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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 5, 2009 #61 of 810
    Stuart Sweet

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    I do not expect that you will be able to change an existing HR2x to a TiVo but I'll admit that I'm not 100% sure. It's just, knowing what I know, doing it over the satellite would be very very difficult if not impossible.
     
  2. Oct 5, 2009 #62 of 810
    Sixto

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    Certainly been much more "chatter" re: TiVo beta in last week or so.
     
  3. Oct 5, 2009 #63 of 810
    Stuart Sweet

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    ...and it's impossible to know if that all arises from one event: apparently those who signed up to be considered for the TiVo beta were asked to make sure their contact information was up to date. That may simply be an automated reminder.
     
  4. Oct 5, 2009 #64 of 810
    anywhereanytime

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    Is it still possible to sign up for the Beta?
     
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  6. Oct 5, 2009 #66 of 810
    Stuart Sweet

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    It's not a matter of just supplying the box. The HR2x series is actually quite similar to a TiVoHD in the hardware that matters. It's a matter, as always, of protecting the rights of the people who supply the content.

    I don't blame DIRECTV for acting to protect their digital signal to the extent that it's allowed by law.
     
  7. Oct 5, 2009 #67 of 810
    bonscott87

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    3 months to CES. We'll see what Tivo shows and then we'll see how far they are and how soon in 2010 it might be done.
     
  8. Oct 5, 2009 #68 of 810
    Stuart Sweet

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    Of course, I'm still waiting to see the Dish VIP922 from this year's CES, and let's not even discuss the several products shown at DIRECTV CES booths in past years that never materialized.
     
  9. Oct 5, 2009 #69 of 810
    Sixto

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    I'm keeping an open mind.

    The current HR2x UI on a box with 2x-3x the performance would be perfect for this household, especially if they throw in an HD GUI.

    But then again, if they take the Series3 with the current TiVo Desktop functionality, TiVo2Go, and add PIG, and support the tactile TiVo Glo well then maybe it could also be impressive. (most of this may be very unlikely but it sure will be exciting to find out :)).

    We'll see ...
     
  10. Oct 5, 2009 #70 of 810
    hdtvfan0001

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    True.

    Neat ideas and concepts don't always surface to the mainstream.

    In the case of the next DirecTV Tivobox....there seems to be nothing to firm up a release date other than "some time in the first half of 2010".

    Speculation abounds...but we're all really in "wait and see" mode.
     
  11. Oct 5, 2009 #71 of 810
    Sixto

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    CEO: "early 2010" ... whatever that means.
     
  12. Oct 5, 2009 #72 of 810
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    Translation....not late 2010. :D
     
  13. Oct 5, 2009 #73 of 810
    Stuart Sweet

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    Then again he might mean "in the early 2010s," which could mean anytime before 2015.
     
  14. Oct 5, 2009 #74 of 810
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    Probably unrelated, but a couple of weeks ago I got an Email from Tivo asking me to update my user profile on their beta program site. I enrolled as a beta tester for TiVo some time ago. Again it probably means nothing but it IS a fun little data point to add to this discussion.
     
  15. Oct 5, 2009 #75 of 810
    Stuart Sweet

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    That's what I'm saying... all the recent chatter over the new TiVo product could be due to this one e-mail, which could simply be a timed reminder that has nothing to do with development.
     
  16. Oct 5, 2009 #76 of 810
    jfalkingham

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    Like DLB on the DIRECTV DVR's?
     
  17. Oct 5, 2009 #77 of 810
    scottjf8

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    I can't wait for this... I absolutely hate the HR21 that I have, and the HR20 isn't a whole lot better. Response on this device is SO sluggish, and I'm tired of getting shows canceled recording due to stupid things like "no longer in the guide" or whatever. It IS in the guide, I see it.
     
  18. Oct 6, 2009 #78 of 810
    Jeremy W

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    Hey, crap happens.
     
  19. Oct 6, 2009 #79 of 810
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    And you expect the TiVO to be faster than the HR-20.
    Really?
    Have you used a TiVO recently??

    I've still got my HR10-250. I'll take my HR20's over that any day.
     
  20. Oct 6, 2009 #80 of 810
    Ken_F

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    Have you used a recent TiVo?

    The HR10-250 hardware was designed in 2002-2003 for release in October, 2003, but release was delayed until June, 2004 to address various issues. That makes the HR10-250 nearly 5.5 years old.

    The HR20/HR21/HR22/HR23 represent an entirely new generation of hardware with significantly faster processors. The standalone TivoHD uses the same processor as the HR21/HR22/HR23 and it is much more responsive than those products.

    DirecTV's next-generation DVR -- shipping in the next six months -- will feature at least double the CPU performance of the existing products. On this hardware, the TiVo software and the DirecTV software should both run circles around the HR20.
     
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