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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Nice to apples to oranges comparison. Yes, Series 1 and series 2 DirecTV tivo's were hackable. Directv based DVR's were non-existant so of coarse they were not hackable.
Now compare the Tivo Series 3, 4, and now Roamio (which by the way blows Genie out of the water) to the DirecTV DVR's and security is equivalent. Blaming Tivo for early generation HW security and celebrating DIrecTV by using the security lessons learned by TiVo and broadcom really is joke. DirecTV sat on thier butts, let Tivo put the DVR on the map, pulled Tivo, and has never caught back up since.
I just moved all my season passes online from my XL4 to my new Roamio in 5 minutes. How is that working on Genie? Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Youtube, MLB.tv, Spotify, Pandora, Rhapsody, Live365, photos, apps, etc, etc... Yes, yes, you don't want/need those features but fact is TiVo does it. DirecTV doesn't.
Saying Tivo doesn't have the brains is a farce as well. What they don't have is the money DirecTV does. For years people say TiVO is going under but they never do. Between patents, litigation, agreements with D* for providing 0 service, and then on top of that dropping out the Roamio shows TiVo has more brains in it's little finger then DirecTV will ever have.
I know this is a pro-DirecTV forum, but some of the bs you guys post is just humorous. Genie is a very good DVR. I don't denie that. But Roamio/TiVo still lead the way no matter how hard DirecTV and their blinded followers continue to compare a THR22 with 5+ year old SW and HW to Genie and ignore what Tivo as done without DirecTV with the Series 4 and now Roamio.
Unfortunately, these 2 companies will never play nice again, so we never will really see what TiVo could do in the satellite bussiness again,