Directv stopped supporting THR22 and no replacement spares?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV DVR with TiVo Discussion' started by BAMCAT, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. acostapimps

    acostapimps Hall Of Famer

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    The only thing I want from Directv DVR's is transferable EHD's instead of EHD married to one DVR, I know is off topic but it would make changing DVR's a lot smoother with recordings intact, As far as adding apps that other non-Directv's TiVo's have is not gonna happen since that's competition to pay tv service.
     
  2. codespy

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    Just to clarify, there was one update not long after the release....01B5. This fixed some bugs and added back one back door SPS code (30 sec skip) after DirecTV mandated all of them be stripped. Even the clock in lower right hand corner was removed per DirecTV for whatever reason.

    TiVo was well aware of the HR34 Genie while fine tuning the software on the THR22 and developing the Roamio, but DirecTV was never going to authorize more than a 2-tuner HD DirecTiVo compete with their own branded DVR, plus it was not in the contract from years ago.

    I support both companies, and my 70+ year old parents love the THR22 I gave them last month after using series 2 DirecTiVo's for the last 8 years. I have no TiVo's left on my DirecTV account. Since DirecTV has the final say on software updates, I would not hold my breath on another update for the THR22, unless someone changes the daylight savings schedule in the future like in recent history. :)



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  3. Steven P Ignots

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    WeaKnees still has THR22-100's in stock; standard and upgraded hard drives.
     
  4. MysteryMan

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    Welcome to DBSTalk. I realize you're new but you responded to a post that was made seven years ago.
     
  5. Steven P Ignots

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    For sure, but figured that some still out there like me have the 100's and might want to know a source to replace or have repaired.
     
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  6. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Gold Club DBSTalk Club

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    The website does warn that the receivers will be added as leased. There are some retailers who have had trouble getting AT&T|DIRECTV to activate the receivers they sell. Good luck.
     
  7. Steven P Ignots

    Steven P Ignots New Member

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    They (AT&T) activated my new unit on Saturday.
     
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    I did one a few weeks ago. It’s a royal pain. Expect to be on the phone atleast an hour before you find an idiot there who knows what they are doing


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  9. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    answering to TS - yeah, as new FW is spooling for the boxes, it's promising
     
  10. codespy

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    What the....what???
     
  11. compnurd

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    I would read literally zero into this
     
  12. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    the model is not stopped supporting, FW is updating - see FW monitor site
     
  13. harsh

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    In the past, firmware firmware updates have sometimes promised little more than dealing with a daylight saving event.

    Putting a bandaid on something isn't necessarily something to celebrate.
     
  14. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    at least FW is updating ...
     

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