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DIRECTV HD TiVo (THR22-100) Anticipation (Official Q4-11 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Sep 28, 2011.

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  1. Brennok

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    Well according to the TiVo earnings call today and press release...

    http://investor.tivo.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=106292&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1633096
     
  2. Stuart Sweet

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    I've heard similar rumors but then again, such rumors have often been proven wrong. I was searching for something else and found a report saying the DIRECTV Tivo would definitely hit the streets in the spring of '09.
     
  3. litzdog911

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  4. Herdfan

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    Teays...
    But if they put that in a filing with the SEC, they better not be lying.
     
  5. Stuart Sweet

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    I haven't read the filing but if it has the normal disclaimers about "intentions" and "forward facing statements" then they'll probably be ok.
     
  6. pdawg17

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    I just spoke to a VERY knowledgable retention dude and he just told me that it will be released specifically on December 8th...

    Of course get your grain of salt out but it was interesting that he told me that without me asking him about it...
     
  7. wingrider01

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    most important - did they give you the year?:lol:
     
  8. Richierich

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    +1 on That One!!! :lol:
     
  9. RMBittner

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    Engadget is also reporting a December "limited" release (whatever that might mean) and a more widespread release early next year.

    But what might a limited release be? Has DTV done anything like that in the past?

    Bob
     
  10. sbiller1

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    Does anyone know the processor speed and type inside the THR22? Is it possible that the newer TiVo User Experience (Series 4) could be ported to the THR22 hardware?
     
  11. wingrider01

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    look at the specs to a HR22 there you have them. Dount that anything will be ported at all, when you get it, it is what you get - a HR10-250 with Mpeg4
     
  12. dpeters11

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    They are doing it now with the HR34. People in certain cities got one, without realizing what they actually got.
     
  13. Whiskey River

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    Being a HR22 receiver, do you think that HR22 can be converted into a THR22 ?? will it be new hardware or just simple firmware loaded onto existing HR22 equipment ? The one feature that would make me switch is UNDELETE. simple feature, but only the Tivo seems to have this option.
     
  14. Stuart Sweet

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    Anything is possible but I'd call that EXTRAORDINARILY unlikely. It took four years to port what we expect to be the Series 2 experience to this device.
     
  15. Stuart Sweet

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    There is no facility for converting an existing HR22 to a THR22. There are many technical hurdles that make it difficult or impossible to accomplish in the home.
     
  16. Carl Spock

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    It's Tebow Time! They should have put him in well before this. Talk about a proven winner.



    What? This isn't the Tebow thread? It's the TiVo thread?

    Oops. My bad.

    Nevermind.
     
  17. RobertE

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    Everyone ready to enjoy the additional $5 tivo surcharge?
     
  18. JerryMeeker

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    As a former HR10-250 owner, I would have gotten excited about this announcement several years ago. However, I have becone quite used to the DirecTV DVR's (I own 3 now), and am unlikely to return to TiVo ever again. It's sad, becaused I used to love my TiVo.
     
  19. ATARI

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    I was excited about this when they announced it 3 years ago.

    Now, not so much.
     
  20. RMBittner

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    I sure am. I've been waiting three years for this thing, and, to me, the TiVo interface combined with DirecTV's HD programming is worth the expense.

    I know that many here have long ago given up on this and moved on, adjusting quite well to the current receivers from DirecTV. But the only way my wife will agree to the added expense of DirecTV is if we can keep the TiVo interface which she (and I) really really love.

    It'll be slightly more than we're currently paying for digital cable/cable modem, since the cable company will raise our modem rates once we drop the TV half of the "package." And I'm one of those who wants all of the pay channels, sports packages, etc. So. . . when we'll be paying around $185/year, I don't think $5-10 more for TiVo is going to make that much difference.

    Bob
     
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