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

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  1. Aug 25, 2011 #601 of 1071
    wilbur_the_goose

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    Oh well, no MRV.

    I wonder if anybody with an HR* will even want one?

    (If it were 2005, I'd be all over it, but I've converted to an HR*-phile)
     
  2. Aug 25, 2011 #602 of 1071
    minorthr

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    I'm was a huge Tivo guy. Loved Tivo then my Directivos and my HD Directivo but I'm not buying this. No MRV is a big minus for me and the old GUI is a big disappointment. Guess I shouldn't be surprised.
     
  3. Aug 25, 2011 #603 of 1071
    wilbur_the_goose

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    It's like getting excited to get a brand new Ford Taurus (a really nice car) and having a 1999 model delivered. Uh - thanks for thinking of me, but I'll pass.
     
  4. Aug 25, 2011 #604 of 1071
    balboadave

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    I'm not going to replace either of my 2 HR24s, I enjoy and make use of everything they can do, but I have space and wiring available to add a THR22. Whether I do or not depends on price, performance and feature set, but just getting access to the superior wish list and unlimited season pass features might be worth it to me, and the extra tuners will come in handy too.
     
  5. Aug 25, 2011 #605 of 1071
    Draconis

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    !rolling

    Although I will admit, I am very curious about what the new box will have.
     
  6. Aug 25, 2011 #606 of 1071
    Stuart Sweet

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    I have it on good authority that it can't be done, at least not in the field.
     
  7. Aug 25, 2011 #607 of 1071
    Draconis

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    You know, now I'm wondering how the software updates are going to run. The old TiVo's and their phone line requirements were annoying to the extreme.

    Let’s hope it can be updated Via satellite, or at least over broadband.
     
  8. Aug 25, 2011 #608 of 1071
    Jeremy W

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    Considering the fact that there's been software in the stream for the THR22 for months now, I think updating via satellite is highly likely. ;)
     
  9. Aug 25, 2011 #609 of 1071
    Mark Holtz

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    Look, I had the SWiM model of the SD-DVR from DirecTV after a tuner decided to go bust on my DirecTiVo. And, trust me, it was a sad day.

    First off, 30 second skip. Select-play-select-3-0-select ding ding ding. That resulted in a nice feature where I skipped over the commercials instantly.

    Secondly, I did go through the channel list and deselect plenty of channel. Some of them were Spanish language channels, others were premiums that I did not subscribe to. This allowed me to go through the movies and select which movies I wanted to record. I could also select the channel, and go through the two weeks of programming.

    In comparison, the SD-DVR was slow and clunky. I was glad to be rid of it a few months ago. I still don't have a receiver.

    Now, the big thing that is preventing me from snatching up one of these new DVRs is that I do not have a HDTV in my room. That can always be changed.
     
  10. Aug 25, 2011 #610 of 1071
    Jeremy W

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    It also had both of the features you mentioned, so I'm not quite sure why you mentioned them.
     
  11. Aug 25, 2011 #611 of 1071
    Draconis

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    Bah, pity we do not have a /facepalm emote.
     
  12. Aug 25, 2011 #612 of 1071
    Jeremy W

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    Happens to the best of us. Excluding me, of course.
     
  13. Aug 26, 2011 #613 of 1071
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    Anyone know if these will require a phone connection to activate like the 10-250? Because my VoIP has never worked with this. Hopefully it will be like the HR22 in this regard.
     
  14. Aug 26, 2011 #614 of 1071
    inkahauts

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    Um, you know the new Directv DVRs that are HD do all that and way more right?
     
  15. Aug 26, 2011 #615 of 1071
    markrogo

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    It remains incomprehensible to me they are rolling this thing out at all. Yes, there are a few thousand die hards that want this. No, it is in no way satisfactory or state of the art or relevant or competitively important. Why not just wait a few more months and get this right at this point?

    This is going to actually hurt Tivo's reputation further rather than help it.
     
  16. Aug 26, 2011 #616 of 1071
    I WANT MORE

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    I think all of the anti-Tivo folks have made their points. Now, How about leaving this forum to those of us who do have an interest in it and would like to discuss it further?
     
  17. Aug 26, 2011 #617 of 1071
    wilbur_the_goose

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    Please discuss :)
     
  18. Aug 26, 2011 #618 of 1071
    Captain Spaulding

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    This is somewhat of a tough call for us at our house. We were die hard TiVo fans back in the day, but have become accustomed to the DirecTV DVRs. We don't use MRV and we would not mind the old GUI. So it would be kind of cool to go back to using a TiVo, but...and this is most likely the dealbreaker...we won't pay any more for it than we're paying for our current DirecTV DVRs. If we could just swap out out current DVRs for TiVos, that would be great, but I'm sure that won't be an option.
     
  19. Aug 26, 2011 #619 of 1071
    sigma1914

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    What's preventing you from discussing it?
     
  20. Aug 26, 2011 #620 of 1071
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    You better believe it!
     
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