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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Sep 28, 2011.
Thanks for the info!
Don't hold back...tell us how you really feel!
My post would be too hard to read with all of the asterisks.
Its also very highly likely that 3D & External Storage (plug-n-play external usb hard drive to increase recording storage will NOT be supported at release. But its still a TiVo!!
Not that it matters at this point, but I sent an Email to the "Office of the President" and recevied a reply stating that the unit "is currently in production but we're still awaiting the final testing phase. Once the testing is completed successfully, we will announce the official launch date and provide details on specific pricing and receiver functionality."
Besides telling me the specs I already know, the also said "We do not have a firm availability date, as the product is still in development and we hope to have it available soon."
I understand what the features are and these are the units I want, even if I have to purchase them out right.
At this point, unless something unexpected happens, I think those that have suggested that it will be a Q1 2012 release are likely right.
If I were DirecTV, I would release the darn THR22 just to make all of this talk go away. It can't be good for DirecTV to have the "Duke Nukem" of DVRs, but even Duke Nukem Forever did finally get released.
Well, we won't really hash over why you want a DVR with a bunch of missing features vs. what you have now because that has been beaten to death, but there are lots of people (including some higher ups on dbstalk) who still believe that the plug will be pulled on this before it ever sees the light of day as the interest is just not there anymore.
I have stated this Scenario since DAY ONE!!!
I never expect it to be released even though I know someone high up who emphatically states that it will even though the date keeps slipping because they have to keep Fine Tuning it so it's release will not be a BUST!!!
I still can't understand why anyone would want one just because it is a Directivo and then lose a lot of Features and Functionality that you can get on an HR24!!!
I must be missing something.
At this point, I know it's going to happen, and it would be pretty surprising if it weren't sometime in 2012. What I don't know is how many people will still care.
Nonetheless....I'll likely go through my annual (3rd year now) ritual of visiting the Tivo meeting room to get "the latest info" at CES - it'll probably be a photocopy of last year's explanation... :lol:
Actually, we will go to the TiVo Meeting Room to get No Information on the Latest & Greatest DIRECTIVO DVR which can't ever seem to make it's Debut!!! :lol:
I don't think any of the people who have ever visited the thread have ever explained it beyond "my wife likes her Tivo and refuses to learn anything new" or "I just like it cuz the sky is blue".
I guess one big thing for people is the SL limit, well, we have explained to those guys who to combine SLs using the boolean logic, but they still insist on having the Tivo.
I know MRV is a deal breaker for most even though I don't care.
DLB is now implemented in both boxes. That was originally a big deal FOR A LONG time when the HRs first came out.
Apperently KidZone is a deal breaker for some.
Personally, for me, I got used to the PIG and couldn't go back to overlays. I use the PIG constantly to set up recording while half heartedly watching something. Do it 2 or 3x a week.
Well it is definitely crazy that it is not here. people are getting info from customer service that it is in production. Unless they all make up the same story it would appear that there is information available to them that the THR22 is in production.
As for the new D GUI. Having used it, it is definitely an improvement but in no way a TiVo. Much faster speeds and the graphics are pleasing to the eye. But still no thumbs "Up/Down", No slow motion, Dual buffers that time out after 2 hrs (why a time out anyway?), a lousy program guide and that this POS remote that can't even let you turn off your TV without moving some annoying switch to a different position. Who were the morons that came up with that thing?
Not sure why I keep hanging on the dream but until something better comes along I guess I am destined to keep listening to the D TV lies.
to each their own junkie.
I'm glad there's no thumbs up/down, never used slow motion with my tivos, DLB's works great for me, guide is just fine, and I don't use stock remotes for anything.
Keep hanging onto your dream though, they're important - even those that never come true.
That Is PRICELESS!!! Even Those That Never Come True!!! :lol:
Yup. I rarely used the Thumbs Up/Down, the DLB is fine for when I use it, and the Guide is just fine for me.
As for one button to turn the TV on/off along with the receiver, the DirecTV remote is just fine for most TVs. The only time there is an issue is if the TV has problems distinguishing between multiple IR signals. I have the issue with one of my TVs. Since when you press the TV On/Off button, it sends the appropriate signal to the receiver first and then sends it to the TV, the TV is not picking up the second signal as it is too soon after the first. Most TVs can handle this, some can't.
As for DirecTV lies, release of the DirecTivo is a wait on Tivo and most likely has nothing to do with DirecTV. When Tivo is finished with it and has finished its testing, DirecTV will release it.
Yeah, who cares about the thumbs? They never worked right anyways. When I first got a Tivo, I spent a LOT of time thumbing programs. 3 thumbs up for stuff I liked and 3 thumbs down for stuff I didn't. It NEVER got any better. The suggestions were usually 85% off. It would recommend shows for channels I didn't sub too and programs that were not even remotely connected. Like if I'd thumbs up Burn Notice, The A-Team, Macgyver, it would suggest Full House and a gardening show .
DLB... never use it anymore. I just hit the record button on the guide and let it record. Then it NEVER times out and I don't run the risk of hitting a button that'll clear the buffer.
As for your comment about not being able to power the TV, what's that about? That works just fine without moving the toggle switch. My remote has NEVER left DirecTV mode. I use the Master Power button though, maybe that's your mistake?? One thing I would like is for the master power button to be able to do TV + DVR + AVR, but it can only do TV + DVR at once without moving the toggle switch.
Those who don't ues things are apt to lose them. I guess that's why people really love DTV DVR's. To each his own. Amen to that! Just don't take away the items that make a difference. Midiocrity is for losers. Never used Thumbs "Up/Down"? Why not just stick with a VCR?
I don't need a DVR to tell me what I should or shouldn't record. I have a mind of my own.
I could always decide for myself what to watch. I loved having my old SD TiVo's but never used the thumbs up/down. I really wanted something to record and playback on that I didn't have to remember to set the timer and put in a tape.
I already explained why I didn't use the thumbs. They were a complete waste of time and no matter how much I trained the system, it never worked.
Why not stick with a VCR? All a DVR does is thumbs?