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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. Jan 2, 2011 #61 of 1101
    mrlopez8

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    I Just hope it has TiVo to go so programs can be transfered to other TiVos and PCs.
     
  2. Jan 2, 2011 #62 of 1101
    Richierich

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    I would think it would have some Version of this or people are just not going to want to buy it.

    It will be Interesting to see just what Bells & Whistles the New Directivo will have but hopefully at CES 2011 we will get some Info and perhaps a Demo of a Prototype or perhaps a Functioning Directivo if they are going to Release it in the next 4 months.
     
  3. Jan 2, 2011 #63 of 1101
    Chip Moody

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    After how many years of not having an HD Tivo option for DirecTV, I finally gave in and bought a pair of DirecTV DVRs. I'll probably run my lifetime sub S2 SA Tivo as a backup off a H21 until either the hard drive or power supply dies...

    - Chip
     
  4. Jan 2, 2011 #64 of 1101
    tonyd79

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    I don't see any.
     
  5. Jan 2, 2011 #65 of 1101
    bonscott87

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    I think that answer would be a definite 'NO".
     
  6. Jan 2, 2011 #66 of 1101
    Richierich

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    I AGREE!!!
     
  7. Jan 2, 2011 #67 of 1101
    Doug Brott

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    TiVo has chosen to NOT include features that DIRECTV would like included. You can make a guess as to what those features are.
     
  8. Jan 2, 2011 #68 of 1101
    Doug Brott

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    TiVo did a reasonably good job on there previous (crappy) platform. In general I think folks were happy with the performance so I would expect similar results on the new platform.

    That being said, there are new issues that are outside of TiVo's control or new .. Such as MPEG4 decoding, Format switching and the ability for TVs to sync quickly on channel change. I'm don't know what TiVo's plans are there. If they force a specific format regardless of what you are watching, then maybe it will be OK .. If not, then expect to see some of the same kinds of channel changing delays.
     
  9. Jan 2, 2011 #69 of 1101
    Brennok

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    Then you don't use your DVR as the front end for a gigantic media server.

    It is very close to any show at any time in any place especially since the recordings are stripped of their TiVo container so they can be played on anything that plays MPG or whatever other format you choose to convert to.
     
  10. Jan 2, 2011 #70 of 1101
    Doug Brott

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    The HR24 wasn't around when the original decision was made. :shrug:
    TiVo is the one that missed their deadline by 16 months.
     
  11. Jan 2, 2011 #71 of 1101
    Doug Brott

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    Clearly there is some mutual arrangement .. I'll tell you now, the obvious things that DIRECTV will get involved in are things that would directly compete with them. Netflix (for example) is something that DIRECTV would not want on their box. Why would DIRECTV say to you "Hey guys .. how about spending some money with my competitor as I don't want it."? But once you get outside of things like that .. Don't think for a minute that DIRECTV is forcing TiVo's hand.

    If you're suggesting my information is "misinformation" .. then so be it.
     
  12. Jan 2, 2011 #72 of 1101
    Doug Brott

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    I don't know here .. DIRECTV has this thing called NOMAD that they chatted up at the Investor Day presentation last month. It appears to be some sort of "to go" functionality from DIRECTV. So it's entirely possible that TiVo will also have some sort of "to go" functionality .. I'm doubtful, but it is certainly possible.
     
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    tonyd79

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    No I don't. But there are other ways to do that. Although I still don't think it is worth the effort. I have more to watch now than I ever will and don't have to rig up my own server. All my stuff is 100% plug and play and I have tons to watch.
     
  14. Jan 2, 2011 #74 of 1101
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    TiVo is not "poor TiVo" and if DirecTV ties their hands it will be you and I and other customers of DirecTV that will we the poorer for it.

    I honestly don't expect much of this box, based mostly on the comments of team D assuming some of them have some information that they are not allowed to share directly, but are leaking through various insinuations.

    TiVo can bring a lot to the table for DirecTV, but DirecTV has to want it. It's the old, "you can lead a horse to water" story.

    Based on my reading of the redacted agreement found here It seems that whatever features are included were hashed out through negotiations between TiVo and DirecTV. Given the box is now in Beta, and comments from the team D folk, the negotiations must not have gone well for including features that I personally would want to see. We won't know more 'till you get some decent info at CES, if you can.
     
  15. Jan 2, 2011 #75 of 1101
    Brennok

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    What effort? All of this is done automatically for me. Other than occasionally updating a program or adding a show to the transfer list I have very little interaction with the process.

    I also have more than I will ever watch but it is nice when there is nothing on. Most shows I am at least a season if not several behind on. This is especially true for stuff like the HDNet concerts, MTV Unplugged, Storytellers, and other various performance specials. For example I had a friend who I wanted to show something from the canceled show Do Over. I have it on my server. It isn't on DVD or Netflix and probably never will be like most canceled series.

    I didn't build a server for this, I just added drives since my WHS does all my backups. As a result though it is over 10+ TBs and I haven't even started ripping my DVD/BR collection.

    Mind you stuff like this is all after the $90 a month I save after going back to TiVo and dumping DirecTV for FiOS.
     
  16. Jan 2, 2011 #76 of 1101
    Doug Brott

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    If you want the HR10-250 with MPEG-4 support .. then everything went well. If you want more than that .. You'll be disappointed.
     
  17. Jan 2, 2011 #77 of 1101
    davidjplatt

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    If you don't have DirecTV why are you posting in this forum? Do you really care what TiVo for DirecTV does if you are a FiOS customer?

    Give me a break!!!
     
  18. Jan 2, 2011 #78 of 1101
    Brennok

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    Yes actually, because my friends and family turn to me about these things.

    I have several people who are holding out for the HD TiVo on DirecTV since they refuse to leave over Sunday Ticket. They also are waiting to upgrade to HD as I mentioned earlier on the new DirecTiVo.
     
  19. Jan 2, 2011 #79 of 1101
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    Yes, people, it's real.
     
  20. Jan 2, 2011 #80 of 1101
    Davenlr

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    If you have a magnifying glass or a 100" computer monitor, you might be able to see that small little picture.

    Hmmm first post too....
     
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