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The Official DIRECTV HD TiVo Anticipation Thread - Q4 2009 Edition

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Sep 23, 2009.

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  1. Oct 1, 2009 #21 of 810
    Sixto

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    Then the TiVO CEO has much explaining to do. :)

    He was quite animated on the topic a few weeks ago, at a major conference.

    DirecTV has been quiet.
     
  2. Oct 1, 2009 #22 of 810
    Jeremy W

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    Nah, it's certainly possible that they still believe it's going to happen. But I don't see it happening.
     
  3. Oct 1, 2009 #23 of 810
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    :lol: Oh that's funny. I don't know how many times I've done that. I end up cussing that the damned batteries were dead again. Or I press the buttens harder and harder until I realize that I'm pointing the remote at my belly.:lol:

    While I like the TiVo interface, I also like the HR2x's. I wouldn't pay a nickel extra to use it. There would have to be somthing extra special about it. What that is, I'm not sure. :shrug:
     
  4. Oct 1, 2009 #24 of 810
    RCY

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    While I moved away from the peanut remote to use universal remotes, other than the symmetry of the shape issue pointed out earlier, I actually liked the remote. The transport buttons in particular were very comfortably placed. Once oriented correctly in my hand, I never had to hunt for any buttons. My harmony 550 was not as easy to learn/use IMO.

    As to the SD DTivo interface, meh. It's adequate, with plusses and minuses. (Adding a Season Pass is so sloooooow. OTOH, I like the DLB implementation. YMMV.) For me and my family, it's functional and we're used to it. But a HD DTivo is not worth an additional fee to me. I'm already paying a DVR fee, thanks.
     
  5. Oct 1, 2009 #25 of 810
    Sixto

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    The TiVo Glo Remote has ripping on the bottom to differentiate the top from the bottom. Was wondering why I never noticed that, but just checked and it's because I replaced all mine with Glo's. Very nice remote with tactile feedback, and it's balanced a little differently as well.
     
  6. Oct 1, 2009 #26 of 810
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    Is it still to be 1st half of 2010? I want to upgrade 2 receivers to HD-DVR's and I hate to use up my "hearts" and a contract extension on the HR2X series if Tivos are coming out.
     
  7. Oct 1, 2009 #27 of 810
    Doug Brott

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    I suspect you are making an assumption as to who did the crippling .. Also, anything that could be construed as illegal is likely not going to be available in a new DIRECTV TiVo (does that count as crippling?)
     
  8. Oct 1, 2009 #28 of 810
    Movieman

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    If its a whole home solution box with OTA built in would make me very happy. So anticipating.
     
  9. Oct 1, 2009 #29 of 810
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    Dripping...

    Do I know for sure, nope, do you? But all the talk back then about why DirecTV Tivo's didn't have all the same features as the non-DirecTV Tivo boxes was being done at the request of DirecTV. As for your hacking of the code comment, not talking about that, just saying that all the features you get on a standalong Tivo should be on the DirecTV box or I can see folks not being very happy.
     
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    Doug Brott

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    I don't know for sure, no but I have a pretty good idea .. Yeah, I know DIRECTV was blamed for all of it back then. I still stand by my comment.
     
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    Doug Brott

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    I'm not 100% sure, but I really do not think that built-in OTA will be included this time around.
     
  12. Oct 1, 2009 #32 of 810
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    Listen Harsh, if you insist on stealing other users ids.....

    Sorry could not resist.

    I for one am looking forward to the choice. I think having Tivo in the mix will be good for the consumer no matter which you choose - then again I never thought the VS dispute would go this far, so what do I know.
     
  13. Oct 1, 2009 #33 of 810
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    BTW - Although I will get a Tivo immediately upon release, I would not recommend it. Especially in your shoes. You would be paying too much to jump ship (unless it is free and I can't believe that would happen if there is a hardware change) and you would be an early adopter. Even though there is a mature Tivo product for D*, I anticipate the normal level of new product bugs on this new model/software.
     
  14. Oct 1, 2009 #34 of 810
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    OK...here's some anticipation...

    I anticipate a new HD TIVO unit for DirecTV that contains a 1TB hard drive, two 1GB ethernet connection network support, no OTA support, but support for 4 concurrent HD tuners, and a GUI that is more similar to DirecTV's base user interface at that time than different. (in other words, I expect the new planned UI for all the HRx DVRs will also be released about that same time).

    Launch date - about April 1 2010. No April Fools Day prank.

    There....stuck my neck out with my best guess.
     
  15. Oct 1, 2009 #35 of 810
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    I am not so sure this is anticipation as much as wishing. 4 tuners? I guess a Terabyte would make sense given four tuners. Otherwise I am not sure I would anticipate them more than doubling the storage space.

    It sounds like you are describing the whole house box and not a TIVO DVR. This is a legitimate question and not sarcasm - Did I miss something in an earlier thread where the TIVO box is linked to whole house? That would be cool.
     
  16. Oct 1, 2009 #36 of 810
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    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

    !rolling!rolling!rolling
     
  17. Oct 1, 2009 #37 of 810
    hdtvfan0001

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    Knew that one wouldn't last long....:D

    I just figured I'd give the optimists something to chew on for a few pages of posts...;)
     
  18. Oct 1, 2009 #38 of 810
    Jeremy W

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    I remember hearing it was pushed back to the 2nd half, can't remember if that was an official announcement or a rumor though.
     
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    I know but we can always wish. But the 4 tuners would be awesome.
     
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    The HR22's and HR23's have 500G hard drives.
     
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