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

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  1. Aug 27, 2011 #701 of 1071
    dengland

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    Not quite the answer...

    HR10-250 is my primary box. 95+% of what I record is OTA HD. I NEVER miss coming out of commercial when fast forwarding on that box.

    4 seconds for Channel Up on my HR22-100 in my office. That won't be acceptable on the main TV. If I need to watch an HD channel not available on that box like ESPN, I change the input on the main TV to an HR20-100.

    Hanging on to an HR10-250 really isn't foolish.

    Hopefully, the new HD GUI will make enough of a difference on the HR2X boxes. Otherwise, I am going to have buy an HR24 outright when the HR10 breaks and I cannot repair it.
     
  2. Aug 27, 2011 #702 of 1071
    chscott

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    I will happily give up my current HR24 for a DirecTivo unit just so I don't have to ever hold this poorly designed DirecTV remote again.

    I have hit the Active button by accident one too many times...
     
  3. Aug 27, 2011 #703 of 1071
    Jeremy W

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    Why don't you get a better remote? The Harmony One is fantastic.
     
  4. Aug 27, 2011 #704 of 1071
    I WANT MORE

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    So is the peanut.
     
  5. Aug 27, 2011 #705 of 1071
    sigma1914

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    Harmonys are far better. Who wants 5+ remotes?
     
  6. Aug 27, 2011 #706 of 1071
    Richierich

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    I have had HR2X DVRs and Remotes for years now and have NEVER accidentally hit the Active Button!!!

    Isn't that Strange???
     
  7. Aug 27, 2011 #707 of 1071
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    I have a harmony around here somewhere. Currently I am looking at 5 remotes and a keyboard for the Logitech Review. :lol:
     
  8. Aug 27, 2011 #708 of 1071
    Jeremy W

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    I'd rather use the DirecTV remote than the peanut. Horrible design.
     
  9. Aug 27, 2011 #709 of 1071
    Mike Bertelson

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    I have a programmable and it doesn't even have an Active Button. :D

    Mike
     
  10. Aug 27, 2011 #710 of 1071
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    The peanut remote has won every single award given for remotes for the last 10 years. Look it up.










    I made that up.
     
  11. Aug 27, 2011 #711 of 1071
    RobertE

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    Spatial awareness is wonderfull thing.
     
  12. Aug 27, 2011 #712 of 1071
    seern

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    Active button??? I use it so infrequently that I do not even know its there when I use my remote so muscle memory ignores it.
     
  13. Aug 28, 2011 #713 of 1071
    wingrider01

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    or rather how much more are they willing to pay for less?
     
  14. Aug 28, 2011 #714 of 1071
    Sim-X

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    No kiddin, what is wrong with DTV? That's like google releasing Android 4.0 ice cream sandwich on the G1. It's just stupid, who wants pos hardware? POS hardware just makes for an awful experience on any device. I would pay double for a DVR that had sweet hardware in it. At least give people a choice. For as much as this got delayed I was expecting it to be a home run, looks like a big pile of poo 2 me. Crappy hardware, no mrv support, I'll keep my HR24. DTV must have learned about hardware from HP and look how great they did with WebOS. Oh wait they drove it into the ground. I think HTC or Samsung should get into the set top business, they understand high end hardware.
     
  15. Aug 28, 2011 #715 of 1071
    harsh

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    Since the HR22 was the state-of-the-art (for cost reduction) when this project started, that's surely what they were basing their work on.
     
  16. Aug 28, 2011 #716 of 1071
    gully_foyle

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    Hmmm ... if this is such a bad deal, and uses obsolete hardware and obsolete firmware, why do you suppose it will cost more? Maybe it will cost less, or maybe there will be a new fee for those continuing to use the "advanced" HR2x boxes.

    At the very least you'll save the MRV fee.
     
  17. Aug 28, 2011 #717 of 1071
    sigma1914

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    You will only save on the MRV if you don't want other units to continue having MRV.
     
  18. Aug 28, 2011 #718 of 1071
    Jeremy W

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    The HR22 hardware is almost identical to the hardware in the Tivo HD.
     
  19. Aug 28, 2011 #719 of 1071
    brant

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    @ 3:40 in the video, presenter is talking about the 'great directv HD' and they're watching a tube tv. :)
     
  20. Aug 28, 2011 #720 of 1071
    JBernardK

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    It's not the hardware in the HR22 that sucks, its the software. The TiVo HD should be just fine.
     
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