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The Official DIRECTV HD TiVo Anticipation Thread - Q4 2009 Edition

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Sep 23, 2009.

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  1. ffemtreed

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    Jan 30, 2008
    how does one apply to become a beta tester?
  2. Movieman

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    May 8, 2009
    If you do a google search they have a site you can register to. They will ask you a series of questions relating to what type of media equipment you currently have. (satellite/cable, what STB you have now, etc.). From there I guess you have to wait to be contacted.
  3. Drew2k

    Drew2k New Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    I truly wish the TiVotees good luck in having a new MPEG4 DIRECTV TiVo DVR next year ... if one fell my way I'd be happy to use it, test it and report my findings, but I feel quite content without. You most often see it with cars, phones and mp3 players, but I'm always amazed that anyone ever can love a product so much that anything else will never do. I had TiVo from 2003 to early this year and at one time had that "love" for it that many still have, but in 2007 I got my first HR20 and I haven't looked back. I'm now "in love" with my HR2X and can't see me going back to the TiVo guy... but I won't ever close the door all the way! :p
  4. Tom Robertson

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    Well said. :)

    I loved "TiVo" too... but it turns out I really loved the DVR experience for both recording and live watching, not the particular brand. Thankfully, I do understand people can love brands for many reasons. So I also hope the TiVotees (great word!) have a happy experience with a new DIRECTIVO. :)

  5. tuff bob

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    Mar 4, 2007
    Can you give me a hint? I can't wait for a working HD-DVR :D
  6. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    Given TiVo's somewhat embarrassing showing at CES 2009, I'm not sure that's a given. They were in an out-of-the-way meeting room with nothing new to talk about except the ability to order Domino's Pizza with the remote.

    I hope they have more to talk about at CES 2010 but they haven't seemed to focus on the DIRECTV box a lot in their marketing in 2009.
  7. Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    Yep, with the TiVo CEO highlighting DirecTV recently, and commenting "early 2010" several times, figured 2010 CES seems near "early 2010". :)
  8. celticpride

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    Sep 6, 2006
    I just hope its not 4th quarter 2010 or i could be gone by then to fios. or i'll just buy a hd-tivo i also have a feeling tivo will come out with a new hd box for cable by then also.
  9. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    No more of you Celtics in HD through LP unless it's the 1 HD game they do that night.
  10. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    I just hope for the sake of those here that "early 2010" is correct and "the early 2010s" isn't...

    I WANT MORE CowboySooner

    Oct 3, 2006
    Northern plains
    Love your avatar. :lol:
  12. pfp

    pfp Whatever

    Apr 28, 2009
    then that would be a minority of two!
  13. oldfantom

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    Mar 13, 2006
    You think there is a possibility they will go Duke Nukem Forever on us?

    As with many things, I find myself having fond memories of an old product. Bad memories of a new product launch. And a nostalgic desire to go back to the good times.

    I guess this is a lot like Vista. Maybe it is a better software product now than it was when I installed it. But that bad startup made me a Mac guy after about 20 years of Microsoft OS ownership.

    The way I see it, the HR was not a good product when I got it. Still has a lot of little nuisance issues. And the slow roll out of features to make it better has been unsatisfying. I still think the history feature is a joke. Working with recordings is not as easy as it should be. Having to create boolean search stings for season passes to get around 50 season pass limitations is ridiculous (and don't get me started on the new bug with that "feature"). Giving me the double play this late in the game is a little too late. To give credit, it does record about 95% of what it should now. And that is a better percentage than what we used to get.

    I know that D* could care less. After all, they get theirs no matter which box I choose. But I am switching when the Tivo box appears. The slow march of the HR boxes to adequacy is just not good enough.
  14. ATARI

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  15. Jeremy W

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    Jun 19, 2006
    They've already delayed it once (twice?) and have released zero details about it.
  16. oldfantom

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    Mar 13, 2006
    Well, if it drags on for 12 years before being killed....

    Two delays with an update of sometime in early 2010 is not quite to that level yet.
  17. Jeremy W

    Jeremy W Hall Of Fame

    Jun 19, 2006
    Agreed. But they have started down that path.
  18. Chip Moody

    Chip Moody Legend

    Jul 31, 2007
    Umm. Hmm. Both HD receivers I have are leased, so I guess I'm already over the lease thing huh?

    Sorry if you mis-read or I wasn't clear enough. I don't mind leasing another box. Right now I've got a leased receiver attached to my Tivo - I just would prefer to do a new lease with hardware running a Tivo UI than DirecTV's, that's all.

    - Chip

  19. HiDefGator

    HiDefGator Legend

    Nov 19, 2005
    I understand the anticipation. But after having owned more than one recently released DVR from Replay, Tivo, and Directv; I can wait a few months after they come out before getting one. Not sure I could put up with the wife complaining about buggy software again.
  20. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

    Jan 21, 2003
    My misunderstanding. Your post sounded like you were waiting for the HD DirecTivo so that you wouldn't have to lease an HR2x anymore, figuring you'd own the DirecTivo like in the old days. I was just pointing out that was probably not going to be the case, leases all around. My mistake. :)
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