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DIRECTV HD Receiver with TiVo (Official Q1 2010 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Dec 22, 2009.

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  1. Jan 6, 2010 #121 of 1240

    Movieman Hall Of Fame

    May 8, 2009
    One thing I got a chance to try over the holidays was a Tivo box at one of my buddies houses. The feature that he should me that I found pretty neat with that it would find programs similar to the ones that he watches and record them. At first I thought it could be annoying to have all these downloads that I personally didnt record but he should be that once its fine tuned its pretty damn good. He had programs that I didnt know about and would have like to have seen them in their first seasons.
  2. Jan 6, 2010 #122 of 1240

    JBernardK Legend

    Aug 16, 2006
    "is here" = "it appears they will roll it out soon"
  3. Jan 6, 2010 #123 of 1240

    Syzygy Hall Of Fame

    Dec 5, 2005
    I think you're referring to the [in]famous Suggestions feature shared by all TiVos. I used to like it, but only because the suggested programs gave me a feeling for how much disk space remained. After the first year, I hardly ever actually watched any of those shows.

    The HR10-250 has a Deleted Items folder, which serves a similar purpose -- as a poor mans' space meter -- so we have Suggestions disabled on that machine.
  4. Jan 6, 2010 #124 of 1240

    Daniel AllStar

    Feb 6, 2007
    People have a love/hate relationship with TiVo Suggestions. Some people love it, some hate it. Personally, it is one of the features that I miss since my last DirecTiVo died.

    The theory is that suggestions will keep your TiVo full of stuff you might want to watch, which is why they never put in an available space indicator.

    Suggestions will never cause one of the programs that you record to be deleted and they will be deleted before anything else to free up space for a scheduled recording. You can turn it off if you want.

    Now where is that new DirecTiVo HD!
  5. Jan 6, 2010 #125 of 1240

    cartrivision Hall Of Fame

    Jul 25, 2007
    Can anyone who has seen a "current generation" non-DirecTV Tivo in action tell me if they still interrupt audio and video during a lot of their user initiated GUI operations (like the DirecTV R10's did) or do they PIP the picture like the HR2x's do?

    If they still go silent/pictureless during some of the GUI operations, that would be a deal-breaker that would prevent me from even considering getting one of the new DirecTV Tivo boxes.
  6. Jan 6, 2010 #126 of 1240

    JB1073 Cool Member

    Dec 29, 2009
    My series 3 Tivo keeps live or recording playing in background (PIP) when doing a search or pick recordings. My series 2 still kills everything playing when you hit the guide button. If you hit the Tivo button to search internet or look at prior recordings, both kill everything you are watching.
  7. Jan 6, 2010 #127 of 1240
    Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    Cartrivision, you might want to contact Capmeister about that. His article, here, details his recent experiences with the new TiVo.
  8. Jan 6, 2010 #128 of 1240

    jacmyoung Hall Of Fame

    Sep 8, 2006
    Strangly in this case the above is correct:)
  9. Jan 6, 2010 #129 of 1240

    kevinturcotte Active Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    Is there an option to stop that? I don't want a PIG and anything like that!
  10. Jan 6, 2010 #130 of 1240

    Sixto Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    Be interesting to see if there's any TiVo news after 12 midnight ET.

    Last night there were lots of other embargo's lifted at midnight.

    We'll see ...
  11. Jan 6, 2010 #131 of 1240

    ATARI Hall Of Fame

    May 10, 2007
    I'm not staying up.

    See you back here tomorrow morning.
  12. Jan 7, 2010 #132 of 1240

    Syzygy Hall Of Fame

    Dec 5, 2005
    Well, here it is 20 minutes after 12 midnight ET, and there seems to be no breaking TiVo news. Oh, well...
  13. Jan 7, 2010 #133 of 1240

    CJTE Hall Of Fame

    Sep 17, 2007
    Please go where ever you find the best value. If you aren't finding that with DirecTV, then why are you still here?
    (I'm not finding that with DirecTV but my only other option is Dish so I'm sitting tight).

    What features of the Dish receivers do you like so much?
    And are those features still available after the whole infringement deal tivo brought to dish (which I didn't follow very closely).

    :lol: You want a tivo with speed? Are you ON speed!?

    I think the Tivo will have this. But what do I know...

    You know you have to pay a fee for that right? I think it's a one time fee though...

    Can't really comment on that as I dont use slow motion.


    DirecTVs HD DVRs are working on this. What most people seem to understand is that everyone has to develop this a little bit different otherwise they'll get nailed for copyright infringement. Like DirecTVs SWiM technology... IIRC DirecTV developed the technology that Dish's receivers use for single lines to the DVRs, Dish got it patented, and DirecTV had to go back to the drawing board.

    They haven't said anything thus far and the pre-show is over... (Eastern time that is... Pacific time they've still got 2 hours and 20 minutes. And Nevada is in the Pacific time zone).
  14. Jan 7, 2010 #134 of 1240
    Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
    Personally, I think TiVo should add a free space indicator. The HR2x is able to differentiate between programs marked KUD and others... I think TiVo could easily keep track of what is a Suggestion and what isn't.

    The current TiVos on the market work the same as the HR10-250 in regards to PIP and the like. The guide overlaps the live screen... but you can still hear it. Other menu options end the audio.

    The ComcasTiVo however has a PIG and PIL, so it's possible that the DirecTV version may have the same thing. If the DirecTiVo has this, I'm HOPING that there is an option for it to be turned off. The PIL on the HR2x can be a PITA... and the PIG can sometimes be as well.

  15. Jan 7, 2010 #135 of 1240

    jbjorgen New Member

    Jan 7, 2010
    I'm so looking forward to this. I miss my DirecTivo
  16. Jan 7, 2010 #136 of 1240

    Brennok Legend

    Dec 23, 2005
    I may be wrong, but one of the issues I believe I read with this is due to the various compressions on different cable companies. As a result it doesn't know exactly how big a show will be before it records it. This of course is a problem since there is no real way to guess how much space you will need for an upcoming show which would lead to complaints of why did show A delete when I had 8 gigs free to record show B.

    Now there are various software options you can use such as KMTTG or TivoPlaylist which will connect to your Tivo and tell you approximately how much free space you have. It isn't 100% accurate though due to how Tivo handles recordings.
  17. Jan 7, 2010 #137 of 1240
    Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
    Good points on the stand-alones, but since some cableco STBs and the HR2xs have a meter, TiVo could probably add one to their cable versions (ComcasTiVo, the Cox version) and the new DirecTiVo.

  18. Jan 7, 2010 #138 of 1240
    Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
    My TiVo Series 3 is consistently faster than my HR20-700/HR23-700. The only areas where they are faster is the GRID Guide and the Season Pass Manager/Series Link Prioritizer... and the TiVo Series 3 is faster at those than my HR10-250.

    There's one other comparison I could make regarding speed, but any comparison I make would be referencing something I'm not allowed to (at this time).

  19. Jan 7, 2010 #139 of 1240

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

    Apr 5, 2006
    DiSH by virtue of their purchase of Sling Media, could implement Slingbox into their DVRs, but that would have to be sometime this year.

    I will try to find out as much as I can about the DirecTV-TiVo DVR. I suspect it would have to be backward compatible with current offerings though...but you never know.
  20. Jan 7, 2010 #140 of 1240

    CJTE Hall Of Fame

    Sep 17, 2007
    Makes 2 of us. I wonder if Tivo is going to be hiding deep in a conference room somewhere or if they'll be out on the exhibit floor?
    And whether they'll mention anything about their DirecTV combo unit....

    And I also wonder how long this bet you lost is supposed to go on for...?
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