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HD DirecTiVo: anything new since September?

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#1 OFFLINE   dirtyblueshirt

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 11:57 AM

I have (had) a TiVo Series 3. I loved it. Nothing compares to TiVo. (want some kool-aid?)

The main reason I stayed away from DirecTV previously was for two reasons: previously, my apartment in Washington had a north-facing balcony. Second, DVRs had not matured enough to compare to TiVo.

Then, September 3rd, Engadget posts this:
http://www.engadget....ivo-on-the-way/

And there was much rejoicing. So, now that I've made the switch to DirecTV, has there been any news yet beyond the "second half of 2009" announcement? I can't wait for this receiver to come out, and then what will my options be? How does DirecTV's upgrade policy work?
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#2 OFFLINE   say-what

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 12:02 PM

Nothing new. I'd suspect that the "second half of 2009" date is somewhat optimistic.

As for DirecTV upgrade options, if you want a new unit, you pay for it. How much/little you pay might be determined on your account status, but I doubt they'll be giving these away.

#3 OFFLINE   bonscott87

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 02:06 PM

Nothing new. In fact DirecTV has never said one word at several conference calls about this other then the press release. One has to wonder...

#4 OFFLINE   dhhaines

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 02:37 PM

I'm thinking that the economy may put this out to the future a little longer than the TIVO crowd would like.

I have no preference either way, but the last DirecTIVO I had was a piece of junk.
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#5 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 01:32 PM

Please keep Tivo-related conversation to the press release thread in the HD DVR forum.
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