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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. Sep 16, 2011 #921 of 1071
    sigma1914

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    I don't understand why you need a Tivo to help tell you what to record. I set up the DVR just yesterday for new stuff starting mostly next week. Brought up the guide, went to the local networks (4, 5, 8, 11 all show up) at 7pm CST, record button 2x for the series link, scroll over 2 /3 clicks to see 9pm shows, green button 2x to advance 24 hours, repeat, etc. Took about 10-15 minutes. Move all cable channel shows down in priority since they repeat. Done.
     
  2. Sep 16, 2011 #922 of 1071
    Maruuk

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    Yeah, I have the iPad app but firing up my iPad everytime I want to watch sports on TV seems kinda clunky. Besides, my HR-24 inputs are so random and funky that it probably wouldn't take until the third or 4th or 5th push. Which kind of defeats the purpose.

    Slo-mo is critical for sports. A dedicated slo-mo button (one that works the instant you push it) is essential.
     
  3. Sep 16, 2011 #923 of 1071
    mkdtv21

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    I don't know why everyone keeps on saying its just an old HR10-250 with mpeg4 support. We know the THR-22 will have Directv Cinema/On demand and support for interactive features. Also the UI is an upgrade from the HR10 since its a series 3 and not a series 2. So in my opinion its still a significant upgrade from the HR10-250.
     
  4. Sep 16, 2011 #924 of 1071
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    Because it's mostly accurate, and easier than explaining every little difference.
     
  5. Sep 16, 2011 #925 of 1071
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    Exactly,lather,rinse,repeat,then pop out to your favorite cable channels and do it again. Oh and don't know a particular title is newer, then miss something that might have been good. If a new show is on a channel you forget to scan, tough luck sailor. Very 2003.

    Compare with navigate to the guru guides, select new shows this fall, get the guide. Everything new that does not conflict with an existing season pass records. If you want, you can select customize this guide and uncheck the shows you know you won't like. They all show in a single list independent of time or channel. 5 minutes tops and you know you didn't miss a thing.

    There are also guides by genre.
     
  6. Sep 16, 2011 #926 of 1071
    sigma1914

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    You can check everything on a channel on the HRs...Guide, highlight the channel, info.

    New show guides are all over the net, too.

    I guess people need the DVR to tell them everything, including what they'll like. :nono2:
     
  7. Sep 16, 2011 #927 of 1071
    Tom Robertson

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    Actually they sound very handy and cool.

    And something DIRECTV could implement in their canned smart searches today. :)

    Cheers,
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  8. Sep 16, 2011 #928 of 1071
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    I have a search for season and series premiers. Works just fine. I had the guru guides for two years on TiVo. You still had to pick what you wanted unless you wanted it to clutter up your drive with everything. And it had stuff on channels I didn't get like OTA from 150 miles away. It also picked SD channels over HD channels.

    You really let a machine decide what you are going to record without discernment? Very 1984.
     
  9. Sep 16, 2011 #929 of 1071
    tonyd79

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    I find them useless too.
     
  10. Sep 16, 2011 #930 of 1071
    Tom Robertson

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    Thanks for confirming, Tony. I haven't looked at the canned smart searches in awhile. :)

    Cheers,
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  11. Sep 16, 2011 #931 of 1071
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    That would be handy. What is a smart search. If my dvr has it,i haven't found it.
     
  12. Sep 17, 2011 #932 of 1071
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    Of course not, it is not about the machine deciding,that came from the two of you. It is about ease of use so you can decide without getting lost in a grid guide. If you can do it on dtv, show me how.
     
  13. Sep 17, 2011 #933 of 1071
    mkdtv21

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    Does anyone think this Tivo will include Tivocasts or web videos or whatever its called? I hope it does since its internet connected and it would make it a more exciting product.
     
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    If it's just old HR-22 hardware it couldn't.
     
  15. Sep 17, 2011 #935 of 1071
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    Because for whatever reason to some D* is the almighty. No other STB could ever compete.
    I have both. Tivo is great, the HR24 is great. Nothing negative to say about either.
     
  16. Sep 17, 2011 #936 of 1071
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    It could, but so far no information has come out to answer that question. The hardware is there to support web video that is properly formatted.
     
  17. Sep 17, 2011 #937 of 1071
    sigma1914

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    Go to the normal Smart Search function and there should be an option (4 are there) to the right of the letters that says something like, "FALL TV PREMIERES."
     
  18. Sep 17, 2011 #938 of 1071
    sigma1914

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    No, that's got nothing to do with it. The THR22 is nothing revolutionary and is basically a HR10 with mpeg4...That isn't an insult, because many like the HR10. You don't have the new DirecTV Tivo, so you can't say it's great...Your Tivo with whatever other service you use it for may be great, but that doesn't translate to the DirecTV one automatically being great. IMO, Premier is a POS and half-a$$ed product that I wasted $50 on. That doesn't mean others will not like it.
     
  19. Sep 17, 2011 #939 of 1071
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    Well, Of course I don't have the new TIVO, duh:D (YET)
    I have a Premier and love it. No POS for sure.
     
  20. Sep 17, 2011 #940 of 1071
    Maruuk

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    Seems I read the product is shipping the last week in Sept. and will be available first week in Oct.--but where would that be? Will we have to order it from D*?

    BTW, thanks for the heads-up on the Fall Premieres tab in Smart Search Sigma! Very helpful. I've been scanning the guide each night myself trolling for new shows. The few I've seen have been brutally bad. But always optimistic.
     
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