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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by andunn27, Nov 12, 2011.
I would propose a bet for you - would you go for that ?
It's funny you say that because the lady I talked to when I first called my receiver in asked if I liked Tivo. I said it doesn't bother me either way, but my life loves the tivo interface and she would prefer it. She said so it sounds like you guys would really like a Tivo. I said yes. She said you know we have a new Tivo coming soon. I said I had heard that, but know that it's not available right now. She said yes unfortunately it's not available at the moment.
Wow, sounds like a let down, at least for your wife.
I mean why did the CSR make the comment about "sounds like you guys would really like a Tivo?" and then she drops it on you that those units won't be available for a while.....What's with that? I mean why did she even bring it up?
It's coming ... At least new TiVo SW version updating regularly in a stream. http://www.redh.com/dtv/index.php?r=THR
Ouch, good luck with that receiver. I had that one when I had DTV (never again) and it was incredibly slow and lagged. :nono:
Great question, but the real question is why do CSRs bring up a lot of things the say? They mention many things that don't apply to a situation or whatever they have to say to get you to sign up, even if they're not true.
Response time is on par with my HR21. It's definitely slow and laggy. I can't stand the time it takes after you press the remote for things to happen on screen. Hopefully the new HD Tivo interface that I have heard about will be good.
I don't know for sure but IIUC the new TiVos will be as branded units only and not available as an upgrade to existing receivers.
Hmmmm. Somewhere in this thread and quite a few others, I see a tag team, a duo, if you will. The phrase, "Nagging nabobs of negativity" comes to mind.
What is ERP?
Effective Radiated Power
But I think this was really a reference to the protection plan.
I will not dispute the point "branded units" (fully understandable from marketing perspective), just see many indications in a currently streaming SW what looks like as targeting some HR22-100. I very doubt those boxes has the "branded" look now.
I noticed the THR22 is getting the firmware off TP3, which the others aren't.
Not sure what it takes for a receiver to look at that TP, but as we know, if a receiver doesn't look at the right TP, then it won't get the firmware.
Not quite right - the tp3 using for spooling FW for a few models.
While you're correct that the HR22-100 is the the model that seems to be used for the current TiVo, I'm not so sure the DIRECTV branded HR22-100 firmware will allow you to force the TiVo firmware. Since we know firmware can be targeted and we can't just download anything we want (even if matches our model number), I suspect neither DIRECTV nor TiVo wants to allow anyone to download to a non-TiVo branded machine.
That's just speculation on my part but it makes sense...to me at least.
Currently the only other is the H25-100
I was told that ERP stood for Equipment Replacement Program.
Not to bump this topic, but I have an envelope to send my access card back in. Do I need to send this in? I get to keep the old tivo, but it says the access card is property of Directv and need to return within 7 business days. Also, when originally getting the replacement sent to me the lady had me read the access card number of the old Tivo to her.
Call and ask the access card department. If you dont plan to reactivate the box, then yes, you need to send the access card back. If you plan to keep it, and reactivate it later, then you need to ask them if its ok to keep it.
An owned receiver replaced by directv under the protection plan could end up with the replacement being owned or leased depending on the activation date of the account. I will post the date later when I can get it for you. Not all owned receivers replaced will show as owned.