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DIRECTV and Tivo to Launch new HD DVR in 2010

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Tom Robertson, Sep 3, 2008.

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  1. Oct 4, 2008 #1461 of 3658
    loudo

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    This was from the original DirecTV press release: TiVo will develop the new HD DVR for an expected launch in the second half of 2009.
    Maybe he meant December of next year.
     
  2. Oct 4, 2008 #1462 of 3658
    1999cobra

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    I'm sorry I didn't make myself clear - December 09 ...
     
  3. Oct 4, 2008 #1463 of 3658
    Brennok

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    With 4 tuners I wouldn't need it to share season pass duty, but unfortunately from everything I have read there is no way to hook it up to a directv source. I can't remember if they don't make DTV tuner cards for the pc or if they are just so rare that it is cheaper just to buy two Tivos.

    I really think if the Tivo rep is correct they will need to come down in price which will probably happen eventually, but I think anything higher than 499.99 initially will be out pricing themselves. I know at 499 I would definitely think of picking up 2 but at 650 I will probably hold off until I see prices drop or Directv offers some type of deal on them with commitment assuming that happens.
     
  4. Oct 4, 2008 #1464 of 3658
    kiljoy

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    It can control one DirecTV source via IR blaster, but must take a down-rezzed signal in so no HD. Now if the HDPC-20 ever comes out, well, that changes everything.

    Tony
     
  5. Oct 6, 2008 #1465 of 3658
    apastuszak

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    I'm a huge fan of th DirecTivo boxes. I was truly disappointed when DirecTV broke their deal with Tivo. I'm very glad a new deal has been struck and a high-def Tivo based DVR is coming out.

    Are other planning to upgrade?
     
  6. Oct 6, 2008 #1466 of 3658
    luckydob

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    um, after the debacle that was today with their line of DVR's I'm guessing a few more people will be looking at the Tivo units when they are available.
     
  7. Oct 6, 2008 #1467 of 3658
    1999cobra

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    You don't think Tivo boxes have problems ....:uglyhamme
     
  8. Oct 6, 2008 #1468 of 3658
    spartanstew

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    There's no way to know that if what happened today happened next year, that the new D*Tivo's wouldn't be effected too.
     
  9. Oct 6, 2008 #1469 of 3658
    Drewg5

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    HR + DLB = :beatdeadhorse:
    TiVo + DLB = :dance07:

    Personally I would like to see a hybrid between the two.. Than again if the wife gets her way the HR20 and all DirecTv branded + non TiVo DVR's would be gone.
     
  10. Oct 7, 2008 #1470 of 3658
    MX727

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    Five years with DirecTivo, two of those with the HR10: 1 missed recording

    3 weeks with HR22: 2 missed recordings, 8 RBR. Then we had today.

    Not even a comparision.
     
  11. Oct 7, 2008 #1471 of 3658
    inkahauts

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    I will not replace all my units with tivo... if they want to give me one extra unit for free, ill take it, but otherwise, no thanks.... they don't have enough intuitive features, like one touch record... they have a long way to go before I could even consider Tivo being in the same class as a HR2x... some people think its all about DLB... I think its all about PIG, one touch, single line guide and other things... and I wonder how many people will still be clamoring for a tivo when DLB and MRV rollls out on the HR2x's... I'm guessing only the biggest die hard tivo fans...
     
  12. Oct 7, 2008 #1472 of 3658
    wingrider01

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    12+ years with Directv (7/96)
    multitude of restarts, lost recordings, short recordings with the HR10, thousands of screams from the family because the hr10 automagicly restarted
    2 years with the HR 20 = 99 percent less screams of anguish
    Owned HR10 meeting Mr & Mr's Wesson on the back 40 = a great feeling
     
  13. Oct 7, 2008 #1473 of 3658
    bidger

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    I have twice found my HR10 in a comatose state, no display, unresponsive to remote commands and front panel buttons, and requiring a plug pull to revive. Sorry to break it to you, but no DVR is bullet-proof.
     
  14. Oct 7, 2008 #1474 of 3658
    say-what

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    How quickly people forget the problems the DirecTIVO's had because of bad guide data back in 2006 - lockups, reboots, missed recordings and then the problems caused by some of the TIVO updates around that time also.....:rolleyes:
     
  15. Oct 7, 2008 #1475 of 3658
    1999cobra

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    I was there and I remember exactly that in 2006 it was a F'ing nightmare -

    But these Idiots want to forget - or else they just didn't live through it ...

    Hey let them spend +$650 for a Tivo - watching TV must be their lives and if that's the case I suppose it's money well spent -
     
  16. Oct 7, 2008 #1476 of 3658
    bonscott87

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    Since the problem yesterday had nothing to do specifically with the HR2x's I don't think it really matters.
     
  17. Oct 7, 2008 #1477 of 3658
    Bizarroterl

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    I have 2 HR20 receivers and one DirecTivo. Every time I use the DirecTivo I'm impressed with the design. If it were faster and did HD I'd dump the HR20s in a heartbeat.


    The only question about the new Tivo is when and how quick can the HR20s be swapped out.
     
  18. Oct 7, 2008 #1478 of 3658
    ATARI

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    Yet only HR2x were affected.

    Hmmm...
     
  19. Oct 7, 2008 #1479 of 3658
    RCY

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    Can't speak to the HR2x boxes, but I had no problem with my SD Dtivos...
     
  20. Oct 7, 2008 #1480 of 3658
    Stuart Sweet

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    This isn't the right thread for that discussion, I'm sure you all have plenty of other things to discuss :lol:

    I can't believe I'm saying this in this particular thread...

    :backtotop
     
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