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According to Directv, HMO to available by years end!


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#1 OFFLINE   yamboo29

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Posted 23 October 2005 - 10:26 PM

Looks like Directv has just over two Months to make good on their statments!

DIRECTV Debuts Home Media Center at CES Trade Show; Digital Network System Provides Seamless DVR in Every Room

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 6, 2005--DIRECTV, Inc., the nation's leading and fastest-growing digital television service provider, today introduced at the International Consumer Electronics Show an advanced new receiver and networked system, the DIRECTV Home Media Center, designed to be a whole-house entertainment solution that will allow DIRECTV customers for the first time to access content -- including digitally-recorded video, digital photos and digital music -- seamlessly from all television sets in a household. The DIRECTV Home Media Center, which includes the most technologically advanced DIRECTV receiver developed, has digital video recorder (DVR) functionality and also supports high definition (HD) and standard definition signals.

The Home Media Center will be comprised of a main unit, with smaller units located at each additional TV networked throughout the house, to provide DIRECTV customers with DVR service on all television sets. It also provides an integrated and common consumer experience on all television sets. For example, recordings can be scheduled and viewed from any room to any room.

"DIRECTV has been at the forefront of developing and bringing new television technologies to fruition since its inception and our new Home Media Center will take the DIRECTV viewing experience to a new level," said Mitch Stern, president and CEO of DIRECTV, Inc. "By integrating the television experience into a media center, we are providing our customers with the ability to have easier access to and enjoy a full range of content throughout the home. This product was developed in response to our customers' desire to expand their DVR experience to every television."

<b>The DIRECTV Home Media Center, which will be available by the end of this year, will allow for networking throughout the house. DIRECTV customers with the Home Media Center will be able to share, move and view content from room to room.</b>

The networked system's advanced middleware architecture will support additional functions via its broadband connection. Examples are support for personal computer connectivity, scheduling DVR recordings from the Internet, photos from wireless phones and video-on-demand. It is also MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 compatible, and as with all DIRECTV receivers, the product software can be upgraded via satellite.

"Our goal at DIRECTV is simple: to provide the best television experience in the United States," said Stern, "And our new Home Media Center will help us get closer to that goal, as well as further distinguish DIRECTV from the competition."

DIRECTV is the nation's leading and fastest growing digital multichannel television service provider with more than 13.5 million customers. DIRECTV and the Cyclone Design logo are registered trademarks of DIRECTV, Inc., a unit of The DIRECTV Group Inc. (NYSE:DTV). The DIRECTV Group is a world-leading provider of digital multichannel television entertainment and broadband satellite networks and services. The DIRECTV Group is 34 percent owned by Fox Entertainment Group, which is approximately 82 percent owned by News Corporation.


CONTACT: DIRECTV, Inc.
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SOURCE: DIRECTV, Inc.

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#2 OFFLINE   lee1203

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Posted 24 October 2005 - 04:46 AM

Looks like Directv has just over two Months to make good on their statments!

DIRECTV Debuts Home Media Center at CES Trade Show; Digital Network System Provides Seamless DVR in Every Room

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 6, 2005--DIRECTV, Inc., the nation's leading and fastest-growing digital television service provider, today introduced at the International Consumer Electronics Show an advanced new receiver and networked system, the DIRECTV Home Media Center, designed to be a whole-house entertainment solution that will allow DIRECTV customers for the first time to access content -- including digitally-recorded video, digital photos and digital music -- seamlessly from all television sets in a household. The DIRECTV Home Media Center, which includes the most technologically advanced DIRECTV receiver developed, has digital video recorder (DVR) functionality and also supports high definition (HD) and standard definition signals.

The Home Media Center will be comprised of a main unit, with smaller units located at each additional TV networked throughout the house, to provide DIRECTV customers with DVR service on all television sets. It also provides an integrated and common consumer experience on all television sets. For example, recordings can be scheduled and viewed from any room to any room.

