The Official DIRECTV HD TiVo Anticipation Thread - Q4 2009 Edition

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  1. Oct 9, 2009 #121 of 810
    Jeremy W

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    Jun 19, 2006
    The current Tivos don't require any special formatting, so I can't imagine why a new DirecTivo would.
  2. Oct 9, 2009 #122 of 810

    Brennok Legend

    Dec 23, 2005
    They don't require any special formatting but you do have to use something like WinMFS to copy the image versus just dropping a new drive in the Tivo.
  3. Oct 9, 2009 #123 of 810
    Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    It's unclear what drive-spec features the DIRECTiVo will have, but sure, if the TiVo puts the firmware on-chip like the HR2x, don't see any reason why they couldn't include some sort of format routine.
  4. Oct 9, 2009 #124 of 810
    Jeremy W

    Jeremy W Hall Of Fame

    Jun 19, 2006
    I was referring to the current Tivos with eSATA.
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    Brennok Legend

    Dec 23, 2005
    Ahh I missed the esata part. I thought he was talking about being able to just replace the internal drive and have Tivo reinstall their software versus copying the image. Isn't that how the DTV's HD DVRs handle drive replacement?

    I haven't played with esata on my Tivo HDs since I just upgraded them internally to 1tb and have it set to copy shows to my PC if they are still on the Tivo after so many hours/days.
  6. Oct 9, 2009 #126 of 810

    alwayscool Legend

    Sep 24, 2006
    i just want 2 b a beta tester for the new TiVo so i can get 1 now! i can't wait 4 the new 1 2 b released!:D
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    Jeremy W

    Jeremy W Hall Of Fame

    Jun 19, 2006
    to be one for one to be

  8. trainman

    trainman Hall Of Fame

    Jan 9, 2008
    I'm sure the TiVo and DirecTV engineers are already looking forward to reading those tester reports.
  9. jal

    jal Icon

    Mar 3, 2005
    I received an email from TIVO a few weeks ago. It was a survey for potential beta testers, asking me how many HRxs and hr10-250's I was presently using, and asking for updated contact info. I haven't heard anything since, but I would really enjoy beta testing the new HD-Directivo.
  10. SParker

    SParker Active Member

    Apr 27, 2002
    Same here!
  11. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    That would make alot of sense on multiple fronts...updating and enhancing in the future, as well as the flexibility to make "changes" as needed.
  12. Jeremy W

    Jeremy W Hall Of Fame

    Jun 19, 2006
    It would also require vast changes to their architecture, unless they want to put rather large amounts of flash memory into each device. I forget how big the HR2x software is, but it's an order of magnitude smaller than Tivo's software.
  13. Movieman

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    May 8, 2009
    Even though I now have 2 DVR's giving me 4 tuners today I was using DP and a recording came on. It required DP to be turned off for an hour which was ok cause I was stuck on one game but with 4 tuners on one STB (assuming this would be part of the new Tivo) would have been nice to keep watching my games and have the recording on the background. I also could have cancelled the recording and just record in the bedroom DVR but dont like watching tv there much.
  14. Chip Moody

    Chip Moody Legend

    Jul 31, 2007

    ...especially now that my S2 Tivo is waiting for it's 3rd power supply. :(

    (Yes, I use a SD Tivo to record my HD programming. Sue me.) :) There just was never enough benefit to going through the hassle of replacing what I already had for an HD DVR that DirecTV was going to make me lease. Getting one with a Tivo interface might be enough to push me over the edge though.

    - Chip
  15. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

    Jan 21, 2003
    LOL. And the new HD DirecTivo will be a lease too. Get over the lease thing, it's what DirecTV does and has done for going on 5 years now. :)
  16. dennisj00

    dennisj00 Hall Of Fame

    Sep 27, 2007
    Lake Norman, NC
    Plus I'd have to say you've missed an AWFUL lot of awesome HD programming. . .
  17. RCY

    RCY Godfather

    Nov 16, 2005
    ...or maybe he gets good OTA reception and gets 80% of everything he'd watch in HD for free.

    In my case, I'd had 2 DTivos for the last 7+ years. One died in June, but I have a HTPC in the bedroom that I can get plenty of programming for use there. (LA area 30+ OTA stations) I've been commitment free for years now, and haven't seen a good enough deal offered to get me to add a HD DVR to re-up. (Best I've been offered is the $99 on website.) I'm hoping to get another couple of years out of our last SDTivo to make it to the next generation of D*s DVRs.

    I won't pay an upcharge for a HD Dtivo, but I hope the alternative will make D* a bit more competitive when they come out with the HR3x.
  18. oldfantom

    oldfantom Icon

    Mar 13, 2006
    I have only read a couple of pages of this 6 page thread. Are we still anticipating? I am. Just wanted to know if there is still a buzz.
  19. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    Since the public statements are now all saying 2010, I wonder if we'll see or hear more in January, at CES?
  20. Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    Assuming TiVo is at CES 2010, would be very surprised if unit not mentioned.
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