Can I get a TiVo box with directv

Discussion in 'DIRECTV DVR with TiVo Discussion' started by News Junky, Jun 25, 2015.

  1. mdavej

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    Don't we already have a huge thread (over 300 posts) on the old Youtube app's demise?
    http://www.dbstalk.com/topic/217492-youtube-going-away/

    And aren't there a million other devices with current Youtube apps that still work (Roku, FireTV, AppleTV, Chromecast, PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, any BD player or Smart TV or AVR with Airplay made in the past 5 years)?
     
  2. sbl

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    Yes, but that's too much like work. :hurah:
     
  3. BobRay

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    I just wanted to point out that DNS waivers are indeed still granted and fairly easy to get, but only if you have an RV and live (or claim to live) in it. You send them a copy of your RV title, tell them the Receiver is in the RV, and you get either East or West coast feeds, depending roughly on whether your location address (not your billing address), is East or West of the Mississippi.The location of my receiver is "RV Living Room." You can change your location address at will, but you have to call them to do it.

    When the edict came down, they sent a letter to those of us with waivers offering the option of getting *both* E. and W. feeds. People who asked for both still have both. Ironically, I didn't get the letter because I was on the road in the RV. I missed the time window and only get the E. feed. I've been trying for years to get the other feed, but it appears to be impossible now to get both unless you're grandfathered in.

    BTW, I didn't do this (I really have an RV), but if you know someone with an RV who will let you take a digital photo of the title, you could probably do a little Photoshop work on the name and address and get a waiver. I think the fee for DNS is $15/month, but I can't remember for sure. I don't recommend the Photoshop deal since it's probably illegal, but if you want DNS badly enough, you could just buy a junker RV (a pickup camper might or might not work). I don't think DTV even cares, since they make money on people with DNS, they just want to cover their butts.

    I don't know this for a fact, but I've heard that waivers are *much* easier to get from Dish. Reportedly, you just tell them you're in an RV and don't have to send them anything.
     
  4. Bob Coxner

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    Does OnePass work with the THR22? My guess is that it doesn't but it never hurts to ask. It's the only reason I would even consider going with the THR22. I would hope that DTV would add that capability to Genies in the future. It's very cool that you can have access to all the streaming services without having to change the source on your tv, not to mention being able to do a global search rather than searching each individual service to find what you're looking for.

    Also, the DTV listing for the THR22 says in small print: TiVo HD DVR requires a paid subscription to the TiVo service.

    Is that in addition to the regular DVR charge from DTV or in lieu of it? Do you pay Tivo or DTV?

    As for DNS waivers, I recall playing games in the old days where you could "move" your physical location to a wasteland on the map and qualify for either East or West depending on the zip. I'm guessing that would still work if you don't want to go the RV route. Physical and billing can be very different and DTV doesn't care, or if you're paperless it barely matters where your billing address is.
     
  5. peds48

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    On top of the DVR fee, if you have legacy billing. For new subs in on top of the Advanced Receiver fee.
     
  6. peds48

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    You can play all the games you want but DIRECTV will always win. In order to get DNS waivers you have to prove that you can't reliable signal from OTA, at your own expense!
     
  7. litzdog911

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    No, it doesn't.
     
  8. sbl

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    The THR22 has only one new TiVo feature added since the HR10-250, and that is "Swivel Search". I tried it once to see what it was and never bothered with it again. None of the other features TiVo has added in later generations are in the THR22. If you think of it as an HR10 (roughly equivalent to a TiVo "Series 2") that can get MPEG4 channels (and that has network connectivity built in, but no ability to share or export programs), your expectations will be set properly.
     
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  10. WestDC

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    Welcome to the site :righton:

    The TIVO HR-22-100 Does NOT do on-demand is the same reason it won't do (Wholehome) Service it require access to a network which is not enable (on that model)
     
  11. peds48

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    INCORRECT!!!! The THR22 does in fact do VOD. It can be connected to the same network as other DirecTV receivers, while it won't do Whole-Home, it can get the Internet from the coax network


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  12. sbl

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    Well, that's not correct either. The THR22 indeed can connect to the Internet, either through an Ethernet jack or a CCK, though the CCK can't be configured through the THR22,

    The THR22 gives the appearance of supporting VOD, but few if any can get it to work. I certainly can't. You can request a download, it says it is starting, then.,.. it disappears.
     

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