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

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Jun 26, 2011.

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  1. Sep 14, 2011 #901 of 1071
    RMBittner

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    I think the only "issue" was that I was naive enough to think that a TiVo employee might be interested enough to keep up with the latest TiVo developments. I didn't take it as a sign of a problem or that it was even something he should have known about, necessarily.

    I don't know how DirecTV and TiVo handled things in the past, but I'm assuming any questions/issues that arise down the road (once there is a road and I can finally get on it) would fall solely in D's camp.

    Bob
     
  2. Sep 14, 2011 #902 of 1071
    Stuart Sweet

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    Mr. Bittner, it would be a wonderful world if everyone were interested in their jobs to the extent that they did all the external research that should be done.

    I never fault a CSR for not knowing as much as the fine people on this forum. After all, it's just a paycheck to them; to us it's a passion.
     
  3. Sep 14, 2011 #903 of 1071
    Jeremy W

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    If they showed that much initiative, they probably wouldn't be a front-line CSR at any company. :lol:
     
  4. Sep 14, 2011 #904 of 1071
    RMBittner

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    :)

    Didn't mean to imply that I was faulting anyone. Just thought it was worth mentioning. (And I've been blessed to almost always have passion and paycheck go hand in hand.)
     
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    :D :D :D

    I work in a professional white collar job and I don't know too many people who come in to work every day and are truly excited by their jobs. I can't imagine ANY CSR in the world excited about coming into work to the point where they'll research the products on their own time.
     
  6. Sep 14, 2011 #906 of 1071
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    Lucky you :D. What do you do? I'm a software engineer and I can tell you that you'd be hard pressed to find a software engineer with more then 4 or 5 yrs of experience that still likes it. Most of us did it as a hobby during high school / college, but after you get out in the real world and work for the pointy haired boss for a while, you quickly lose your passion. Now, granted, for some companies you have to at least PRETEND you are obsessed with the product because thats kind of towing the company line... I interviewed at Blizzard a few years back and they had this attitude of you have to be a hard core gamer and play WoW with all your free time... but during my interviews, I asked the interviewers how often they play WoW at home and universally got the answer "I don't".
     
  7. Sep 14, 2011 #907 of 1071
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    Started out as a marketing copywriter, then moved into book editing. Since 2000, I've been a full-time freelance nonfiction writer (5 books and hundreds of magazine articles). . . although I'm currently writing my first novel. (When I'm not procrastinating by coming here.:)) Member and former president of ASJA (American Society of Journalists & Authors).

    I also have a home-based recording studio, where I record/mix projects for clients as well as write/record my own songs. (Two CDs are available on iTunes, Amazon, and CDBaby.)

    Bob
     
  8. Sep 16, 2011 #908 of 1071
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    So maybe I'm thinking now that in the coming days dbstalk should get a hold of one of these units and do a review on it since it's supposed to come out the 25th. Otherwise its not going to be available by the 25th.
     
  9. Sep 16, 2011 #909 of 1071
    RMBittner

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    Really? As I understand it, it's been in beta testing since May.
     
  10. Sep 16, 2011 #910 of 1071
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    Is the THR-22 just old D* hardware with a Tivo remote? An HR-21 or something? With old Tivo software?

    Doesn't sound like much to spend marketing dollars on. And this took them 4 years of development to bring to fruition? A roomful of Forest Gumps could have done better.
     
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    It's an HR22.
     
  12. Sep 16, 2011 #912 of 1071
    Mike Bertelson

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    It's the HR22 with the classic TiVo interface. I wouldn't call it the old TiVo software. They have spent a lot of time on it so it's new and up to date. It just looks like the classic UI.

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    It sure would be nice if it includes guru guides. Since it will have Kidzone, I suspect Guru guides will be here.

    I really miss the new fall season guru guide. I am stuck browsing the grid guide to find new shows to set up to record from my H25 that drives the wife's HR24. It is annoyingly 1990s. If I had the THR22 they would be set up in a snap, and two weeks out instead of one.
     
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    Oh ok, so it's current Tivo software. Is Tivo just laying their UI on top of standard D* firmware in the HR-22 or is it 100% Tivo firmware/software?

    Any word about price? Thought I saw an advance ad that mentioned $99 but not sure.
     
  15. Sep 16, 2011 #915 of 1071
    Stuart Sweet

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    It's not the current TiVo software either, from what I've read. It will not be their new UI. I would expect a UI like the HR10-250 from 7 years ago, with one or two new features (multi-room viewing not being one of them.)
     
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    Dedicated slo-mo button is so far the awesomest of the features.
     
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    RMBittner

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    Are you using a TiVo currently -- or are you saying you miss it because you're now on a DTV DVR? Just asking because the Fall Guru Guide is showing up on my S3 TiVo. (I think it's even highlighted on the "Now Playing" screen.)

    Bob
     
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    I was baffled when the training video for the new DirecTiVo actually made a point of highlighting this feature. It's probably the least-used TiVo feature in our house.

    Do you slo-mo sports? I will rarely use it if I want to see something in the credits that's shooting by, but that's about it.

    Bob
     
  19. Sep 16, 2011 #919 of 1071
    Stuart Sweet

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    DIRECTV App for iPad has a dedicated slow button.
     
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    I am now on a DTV DVR and that is a TiVo feature that DirecTV does not have and that I miss.

    I do have an S2, and it has the guide and setting up the S2 took 5 minutes, I am still putzing around with the HR24 for the shows I will want to record there.
     
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