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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. Oct 4, 2010 #61 of 683
    Maruuk

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    Well it was no surprise at any rate. The Tivo camp had been quiet, too quiet. Never a good sign in movies or in product delivery anticipation.
     
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    Doug Brott

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    Cnet is way late on this "announcement"
     
  3. Oct 4, 2010 #63 of 683
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    That has become the norm for Cnet over the last few years.
     
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    I stopped trolling in this thread (as opposed to being a troll in the thread) a while back because my anticipation has slowly worn to resignation. Does Tivo think they are going to have any kind of market buzz when they finally do roll a product? Maybe if they go to the 10 year plus Duke Nukem development cycle, they will get people to buy out of morbid curiosity?
     
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    I check this thread out once every week or two. I've long ago given up and switched to Tivo with Comcast.

    The CNET article underscores what I have been believing for some time... The Tivo announcement of 2008 is/was and will continue to be smoke and mirrors.

    I have come to believe that the behind the scenes folks have never intended this product to come to market.

    Imagine how many subs D* risked losing if that was known 3 years ago when PR on the new DVR was poor. Now those folks have been assimilated to something new... and now Tivo doesn't seem so shiny.

    Meanwhile, I have about 175 suggestions recorded, the kids and I always find something new and interesting to watch.
     
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    tonyd79

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    Funny thing. Me too. And I don't have suggestions.

    ;)
     
  7. Oct 5, 2010 #67 of 683
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    Nail on head. I'll fully admit to being in the "die-hard" camp, but mostly out of comparison's sake, at this point. I've learned to live with the design flaws of the HR2x, and would even miss some features, if it went away.
     
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    jaywdetroit

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    The biggest feature I miss, and I don't think this is minor, is how well it manages recordings that are starting while you are currently watching TV. Tivo Premiere is still doing things the way Tivo did 10 years ago in this regard. Its not smart enough to use the other tuner, or ask me which tuner, etc. etc.

    I don't miss paying 50 extra dollars a month though. (Directv+ATT) vs Comcast 3x.
     
  9. Oct 5, 2010 #69 of 683
    tonyd79

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    I thought TiVo always used the background tuner. What it didnt do was give you all the options when it wanted to record on both tuners. Or am I misremembering?
     
  10. Oct 5, 2010 #70 of 683
    Mike Bertelson

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    I miss TiVo when I'm rewound in the buffer on live TV and recordings start on both tuners. With TiVo I would be able to watch what's left in the live buffer but with the HR2x I would lose the live buffer.

    That's the one thing I miss about TiVo.

    Mike
     
  11. Oct 5, 2010 #71 of 683
    JBernardK

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    On the current TiVo it always pops up a box either telling you it is going to start recording on the other tuner (if it is not in use) or the tuner you are watching. You have the option to cancel the upcoming recording. What other options would you want?
     
  12. Oct 5, 2010 #72 of 683
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    Now you have me questioning myself. But I don't think so, it seems to me, that a "suggestion" can be actively recording on the "unused" tuner, and yet still, the Tivo will prompt me to change the channel or cancel the recording on the tuner I am watching. And I think this has happened to me while nothing is being recorded on the other tuner.

    Worse, is when you are watching a recorded show, want to pull up the guide, and you are kicked out of the recorded show and taken to live TV. Then you hit the back/previous button, and you don't go back to the recorded show, you go back to whatever channel that tuner was tuned too prior.

    These are the kinds of things that the HRxx got right, I believe.
     
  13. Oct 5, 2010 #73 of 683
    JBernardK

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    Not true with the current TiVo. The guide will overlay the recorded show you are watching.
     
  14. Oct 5, 2010 #74 of 683
    jaywdetroit

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    Not on my current Tivo. Are you using the HD menus?
     
  15. Oct 5, 2010 #75 of 683
    JBernardK

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    I'm using a series 3 TiVo HD with the TiVo style guide.
     
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    Did they take a step back on this with the Premiere. The last version of Tivo software I had on the HD Tivo changed the guide so it overlaid even when watching a recording. The List still kicked you out of a recording.

    If so, they are in worse shape than I thought. Makes me cringe when thinking about their code configuration management.
     
  17. Oct 6, 2010 #77 of 683
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    I know most of you think that the new Tivo will be just an hr10 with mpeg 4 but when I was reading one of Directv's quarter earnings the ceo stated that the box had some apps like youtube and some other related things. So that might mean there could be some internet video capability on the box. Sorry if everyone already knew that.
     
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    I am counting on that. The more I try to get used to my new HR-24, the more I want that new TiVo version to have those features I am missing very badly right now. I am having Onion News Network withdrawal symptoms.

    {rant}Worse yet the silly thing got into a playback loop at the 45 minute mark of Chuck and we could not see the end of the show. Audio dropouts are frequent, and media Share just doesn't work. I find I am pressing the red button almost daily. Ack. I need my Tivo!{/rant}
     
  19. Oct 7, 2010 #79 of 683
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    Fresh news: The USPTO has upheld Tivo's "time warp" patent, making it very likely they will succeed in their lawsuits against Dish -- with one supposes, an indirect effect on their relationship with DTV.

    Google "tivo patent time warp" for several hits including cnet.
     
  20. Oct 7, 2010 #80 of 683
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    Sorry, but this sounds very much like a signal issue. I would have someone out there to check on the lines to the box or the view from the satellite. The loop to which you refer generally occurs when there is no signal for the duration of a show. For me, it generally means I am in the middle of a hurricane or hurricane-like conditions. In your case it may just be a short in the coax or a tree blocking the dish when the wind blows.
     
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