Enhanced Content???

Discussion in 'DIRECTV DVR with TiVo Discussion' started by StL_Don, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    I suspect eol is sometime in 2017 because as I recall the deal with TiVo is through then. Just sayin.... ;)

    But even then if they still have new ones left to sell I suspect they'll sell them till they are gone.
     
  2. Shades228

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    Pallets upon pallets of the depreciate every year and DIRECTV writes it off. Once EoL is up it's one less sku and unprofitable headache to remove.
     
  3. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    If it's old for sure. But what if it's still new in the box? Can they take hits on it even when it's new and never used? I have no idea myself on that one.
     
  4. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    For consumer electronics, just sitting around means decreasing in value. Depreciation is how that is accounted for.
     
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  5. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Harsh is right about the depreciation. Also available are write offs, kind of an accelerated depreciation.
     
  6. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

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    They could have made it a compelling product and at least a minor success. But I'm not sure either of them was really interested in that. How many would have one if it was closer to a Roamio?
     
  7. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    At the time that the THR22 was being developed, DIRECTV didn't offer a hardware platform anywhere near a Roamio. TiVo released the Premiere shortly before the THR22 became available.
     
  8. dpeters11

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    Fair enough. Or how about if it more closely matched the Premiere?
     
  9. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    We know from history that it took TiVo up to five years to develop and OEM platform like those for Comcast and DIRECTV.

    TiVo started with what was the flagship DIRECTV DVR (validly argued by HR20 users) at the time the agreement was made (September 2008). The HR23 began testing a little later but was not a significant technical improvement and DIRECTV's HMC would still take another three years to materialize.
     
  10. damondlt

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    I would still be a Directv customer today.
    So that's 1 .
     

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