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DIRECTV HD Receiver with TiVo (Official Q2 2011 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Mike Bertelson, Mar 16, 2011.

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  1. JBernardK

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    Unless, of course, you like to record sports events and start watching an hour or so into the game. Then you hate the PIG.
     
  2. tonyd79

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    You can't not look in the corner?

    I don't hate the pig at all. Love the pig. Hate the full screen swap out on old TiVo.
     
  3. DarkSkies

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    The cool thing with DIRECTV is that if I turn it on and it's an hour into the game, I can press record to get up to 90 minutes of what I missed (versus 30 on TiVo). ;) But that's not what you meant ...

    I can easily handle a situation where I don't want to see or hear what's happening in real-time while I'm still recording a game:

    (1) Tune to a different live channel - background will still keep recording

    or (2) Mute system sound right after turning it on and hit PLAYLIST immediately, and don't look at the PIG

    I do tend to use one trick often when I'm watching from the Playlist and don't want to see live TV as I go to the next program from my playlist: instead of hitting STOP or deleting the program at the end of playback, I pause the playback, hit LIST, play my next show. At the end of the night I delete everything I viewed directly from the playlist.

    To me the ever-present PIG is a great feature, because I love being able to Search, manage recordings, and do other things while still listening to a recording (or even Live TV), but I understand how others may not like it. The good news is there are always workarounds ...
     
  4. Rich

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    That was one of the things I disliked when I switched from TiVos to HRs, now I can't imagine not having it....:)

    Rich
     
  5. RReyes23

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    so any timeline for the new tivo to come out?
     
  6. Tom Robertson

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    Officially, no new word.

    Unofficial "best guesses" from people who have a clue is "maybe" June/July (and, as always with TiVo, subject to change.)

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  7. bonscott87

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    Being mid May already I think June for sure is a pipe dream and even July. If I had to guess it would be fall at the earliest.
     
  8. Doug Brott

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    Wanna take a toke from mine? :grin:
     
  9. hdtvfan0001

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    !rolling

    Doug's in especially rare form this morning. :D

    I'd almost never bet against him on these things.
     
  10. Rich

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    If we're ever standing face to face, you might want to ask me that question, you might be surprised....:lol:

    Rich
     
  11. SledgeHammer

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    Hey Doug, by "June / July", are you talking GA? Or are you talking about DTV finally annoucing the thing is "coming soon".

    I'm going to say "no way" on June / July for GA. If this thing has hit manafacturing, we would have definitely seen a leaked pic or info by now.

    Personally I'm still in the far off / never camp :grin:... no leaks or hard specs or word from DTV / Tivo in 3 years? Even the Pentagon can't keep a secret that long.
     
  12. Doug Brott

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    :shrug: There have already been one or two photos posted if you hunt around. "In Manufacturing" means putting a TiVo labeled bezel on the front of an HR22-100 .. Even for a high tech piece of hardware this isn't rocket science.

    The Beta is with TiVo .. I'm not in the Beta .. I get bits and pieces of information here and there which leads to what you see here. You can trust the timing or not. We'll know soon enough.
     
  13. Brennok

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    TiVo has always done well keeping things quiet.

    People only knew of the Premiere a few months early because someone accidentally shipped a TiVo HD with the quick instruction sheet of the Premiere. Even then we had no idea of what if any difference there would be or if it was just a cost saving measure since it dropped outputs and was smaller. Then the model number showed up in Best Buys computer system about a month or maybe even less than when it was announced.
     
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    If it turns out it is, looks like the box is $99 and the TiVO monthly service charge is $5 in addition to the standard $6/month STB fee. Nothing surprising here, IMHO. We knew there was going to be a significantly higher TiVO up-charge, this time around.
     
  17. cygnusloop

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    Nor am I, but it would be quite a coincidence if it's not, wouldn't you say?

    That said, my gut feeling is that that page wasn't supposed to go live at this time, but who knows...
     
  18. Doug Brott

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    When I say I'm not sure .. I truly mean that .. I don't know. This very well could be the first crack in the secrecy armor .. well, except for the stuff I've already pointed out ;)
     
  19. Richierich

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    Looks like maybe they were testing it as a Placeholder and forgot to take it out of Production Mode after the Test.

    This has happened before when they Posted something before it was scheduled to be launched and had to pull the Test which somehow had been put into a Production Mode.
     
  20. Doug Brott

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    richierich, that could be true .. would lead right in to the time frame I've been saying for a while now, wouldn't it? :D
     
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