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DIRECTV HD TiVo (THR22-100) Anticipation (Official Q311 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Jun 26, 2011.

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  1. Aug 25, 2011 #521 of 1071
    I WANT MORE

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    Who says I'll have to pay for one?
     
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    That says no MRV between Tivo and DirecTV DVR's. What about MRV between multiple Tivo DVR's?
     
  3. Aug 25, 2011 #523 of 1071
    Stuart Sweet

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    I sincerely sincerely doubt you'll see MRV between DIRECTV TiVos. I just don't see widespread calls for that feature.

    Said it before, say it again. It seems like the purpose of this device is to give MPEG4/HD access to people who have been staying with SD because they like TiVo. It's not focused on the advanced user.
     
  4. Aug 25, 2011 #524 of 1071
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    The irony is that Tivo is not staying with Tivo anymore. The newer Tivo GUI's only have a passing resemblance to this software.
     
  5. Aug 25, 2011 #525 of 1071
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    I wonder if they will ever update it to enable the user to turn on the Tivo Premiere UI?

    I know in RCN's implementation there was no HDGUI for awhile. Now they have the HDGUI (or what's completed of it). But they can always disable it if they want.
     
  6. Aug 25, 2011 #526 of 1071
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    Stand corrected, 6.4A brought that, one decent option on the new unit. No MRV, will relegate that unit to the level of the R15. Curious as to what the premium charge will be for it though
     
  7. Aug 25, 2011 #527 of 1071
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    The hardware in the THR22 cannot handle the Premiere UI the way it is implemented today.
     
  8. Aug 25, 2011 #528 of 1071
    Stuart Sweet

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    Jeremy is right. There is no way this device will ever get the Premiere UI. I've heard rumors that it's the same UI lifted from the HR10 (a 7-year-old port of the original TiVo interface)
     
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    This is a very interesting point. It has been assumed by many of us that DirecTV actually had little to no interest in this product ever seeing the light of day. From this angle though, I can see a pretty good value to DirecTV in having a device that will help move those unmotivated mepg2 SD users into mpeg4.
     
  10. Aug 25, 2011 #530 of 1071
    Stuart Sweet

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    Anything that helps retain customers at no cost to DIRECTV is a good deal, so yeah it's a good deal.
     
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    I take it because Tivo's clumsy decision to use a Flash based UI?

    Supposedly DirecTV's in house HD-GUI will work on HR20 and up. HR20, say isn't that even worse than an HR22?

    I guess we will see how DirecTV's new GUI will perform on the older equipment.
     
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    Jeremy W

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    The no cost part is important. At this point, these customers are clearly not that important to DirecTV. If DirecTV actually had to spend real money to keep them, I can't imagine they would bother.
     
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    Jeremy W

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    Yep.
    In terms of raw performance, the HR20 isn't really worse than the HR22. Starting with the HR21 and up to the HR23, DirecTV went to a single-chip solution for the CPU and video decoder, which basically negated any performance increases they'd have seen by using newer chips. It was a cost-cutting measure.
     
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    Yep just watched the video which indicates no MRV even to other Tivo units. Seems really odd since Tivo was one of the first with MRV and it had to disabled (not but not removed) in the previous DirecTivo's.
     
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    Jeremy W

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    My guess is that DirecTV doesn't like the fact that Tivo's MRV creates a copy of the program, and so they won't allow them to implement it that way.
     
  16. Aug 25, 2011 #536 of 1071
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    Then they hit the nail on the head.

    Seeing the TiVO interface on the video again made me pine for that old TiVo UI. In MY OPINION, a very warm and fuzzy UI vs. the current DirecTV UI.
     
  17. Aug 25, 2011 #537 of 1071
    Jeremy W

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    I don't think many people would disagree with your opinion. However, I don't know how many people actually want the UI to be warm and fuzzy. I sure don't. I want it to be slick and modern, which is the exact opposite of the current DirecTV UI.
     
  18. Aug 25, 2011 #538 of 1071
    Stuart Sweet

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    That's another whole anticipation thread :lol:

    Seriously, if you liked your DirecTiVo in 2003, you'll love it in 2011.*


    *Unless you want any of the features that have become standard on DIRECTV DVRs since then.
     
  19. Aug 25, 2011 #539 of 1071
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    Now they need to bring back Microsoft's Ultimate receiver for DirecTV
     
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    Why 2 Ethernet jacks?
     
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