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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. Richierich

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    There is a way to do that. Buy 2 HR2X DVRs and then you will have 4 Tuners and 100 Series Links and lots of space, I just love it.
     
  2. JTWestside

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    Oh boy, you are so right. And just because of that you've hit a raw nerve with the fan-boy posse and you will be flogged appropriately!

    Don't worry there are exponentially more people who agree with you than not, they've just been run off by the same drone of "my HR has been perfect for 100 years and I love it" that you're going to get now. The truth is in most cases DIRECTV has the most channels (and a contract) and that’s why we're here.
     
  3. Steve

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    I'm afraid that only addresses the tuner problem.

    I'm hopeful DirecTV takes a long hard look at the promise of the 922 and delivers a comparable product: 5 simultaneous recordings (including 1 VOD), 1TB internal storage, enhanced search, and web control and remote viewing via LAN and WAN. Now that's a TV recording and watching machine, IMHO... at least on paper. Whether or not they can deliver it remains to be seen. At least they're trying, tho. /steve
     
  4. hdtvfan0001

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    My H30 HD DVR test unit is certainly far superior...:rolleyes::D;):lol:
     
  5. Steve

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    Hey, they deliver 3 tuners right now. And the Sling stuff is a proven commodity loved by many on here. :) /steve
     
  6. veryoldschool

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    Again you have me :confused:
    I have an AM21 and it works great. It's a much better tuner than what's in my HR20.
     
  7. Richierich

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    Yes, just what are the AM21 Issues as mine works GREAT!!!

    Did I miss something somewhere when I wasn't tuned in???
     
  8. Doug Brott

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    I'm not sure how your Calendar works, but the last national release was December 17, 2008 which was over 1 month ago.
     
  9. loudo

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    I can only speak for myself, but when the changed my HR10-250 out for my HR20-700, I was a little reluctant to get rid of the TIVO unit. But that went away when I saw how much faster the HR20 responded and the big improvement over the old TIVO guide and menu. I do miss the DLB, but have learned to live with it. It would be nice to see it in a DirecTV unit.

    I understand a few people have had problems with their units, but when you figure out the millions of units out there, it is about the average of any electronic product. You have to remember, you hear more about the units that go bad here because many do not come here until their unit starts to act up. Then a few of theml come here just to flame the unit, instead of looking for a solution. Then you have the DISH fan boys that come over here and flame the DirecTV units, and yes, I am sure that there are the DirecTv fab boys that do the same on the DISH threads.
     
  10. Steve

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    They did clear up the severe AM21 trickplay problems a couple of months ago. Now the only lingering issue, AFAIK, is the overall performance hit on the boxes they are connected to. RandCfilm has been running some timing tests here and in the last two CE discussion threads, including the current one. /steve
     
  11. kramer

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    Keep on drinking the cool aid bonsacott and HDTVFAN but the rest us are holding out.:nono2:
     
  12. Doug Brott

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    The last official announcement has the TiVo coming out in the second half of 2009 .. some may want that to be July, but reality would say December (regardless of who makes the announcement). The CEO has already pushed that into 2010 through a less formal comment. It's not been declared dead yet .. but, the odds have gone up that it will be declared dead.
     
  13. hdtvfan0001

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    Haven't had a drop of Koolaid in 35+ years....:D

    But they also make Tivo-flavored ya know...;)

    In any case....we'll all look with some form of curiosity if and when it's released, whether some just have a passing interest, or those who seem to have a lust for it.
     
  14. Crypter

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    What issues are you talking about?

    I have 2 HR20's, an HR21 + AM21, and an HR22 + AM21 and from my experience so far I actually get more reliable and stronger signal on the 2 HR's with the AM21's. I have had ZERO issues with my AM21's.
     
  15. vikingguy

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    http://www.dbstalk.com/showpost.php?p=1963527&postcount=181

    This issue is enough to scare me off the AM-21. Right now 90% of my recording are OTA. Any sort of hick up in OTA is unacceptable.
     
  16. Jhon69

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    Or did it get pushed back for CES2010?.Or because of a bad economy they decided to push the Tivo software on the HRs?.The plot thickens.;):confused:

    If it was me I would take the best features from Tivo,Replay,NDS,and DirecTV and turn out one awesome HDDVR software and use the HRs and R22s.;):)
     
  17. wingrider01

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    No thank you please it only makes me sneeze, don't need another HR10 series SDT in my house again
     
  18. Steve

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    Ya. Vikinguy's post made me realize I had forgotten I was still seeing the jagged transitions to and from commercials (and within shows like 24 that have fades to and from black) before I "decommissioned" my Hr21/AM21/750GB combo prior to Christmas, because of extremely sluggish performance. If you follow Vikinguy's links, it takes you to an excellent video of the issue here. /steve
     
  19. Capmeister

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    Steve, I've not experienced that on any of mine.

    As for the Tivo, I'd get one to have around and test, but honestly the only thing I miss is being able to scan at 1x and still see CC.
     
  20. Crypter

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    Well maybe that is bad luck. I record TONS of OTA stuff because all my wife's shows and most of my shows come from OTA so I have never noticed this at all on either of my AM21 setups. I never watch commercials so maybe I just have not noticed it. But to be honest I could care less if it only happens during commercials.

    I have had no problems at all. But I have only owned my AM21's for about a month. Hopefully it stays this way for me.

    *KNOCKS ON WOOD*
     
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