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

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  1. Dec 6, 2011 #301 of 381
    JBernardK

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    Does anyone think that perhaps Directv dragged their feet on this for years until they could debug their own DVRs? Clearly they have set this up to fail.
     
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    ATARI

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    That was the previous lifetime, this is the afterlife.
     
  3. Dec 6, 2011 #303 of 381
    Sixto

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    Some info (not sure of the true source):
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  4. Dec 6, 2011 #304 of 381
    ATARI

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    fixed that for you
     
  5. Dec 6, 2011 #305 of 381
    ATARI

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    "beloved sound effects"

    seriously??
     
  6. Dec 6, 2011 #306 of 381
    SPACEMAKER

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    I bet the Tivo fans are just thrilled they waited for a 2007 DVR. haha
     
  7. Dec 6, 2011 #307 of 381
    sipester

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    hmm, for $5 more a month you get a better guide (user preference) but lose whole home DVR, 3D, Nomad, and Ipad video?

    And that's just in comparison to the HR24 (and similar models).

    Now in comparison to the HR34 with it's 5 tuners and RVU capability, and I really can't see the Tivo model doing well.
     
  8. Dec 6, 2011 #308 of 381
    bidger

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    So in your mind TiVo shares no blame for the delay?

    :lol:

    So pretty much everything our trusted sources here had to say about the unit has come to pass. Is it worth $5/mo. extra? You decide.
     
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    Richierich

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    Hey but it's a TiVo!!! :lol:

    They will have their Beloved TiVo Peanut!!! :lol:

    YAWN!!! :hurah:
     
  10. Dec 6, 2011 #310 of 381
    Richierich

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    So, is there an Upfront Charge for the Directivo or is it just $5/month extra???
     
  11. Dec 6, 2011 #311 of 381
    johnp37

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    Think about it....it is still an HR22 with Tivo thrown in. Absolute genius?? No thanks.
     
  12. Dec 6, 2011 #312 of 381
    JosephB

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    Think about this, though: They spent all this time to basically completely re-write the Tivo software to work on the DirecTV platform (or more likely, re-write the DirecTV software to be more Tivo-like). What's to say this isn't a base upon which they add more features in the future, such as whole home, support for Tivo's iPad app, and others? Personally I don't care about 3D or TV Apps. The only thing that gives me pause is missing the new Tivo Premier style features and no whole home. Otherwise I'd be very tempted to switch back from Dish for this. As it stands, I'm very close to switching to cable so I can get a real Tivo. DirecTV may have hobbled this, but if they did they only hurt themselves, not Tivo.
     
  13. Dec 6, 2011 #313 of 381
    Richierich

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    I wonder how long it will be before TiVo upgrades this THR22 to be able to support Whole Home DVR Service???

    This is a definite Deal Breaker for me even if I really had to have a Directivo!!! :nono2:
     
  14. Dec 6, 2011 #314 of 381
    Richierich

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    Directv didn't Hobble this Directivo but it just took them along time to match all of the requirements and amenities that Directv's DVRs have and they still didn't have enough time to implement WHDVR Service and after all they probably knew they weren't going to make a lot of money on this Puppy so they didn't throw a lot of resources at it.
     
  15. Dec 6, 2011 #315 of 381
    ajiuO

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    Are you kidding me? We waited all this time for that piece of garbage!


    -no whole home DVR.
    - no iPad app
    - old ass hardware line


    So what is the advantage?


    I say no thank you.
     
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    Richierich

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    And it only took them 3 years to do it!!!

    With No WHDVR, what a Crock of Crap!!! :lol:

    Give Me A Break!!! Why would anyone want this piece of donkey dung unless they just have to have their TiVo Stuff for Dummies???
     
  17. Dec 6, 2011 #317 of 381
    Stuart Sweet

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    The provenance of those screencaps has been verified. Everything they say is true.
     
  18. Dec 6, 2011 #318 of 381
    RunnerFL

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    The delays were not on DirecTV's end, it was TiVo holding up the show.
     
  19. Dec 6, 2011 #319 of 381
    JBernardK

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    This is your guess, mine is different. Note that TiVo has released several DVRs to MSOs since they started this with Directv. Also have a 4 tuner TiVo on the market NOW.
     
  20. Dec 6, 2011 #320 of 381
    LameLefty

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    He's not "guessing."
     
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