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

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  1. Oct 3, 2011 #41 of 381
    Maruuk

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    I'd say hockey slo-mo is the most critical. Play is so fast and continuous. A lot of times on goals against I want to see how our D broke down, who let his man through, etc. They don't cover that in slo-mos much.

    On hockey goals it's only in slo-mo where you see how the puck got through.

    Also you want to go from slo-mo to still and back and forth sometimes. The TV guys don't do that much.

    Got a Sanyo VCR in 1980 with a slo-mo button and never had any vid recorder since that didn't have a dedicated slo-mo button...until crazy D* with their idiotic push-and-wait system.
     
  2. Oct 3, 2011 #42 of 381
    Groundhog45

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    Well, I check this thread once a quarter and I see nothing has changed. I agree with the comments that we will see a Q1 2012 thread. Maybe the box will be out before the world ends on December 21st of next year.
     
  3. Oct 3, 2011 #43 of 381
    bonscott87

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    I don't disagree that a dedicated slo-mo button would be nice. I just don't know anyone that uses slo-mo. And we watch a lot of hockey in the great white north called Michigan. ;) But I obviously don't know everyone. LOL

    Perhaps demographic data DirecTV has done shows that like PIP, the slo-mo is a cool feature that almost nobody uses.

    Anyway, hope you get what you want.
     
  4. Oct 3, 2011 #44 of 381
    Richierich

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    I use Slo-Mo when I am watching Golf and a player's ball get lost or goes out of bounds, I can rewind it and then hit the Slo-Mo Button to watch the ball as it comes down and then hit Pause as it is about to hit the ground and then I look around and can see where it is in relationship to other landmarks around.

    A lot of times they are looking in the wrong location and I know where it is and they don't.
     
  5. Oct 3, 2011 #45 of 381
    tonyd79

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    I can live without it but slo mo on football games is often wrong, although they are getting better. When they show a replay for officials review, for example, they often slow it down but don't control stop points, etc. For example, if you are trying to determine if a players knee is down before he crosses the goal line, most football broadcasts will slow mo through the play rather than slo mo and stop then continue the slo mo. Stopping is key.

    Then they do NOT replay everything. Especially if they are going to a commercial.
     
  6. Oct 3, 2011 #46 of 381
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    I have used it for Survivor a couple of times. :grin:
     
  7. Oct 3, 2011 #47 of 381
    inkahauts

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    I'll bet it works the same as the HRs and does not scan. Remember, one of the new requirements is they use directvs guide data.

    Integrating the guide data for ota and sat on the original HD Tivo was one of the reasons for its long delay in launching.
     
  8. Oct 4, 2011 #48 of 381
    Tom Robertson

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    I don't watch much hockey so this description of how slo-mo and a dedicated button is quite helpful to understanding another way to use the system (or want to use the system.)

    Thanks,
    Tom
     
  9. Oct 4, 2011 #49 of 381
    wingrider01

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    Told them, did not get one. Maybe because I owned all my equipment at the time
     
  10. Oct 4, 2011 #50 of 381
    Mike Bertelson

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    I would sugggest you call back and calmly ask to speak to a supervisor. Ask him/her to explain the policy because I'm pretty sure if you have a 3D TV and you don't have a receiver that's 3D capable then they will replace it.

    Mike
     
  11. Oct 4, 2011 #51 of 381
    newsposter

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    peanut? dont even tell me the peanut will be with tivo. i'm so used to the sony t60 i bought a vl900 then a 600 for the hdtivo....i do find the hr20's remote adequate though
     
  12. Oct 5, 2011 #52 of 381
    Nordic

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    Wasn't it about this time last year, Tom Rogers from Tivo, said the release of the new Tivo D unit, would not released until after the first of the year. As it was not good business to release a new product during the holiday season. If by chance it was not Tom R. who said that, someone did. I looked and could not find it. So, we are close to entering the holiday season. Q1 2012 here we come, maybe...
     
  13. Oct 5, 2011 #53 of 381
    Shades228

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    I can't see anyone saying that but I won't say it wasn't said. The holiday season is the best quarter for spending as far as consumers go. So really the best time to release a product is close to October-November as it preps people for the holiday season.
     
  14. Oct 10, 2011 #54 of 381
    chapel

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    Just curious... has a solid release date even popped up yet?
    I'm getting ready to toss my HR22 in the ocean...
     
  15. Oct 10, 2011 #55 of 381
    Stuart Sweet

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    I wouldn't toss your HR22 in the ocean just yet. I have a feeling you'll be needing it for another season.
     
  16. Oct 10, 2011 #56 of 381
    newsposter

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    premiere is on order and will run side by side with DTV for a week probly then ditch DTV. my hdtivo finally died and if they had the new tivo i may have stayed, but then again, i can save 80 a month by cutting the cord. so there is no incentive for me to stay anymore...at least DTV is acknowledging their mistake and coming out with a 100 SP machine at last. :)
     
  17. Oct 11, 2011 #57 of 381
    mdntcallr

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    Sadly at this point and no details on the d TiVo release, my bet is it will have so many TiVo functions disabled, what is the point going to be?

    If you can't back content up, what is the point?
     
  18. Oct 11, 2011 #58 of 381
    bonscott87

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    Well that will *never* happen with DirecTV anyway since the content providers will screen bloody murder and DirecTV will open a whole can of worms they don't want. So if that's a key feature then plan now to not have it or plan to move on where you can have a stand alone Tivo.
     
  19. Oct 11, 2011 #59 of 381
    say-what

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    Even the new stand alone TIVO's have restrictions on what programs can be viewed in their version of MRV or transferred via TIVO-to-go. DirecTV only limits transfers, not MRV. My brother has TIVO with Cox Cable and constantly runs into this problem.

     
  20. Oct 11, 2011 #60 of 381
    RMBittner

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    I think you're kind of missing the point. It's not that the new TiVo is meant to replace anyone's beloved D* hardware or be everyone's preferred upgrade. It's just one more hardware/software option for receiving DirecTV programming, especially intended for the people who really like what TiVo-based units have to offer.

    Bob
     
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