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#101 OFFLINE   dirtyblueshirt

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 01:46 PM


The stand alone TiVos allow the guide to overlay a recording during playback. That is something the HR10 could not do. Can The THR22 display the guide over a recording?



Another one for me to try tonight.


I can answer this. Yes, you can bring up the onscreen guide while a recording is playing.
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#102 OFFLINE   dirtyblueshirt

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 01:50 PM

the remote


Then no, it doesn't glow. This was most likely because making it glow AND have RF functionality would be too great a drain on the batteries.

For the record, the Tivo Premiere does not have the Glo Remote either. Only the XL and Elite.
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#103 OFFLINE   Alan Gordon

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 01:58 PM

For the record, the Tivo Premiere does not have the Glo Remote either. Only the XL and Elite.


Yeah... that was an unfortunate cost cutting measure.

The TiVo Series 3 had it. The remote is far superior on it to the one I had on my TiVo Series 2, or my DirecTiVos.

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 01:59 PM

Yeah... that was an unfortunate cost cutting measure.

The TiVo Series 3 had it. The remote is far superior on it to the one I had on my TiVo Series 2, or my DirecTiVos.

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No argument here! :) Though I would call the DirecTV a solid 2nd place. I just wish DirecTV offered MLB remotes too. Not a football fan, but I loves me some baseball!
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Posted 09 December 2011 - 02:03 PM

Looking at the info and pics, I assume that the NDA has ended for the TiVo-engined box?

I would have thought (by the lack of earlier info and pics) that they had a pretty strong NDA.
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Posted 09 December 2011 - 02:06 PM

Looking at the info and pics, I assume that the NDA has ended for the TiVo-engined box?

I would have thought (by the lack of earlier info and pics) that they had a pretty strong NDA.


It depends on the NDA. An NDA for the press (aka a "Press Blackout") is likely what you're seeing the result of here. Also, the THR22 is now available in select markets as well.

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 02:07 PM

So you're press?
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Posted 09 December 2011 - 02:13 PM

So you're press?


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Posted 09 December 2011 - 02:16 PM

Me too! I used to be an Editor-in-chief of several magazines - alas not quite in this industry - but I don't talk in riddles either!
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Posted 09 December 2011 - 02:17 PM

Does this need to be connected to phone line and internet?
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Posted 09 December 2011 - 02:26 PM

No argument here! :) Though I would call the DirecTV a solid 2nd place. I just wish DirecTV offered MLB remotes too. Not a football fan, but I loves me some baseball!


Yeah... RF might actually give the DirecTV one 1st place in my eyes, but otherwise, (design and build wise), the deluxe TiVo remote wins.

For cost cutting measures, I haven't been turning on the heat, and being able to fast forward past commercials without taking my hands out from under my blanket(s) is a GREAT feature.

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 02:45 PM

At the beginning DIRECTV sold the TiVo for life and then realised that it would include every dvr fee, non TiVo's, so they stopped.


No, that's not what happened. At the same time that DTiVo "account management" was transferred to DirecTV, the option to buy lifetime service for DTiVos ended. DirecTV never sold this option. However, anyone who had already bought it had the lifetime status for DVR service transferred to their DirecTV account and kept it for life, no matter what hardware was active.

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 04:13 PM

How responsive is the UI?

How responsive is the remote for Trickplay commands?
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Posted 09 December 2011 - 04:19 PM

Does this need to be connected to phone line and internet?


There is no phone or internet requirement. The box does not have to phone home to Tivo, ever. There are no nag messages. All guide data and software is delivered over satellite.

In order to use pay-per-view, you must have a phone line or internet connection.

In order to use On Demand or Swivel Search, you must have an internet connection.

You can connect directly to a router through the ethernet port, or you can use a DECA to share the same connection as your other receivers use through the Cinema Connection kit.

How responsive is the UI?

How responsive is the remote for Trickplay commands?


I'm withholding judgment until it's been on for 24 hours, just to be fair.

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 04:24 PM

Thank you for answering my questions :)

I can just switch out my hr22 with a TiVo box? Two coax leaving the dish to the back of the TiVo. Setup and call to activate? Same access card? Or it comes with a new access card?
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Posted 09 December 2011 - 04:29 PM

Thank you for answering my questions :)

I can just switch out my hr22 with a TiVo box? Two coax leaving the dish to the back of the TiVo. Setup and call to activate? Same access card? Or it comes with a new access card?


It's not really a switch. You can order one if you're in one of the markets where they're available today. It will come with a new access card. You can then deactivate one receiver if you want to.

As for the price, that depends on what DIRECTV wants to offer you.
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Posted 09 December 2011 - 04:42 PM

No, that's not what happened. At the same time that DTiVo "account management" was transferred to DirecTV, the option to buy lifetime service for DTiVos ended. DirecTV never sold this option. However, anyone who had already bought it had the lifetime status for DVR service transferred to their DirecTV account and kept it for life, no matter what hardware was active.


DirecTV offered it for a short time as well,and also had a deal where It was included with premier for a time.

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 07:53 PM

Does the peanut remote support both IR and RF? Thanks

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 07:54 PM

Does the peanut remote support both IR and RF? Thanks


Yes it does! The RF is a godsend!
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Posted 09 December 2011 - 07:59 PM

Yes it does! The RF is a godsend!


Does the Peanut work with a standard HR?
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