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Discussion in 'DIRECTV - H24/HR24 Field Trial (private)' started by dave29, Nov 25, 2009.
Just locked away in that secret place where only the Mods dare tread. :lol:
Wonder if in an alternate TiVo universe, there's a group of testers for the TiVo software on this exact same hardware.
Actually seems very likely.
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.
Yes, TiVo will be using "some" DirecTV build, so the HR24 "might be" it.
Whoa, that's an interesting prospect there VOS.
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....
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.
"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.
You mean I got one guess right? :lol:
Even a broken watch.... :lol:
...and a blind squirrel...
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.
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.
Interesting, I guess we'll know when we know, you know?
I don't know about that.
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:
Very interesting indeed. Thanks for the info.
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.
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.