DIRECTV HD Receiver with TiVo (Official Q2 2011 Thread)

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  1. JBernardK

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    TiVo apparently has a 2 GB, 4 tuner Premier Elite box in the works for cable. Just wondering if there is anything that prevents Directv from offering a 4 tuner box? Does the SWM allow 4 tuners?
     
  2. harsh

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    At some point (perhaps early 2012), DIRECTV is planning on releasing a five tuner multi-TV DVR.
     
  3. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    Directv's SWiM allows for up to 8 tuners through a single line of RG6 coax. All 8 of those COULD be to a single 8-tuner box, if Directv and its manufacturing partners chose to make such a beast. With a SWiM16 module, you could have a 16 tuner box, but you'd need to run 2 separate lines of coax to it, a situation akin to older pre-SWiM installations for dual-tuner DVRs. SWiM was created (in no small part) to allow multi-tuner installations using existing 1-line coax runs, so I don't see anyone choosing to build and market a box with more than 8 tuners except perhaps for very highly specialized installations. And even then, it's much more likely to be cheaper and more cost effective to use more lower-capacity boxes than one super-expensive, single-point-of-failure box that can take down the whole system if (when!) it eventually dies.
     
  4. ejjames

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    While visiting my parents, I had directv come out and replace a HR10-250 (TIVO) with a HR24-100, along with swapping out the lnb with swIm, DECA,whole home and internet ,( which they won't begin installing here until July 1st.)

    The HR20-100 can stay in the theater room. It's quite an upgrade for them, they even still had the old splitter/combiners to carry OTA and SAT on one wire, plus they only had one working tuner on the tivo. Locals over sat in the western ND DMA is 100 miles away, and doesn't offer FOX, so they get locals OTA, so I got them to give a $70 credit to order an AM21. On the bright side, they save $3 a month by not taking locals.

    They have an ipad, so I can't wait to hook them up with that app.

    At home, I'm still in the dark ages, my wife won't give up her 2 tivos, so I use the 20-700s. I've got 8 wires running to DVRs. I do have LAN connections and use DIRECTV2PC all the time. One foot in the present, another in the p-ast.

    I have 2 HR20-700'S at home, and thought the speed was fine, but after spending time with the HR24...I'm jealous, that thing FLIES!
     
  5. jacmyoung

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    Let me take a stab at it. If there is anything that might prevent DirecTV from offering such an advanced TiVo box, assume they even want that to happen, would be the specific fine prints in the current agreement:)

    Now if you don't mind I must take cover.
     
  6. Jeremy W

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    How about Tivo not wanting to do the extra work to get DirecTV's stuff working on Tivo's hardware, instead of DirecTV's?
    If you didn't post everything as if your answer is the only possible one, maybe you wouldn't have to take cover after every post.
     
  7. jacmyoung

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    Getting DirecTV's stuff working on TiVo's hardware? Is this even allowed under the current agreement?
     
  8. JoeTheDragon

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    will that tivo box have tru2way or allvid? if not then in SDV cable system you may need as meny as 2 SDV USB tuners added on to it.
     
  9. Doug Brott

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    probably not, but I don't think any of us have seen the contract ..
     
  10. Doug Brott

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    I know this thread is a bit dead, but let's stay away from talking about TiVo on other platforms. This is really for the new DIRECTV TiVo, not the cable TiVo.
     
  11. jacmyoung

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    Ok then, I think it is fair to say what Jeremy W proposed reason above is likely not the only possible one.

    As far as TiVo hardware for the cable platform, I don't think it is impossible to have a similarly designed TiVo hardware for the DirecTV platform, although it seems more difficult and not being done before. Regardless it will likely require a new agreement with DirecTV for that to happen.
     
  12. Jeremy W

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    When did I or anyone else say that it was? :nono2: You're the only one that comes in here posting stuff as if any other possible reasons are simply ridiculous.
     
  13. Doug Brott

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    Actually, you were also speaking in the negative .. somehow when jac responded he made it sound like you were talking in the positive .. There's a phrase for that .. ;)
     
  14. jacmyoung

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    You have to provide that phrase, I don't know what it is, but I have a formula for your above statement:

    Sum (negative and positive) = zero <> ridiculous:)
     
  15. Doug Brott

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    Straw man, straw.
     
  16. jacmyoung

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    Is this how you define the new DirecTiVo now?
     
  17. LameLefty

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    "Vaporware" would be a more accurate term for any new Directv-compatible TiVo these days.

    Rather, "strawman" refers instead to your recent posts in this thread. :nono:

    For the unfamiliar . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strawman
     
  18. Stuart Sweet

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    Guys, I'd really like to end this thread on topic. You'll have a whole new chance to be grumpy in the new thread opening July 1.
     
  19. Tom Robertson

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    In honor of the fine gentlemoderator I'll summarize my own thoughts:

    The DIRECTV TiVo is coming.
    But I will not say "soon" or "anon".
    And it will not arrive in Q2 2011.
    So there will be a Q3 thread.

    I also think TiVo and DIRECTVs devotees will not be happy with the initial launch. I hope they will be more happy with the update that I hope will come. I won't say "soon after" either, by the way.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  20. jacmyoung

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    You sounded like TiVo's CEO, who has been saying so for nearly three years, that is just ridiculous:)
     
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