The Official DIRECTV HD TiVo Anticipation Thread - Q4 2009 Edition

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  1. Sep 23, 2009 #1 of 810
    Stuart Sweet

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    Even though there's been no real news about the upcoming DIRECTV-TiVo device in over a year, discussion here at DBSTalk.com has been brewing. As the new device gets closer, we'll be rebooting this thread once a quarter until we see some real hardware hit the streets.

    Ground Rules:
    • This is not a free-for-all. Rudeness will not be tolerated.
    • If you harp on a particular point to the exclusion of others, your posts may be deleted.
    • We all acknowledge that very little is known about the new TiVo device and what we've been told may no longer be current. Do not claim to "know" something if you truly do not.
    • This is the singular thread for all future TiVo discussion until the device is actually revealed. Other threads will be closed.

    Above all, enjoy speculating and anticipating a new chapter in DIRECTV history!

    September 2008 Press Release
    TiVo SEC Filing
     
  2. Sep 23, 2009 #2 of 810
    Stuart Sweet

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    Synopsis of common arguments: (in other words, this ground's already been trodden, do we have to go there again?)

    • Many people like the TiVo interface, especially the list guide.
    • Many people are equally fond of the DIRECTV interface.
    • Many people think that TiVos are easier for them to use.
    • Many people think that DIRECTV DVRs are easier for them to use.
    • Standalone TiVo devices have many features that are appealing to people.
    • No guarantee has been made that any feature from a standalone TiVo will make it to the DIRECTV TiVo.
    • The new device will run on DIRECTV hardware, although we don't know how that will work (we have some ideas).
    • TiVo, Inc. will develop the software for the device and seems to be solely responsible for the user experience.
     
  3. Oct 1, 2009 #3 of 810
    Stuart Sweet

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    And with that... commence anticipating!
     
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    Sim-X

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    So am I gonna have 2 dish out $ for a new unit and send back my hd-dvr that I paid $200 bucks for 2 months ago or will dtv cut me a break...
     
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    ccsoftball7

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    Anticipating... ;)
     
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    ffemtreed

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    I am anticpating its OTA ability to SCAN! and of course my list guide back.
     
  7. Oct 1, 2009 #7 of 810
    Sim-X

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    I have never owned or used a "real" tivo before - comcrap was rolling it out in some markets on the crappy moto boxes but I'm sure they ran like garbage. I hope this one has fast hardware.
     
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    whitepelican

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    Much, much anticipating here, too. I'm currently running 4 HR10-250's. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the new DirecTivo appears before they remove the remaining MPEG2 HD stations.
     
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    ATARI

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    You forgot the love for the peanut remote.
     
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    Steve

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    Brings up an interesting point... if, as some suspect, the new DirecTiVo will be based on one of the current HR2x designs, will it use that HR2x's existing remote? Or will there be a new one offered?

    I can't imagine a "TiVo" without a "peanut" remote. That makes me wonder if a new "peanut" might be compatible with our current HR2x's.

    Has anyone used a Comcast DVR that is now running TiVo software? Does it use the old remote, or a new one?
     
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    RAD

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    I anticipate that folks will not like what comes out unless it can do everything the non-D* Tivo's can do. Since DirecTV crippled their Tivo boxes when compared to the non-D* boxes before I hope they don't do it again.
     
  12. Oct 1, 2009 #12 of 810
    elaclair

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    Since this is anticipated to be running on Direct's hardware, I'd like to see the ability to load either software, similar to the way you can force a download on bootup. You know, press 0-2-4-6-8 to get Direct's software and 8-6-4-2-0 to get the Tivo software.....
     
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    davring

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    I can just imagine a frontline CSR dealing with that:)
     
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    trainman

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    Sherman...
    My first TiVo, a standalone that I used with cable, was the Sony SVR-2000, which had a Sony-designed remote instead of the peanut. Fairly soon after that, I got a Home Theater Master universal remote.

    I upgraded to a TiVo Series 2 standalone. That one did have the peanut, but I was still using the HTM universal remote.

    I switched to DirecTV and a Hughes DirecTiVo. Another TiVo that came with the peanut, but I was still using the HTM universal remote.

    I upgraded to HD, and switched to the DirecTV HR21-700. It came with a DirecTV-designed remote, but I'm still using the HTM universal remote.

    In conclusion...I can't imagine TiVo with a peanut remote! :D
     
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    Steve

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    :lol:

    I may be in the minority, but I'm one of those users who loved both the "peanut" and the TiVo-style GUIDE. :shrug:
     
  16. Oct 1, 2009 #16 of 810
    Drew2k

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    I never liked the TiVo peanut, as it was too easy to grab it by the wrong end in a dark room and hold it upside down. From past discussions it seems the new DIRECTV TiVo unit will be on new hardware, not a software option for existing users, I would expect it to come with a TiVo-peanut remote, but of course the TiVo button will be a DIRECTV button instead.
     
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    bhuber

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    Me too!
     
  18. Oct 1, 2009 #18 of 810
    mreposter

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    I still have my old DirecTIVO connected to an old 13" TV in my office. It's not connected to the dish or anything, but when I'm feeling sentimental, I turn it on and browse through the old shows still in the catalogue. (Heavy sigh - ah, fond memories of days gone by...)
     
  19. Oct 1, 2009 #19 of 810
    Talos4

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    Same here.

    Substitute the Universal Remotes MX-850.

    I think I have 6-7 D* remotes stuffed in end tables.

    Aren't peanuts for eating while watching TV?
     
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    Jeremy W

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    I anticipate that this product will never see the light of day.
     
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