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Directv stopped supporting THR22 and no replacement spares?


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#1 OFFLINE   BAMCAT

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 10:36 PM

On the TiVo Community Forum There is a posting that D* isn't supporting the THR22 anymore and they don't has spares to replace failed units.

That makes the THR22  a very short lived platform.

I know that this is wishfull thinking, but wouldn't it be nice if they were migrateing the TiVo software to a later box?....not!

The good thing about the THR22 is that if the hard drive fails, it is a no brainer to install a new drive and get it back up and running, don't have to load an opperating system of configure the drive at all, the box does all the work.

Now, if someone could hack the drive so it could be copyed to a larger drive and maintain the recordings, one could make a backup drive so you wouldn't loose your recordings.

When the HR10-250 came out, Hackers were quick to jump on it and devlope software to do just that.

I find it interesting that the hacking community never tried to develop any software to copy and expand the drive. Too bad.


Edited by BAMCAT, 01 September 2013 - 10:38 PM.


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Posted 01 September 2013 - 11:15 PM

I recall it has been posted here - I did ask him technical questions about partitioning ... copy with expanding ..



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 07:16 AM

I just saw a DTV add yesterday boasting that DTV offers a TIVO based system and DISH doesn't.



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 09:57 AM

Still showing as available for order on my account;

 

For $199.00.

 

Ah ... no thank you ... 


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Posted 02 September 2013 - 12:08 PM

I just saw a DTV add yesterday boasting that DTV offers a TIVO based system and DISH doesn't.

It wouldn't be the first time Marketing was writing bad checks.

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 02:25 PM

Sorry, don't by that they have stopped selling them just yet. I thought their contract is through 2017. Maybe one of the installers will let us know if they have some own their warehouses still.

And as for replacing and adding bigger hard drives, all the hr2/4xs do that just fine.

One of the big reasons DIRECTV kicked TiVo to the curb the first time was their complete lack of security for things recorded onto their system.

And at this point,I don't think TiVo has the brain power to ask for and create a hr44 based TiVo product for DIRECTV.


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Posted 02 September 2013 - 03:05 PM

Never heard if the THR22 easy to pull events from its drive ...



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 08:57 PM

Maybe one of the installers will let us know if they have some own their warehouses still.

Nope, we still have the same 100+ that we have had for the last year.


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Posted 02 September 2013 - 10:26 PM

And there it is, wrong info from whoever the op talked to...



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 07:46 AM

I've confirmed that DIRECTV is still offering the THR22. Just plain paranoia, that's all.


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Posted 03 September 2013 - 08:32 AM

Glad of that.

Sounds like one CSR was really trying to push D* DVR's

Solid Signal still has them available also.


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Posted 03 September 2013 - 08:54 AM

I've confirmed that DIRECTV is still offering the THR22. Just plain paranoia, that's all.

Those Tivo users are a paranoid bunch arent they?   :rotfl:



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 01:50 PM

Glad of that.

Sounds like one CSR was really trying to push D* DVR's

Solid Signal still has them available also.

 

To be honest, based on the level of software development the THR22 has had, I probably would too. It'd be a much different story if it was closer to a Tivo Premiere or Roamio. Though I wouldn't use this particular tactic.


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#14 OFFLINE   BAMCAT

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 05:17 PM

Got a message on the DVR from D* stating "TiVo is back!!"

There they go again, trying to draw in customers with the TiVo name, and then I bet that they will push their DVR with the same line about TiVo not working with the whole home system.

Bait and switch!

Why don't they just update the TiVo software so TiVo will work with the whole home system?



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 05:29 PM

Got a message on the DVR from D* stating "TiVo is back!!"

There they go again, trying to draw in customers with the TiVo name, and then I bet that they will push their DVR with the same line about TiVo not working with the whole home system.

Bait and switch!

Why don't they just update the TiVo software so TiVo will work with the whole home system?

I don't think you know what bait and switch is.


If you stop responding to them or put them on ignore, then eventually they'll go away.

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 07:41 PM

Tivo probably isn't really interested in making it whole home compatible.



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 11:12 PM

Writing the recording to the drive is different software and format. No way it will ever work.

We still have Tivo's in stock.
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Posted 12 September 2013 - 11:27 AM

Writing the recording to the drive is different software and format. No way it will ever work.

We still have Tivo's in stock.

What you mean by that ? Could you provide real details to ppl who're writing programs for living ?



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 11:31 AM

"We still have TiVo's in stock"?

 

Who do you represent?



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 11:51 AM

"We still have TiVo's in stock"?

Who do you represent?


Installers I'm sure as several have said they still have plenty including most the ones they ever got sent in the first place.


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