DIRECTV HD Receiver with TiVo (Official Q2 2011 Thread)

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  1. Jun 2, 2011 #801 of 879
    Doug Brott

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    DIRECTV qualified with "most expensive" .. Using the qualification "new" won't cut it. "new TiVo" would cut it.
     
  2. Jun 2, 2011 #802 of 879
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    "New TiVo" could mislead people into thinking about a new standalone TiVo DVR such as a new version of the Premiere DVR. Maybe you meant "new DirecTiVo".

    "New DirecTV DVR" technically cannot be untrue if, only if this new DirecTiVo comes out the same time the new DISH MRV DVR comes out. The qualification is that it is a newly rolled out DirecTV DVR, not those existing ones which do have MRV.

    Similarly, it just so happens the most expensive DISH DVR does not do MRV, even though many of its less expensive DVRs do have MRV. All cleverly chosen words for marketing purpose.
     
  3. Jun 2, 2011 #803 of 879
    Doug Brott

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    jac .. whatever .. Wanna wager on this one?

    No way DISH gets away with saying "DIRECTV's new HD DVR doesn't have Multiroom View."

    It's simply too "untrue" to be "true"
     
  4. Jun 2, 2011 #804 of 879
    jacmyoung

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    There is no wager because the new DirecTiVo, as it is described now, isn't likely to happen:)

    Both DISH and DirecTV have gotten away with many things they said that could be argued as untrue, they even sued each other, often nothing came out of it.
     
  5. Jun 2, 2011 #805 of 879
    Tom Robertson

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    Please, let us get back to the topic: DIRECTV HD Receiver with TiVo.

    Thank you.
     
  6. Jun 2, 2011 #806 of 879
    markrogo

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    There's a niche group that will appreciate a Tivo period. The overlap with said group is pretty darned high with the MRV group. Quite frankly, I can't even imagine giving up MRV functionality to get anything that Tivo does at this point and I doubt very much I'm alone -- let alone paying extra for it.

    Aside from the fact that I'm excited about a many tuner box (again I doubt I'm alone), this just feels extraordinarily DOA. Fanboys alone will not make a product a success.
     
  7. Jun 3, 2011 #807 of 879
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    That is an unfair statement. People who want TiVo over any of the the HR series DVRs want one because they think it works better, period. The other features will help them decide whether or not the TiVo is worth the price or not.
     
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    sigma1914

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    Now, you're making unfair statements. How can you think the Tivo works better if it hasn't been released. Tivo could very easily be shaky & unreliable.
     
  9. Jun 3, 2011 #809 of 879
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    Yet, whenever anyone brings up the 50 SL limit for the HRs, someone says just pay an extra $5 a month for another HR.
     
  10. Jun 3, 2011 #810 of 879
    Doug Brott

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    I suspect that it actually is shaky & unreliable .. hence the delay.
     
  11. Jun 3, 2011 #811 of 879
    crazywater

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    I have owned 7 TiVos including the TiVo Series 3 when I was with TWC. Comparing those to the current HR20-700 and HR22-100 that I currently have it is my opinion that the TiVo software and box performance is far superior to the HR boxes. Thats how.
     
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    Stuart Sweet

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    This thread is so fun. I wonder what would happen if there really was something material to discuss.
     
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    sigma1914

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    And I owned many more Tivo's than HRs, yet my results are completely different. I never had a HR fail...I lost 4 Tivos, though. Tivo constantly froze on me...like 20-25 times. It's been far less on the HRs...5-10 times.
     
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    Jeremy W

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    Like the announcement of the cancellation of this ridiculous project? :lol:
     
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    crazywater

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    Well goody for you. I have my opinion and you have yours. And I still say that stating that people that want a TiVo or they won't watch TV is an unfair statement.
     
  16. Jun 3, 2011 #816 of 879
    Doug Brott

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    MPEG4 is a new introduction to TiVo .. It took DIRECTV a bit of time to get that one completely right. Hopefully TiVo has had enough time to perfect it and hopefully DIRECTV even advised them on it so that it's not a problem when it comes out.
     
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    I don't... I say neither option is a really viable one. I don't use SLs period so they aren't a factor for me and I wouldn't pay $5 for a Tivo OR $3 for MRV. If I really wanted more then 50 SLs, there are tricks to combine them using the boolean logic.
     
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    It may have been a bit of an exaggeration buy I go over to TiVo community and see people desperately trying to patch up old TiVos they bought on eBay rather than just use the technology that exists today and it makes you wonder.
     
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    litzdog911

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    True. But the traffic in the DirecTivo Forums at Tivo Community has really dropped off in the past several months. Now we're lucky to see even one new post a day there.
     
  20. Jun 3, 2011 #820 of 879
    Doug Brott

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    yup .. it's significantly more active here in that regard.
     
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