DIRECTV to Introduce Additional TiVo Features

Discussion in 'DIRECTV SD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Earl Bonovich, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. Jeremy W

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    DirecTV will never add those features to the Tivos.
     
  2. man_rob

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    Are these updates still coming?

    From the original post.

     
  3. Earl Bonovich

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    As far as I know... yes.
     
  4. Brian Hanasky

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    By the time that they come everybody will have switched over to the DTV DVR's. I think they are waiting us out.
     
  5. ouijal

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    If they were doing that wouldn't they also make the DirecTIVOs act buggy and then not fix them for months upon end?

    Oh wait, nevermind. :)
     
  6. Earl Bonovich

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    Again...

    TiVo writes the software for the boxes.
    DirecTV does nothing more then test, approve, then allow the install.
     
  7. mikewolf13

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    Is it possible.the testing DTV is responsible for is less than it should be allowing for buggy software to be delivered?

    I would not be surprised if Dtivo quality assurance is less than top of the line..

    Just asking?.....
     
  8. Earl Bonovich

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    But you would also assume that TiVo tested their software, before delivering it to DirecTV....

    As to what extent DirecTV's depth goes to... And how much they reject, accept, ect... that is something between DirecTV and TiVo... that I don't have much detail on.
     
  9. mikewolf13

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    So you really can't say who is responsible.

    and yes I would assume Tivo to be more responsible here, but i would not be surprised to find that where DTV is involved there less than motivated.
     
  10. Steve

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    Lower...
    Since DirecTV has a software maintenance and support contract with TiVo through 2010, I'm pretty sure they'd like to get something back for the money they continue to pay. I know I would! :) /steve
     
  11. Earl Bonovich

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    They are both responsible...

    But if something get's past BOTH of their testing.......

    There are still over 2million DTiVos out there... that is a lot of potential issues and expence to deal with if something is wrong with the update.
    And DirecTV would incur most of that cost, with calls to their service center... sending out techs... ect..
     
  12. dodge boy

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    any idea whwn this software will be available? I have 2 series 2 DTiVos.
     
  13. Mar 1, 2008 #233 of 275
    mikewolf13

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    a) I doubt the number is that high by now 2005 had 20% DVR penetration so that's about 3MM subscribers...many have moved to dvr+ or left DTV altogether...we know annual churn is about 18% even if DVR customers ran at half that..that almost 20% of the original 3MM gone in 2 years.

    b) those cost/serviceissues didn't stop them form putting out 2 DVRs..at least one I think you will admit was very buggy for alot of people..and that's the one that didn't get half the updates the other got....

    c) I picture the call to the service center going someting like "let me send you a free upgrade and free HD package for 6 months...." voila sign them up for another 2 year commitment for activation,

    WOnder what that conversion rate is?..there is no doubt buggy Tivo "upgrades" will help sell the conversion to DVR+
     
  14. Mar 3, 2008 #234 of 275
    Frostwolf

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    Thats Why I left Dish, The 508 boxes were turned into junk and they are still junk with the lateset firmwares. And Dish says "Better tthan TIVO", ALL FALSE ADVERTISEMENTS
     
  15. Mar 3, 2008 #235 of 275
    Stuart Sweet

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    I don't think DIRECTV's intent is to introduce bugs into TiVo just to get you into the DVR+ series.
     
  16. Mar 4, 2008 #236 of 275
    ouijal

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    Oh is that all? Sorry I cast an aspersions their way at all!

    *slaps forehead*
     
  17. man_rob

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    Can we safely say the DirecTiVo software updates have been abandoned? That's what DirecTV told a friend of mine.
     
  18. Earl Bonovich

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    No, they have not been abandoned.
     
  19. Stuart Sweet

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    The updates are being written by TiVo, Inc. not by DIRECTV, so it's not likely that their CSRs would be able to give a lot of updates about that.
     
  20. Stephen M. Smith

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    Is there any update on the timeframe for release? I'm really, really hoping that this will make re-configuring all my HR10-250 season passes and wishlists on my HR21 much easier. The clock is ticking... I won't be able to have both active once my MDU goes MFH2 sometime soon.
     

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