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DIRECTV HD Receiver with TiVo (Official Q1 2011 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Mike Bertelson, Dec 28, 2010.

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  1. Dec 28, 2010 #1 of 1101
    Mike Bertelson

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    Folks, there's precious little to say about the upcoming DIRECTV TiVo-based device that hasn't already been said, but here's the thread for you to say it.

    Synopsis of common arguments: (in other words, this ground's already been trodden, do we have to go there again?)
    • Many people like the TiVo interface, especially the list guide.
    • Many people are equally fond of the DIRECTV interface.
    • Many people think that TiVos are easier for them to use.
    • Many people think that DIRECTV DVRs are easier for them to use.
    • Standalone TiVo devices have many features that are appealing to people.
    • No guarantee has been made that any feature from a standalone TiVo will make it to the DIRECTV TiVo.
    • The new device will run on DIRECTV hardware, although we don't know how that will work (we have some ideas).
    • TiVo, Inc. will develop the software for the device and seems to be solely responsible for the user experience.
    Ground Rules:
    • This is not a free-for-all. Rudeness will not be tolerated.
    • Remember that all forum rules are still in effect.
    • Do not "bump" this thread.
    • Other threads relating to the DirecTV TiVo-HD Receiver will be closed.
    • If you harp on a particular point to the exclusion of others, your posts may be deleted.

    Further, we've learned that the new TiVo for DIRECTV will not have the upgraded user experience seen in the TiVo Premiere.
     
  2. Jan 1, 2011 #2 of 1101
    Mike Bertelson

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    Follow the rules and discuss away.
     
  3. Jan 1, 2011 #3 of 1101
    hdtvfan0001

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    Here we go again.... :lol:

    I'll start by anticipating we don't see a new TiVo HD DVR for DirecTV service until at least 2Q 2011. Then again, I'll likely know more in about a week. ;)
     
  4. Jan 1, 2011 #4 of 1101
    Mike Bertelson

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    I'm looking forward to reading you posts from CES. :)

    Mike
     
  5. Jan 1, 2011 #5 of 1101
    newsposter

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    the csr i talked to yesterday said coming in 2011...yippeeeeee
     
  6. Jan 1, 2011 #6 of 1101
    Doug Brott

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    Yup .. Sometime in Q2/2011 .. probably early Q2

    You might wanna hold on to that "yippeeeeee" until you get a chance to see what it's all about, though.
     
  7. Jan 1, 2011 #7 of 1101
    johns70

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    I don't really care.
    Sold my TiVo DVR when I got my HR20 years ago, never looked back.
     
  8. Jan 1, 2011 #8 of 1101
    smiddy

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    This reminds me of an Oscar Meyer Wiener Commercial. My DVR has a first name, Direc. My DVR has a second name, TiVo. DirecTiVo! :)
     
  9. Jan 1, 2011 #9 of 1101
    ATARI

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    No more speculation form me until after CES (at which point there may be no need to speculate anymore).
     
  10. Jan 1, 2011 #10 of 1101
    Richierich

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    YUP, YUP, YUP!!!

    If the New DIRECTIVO doesn't work with WHDVR Service how will you feel about your New DIRECTIVO then???

    And it may lack other Bells and Whistles also so you may not be as Happy as you think!!! :lol:
     
  11. Jan 1, 2011 #11 of 1101
    drpjr

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    Does this mean that the new Tivo is being tested in the wild or just info from a spec sheet?
     
  12. Jan 1, 2011 #12 of 1101
    DogLover

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    I believe it was a quote from the TiVo CEO at a press conference or investor conference. Maybe more reliable than a spec sheet.

    Though there have been some reports (about a month or two ago?) of people receiving invitations to Beta test the units. No reports of if the Beta has started or how it is proceeding. That's not unexpected, since they would be under a non-disclosure agreement.
     
  13. Jan 1, 2011 #13 of 1101
    newsposter

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    these are my only requirements:

    the same exact features as my HDtivo plus mpeg4. ie..namely more than 50 SP and ability to delete a show from other places other than todo.

    thats all i'd need to make me happy. i'm not hard to please, but know i'm in the minority and you all want your gadgets
     
  14. Jan 1, 2011 #14 of 1101
    Richierich

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    Well, I like WHDVR Service and I don't think it fits into the Category of a Gadget and it is Very Practical and Functional and Useful so I can Finish Watching A Show or Game as I did last night when I Paused the FSU Football Game and finished watching it upstairs in my Bedroom.

    If the New DIRECTIVO can't integrate with the WHDVR Service then I won't even give it a glance and I was a TIVOTEE or TIVOHOLIC but at this point in time Directv's DVRs have caused me to Forget about the TiVo Thingy.

    It was Great in it's Time but it's 15 Minutes of Fame are Over!!!
     
  15. Jan 1, 2011 #15 of 1101
    tonyd79

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    What's the second one mean?
     
  16. Jan 1, 2011 #16 of 1101
    gbubar

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    I believe he is talking about the "50 Season Pass" limit.:D
     
  17. Jan 1, 2011 #17 of 1101
    tonyd79

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    No. That is his first requirement. Said there were two.
     
  18. Jan 1, 2011 #18 of 1101
    CraigerCSM

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    I wonder what DTV goodies we will see at CES 2011? Do they have press event at CES 2011?
     
  19. Jan 1, 2011 #19 of 1101
    Aridon

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    I'm not surprised about not having the extra features of TIVO premier. D* doesn't want any competition on their boxes. Unfortunately that means I could care less if TIVO comes or doesn't.

    I'll go full streaming and Boxee sans D* or any other provider before i take another neutered box.
     
  20. Jan 1, 2011 #20 of 1101
    Doug Brott

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    The box is not neutered by DIRECTV. The Platform, GUI, and features are decisions made by TiVo.
     
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