DIRECTV HD Receiver with TiVo (Official Q2 2011 Thread)

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  1. SledgeHammer

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    Exactly. Its not even going to have many of the features you have on the "free" DirecTV DVR.
     
  2. Davenlr

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    But it will have one feature missing from the DirecTv DVRs that a lot of us like, Suggestions.
    There are lots of people that will post that it is the first thing they turn off, but I personally love the feature.
     
  3. SledgeHammer

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    :D... I was gonna say... you have to actually ship a product before you can have a successor.

    I was in the 95%+ NEVER SHIP camp, but that comment from DirecTV last week swung me down to the 90%+ NEVER SHIP camp.

    Since my last two wild predictions actually came true (Duke Nuken Forever ships before the DTivo & we catch Bin Laden before the DTivo ships), I'm going to make another crazy prediction: NBC will have a new hit show before this thing ships... Ok... that one might be a little too out there :D.
     
  4. SledgeHammer

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    Ok, but would you rather have Suggestions and more SLs over MRV? Personally, I don't use any of those 3, but MRV seems like its going to be a deal breaker for most.
     
  5. tonyd79

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    MRV! MRV! MRV!

    I had poor mans MRV when all my sets were SD (RF cable and remote repeater). Then had nothing when I went all HD. Until MRV.
     
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    definitely..otherwise how are you gonna tell how much space you have left on tivo without suggestions?

    and more SLs are imperative...i hate the HR limits...i've caught stuff on tivo that i never deleted when it came back on..not so with HR..gotta babysit it and delete and add back every season..sigh:nono2:
     
  7. Doug Brott

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    I'm not quite sure what you mean by the first comment .. the HR2x has a free space indicator and the TiVo should have had one. Using Suggestions as a free space indicator is definitely a workaround. Not a proud moment (in my mind) for TiVo. Now, if you're using suggestions for suggestions, then the feature is truly beneficial to you .. But as a free space indicator?

    SLs are not an issue for everyone. I've never, in 5 years, gotten to 50 on one of my units, and I think only once did I exceed 40 which quickly dropped down as unwatched/canceled shows were removed. I do realize that it affects people differently but it's not the end-all. I'm still hopeful that the 50 SL limitation vanishes. Heck, maybe Sledgehammer will use that as one of his "no way" predictions that might come true before the new DIRECTV TiVo is available.
     
  8. SledgeHammer

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    :D

    I'm sure DTV knows that people want more SLs. There has to be some technical reason why they can't add more. I mean, they had a technical reason for not adding DLB for a couple of years.
     
  9. mkdtv21

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    What if I didn't have any other dvr's but just the one HD Tivo. Would I still have to pay both the $7.00 and the $5.00 or just the $5.00 per month. I'm kind of confused by this.
     
  10. bonscott87

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    We don't really know for sure since it's not released. But everything seems to indicate you'll pay the DVR fee and an *additional* Tivo fee. Even if you have just one Tivo based unit and that's it. Still cheaper then a stand alone Tivo at $20 a month now I think was last I saw.
     
  11. SledgeHammer

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    Most likely the DVR fee AND the Tivo fee.
     
  12. JBernardK

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    Many of you are thinking from your current situation--perhaps HR24 and MRV. But someone who is adding a DVR, or a new customer, may choose the TiVo because you can not choose the HR model you want. You may get a slow DVR with a small hard disk.

    At least with the TiVo you will know what you are getting.
     
  13. bonscott87

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    Which is actually the same "slow" HR22 hardware. :lol:
     
  14. JBernardK

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    Do we know for sure its the hardware that is slow? It could be the software.
     
  15. tonyd79

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    It might be some of that but since other boxes running the same software are not slow, the hardware is mighty suspect.
     
  16. jacmyoung

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    What did DirecTV say last week?
     
  17. SledgeHammer

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    They said something like "its coming soon" and the delay was because we "went back to do some more feature work"... I don't have the exact quotes on hand, but that was the jist of it. It made it sound like the delay was because they knew they had to flesh it out a bit to be competetive.

    But then Doug came out and said it still doesn't have MRV, so who knows...
     
  18. Doug Brott

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    I thought that was TiVo's Rogers saying, or was it quoted from DirecTV? I was under the impression DirecTV had not said one word about this thing for ages:)
     
  20. Doug Brott

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    Do you feel special now? I think most of us understood what he was referring to even if the specifics are slightly off.
     
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