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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. loudo

    loudo Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    Central Maine
    Never lost one on either of my HR20s. Opps!! sorry, I did loose one when we lost power in the middle of a recording, but I guess having a TIVO driven unit wouldn't have made a difference in that case anyway.

    I am sure we will hear something on the partnership on the third quarter report, on November 6th.
  2. Albie

    Albie Godfather

    Jan 26, 2007
    Absolutely! I find it humorous how some people seem to think this thing will be rock solid on rollout or at least much better then the HR series boxes are now.

    I will be interested to see how well TIVO handles the decoding on single/simultaneous MPEG2 and MPEG4 streams, especially mixed combinations of the two.
  3. jjohns

    jjohns Godfather

    Sep 15, 2007
    I would trade a new Gremlin for an old Corvette.
  4. Albie

    Albie Godfather

    Jan 26, 2007
    I also wonder if this thing will ship close to on time. I imagine a very good portion of their programming talent is still busy trying to smooth out the Comcast service and to my knowlege there hasn't even been a sighting of the Cox cable project. It would seem logical that they would be under the gun to complete the terms of those contracts before expending too many resource for the D* project.
  5. Albie

    Albie Godfather

    Jan 26, 2007
    Maybe so, but is the old Corvette compatible with the new streets/roads/tracks? And is the new Corvette going to perform the same as the old one? ;)
  6. bdcottle

    bdcottle Legend

    Mar 28, 2008
    I’ve always suspected it would be a new box. I know I would not want to develop software for a 4 year old box.
  7. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
  8. StephenT

    StephenT Legend

    Mar 6, 2008
    Anyone find the webcast?
  9. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    I think that's a very valid question. I'd be very surprised to see it on time.
  10. RCY

    RCY Godfather

    Nov 16, 2005
    No hard data, but I'm guessing the potential customer base for their D* device would dwarf any individual cable company device. I suspect they'll give lots of attention to their D* box. JMHO, YMMV, etc, etc.
  11. RCY

    RCY Godfather

    Nov 16, 2005
    While I might like the DLB that TIVO would bring to the table, I'm not likely going to spend extra $$ for a "premium" DVR. If D* can't provide a HD DVR with the functionality and stability I'm looking for, I'm not coming up with an extra $10 a month to get one.

    And the points made about not jumping on a new HD DTivo are all valid. I never buy a Microsoft product until SP2 or SP3 come out for that OS. I don't care how good TIVO thinks this new box will be, there will be growing pains.
  12. kaa1954

    kaa1954 Legend

    Sep 23, 2006
    Ok, the CEO from TIVO was on CNBC yesterday & he mentioned the DirecTV deal...that is all he said.
    But what was really interesting is that TIVO has signed on as a partner of NETFLIX. NETLIX access will now be included in new TIVO units. Will it be included in the new DirecTV box...??
  13. bodlfed66

    bodlfed66 AllStar

    Mar 15, 2007
    RCY you beat me to it. I love my hr2x's. I really want my dlb back but paying for the premium upgrade tivo box and the service is crazy. There is nothiing better on my old hr10's than my hr2x's............ except dlb. That is alot of jack for one feature.
  14. bodlfed66

    bodlfed66 AllStar

    Mar 15, 2007
    Hey shadow 18000 posts. Dude.
  15. Richard Chalk

    Richard Chalk Legend

    Jan 4, 2004
    We currently pay a fee for DVR Service. If the Tivo replaces the HR20, wouldn't the Tivo fee replace the DVR service fee? Surely we wouldn't be expected to pay both????
  16. WillieWildcat

    WillieWildcat Mentor

    Nov 4, 2007
    I personally am tired of getting fee'd to death.
  17. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

    Jan 21, 2003
    There will be an upcharge for the "premium" HD Tivo. Just like Comcast, you pay extra if you want Tivo, DVR fee doesn't cover it.
  18. Kansas Zephyr

    Kansas Zephyr Hall Of Fame

    Jun 29, 2007
    Are you sure?

    The DVR fee was included when I had Total Choice Plus, using my TiVo HR10-250.

    The DVR fee is currently grandfathered, with Premier, and I'm still using the HR10-250.
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    Jhon69 Hall Of Fame

    Mar 27, 2006
    Central San...

    http://biz.yahoo.com/e/080903/tivo8-k.html ;)
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    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    Yes... the new units will operate under a different agreement than the old ones do... one of the main sticking points to getting the deal done I would think... Tivo wants to make more money, but there was no way Directv was going to take it out of their pockets for no reason... I suspect that the new units will follow in the path of the stand alone units... so much for the first, and dimenishing price for each there after... Say 8 bucks a month in addition to the regular dvr fee...
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