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

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  1. ejjames

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    Sorry if this has already been asked and answered.

    I was wondering if anyone knew if the anticipated tivo will require a phone line for activation? I have a Vonage type system that never did work with the 10-250, and finding a friend or neighbor with a traditional land line becomes rarer everyday. It would be great if it was not needed. (My 2 HR10-250's give me the " has not connected for 4xx days)

    My first guess is that the call is needed for tivo software, but my hope is that, like the HR22, it can be done via sat.
     
  2. Jeremy W

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    There is virtually zero chance of that being the case.
     
  3. inkahauts

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    As I recall, I think part of the deal was the new tivo had to get firmware and guide data updates all through the sat system like the rest of their boxes, and not the old tivo way of using a phone.
     
  4. Jeremy W

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    The old DirecTivos received guide data and software updates over the satellite just like any other receiver. They just had to call in to be "authorized" for a software upgrade, although IIRC the phone call was pretty much only used to upload viewing and usage data. And it was pretty simple to hack them to connect via the Internet.
     
  5. bengalfreak

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    That's not what you said, you said they have zero reliability in recording sports. I set up a season pass for the cincinnati reds games on FSN Ohio and it never missed a game once in five years. Granted I did get the pregame show also, but that wasn't part of your original statement. Tivos have great reliability in recording sporting events. The recordings just aren't as targeted as you would like.
     
  6. tonyd79

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    If you recorded FSN Ohio 24 hours a day it would be reliable too. ;)
     
  7. inkahauts

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    Tried that with lakers, clippers etc, and it never caught all the games, and would catch non games. Heck, it recorded random Spanish channel programs that had nothing to do with sports even! I tried it with wish lists, and it was even worse. I have never had a problem with a hr. So yes, that is exactly what I said, they have zero reliability for recording sports, without baby sitting it. There is a difference between being able to find a way to make it work, and not understanding how it works. Many People who baby sit the hrs generally do it because they don't underhand how it works,or refuse to let it do it's thing and program it right. That's not the case with tivos and sports, it just doesn't have a way to do it properly. My replaytv and my ultimate tv never had these issues that tivo had with sports either. So don't think I am just bagging on TiVo because i like the hrs better. It's ever other dvr I have had was better at it. It's possible that some of this had to do with guide data in your market vs mine, but even then, none of my other dvrs had these problems that TiVo did have. I stand by what I said.
     
  8. Maruuk

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    My Tivos always recorded sports perfectly to the schedule, never an issue. My HR's have occasionally just decided not to record a sports show (or other show), without any explanation. It just doesn't feel like it. Even though the red dot was on it, sometimes the X goes over it in the "To Do" list even when there weren't competing shows. So I've learned to hover, and physically check on the actual startups on all critical games when I can. Or sometimes they won't be there when I get back.
     
  9. I WANT MORE

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    I have not had any issues with my Tivos or D* receivers missing recordings. They are equally reliable on that front.
     
  10. inkahauts

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    How did you set up your recordings o a TiVo? By series or by wish list?

    And how do you set them up on your Directv hr?
     
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    Q1 2012 anticipation thread here we come.
     
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