DIRECTV HD TiVo (THR22-100) Anticipation (Official Q4-11 Thread)

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  1. johnp37

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    Sorry to be a skeptic but I'll believe it when its official. My philosophy is that the glass is half empty not half full. No problem here kicking in a few extra bucks.
     
  2. jdspencer

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    My sentiments exactly. If the DirecTV HDTiVo can keep customers for DirecTV I'm all for it. But, I no longer need it.
     
  3. harsh

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    Not at all likely at this point.
     
  4. lotbass

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    For me, it's a 3-way race... Which of these turtles I am waiting on will come in first (or last) (or ever)...

    1) The new DirecTIVO
    2) The Honeycomb update for Logitech Revue (GoogleTV)
    3) Samsung Nexus (Prime) Android phone

    (sigh)
     
  5. TKT-GETR

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    If this ends up being true (doubtful), it will be the ultimate irony. You see, I have been very loyal to DTV and Tivo for 10+ years now. Very patiently waiting for the HD DTivo since it was first announced. Eagerly reading forum threads and new releases for scraps of rumors and hope. Withstood the ridicule and mocking of friends/family/interwebs peeps for living with standard def for so long.

    On black friday I threw in the towel and bought two new $79 HD Tivos and ordered Verizon FIOS, which is schedule to be installed on Dec 7th. So sorry DTV, you lose a die-hard, no hassle, no fuss, pay on time loyal customer by one freakin day...
     
  6. inkahauts

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    Per box or per account? I am guessing per box, but who knows. I assume that you still have to have all the other charges you would have for a directv dvr too, correct?
     
  7. inkahauts

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    So whats your reason for only wanting a tivo? What in tivo makes the experience better for you, and how many tv's do you have?

    What does a directv HD DVR not do that kept you on sd instead of upgrading to hd all these years?
     
  8. bidger

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    HD content > DVR platform, TiVo or any other. If forced to I'd watch live HD rather than recorded SD.
     
  9. RMBittner

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    Inkahauts: I didn't go into too much detail with that post, since I've done it before here. If it were solely up to me, I'd have made the switch a year or so ago and sacrificed what I love most about TiVo: the remote, the Suggestions, the unlimited season passes, etc. But it's not just up to me. And so our household compromise for making the switch to DirecTV -- which, as I noted, will bump our monthly bill a little bit -- is that we can do so only when they offer an HD TiVo option. (Yes, I know there are DTV workarounds for most of the TiVo features, but not all. And there's nothing else like the TiVo remote.)

    Not sure why you're curious about the TVs, but we have three HD screens in the house. Plus I'll often watch live TV on my iPad (via Slingbox).

    Bob
     
  10. bonscott87

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    My wife picked up the DirecTV UI on the HR20 in less then an hour and she like it more then Tivo. While waiting you could have gotten one to play with and see how it goes. Then again neither me or my wife care what the UI is. After Tivo we easily went with the HR2x. Then se adapted quickly to Windows Media Center when I cut the cord and now Uverse DVR UI is really easy to use and liked. Neither one of us is set in our ways and the programming is what matters most. But that's just us, doesn't make it "correct" or right.

    Now I would have a rebellion on my hands if I went with a service that didn't have Cooking Channel, DIY, ID and C&I in HD. ;)
     
  11. inkahauts

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    That's right, I remember now. Boggles my mind still... :confused: :)
     
  12. inkahauts

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    I suspect that even the most die hard tivo fan, or even directv DVR hater, if they compare, especially with the new HD GUI directv dvr with whdvr to the new tivo dvr, they will look at tivo like they do their first car.. with nothing but nostalgia, but glad they have moved on... Unless their first car was a corvette they won in vegas or something! :hurah:
     
  13. SledgeHammer

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    If you look at the earlier versions of this thread, you'll see that even the most die hard Tivo fans have moved on. We are 75% through the quarter and this version barely has 8 pages. 2yrs ago this thread was getting 2 or 3 pages a DAY. If you look at this version of the thread... there are 2 people who insist they will happily pay the extra $5/month just to get Tivo again. The other 99% of the posts are asking those people why they are still hanging on to their 8-track player and hula hoops and '57 DeSoto. I mean, really? They are holding on for the remote?
     
  14. hidefman

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    Just one question. WHEN?
     
  15. Scott Kocourek

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    The buzz is *soon*.
     
  16. Czarcat

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    I just returned to DirecTV after being gone for a few years. I've been a Tivo customer since they began and have fond memories of my old DirecTivo. It was hard to leave Tivo after all those years. :(

    While I am very impressed with the 3 HR24's I now have and believe that they are overall better (for me) than Tivo, there are still 2 major areas that are hard for me to get past:

    1) Sound effects...bloop, bloop, bloop. DTV needs some sounds.
    2) Suggestions. I loved coming home to find new shows that I like that I didn't even know were on.
     
  17. RunnerFL

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    There are sound effects, for errors. I hated the TiVo blips and bleeps.

    You'll be happy with the new HDGUI then, once your receiver is authorized to get it.
     
  18. Satelliteracer

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    DIRECTV was not causing the delays in the TiVo release. Best of luck with your new provider
     
  19. Satelliteracer

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    Very
     
  20. Scott Kocourek

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    Hopefully those that have waited will be happy with the new THR22-100. Sounds like we will find out very soon. :)
     
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