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DIRECTV HD Receiver with TiVo (Official Q4 2010 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Sep 20, 2010.

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  1. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Supreme Member DBSTalk Club

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    In the midst of all this childish bickering about whose box is better, etc., I'm anxious for the new DirecTIVO for one main reason now: curiosity.

    The unit might be better; it might be worse. It might be, for all intents and purposes, "same ole same old." However, I'm simply just curious about it.
     
  2. Sixto

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    Exactly!
     
  3. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Curiosity is my excuse too. ;):D

    We'll share, of course, if we learn anything at CES.....but certainly we have some here who like TiVo....and despite the pros and cons, and some liking it and some not....we'll still make sure and share the info.
     
  4. Araxen

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    I hate my HR20-100(slow and clunky) and I can't wait for this Tivo unit to come out!
     
  5. Brennok

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    Curiosity here also, though I keep up on these things since I have a few family and friends who refuse to leave DirecTV due to the Sunday Ticket. They keep asking me about the TiVo since some of them are waiting to make the jump to HD for it.
     
  6. hdtvfan0001

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    I suspect any new Tivobox might bring a few folks over to DirecTV and keep a few old TiVo loyalists....but not much more than that.
     
  7. bonscott87

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    All my friends that were in similar situation didn't care anymore after dual buffers were added to the HR2x series. They could care less about Tivo now and certainly won't pay extra for it.
     
  8. Syzygy

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    All your friends, right? A sweeping generalization like that in support of an ideological position is why no one listens any more to that kind of BS.
     
  9. hdtvfan0001

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    You can add all my friends to the list if it makes ya feel better. ;)

    BS not included.
     
  10. Brennok

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    The problem with mine is they hate the UI of the DirecTV DVRs and with 50 series limits they would need multiple DVRs per ever TiVo they have. My father is one of the big holdouts. I put in a SD DirecTV box in one of his rooms when DirecTV forced him to upgrade his old Sony receiver since it would no longer work with ST and he only watches basic cable in there now.

    The other ones already made the switch to FiOS and have the TiVo Premiere, Media Center, the TiVo HD, or a mix of the three. I don't see any of us ever coming back to DirecTV unless we moved and FiOS wasn't an option. Then we might consider it.
     
  11. hdtvfan0001

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    ....and many folks I know hate the cartoonish UI and the small hard drives on the TiVo units...

    Different strokes...
     
  12. tonyd79

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    ???

    He said all his friends. Not everyone everywhere. How is it a generalization to talk about all your friends?

    Here is one for you: None of my friends have Dish. Not a generalization. Just fact.

    Only one of my friends has Tivo (and that is because I gave it to him when I dumped Comcrap).

    None of my friends has Comcast (some of my family does but no friends. They all have Fios, DirecTV or no cable/satellite.)
     
  13. Brennok

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    Oh I agree it all boils down to personal preference and usage requirements.

    None of my friends have the small drives since they were so easy to upgrade though. I think the smallest drive any of them are using is the 500gb, but since they are SD that still gives them 450 hours or so. Most of us with FiOS either have servers or upgraded TiVos with 1TB or 2TB drives.
     
  14. bonscott87

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    Correct. All my friends with DirecTV have it because of Sunday Ticket. When they had to go to the HR2x to get the games in HD they hated it. Only reason was the lack of dual buffers. I'd hear about it every time we'd watch the games at someone's house. When dual buffers came and I told them how to get it they were all happy and I never heard a complaint from them again about the HR2x.

    Heck, I'm the only one of my circle of friends that doesn't even have DirecTV anymore. Yea, cable is that bad around here. Everyone has DirecTV (for Sunday Ticket) or Dish of Uverse that I know. That doesn't mean everyone, that just means my friends are football loving fanatics that have DirecTV and none of them care what the UI of their DVR is, they only cared about dual buffers...for sports or course. Your friends may be different.
     
  15. Syzygy

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    Sorry for the "BS" comment. Yes, your friends are different from mine (in their love of football and their need for Sunday Ticket).

    Your "About Me" says you have DirecTV, with HR20-700, HR21-200, H21-200, Glorystar FTA (?).

    Does it need to be updated?
     
  16. bonscott87

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    Yea, probably. I publicly on this forum dropped DirecTV about a year ago and built a HTPC instead. I get all my programming from Internet streaming and some OTA. Also still have the FTA satellite system with a Glorystar receiver for my wife's religious channels.

    I miss Sunday Ticket at times but I don't miss the $120+ a month bill.

    And yes, my circle of close friends revolve around the two local fantasy football leagues I'm in. If you've ever seen the show "The League" on FX...that's pretty much us. :)
     
  17. bengalfreak

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    Wow, gotta say that while I'm a convert to DirecTV's HD DVR's and now wouldn't pay a penny extra for a DTivo, the HR series user interface is much MORE cartoonish than Tivo's ever was.

    But the guide, I'd pay an extra dollar a month just to get the Tivo guide back. Hate, hate, hate the DirecTV guide.
     
  18. hdtvfan0001

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    Funny how some think the UI with the HR's is boring and too straight forward, and now we have this totally alternate view.

    I guess it underscores just how diverse people's taste's are in user interface design.

    Personally, I think waaaaay too much emphasis is put on the UI anyway....its a means to an end. "Hating it"...that's kinda over the top...I guess I spend most of my time watching HD, rather than the guide. :shrug:

    Both the HR series and TiVo units do what they need to...they only variation is how they do it and the graphical presentation. That typically comes down to personal taste.
     
  19. Araxen

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    The Directv UI looks like it was made for an 8-bit Nintendo.
     
  20. hdtvfan0001

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    Not even close.

    On the other hand...each TiVo comes complete with an etch-a-sketch and box of crayons included. :D

    I suspect the next TiVo unit will have its own new UI, and by that time, the next HR2x units will have an updated UI as well.
     
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