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DBSTalk Exclusive First Look: DIRECTV THR22 HD DVR with TiVo


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#21 OFFLINE   Drew2k

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 06:56 PM

Just to be clear, we do not and will not host any pre-release testing for this device.

That's what I meant by saying it was a moot point! :)

TiVo has always has done their pre-release testing through private invitations, completely operated and managed by TiVo, so this is what I expected and you have confirmed for the newest DIRECTV and TiVo collaboration...

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#22 OFFLINE   P Smith

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 07:33 PM

The hr21 and hr22 are the same, except for the hard drive. The hr22 has a 500gb drive.


So CPU, RAM, flash and EEPROM are the SAME ?
Why the model name is changed ?
We saw before HR20 been manufactured with 300 GB HDD and SAME model came with 320 GB drive without changing a name.

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 07:39 PM

We saw before HR20 been manufactured with 300 GB HDD and SAME model came with 320 GB drive without changing a name.


Yes it would be nice to see this get a 1tb upgrade before the nationwide rollout since it has a "premium" price.

#24 OFFLINE   P Smith

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 07:46 PM

those premium money falling in a pocket of TiVo, not your - one way road :D

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 08:12 PM

So CPU, RAM, flash and EEPROM are the SAME ?


He already said they are the same...

Why the model name is changed ?


The model name changed to add a T, for TiVo.
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#26 OFFLINE   RunnerFL

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 08:14 PM

Good job on the first look Stuart.

You won't catch me with one of these though.
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#27 OFFLINE   P Smith

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 08:20 PM

He already said they are the same...



The model name changed to add a T, for TiVo.

Easy, easy ... read first, if you don't understand - the question was about difference between hr21 and hr22, sport.

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 08:27 PM

Easy, easy ... read first, if you don't understand - the question was about difference between hr21 and hr22, sport.


And that was already answered too, sport...
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#29 OFFLINE   drumdude

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 08:29 PM

That answers all my questions. Great first look!

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 10:51 PM

Looks very nice, quite informative.

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 11:06 PM

Could you do the 02468 code and upgrade it to the better DirecTV HDUI? Oh wait... Might as well not even have the thing then!

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 11:24 PM

Great job -
The only thing I might add is(assuming it works like the stand-alone Tivo) is the the one touch rescheduling for episodes VS the HRXX having to add a recording and then delete a recording.
And possibly the length of the buffers on the Tivo features list.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 12:54 AM

I'm amazed that it took this long and this is what thy delivered? You figure they might have launched with an iPad or iPhone integration. Nope. My THR22 couldn't even find The Good Wife or Top Chef (Austin or otherwise). The only 30 Rock it found were syndicated reruns. As earn for "Conan" only found PPV for The Barbarian. Apparently TBS is too obscure for TiVo.

It's attempted to reinstall a system upgrade 4 times since it was installed today. This does not bode well.

Luckily I kept the box and the crappy (but functional) DIRECTV HR22. This new box may be making a speedy return.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 10:34 AM

Do search results contain only channels you receive? That was a great feature in the HR10 that is lacking in DirecTV's DVRs.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 10:37 AM

I'm amazed that it took this long and this is what thy delivered? You figure they might have launched with an iPad or iPhone integration. Nope. My THR22 couldn't even find The Good Wife or Top Chef (Austin or otherwise). The only 30 Rock it found were syndicated reruns. As earn for "Conan" only found PPV for The Barbarian. Apparently TBS is too obscure for TiVo.


How soon after install did you run the search? The guide data will take about 24 hours to fully populate. I can find all of those shows on my THR22 right now.
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Posted 11 December 2011 - 10:43 AM

So CPU, RAM, flash and EEPROM are the SAME ?
Why the model name is changed ?
We saw before HR20 been manufactured with 300 GB HDD and SAME model came with 320 GB drive without changing a name.


We've been through this in the past. There is no hardware difference between HR21-100, HR22-100, R22-100 and THR22-100 except the following:

  • Each device is identified in EEPROM as the correct model number.
  • HR22 and THR22 have a 500GB drive while HR21 and R22 have a 320GB drive.
  • THR22 has different silkscreening on the front panel and a TiVo sticker.
  • ...and obviously, THR22 runs the TiVo middleware while all the others run the DIRECTV middleware.

Why the model number change? You'd have to ask DIRECTV.
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Posted 11 December 2011 - 11:37 AM

Nice first look - thanks.

You talk about the 2x fast-forward smoothness and that sounds good.

What about 1x? On all other Tivos 1x FF is completely smooth whereas the D* versions are choppy.

Is the new DTivo smooth for 1x FF?

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 11:37 AM

Great Job on the first look! I have already fwd it to several friends

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 11:44 AM

THE PEANUT RETURNS!

Nice firstlook Stuart!
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Posted 11 December 2011 - 11:44 AM

Nice job on the first look.

Too bad they did almost everything wrong with the THR22. Dated interface, lacks standalone Tivo features......this device looks like something that would have been cool 10 years ago. I am genuinely puzzled about what market they are targeting with this thing.




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