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UltimateTV Service

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by billfx, Oct 19, 2007.

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  1. billfx

    billfx Cool Member

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    What is UltimateTV Service? I see in the protection plan there is a difference in charges, $5.99 vs $7.99..
     
  2. ebockelman

    ebockelman Legend

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    It's an old SD-only DVR service that was provided on a Microsoft platform.

    You can get a little more info from Wikipedia.
     
  3. klramp

    klramp AllStar

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    I believe the $5.99 is for all SD equipment. They add $2.00 ($7.99) if you have any HD equipment.
     
  4. 40-Dan

    40-Dan AllStar

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    I feel OLD.
     
  5. blucas95

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    Only the BEST DVR that I've ever had... :D

    Seriously though, the HR20 is getting close, but the UltimateTV box still had some features I wish the HR20 would incorporate. :)
     
  6. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    True. I wish I could get dual-tuner PIP. I never had an UltimateTV but having seen it, it seemed cool.
     
  7. dkraft

    dkraft AllStar

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    +1
     
  8. Thunder7

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    Agreed. I had to give mine up this past January after many years of great service. Still an outstand device, just too bad it died off.
     
  9. LarryFlowers

    LarryFlowers New Member

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    When my Ultimate TV unit died... I held a funeral and a wake...:nono2:
     
  10. Redlinetire

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    OK, you people are starting to creep me out.... :lol:
     
  11. Guttboy

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    I still have an Ultimate TV still in the box! I used it for a year and a half and then ended up moving and going with the dreaded cable!!!!! Its just taking up space now.
     
  12. Cage

    Cage Banned User

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    haven't heard that in a while
     
  13. thumperr

    thumperr Godfather

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    a great DVR. Still got 3 of them. 1 in active use, 1 partial use, and another disabled.

    I wish the HR20 also had the feature to delete your history.
     
  14. leeberwhite

    leeberwhite Cool Member

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    +1

    I especially miss the PIP.
     
  15. TheRatPatrol

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

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    Yup, after 6 years of great service, I too finally retired my UTV for the HR20 in August.

    I too held a wake and played taps for mine. :grin: J/K
     
  16. Keeska

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    It *is* cool. I have 3 in active use. They have many features the HR20 could learn from. If DirecTV ever decides to give me local channels in HD I *may* retire one or two of them. But so far no-one has built a DVR even close in terms of features.
     
  17. Brent04

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    Microsoft still has the UltimateTV website running at http://www.ultimatetv.com/ you can view a demo of the system and they even have info on the Summer 2007 upgrade they sent out.
     
  18. perkolater

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    +1
     
  19. bgartz

    bgartz Legend

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    I miss my UTV. Still one of the best DVRs in my views. It was the only dual-tuner DVR at the time of its initial release, and cried a little when it finally died. Even when I went HD, it still served the bedroom well.
     
  20. UTVLamented

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    +2. I still have mine connected as my HR20 backup for critical recordings as well as SD overflow space. I wish D* would take a hard look at UTV's search feature, it is the best of any DVR.
     
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