"DIRECTV has been at the forefront of developing and bringing new television technologies to fruition since its inception and our new Home Media Center will take the DIRECTV viewing experience to a new level," said Mitch Stern, president and CEO of DIRECTV, Inc. "By integrating the television experience into a media center, we are providing our customers with the ability to have easier access to and enjoy a full range of content throughout the home. This product was developed in response to our customers' desire to expand their DVR experience to every television."

<b>The DIRECTV Home Media Center, which will be available by the end of this year, will allow for networking throughout the house. DIRECTV customers with the Home Media Center will be able to share, move and view content from room to room.</b>

The networked system's advanced middleware architecture will support additional functions via its broadband connection. Examples are support for personal computer connectivity, scheduling DVR recordings from the Internet, photos from wireless phones and video-on-demand. It is also MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 compatible, and as with all DIRECTV receivers, the product software can be upgraded via satellite.

"Our goal at DIRECTV is simple: to provide the best television experience in the United States," said Stern, "And our new Home Media Center will help us get closer to that goal, as well as further distinguish DIRECTV from the competition."

DIRECTV is the nation's leading and fastest growing digital multichannel television service provider with more than 13.5 million customers. DIRECTV and the Cyclone Design logo are registered trademarks of DIRECTV, Inc., a unit of The DIRECTV Group Inc. (NYSE:DTV). The DIRECTV Group is a world-leading provider of digital multichannel television entertainment and broadband satellite networks and services. The DIRECTV Group is 34 percent owned by Fox Entertainment Group, which is approximately 82 percent owned by News Corporation.


CONTACT: DIRECTV, Inc.
Robert Mercer, (310) 726-4683

SOURCE: DIRECTV, Inc.



That is the HMC DIRECTV's new HD receiver it replace's the HR10-250

#3 OFFLINE   lee1203

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Posted 24 October 2005 - 04:56 AM

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 06:50 PM

That is the HMC DIRECTV's new HD receiver it replace's the HR10-250


it hasnt been released yet, has it?

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Posted 26 October 2005 - 07:55 PM

it hasnt been released yet, has it?

No, end of 2005 to 2Q of 2006

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 12:51 AM

No, end of 2005 to 2Q of 2006


According to their announcment, it have to be by the end of 2005, otherwise it (the announcment) would be concidered misleading. which if i'm not mistaken they can be sued for. (you know people these days will sue for anything and everything, and the courts are dumb enough to listen to them)

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 08:43 AM

According to their announcment, it have to be by the end of 2005, otherwise it (the announcment) would be concidered misleading. which if i'm not mistaken they can be sued for. (you know people these days will sue for anything and everything, and the courts are dumb enough to listen to them)

Yeah, why don't you start a class action suit against them :rolleyes:

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 09:29 AM

Can you sue for not receiving anything when you haven't paid for anything? Well, I'm sure someone will try it and some judge will allow it, like yamboo said.

There are FAR more things to be concerned about. We need tort reform so bad. Sorry...I know I'm allowing the topic to drift.

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 12:04 PM

I believe that this project has slipped at least 6 months. Don't hold your breath!

I would rather they release a well-designed product late than rush a bad one out early just to meet a marketing departments deadline.

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 02:14 PM

I believe that this project has slipped at least 6 months. Don't hold your breath!

I would rather they release a well-designed product late than rush a bad one out early just to meet a marketing departments deadline.


In corporate america for some really really stupid reason, Marketing always wins in that situation. Its a shame, because there could be some really cool stuff out there if it didnt get canned because of rushed implementation to meet some moronic marketing plans...

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 08:05 PM

Yeah, why don't you start a class action suit against them :rolleyes:



Benn5325, clean the wax out of your ears. I didnt say anything about me sueing directv. I was simply pointing out the facts.

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 08:12 PM

and just so everyone knows, and wether directv likes it or not... there WILL be HMO on the Tivo Soon enough. how do i know, you may ask? because i was part of scot (for those of you who know what that is... https://scot.tivo.co...a/scot/index.do) and we were told HMO was Comming Very Soon!

don't forget, Tivo still owns The rights to the Software on Directv Tivos. whos to say Tivo aint gonna screw Directv over?




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