DIRECTV HD TiVo (THR22-100) Anticipation (Official Q311 Thread)

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  1. Jun 26, 2011 #1 of 1071
    Stuart Sweet

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    Folks, there's precious little to say about the upcoming DIRECTV TiVo-based device that hasn't already been said, but here's the thread for you to say it. There really is nothing new but if there is you'll read it here. :)

    Synopsis of common arguments: (in other words, this ground's already been trodden, do we have to go there again?)
    • Many people like the TiVo interface, especially the list guide.
    • Many people are equally fond of the DIRECTV interface.
    • Many people think that TiVos are easier for them to use.
    • Many people think that DIRECTV DVRs are easier for them to use.
    • Standalone TiVo devices have many features that are appealing to people.
    • No guarantee has been made that any feature from a standalone TiVo will make it to the DIRECTV TiVo.
    • The new device will run on DIRECTV hardware, although we don't know how that will work (we have some ideas).
    • TiVo, Inc. will develop the software for the device and seems to be solely responsible for the user experience.
    Ground Rules:
    • DISCUSS THE TOPIC NOT EACH OTHER.
    • This is not a free-for-all. Rudeness will not be tolerated.
    • Remember that all forum rules are still in effect.
    • Do not "bump" this thread.
    • Other threads relating to the DirecTV TiVo-HD Receiver will be closed.
    • If you harp on a particular point to the exclusion of others, your posts may be deleted.

    Further, we've learned that the new TiVo for DIRECTV will not have the upgraded user experience seen in the TiVo Premiere.
     
  2. Jul 1, 2011 #2 of 1071
    Stuart Sweet

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    Please anticipate (respectfully.)
     
  3. Jul 1, 2011 #3 of 1071
    LameLefty

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    I respectfully anticipate that we're all still anticipating too early. :p
     
  4. Jul 1, 2011 #4 of 1071
    Mike Greer

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    I am surprised that Tivo is even going to bother releasing this thing. When/if it ever shows up it will be on 3-4+ year old hardware? Doesn't sound like much of a selling point. Add in that it will essentially be the old HD DirecTivo with MPEG4 and it borders on downright pathetic!

    It's a shame that a company that once had quite the pioneering spirit has ended up this way. They should be working on the 3rd generation of HD Tivo for DirecTV by now.
     
  5. Jul 1, 2011 #5 of 1071
    kevinwmsn

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    I am anticipating it won't be this quarter.:lol:
     
  6. Jul 1, 2011 #6 of 1071
    joshjr

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    Where did this THR22-100 come from? I dont look at this thread that often. Does someone actually have some information on this receiver?
     
  7. Jul 1, 2011 #7 of 1071
    Stuart Sweet

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    Jeremy W

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    I anticipate that the DVR this thread is anticipating will never see the light of day.

    So nothing new from me! :)
     
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    jacmyoung

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    I googled the model number, found some discussions about the software updates in the recent reports. It appeared TiVo continued to provide updates for the test boxes with new firmware versions in the field, DirecTV continued to ask for more testing.

    TiVo's poison pill should expire before the end of the year. There has been consistent rumor of a possible buyout. The speculated buyers have been somewhat narrowed down to MSFT or Google.

    Now MSFT provides DVR services for Uverse, Google has close working relations with Dish. We know both Uverse and Dish are DirecTV's competitors, I don't blame DirecTV if it tries to take a wait and see approach.
     
  10. Jul 1, 2011 #10 of 1071
    Jeremy W

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    Tivo's only truly valuable assets are their patents. The software is crap, the hardware is relatively generic, and they don't have very many subscribers. And by all outward appearances, their employees are incompetent. So it wouldn't even be worth keeping them around.
     
  11. Jul 1, 2011 #11 of 1071
    jacmyoung

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    I won't call TiVo's patents truly valuable assets, they do have value but not nearly as much as they make it out to be. However TiVo is 90+% institutionally owned, the big guys have a lot of reasons to pump it. It is currently the second most expensive stock based on sales, to maintain that, the only way for now is to pump the value of their patents.

    One way to do that is to keep the buyout speculation going, but the side effect of it could be that everyone is waiting for the picture to clear.
     
  12. Jul 1, 2011 #12 of 1071
    Jeremy W

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    Well they managed to use them to get a nice sum of money out of Echostar and a license agreement out of DirecTV, so I'd say they're pretty valuable.
     
  13. Jul 1, 2011 #13 of 1071
    Stuart Sweet

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    Come on, guys. We're back to trying to twist each other's posts around?

    Something that has value is valuable. I don't know what "truly valuable" or "pretty valuable" means; to me it doesn't mean anything.

    Please, if you want to pick each other's nits, do so in private messages.
     
  14. Jul 1, 2011 #14 of 1071
    jacmyoung

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    Based on what I have read on a few other discussion forums, this thing has gone through extensive testing, received many updates, is likely ready to deploy, so why the delay till December?
     
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    Jeremy W

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    Where did you read that?
     
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    I know it is expected that at launch the new DirecTiVo will not have MRV, but will it have any media share features. The HR2X and current stand alone TiVos support local network music playing and picture slide shows.

    Is there any chance that the current networkable DirecTiVos, think HR10 here, will get any updates to add media share?
     
  17. Jul 1, 2011 #17 of 1071
    hdtvfan0001

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    Keeping it simple....I anticipate the new Tivo unit will finally appear in 3Q 2011.
     
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    Jeremy W

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    Nope.
     
  19. Jul 1, 2011 #19 of 1071
    Stuart Sweet

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    I would be very surprised if the THR22 has any media sharing, at least not at first. HR10s.... definitely not.
     
  20. Jul 1, 2011 #20 of 1071
    LI-SVT

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    Thanks guys.

    Count me as another person that perfers the TiVo UI but the HR feature set will keep me in my 2 HR21s.
     
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