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Directv stopped supporting THR22 and no replacement spares?
Posted 16 January 2014 - 02:26 PM
Directv HD DVR HR44-700
Directv HD DVR HR24-200
Directv HD Receiver H24-200
Directv HD Receiver H24-200 Owned
Directv Standard Receiver D12-700 Deactivated
Directv Subscriber from 2009-???
Posted 01 February 2014 - 12:56 AM
They have to advertise, its in their contract.
And I still have never seen that no updates even to fix bugs on it press release. Thats on tivo to do anyway...
We will see what happens when 2017 hits I guess, to see if they try again with an updated version. I wish they'd do it now. They will both innovate more if they are both available.
Just to clarify, there was one update not long after the release....01B5. This fixed some bugs and added back one back door SPS code (30 sec skip) after DirecTV mandated all of them be stripped. Even the clock in lower right hand corner was removed per DirecTV for whatever reason.
TiVo was well aware of the HR34 Genie while fine tuning the software on the THR22 and developing the Roamio, but DirecTV was never going to authorize more than a 2-tuner HD DirecTiVo compete with their own branded DVR, plus it was not in the contract from years ago.
I support both companies, and my 70+ year old parents love the THR22 I gave them last month after using series 2 DirecTiVo's for the last 8 years. I have no TiVo's left on my DirecTV account. Since DirecTV has the final say on software updates, I would not hold my breath on another update for the THR22, unless someone changes the daylight savings schedule in the future like in recent history.
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