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DIRECTV HD Receiver with TiVo (Official Q3 2010 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Jun 24, 2010.

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  1. wingrider01

    wingrider01 Hall Of Fame

    Sep 9, 2005
    end of 2011 sounds more feasible, the funny thing, a old song by the name of "In the Year 2525" always pops intomy head when specualting what decade tivo will have the box out
  2. gutkin

    gutkin Cool Member

    Jun 16, 2005
    TiVo is that 15 year old dog you love, but you know is going to die any time now. I've used TiVo on and off since the first box came our. I think TiVo HD is about done. The best and smartest thing they can do is just license their SW and let anyone willing to pay use it. This way DirecTV could have a box within six months.
  3. Curtis52

    Curtis52 Hall Of Fame

    Oct 13, 2003
    TiVo has always been willing to do exactly that.
  4. Skyboss

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    Jan 22, 2004
    My post from another thread:

    A DirecTV HDTivo is not needed.

    There, I said it... Hear me out...

    1. I'm a hug TiVo fan, but I got fed up waiting. This TiVo box has more delays than the Boeing 787, and the 787 is two years late and a billion times more complex.
    2. So I made the plunge to upgrade my entire system. I ordered up 3 HR-24-500s (paid for them) and one H24. Had the new SWM with DECA installed to include a new dish.

    All I have to say is that the operation of my setup has been completely flawless since the install. I even had my router go down due to a DSL glitch in the neighborhood and when I reset it, the DECA came right back up - no fumbling through menu options to reset boxes.

    Look, I wish TiVo all the best. But you're coming out a day late and a dollar short. If you're going to talk about a product, you better deliver because in todays environment, you die if you don't. Especially when it comes to technology.

    Additional: I know people are having issues with connected home. I did too until I swapped out all my 22s and 23s for the 24s. I think the issue is that the 24s are designed for DECA where everything else is a conversion with all the DECA modules - whats the old electronics term - Keep It Simple Stupid???
  5. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Supreme Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 20, 2004
    Galactic Empire
    IMHO, Doug, if it's that late, it might just make a DirecTIVO irrelevant. There comes a point where most former TIVO users/lovers simply say to TIVO, "You're too late. It really doesn't matter now."

    Sure, some will wait forever, but as the months tick away, more people who have waited and wanted will have their interest and desire wane to the point where they just don't care anymore.
  6. Greg4050

    Greg4050 Cool Member

    Jun 10, 2010
    Tivo will still be needed until Dtv gives us some feedback when using 30SKIP. You get no audible or visual cue that your skip was received (when pressing multiple times to skip a commercial block) and even worse, you dont know where you are in the playback.
  7. narcolept

    narcolept Godfather

    Mar 1, 2007
    While it may be a useful feature, I don't think that the lack of said feature itself is a valid business case for getting a new DirecTV receiver with Tivo on the market..

  8. puffnstuff

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    Sep 2, 2006
    The light blinks every time I use it.
  9. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    Sep 3, 2007
    I think this TiVo has about as much chance of being a success as the Titanic had of making it New York after impact. No chance. Maybe James Cameron can make a movie about it one day.
  10. QuickDrop

    QuickDrop Hall Of Fame

    Jul 20, 2007
    I agree. Tivo is essentially the generic name for DVRs. Except for a combination cable card/limited storage on a regular cable box, I don't see why most people would pay extra for the Tivo name, even if the software is somewhat better. Years ago, they should have attempted to make deals with all television providers to exclusively design DVRs. Convenience of technology will almost always beat out better technology on the consumer level and to be a Tivo fan for the last ten years would have meant dealing with two boxes instead of one.

    The word "tivo" will last longer than the company.
  11. ItsMeJTO

    ItsMeJTO AllStar

    Dec 21, 2006
    I can't see what the hold up is, having a box that doesn't work 100% first time has never stopped them releasing one in the past and making beta testers of us all.
    Just how many firmware updates have they issued in the last couple of years 'cos I lost count................................. :)
  12. Sep 1, 2010 #452 of 765

    coolman302003 2014 NBA CHAMPIONS!

    Jun 2, 2008
    According to Tivo's Website its expected to be launched in 2011...

  13. Sep 1, 2010 #453 of 765
    Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 24, 2007
    Could you post the link to that because everything I find on their site is still saying 2010. :shrug:

    I'm pretty sure it will be in 2011. I just can't find that graphic.

  14. Sep 1, 2010 #454 of 765

    ATARI Hall Of Fame

    May 10, 2007
    This shows the exact same graphic as posted above, but with the 2010 date.
  15. Sep 1, 2010 #455 of 765

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

    Jan 21, 2003
    LOL...so they updated the same graphic that at one time said 2009....then said 2010....now to say 2011. I can't stop laughing. :)

    At least now they are confirming it's officially delayed once again, now to 2011. Notice it's just 2011 and not "early", "1st half" or any qualifiers. That's not a good sign either.

    EDIT: I still see 2010 on the link posted above too. Is there a link to the 2011 graphic?
  16. Sep 1, 2010 #456 of 765

    ejjames Icon

    Oct 2, 2006
    I kind of wanted to try the kid zone thing, but at this pace, they should just about to be starting graduate school.
  17. Sep 1, 2010 #457 of 765

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    Sep 3, 2007
    It will probably be overpriced and the HR's may be just as capable by then (not that there are all that many differences now). Sign me up! :rolleyes:
  18. Sep 1, 2010 #458 of 765
    Carl Spock

    Carl Spock Superfly

    Sep 3, 2004
    And we ALL know what happens in 2012.

    This TiVo is the root cause of the apocalypse.
  19. Sep 1, 2010 #459 of 765

    CuriousMark Icon

    May 21, 2008
    It looks to me like coolman302003 doctored the real page to say 2011. While he may turn out to be right, as of now that graphic is pure speculation, not something truly from the TiVo site.
  20. Sep 1, 2010 #460 of 765

    ATARI Hall Of Fame

    May 10, 2007

    Newsflash -- now pushed back to 2012! :D
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