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DIRECTV HD Receiver with TiVo (Official Q2 2010 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Mar 22, 2010.

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  1. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    I guess I missed that road. :confused: It makes logical sense...50/HR with 4 HRs gives 200 SLs and 8 tuners. Watch any recording from anywhere.
     
  2. Alan Gordon

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    Not everybody has 4 HR2xs.
    Some people have 4 HR2xs, but refuse to pay for MRV.
    Some people have 1 HR2x, but 3 H2x STBs.

    Then of course, there are people like me who just want it regardless.

    ~Alan
     
  3. kevinturcotte

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    I know I'm in the minority of the minority, lol, but I like EVERYTHING backed up. Therefore, if I have 4 HRs recording because of the 2 tuner/50SL limit, I also need ANOTHER 4 going to make sure everything has a copy. If we had an HR with 4 tuners and no SL limits, I'd need only 2 HRs.
     
  4. ffemtreed

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    I D offered collaborated scheduling your argument would hold some (not much) water.
     
  5. David Ortiz

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    They don't? (My HR24 makes 4.)
     
  6. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    :lol: You love your TV. ;)
     
  7. Alan Gordon

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    Nope! Some may only have one DVR.

    Others may have none, though they probably couldn't care less about the 50 Series Link Limit! ;)

    ~Alan
     
  8. Syzygy

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    Not so much tricky as ungrammatical, I think. Literally, the closest logical interpretation would be that they're looking forward to doing their "implementing" thing throughout the second half of the year. Which of course means no new TiVo this year. ;)
     
  9. kevinturcotte

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    Yup lol
     
  10. Lee L

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    Ha, the first thing that popped into my mid was "what year?" ;)
     
  11. jacmyoung

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    It meant they were looking forward to the day that the second half of the year is to begin:)
     
  12. Steve

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    Collaborative scheduling (aka a Unified Series Manager) would be a virtual reservoir for me. :)

    Based on our needs, even if they upped the hard limit to 100, having only 2 tuners to schedule them on isn't nearly as useful as having a "virtual" 100 limit with 4 tuners to schedule on. A USM would make it a piece of cake to manage.

    That's just me, tho. YMMV.
     
  13. Doug Brott

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    :scratchin .. Maybe my clicking ability is broken, but I don't see that quote from the links above.
     
  14. Alan Gordon

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    The quote was from TiVo's Facebook page:

    TiVo's Facebook Page

    ~Alan
     
  15. matt

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    I'm sorry I haven't read through all the posts... I don't really have any interest in Tivo but come on, how long does it take to make one of these? I had an HR10, I know they can get satellite to work with their interface. What's left? Change the MPEG2 to MPEG4? Does it really take that long?
     
  16. kevinturcotte

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    Exactly. And this is JUST software, not even hardware. They can't get a piece of software out in this amount of time? Something else is going on here.
     
  17. Alan Gordon

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    I don't know. I'm starting to not even care anymore... :(

    There are multiple features I miss that I had with TiVo, and no longer have with the HR2x. Features I will unfortunately, most likely continue to miss, as I'm not sure these features are high on DirecTV's list to fix/add.

    However, now that I've found out that DirecTV will be offering LIL here in a few months, I will most likely have to replace some DirecTiVos, and TiVo may miss the boat in having them replaced by a TiVo. :(

    Hopefully the HR24-500 or HMC will be available by then. I don't want another HR23-700! ;)

    ~Alan
     
  18. harsh

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    This is the tweet that I see:
     
  19. bonscott87

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    Unfortunately none of this is anything new. Tivo CEO already announced "later this year" a few weeks back. Of course I guess "2nd half" narrows it down a bit. :)
     
  20. Brennok

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    I know I stopped caring, but then I made the jump to FiOS when I found the TiVo HDs on clearance at Sears. The only reason I keep up is because the people I know who won't leave Directv due to Sunday Ticket like my father keep bugging me about when the new TiVo will be out so he can make the jump to HD.

    When DirecTV changed it so his 10 year old Sony receiver no longer worked with Sunday Ticket, I hoped he would like the replacement since it had the DirecTV UI so that he could at least go to HD. He hated it and a month later sent it back. He ended up just not keeping Directv in that room so he is down to his 4 DirecTivos he still has working.
     
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