DIRECTV HD Receiver with TiVo (Official Q2 2011 Thread)

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  1. SledgeHammer

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    If its $5/month, I suspect most people will pass seeing as it has no MRV / WHDVR, QWERTY, etc :D.
     
  2. Doug Brott

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    I suspect a lot of folks @ DBSTalk will pass on this .. Not sure about folks with older TiVo's looking to upgrade to HD. Even @ $5/month there will be takers, and if the $99/unit is true, that's a $50 savings right now on the HD-DVR - worth 10 months of TiVo service (rate shown for me is $149 .. MSRP is $199 for HD-DVR).

    However, my list of "stuff" in a previous post will give you an indication of what the box will be like. As I said, it's essentially an HR10-250 with MPEG-4 support added. The look and feel will be pretty much the same as what you know and love (or hate - like me).
     
  3. Stuart Sweet

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    Although, if they're going to offer it @$99, they might have some takers. Especially if they are not completely up front about the extra charge for monthly service.
     
  4. Steve

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    It's listed as "TiVO service", so I assume a flat $5 per household, no matter how many DirecTiVO's you use. If so, that's actually still a bargain, IMHO. The standard TiVO model is a much higher monthly service charge per receiver, if I'm not mistaken.
     
  5. cygnusloop

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    And, especially if they are not completely up front about its functional shortcomings compared to the HRXX's.
     
  6. Sixto

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    Yep, seems like $5 per household.

    For Mom and Pop, who have TiVo SD today, and want to stay the same, they might spring for the $5, especially if the upfront is less then an HR.

    Interesting developments today, it may actually see the light of day soon.

    Cool, new stuff is always cool, no matter how old that HR22-100 box is. :)

    Still can't believe they'll ship a box with several years ago technology, but ah well ... it is what it is ...
     
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    I think as long as the D* CSR's make sure that prospective DirecTiVO owners don't want MRV, the average customer probably won't be sophisticated enough to understand what the other differences may be. Just my .02.
     
  8. Sixto

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    With no disrespect to many of DirecTV's 19M+ install base ... :) ... I firmly believe that most people have no clue, and don't care.

    I have friends, relatives, ... most just use what shows up on the cable or FiOS truck.

    And if they hear "TiVo", they might just assume it's better, especially if it costs more.

    We might be surprised how well this sells. Or maybe not. But nothing would surprise me.
     
  9. Sixto

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    I joke but I'd pay a few bucks just to play with it for a few weeks, just for the heck of it ... probably wouldn't spring for the $99, but interested none-the-less. :)

    Ah, maybe not, maybe I'll just read what you guys say about it. :)
     
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    Yes It Would Doug!!!

    Well, I would Never Bet against you with your Infinite Knowledgebase and Wisdom so I would Bet that it will be sometime in July, 2011!!! :D
     
  13. Doug Brott

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    Now back to our regularly scheduled anticipation. Seems this "outing" was some sort of mistake. I do not believe we can rely on the information for accuracy.
     
  14. Sixto

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    It does seem to indicate that soon may actually be soon.

    If someone is working on screens, or order processes, that's a good thing for those interested, and may indicate that it may become real in the not so distant future.

    Or they could have just listened to Doug's June/July comments. :)
     
  15. ATARI

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    I don't think it is vaporware anymore.

    Maybe just obsoleteware.
     
  16. SledgeHammer

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    Actually, I always thought the HR10-250 is *the* prettiest box DTV ever put out.

    I have a couple of the Sony A-5x and B-5x boxes as well. Also had a Sony SAT-T60... didn't really care for the looks of the SAT-T60 and the A-5x/B-5x were plain looking.
     
  17. SledgeHammer

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    Heres a question... will DTV wave the $5/month fee if you have the old Tivo lifetime? :D... I used to have Tivo lifetime, but mysteriously DTV "lost it" somehow and I didn't have any paperwork to back up "my story" :rolleyes:.
     
  18. Richierich

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    I have a couple of Pretty HR10-250s if you like them alot and I'm sure I would sell them pretty cheap!!! :lol:
     
  19. SledgeHammer

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    Haha... I still have one sitting in my closet too. It really was a great looking box IMO. I just couldn't live without some of the features that the HR2x boxes have (like PIG)... DLB has nothing on PIG :D. No PIG = deal breaker for me.
     
  20. J Blow

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    In 96 I had one of the first generation Sony. I bought that (sadly for $1000 and as a self install) over the RCA because it had a transparent menu instead of the picture in the guide....wait, the first RCA might not have even had the picture in the guide but just totally killed the sound and all when you hit the guide. You could change the transparency of the menu, too. I liked that the picture stayed full screen a lot better than it shrinking to the guide. I don't know why that isn't an option with today's technology.

    Oh ya, I also bought the Sony because it had the dual LNB so I could add a multiswitch. It's funny to think that most people I knew that bought the early RCA saved a few bucks and got the single output....and later put up another dish for another TV. Crazy to think now.
     
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