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Discussion in 'DIRECTV - H24/HR24 Field Trial (private)' started by dave29, Nov 25, 2009.

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  1. Dec 3, 2009 #261 of 286
    azarby

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    Just locked away in that secret place where only the Mods dare tread. :lol:
     
  2. Dec 4, 2009 #262 of 286
    Sixto

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    Wonder if in an alternate TiVo universe, there's a group of testers for the TiVo software on this exact same hardware.
     
  3. Dec 4, 2009 #263 of 286
    Groundhog45

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    Doubtful. :lol:
     
  4. Dec 4, 2009 #264 of 286
    Sixto

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    Actually seems very likely. :)
     
  5. Dec 4, 2009 #265 of 286
    Groundhog45

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    I guess it's possible but I wouldn't expect that to be available for field test until sometime next year. Of course, I've been wrong once or twice before.
     
  6. Dec 4, 2009 #266 of 286
    veryoldschool

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    Yes, TiVo will be using "some" DirecTV build, so the HR24 "might be" it.
     
  7. Dec 4, 2009 #267 of 286
    smiddy

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    Whoa, that's an interesting prospect there VOS.
     
  8. Dec 4, 2009 #268 of 286
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    Or some form of clone with something slightly different inside....perhaps stemming from a -100, -500, or -700 manufacturer version specification. While that makes logical sense (the tech specs would be virtually identical), two different models would help identify which is which from the firmware standpoint (Tivobox and non-Tivobox).

    ....but then....that's all a SWAG....
     
  9. Dec 4, 2009 #269 of 286
    Sixto

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    It would be optimal if there was one hardware platform (HR24) with two down-loadable firmware options, with the ability to switch between the two.

    There certainly may be business and/or technical reasons to not be capable, but would seem like an interesting option, if possible. One of the many challenges might be the ability to keep recordings across any switch.

    If no technical issues, there still might be business reasons to not easily allow a switch on the fly, and rather have a TiVo logo'ed HR24.

    Very interesting to see how this plays out.
     
  10. Dec 4, 2009 #270 of 286
    veryoldschool

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    "This ain't going to happen".
    For one, the bootloader isn't going to be the same.
    While the hardware will be the same, the software will be "branded" at the factory.
    The -x00 does seem to make sense.
    "Common" hardware [though as we know slightly different] and different software.
     
  11. Dec 4, 2009 #271 of 286
    hdtvfan0001

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    You mean I got one guess right? :lol:
     
  12. Dec 4, 2009 #272 of 286
    veryoldschool

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    Even a broken watch.... :lol:
     
  13. Dec 4, 2009 #273 of 286
    hdtvfan0001

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    ...and a blind squirrel...:D
     
  14. Dec 4, 2009 #274 of 286
    smiddy

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    Not all broken watches or blind squirrels can, only some, which as a point of fact in Monte Carlo simulations, you must have gotten very [expletive deleted] lucky. :D
     
  15. Dec 6, 2009 #275 of 286
    mhayes70

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    I found this over at AVS...

    DirecTV has said repeatedly that it is working on a new DVR platform and improved UI for release late this year or early next. TiVo said it is not producing any new hardware for DirecTV, and that all future DirecTiVo software will run on DirecTV's DVR platform. TiVo recently disclosed that its software would run on DirecTV's next DVR platform in early 2010.
     
  16. Dec 6, 2009 #276 of 286
    smiddy

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    Interesting, I guess we'll know when we know, you know?
     
  17. Dec 6, 2009 #277 of 286
    Groundhog45

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    I don't know about that. :D
     
  18. Dec 6, 2009 #278 of 286
    smiddy

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    Yeah, wait, what are you saying? That I'll never know? <sniff> :scratch: Man, what do I have to do? Please, tell me...I wanna know, you know? :lol:
     
  19. Dec 6, 2009 #279 of 286
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    Very interesting indeed. Thanks for the info. :grin:

    I have not had a long talk between Tivo software and myself (I've seen it and played a very little) so really the only DVR software I know is Moxi and D*'s. So whatever I get, I'll test happily.
     
  20. dettxw

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    So I guess we'll find out soon how they changed the DECAs.

    Maybe they moved the operating frequency range out of the OTA band so we can diplex. ;) ;)
     
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