the hardware APIs; even if DIRECTV had to be beat out of the hardware vendors.

    Surely not an agreement to provide volumes of code, but not a mandate to pound sand either. After all, we're talking about some not-too-complex stuff in tuners and access control. The real magic in a DVR should be elsewhere.
     
  9. Oct 3, 2010 #49 of 683
    Hoosier205

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    I wouldn't worry about it if I were you. If a TiVo unit even got near your Dish gear one or the other would sue each other immediately. I have to imagine that there are legal swat teams mobilized across the country to prevent such a meeting.
     
  10. Oct 3, 2010 #50 of 683
    smiddy

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    So, does anyone have any idea what this puppy is supposed to look like?
     
  11. Oct 3, 2010 #51 of 683
    Mike Bertelson

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    Lights on the front, connectors on the back, and DirecTV/TiVo logos. :D

    Mike
     
  12. Oct 3, 2010 #52 of 683
    smiddy

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    Well, what if they put the connectors on the sides? :D
     
  13. Oct 3, 2010 #53 of 683
    Mike Bertelson

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    Very Interesting. :)

    How about under a door on the top so a bundle of wires can go into the case as one gang rather than a tangle. :grin:

    Mike
     
  14. Oct 3, 2010 #54 of 683
    Steve

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    Nice "inside-the-box" thinking! :up:
     
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    If the finding of a THR-22 model number pans out and indicates that it is based on the HR-22, it will look like one of those, but with a different front panel showing a TiVo and DirecTV logo, and that should be about it.
     
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    Draconis

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    I just saw the article myself, looks like they are going to have to rename this thread.
     
  19. Oct 4, 2010 #59 of 683
    hdtvfan0001

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    ....at that site....but "announced" several weeks back at another site and and posted by another poster at that time.

    Thanks - and it is good to still "re-share" this kind of confirmation, as it helps reinforce what many here have been saying - folks will have to hold their breath a bit longer if a new HD Tivobox is what tickles their fancy. :D
     
  20. Oct 4, 2010 #60 of 683
    Hoosier205

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    Why would they rename the thread? This is the Q4 discussion thread...this is Q4.
     
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