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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 17, 2011 #941 of 1071
    inkahauts

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    But TiVo products aren't easier or better to use than alternatives, including directives own units. If apple designed a dvr it would be more like the Directv hrs then the tivos, they don't believe in making you do lots of steps to accomplish something simple, they are into simplicity and quick access like Directv is.

    You are absolutely right about the use of the word TiVo. Kind of the same thing as the use of the word roller bladding or klenex.
     
  2. Sep 17, 2011 #942 of 1071
    inkahauts

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    Do a smart search for premiere. Or use your iPad app if you have one. And Directv dvrs go out 2 weeks, not sure why you say they don't.
     
  3. Sep 17, 2011 #943 of 1071
    inkahauts

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    Actually, have you tried the iPad app remote. It's more responsive than the regular remote.
     
  4. Sep 17, 2011 #944 of 1071
    inkahauts

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    Look on this forum at the tv shows tab. ;)
     
  5. Sep 17, 2011 #945 of 1071
    Maruuk

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    Yeah, I think for sports especially I'll try the iPad remote, can't be worse than what I got.
     
  6. Sep 17, 2011 #946 of 1071
    Maruuk

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    My Tivos were universally excellent and responsive--we're talking INSTANT response with never a glitch.

    My D* products have been universally garbage, and I've been through most of the HR units. Terrible response, frequent crashing, all around infuriating.

    So yeah, the Tivo name does have significance to me. It actually works. Try that sometime, D*.
     
  7. Sep 17, 2011 #947 of 1071
    sigma1914

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    I've had much the opposite results with many Tivos. My point - For every "garbage" HR, there's someone who had "garbage" Tivos.
     
  8. Sep 17, 2011 #948 of 1071
    Maruuk

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    Neither my experience, nor what I've read in these pages. Tivo has a large and loyal following in here. DBS is littered with frustrated D* users made crazy with the sloppy UI, crashes and constant updates that never fix core issues.

    But with this Tivo coming in with hybrid (non-exclusive) tech, all bets are off pending customer trials. Could be great, could be same old D* disposable junk.
     
  9. Sep 17, 2011 #949 of 1071
    Laxguy

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    It's "TiVo", for starters. I had one; it was all right. Better features than were available at the time. But that was then, and then was all a much tinier feed- SD. This is now; I have scant interest in any SD broadcasts.

    We'll just have to see. I hope it rocks, but it had better include an espresso maker for me to switch.
     
  10. Sep 17, 2011 #950 of 1071
    inkahauts

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    Frequent crashing? I think you have an install issue. I have never had that issue, and from what I have read, that's often some sort of install issue. Response speed can depend on the unit, but that is about to get much better all around for all hrs. and TiVo was never a fast responder for me either though.

    If I had to rank all the dvrs I have ever used for overall functionality and reliability, and giving the biggest weight to recording reliability...

    Relaytv
    Ultimatetv
    Hr from Directv
    TiVo

    You say Directv doesn't work, but I say let me know when TiVo knows how to make a unit that I can set up a wish list and have it actually work for recording sports. They have failed since their inception on that one. No other dvr I have ever had has had that issue. Directv hrs actually work. Try that sometime TiVo. ;) if it can't record the shows I want it's useless.

    But with anything, some people are bound to have a different experience than me. However, most people search out forum boards for one of two reasons, they really like the product and are techie or they have a complaint. You don't get the happy people that aren't more of a power user on a forum like this, so to say you think that the posts around here show that the majority of people are unhappy and think TiVo is a better product might be a bit flawed. In fact most people that where once TiVo lovers have expressed disappointment in the new TiVo in comparison to the hrs.
     
  11. Sep 17, 2011 #951 of 1071
    inkahauts

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    What sloppy ui are you talking about?
     
  12. Sep 17, 2011 #952 of 1071
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    When is this getting released? I'm now with Dish - and thinking of switching because Dish refuses to have any 3D channels.

    Having never had Tivo (used ReplyTV earlier !) - would like to try this out. Will whole house DVR work with this receiver ? Is there a thread/post that compares the new HD GUI receiver with the existing Directv receivers ?
     
  13. Sep 17, 2011 #953 of 1071
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    All reports are that it won't. A First look of the HD GUI hasn't been released yet.
     
  14. Sep 17, 2011 #954 of 1071
    Tom Robertson

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    Don't know when it will be released. And no credible hints either.

    Do not expect Whole Home DVR with this release or any content sharing software for that matter. For a decision making process, I would presume it will not have WHDVR anytime soon, unless we hear otherwise.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  15. Sep 17, 2011 #955 of 1071
    evnow

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    Hmmm, so I'd have to get 2 of these receivers - which means $200 extra at the time of joining, if I join online ... vs $100 if I just get an extra HD receiver.

    Assuming they don't charge a higher price for these receivers compared to existing ones.
     
  16. Sep 17, 2011 #956 of 1071
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    My last TiVo crashed at least twice a week. The channel lineup was usually several weeks behind changes by comcast and it did not record at least one show a month.

    My previous TiVo lost entire series at least twice when Directv changed their data stream.

    Your point?
     
  17. Sep 17, 2011 #957 of 1071
    tonyd79

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    I dunno. Maybe Menu / smart search / suggested searches / fall tv premieres?

    Or I use

    AALL PREMIERE CCHAN 2 60

    For premieres on network tv.

    Just because you don't know how to use something doesn't mean it can't do it.

    Besides, you said you get to record them all without any work. That is letting the machine decide for you. I've used guru guides. They are a mess.
     
  18. Sep 17, 2011 #958 of 1071
    Tom Robertson

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    While I'm expecting higher prices, I do not know if it will be in the one-time category, the monthly fees, or both. We just don't know.

    By the way, I'm reminded that the TiVos won't do 3D initially.

    A power user like yourself might really want to look at the DIRECTV HR DVRs or wait for the HR34s.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  19. Sep 17, 2011 #959 of 1071
    Jeremy W

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    Why can't DirecTV just be like every other provider and drop the stupid TV checks? Nobody else does it, and they just cause problems with abnormal setups.
     
  20. Sep 17, 2011 #960 of 1071
    evnow

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    What ?!

    That definitely kills TiVo for me. And for a lot of people, I guess, what with every new piece of hardware coming this year is 3D (TVs, Projectors, HT receivers, Blu-ray players etc).
     
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