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Are you getting a DIRECTV TiVo?


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Poll: Are you getting a DIRECTV TiVo? (78 member(s) have cast votes)

Are you getting a DIRECTV TiVo?

  1. Yes (13 votes [16.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  2. No (65 votes [83.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 83.33%

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#1 OFFLINE   Shades228

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 09:11 PM

I doubt it's possible but let's keep the thread to just getting one or not.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 09:40 PM

Soon as it's viable, in my small market, in Upper New York State, I'll get one and replace my old SD standalone version. I've had it for 11 years.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 09:49 PM

Kind of had to vote yes :)
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 10:14 PM

I'm happy with my HR24-500, not getting a TiVo here.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 10:19 PM

If it had Whole Home, i might be tempted..but since it doesnt, no thanks

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 10:22 PM

Kind of had to vote yes :)


Well played, if you would edit the question to state: , or already have, to make it relevant to those who tested, or already ordered one, I would appreciate it.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 10:27 PM

Simple question, simple answer: No

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 11:20 PM

Nada.

Would not use it if it was given for free and excess monthly charges were removed.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 11:36 PM

Only when forced to when the HR10-250 finally bites the dust. Just replaced the HR10-250 power supply a couple of months ago, so who knows how long it may yet keep going.

We also use a DirecTV HR21 HD DVR for all satellite channels and only use the HR10-250 to record HD OTA shows and of course, TiVo Suggestions from the many OTA channels and sub-channels available to us here in Chicago. Tried the AM21 for OTA with the HR21 and found OTA reception here to be much better with the HR10-250 ATSC tuners.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 06:33 AM

If it had been exactly like my HR10-250 (with reinstated stolen HD sat capability) I would have voted YES.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 07:10 AM

Nope. Love Tivo, have them for cable. Probably would have made a mistake and purchased a D* one had they been available several months ago.
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Posted 13 December 2011 - 07:36 AM

Same answer as Stuart! ;)
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Posted 13 December 2011 - 08:32 AM

Nada.

Would not use it if it was given for free and excess monthly charges were removed.


I would use it in the above scenario but NO I'm not going to get one.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 08:53 AM

I'm not getting one myself, but I can certainly understand why someone would want it.

My brother left D* for E* but if he were still over on this side he'd have a few.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 09:03 AM

No whole home AND $5/mo more - no thanks.
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Posted 13 December 2011 - 09:13 AM

If this were 2002, sure. Since it's 2011, no thanks.
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Posted 13 December 2011 - 09:25 AM

I have no faith in TiVo anymore. I still have an SD TiVo that I use in my bedroom as a backup to record important programs such as Survivor. Last Thursday, for no reason, the recording stopped after 15 minutes. If that was my only DVR, I would have lost the show. It recorded just fine on my HR24. The whole TiVo platform has been shaky since the 6.3e software debacle four years ago, and my confidence in it has never recovered.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 09:49 AM

Up to 18 months ago, I would have instantly bought one. Not now though. Love my HR-24 and the new HD GUI

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 11:54 AM

Nope. TIVO is too little too late.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 12:07 PM

I used to be a TiVo fanboy and loved my S3. This one came too late, has nothing really better than the HRs and the lack of MRV is a deal breaker. IMHO this is going to be a huge fiasco,
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Posted 13 December 2011 - 12:10 PM

Voted no I like my HRs. No Whole Home is a killer.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 12:13 PM

I'd like to, but no WHDVR and $5 extra, I'll pass!

I do hope to fix my Series 3 one day, or maybe get a Premiere eventually for some TiVo goodness. They won't have that many channels, but at least they'll be a fully featured TiVo...

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 12:19 PM

A huge fiasco? Why so? We have one, my wife wanted it, and now that they have the FW update working properly, it seems to be humming along quite smoothly, recording shows, excellent HD picture, etc. Who will be on the wrong end of the fiasco? Just curious. I have an HR23 too, and an HR20 (since 2006) and so far, it's all good. Seems to me people are overreacting to the HD Tivo release. If you don't want it, cool. Some people do. I can tell you for an NFL/sports fan, the 1X FF and REW on the THR22 is sweet. Anyway, why all the hostility when clearly some people wanted this and now they have it? I think it reflects a mindset of some people who seem to consider themselves somehow smarter/better/superior to others based on very shaky variables. It's a preference thing is all, why get all uptight about it? It's not just here, but also in the other THR22 threads as well. Seems silly to me, but then again, I have nothing against the THR22. It is what it is.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 01:21 PM

A huge fiasco? Why so?


Because it doesn't do many of the things that current DVR's do. People that want/buy the new TiVo box mostly state it's because they don't have a need for MRV. That's not much different than those that get a standard HD box, instead of a DVR, because they can't see the need for a DVR. But once you start using a DVR, you can't imagine not having one. MRV is the same way. Once you really start using it, you can't imagine using a box without that feature. I think at some point, you'll want a box with MRV and you'll be stuck with the TiVo.


I can tell you for an NFL/sports fan, the 1X FF and REW on the THR22 is sweet.


I have 1Xff on my D* DVR's too, but 39 second skip/slip works much better, and I never used replay when I had TiVo's. The networks show enough replays for me.


Anyway, why all the hostility when clearly some people wanted this and now they have it?


Not necessarily hostility, but disappointment. They were working on this box for over 3 years, and this is it? Really? Clearly TiVo didn't put much faith in this box and viewed it as a side project. Another reason I don't care to give them any money.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 13 December 2011 - 01:34 PM

Because it doesn't do many of the things that current DVR's do. People that want/buy the new TiVo box mostly state it's because they don't have a need for MRV. That's not much different than those that get a standard HD box, instead of a DVR, because they can't see the need for a DVR. But once you start using a DVR, you can't imagine not having one. MRV is the same way. Once you really start using it, you can't imagine using a box without that feature. I think at some point, you'll want a box with MRV and you'll be stuck with the TiVo.


So, let me boil your point down and see if I understand it: you can't understand why people don't want what you want. Is that about it?

I have MRV and I love it. My daughter loves it. My wife couldn't give two quick squirts about it. We talked about the TiVo and I told her about the limitations. That's not what made her say no. She has 40 or 50 hours of recorded content on her HR23 and she doesn't want to lose all of that.

Now, I doubt if she will ever be ready to let her content go willingly, but her maternity leave begins Thursday so she just might decide to catch up. If she does, my no vote changes to a yes. If it does, she'll have what she wants and my opinion won't matter. See?




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