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. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    Yeah, while anything is possible, I would be very, very surprised if the new TiVo boxes were owned .. I expect DIRECTV to continue the lease arrangement as I believe it will be DIRECTV that is doing the distribution, not TiVo.
  2. codespy

    codespy Go Pack Go!!!! DBSTalk Club

    Mar 29, 2006
    From the new DirecTV answer center:

    We are working with TiVo to develop a new HD DVR. The details are still being determined, but for now we can tell you that the new receiver will have:

    Access to over 130 HD channels
    DIRECTV on DEMAND capability
    TiVo's Universal Swivel Search
    TiVo's KidZone
    We expect the new receiver to launch in 2010 and we will provide more information as soon as it is available. To receive updates on the new TiVo HD DVR, sign up at

  3. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

    Jan 21, 2003
    Thanks. Pretty much what was announced in the initial press release over a year ago so nothing new. But good to see it actually on their site.
  4. texasmoose

    texasmoose Icon

    May 24, 2007
    I hope this new puppy has at least:

    1) 4-TUNERS w/OTA capabilities
    2) 1TB green-powered HD
    3) True 16x9 HD UI

    It would also be nice if it included the TivoToGo functionality, but i'm sure D* is scared of DRM ramifications.
  5. JayB

    JayB Legend

    Mar 19, 2007
    And a pony - it's gotta have a pony! ;) (by which I mean it's highly unlikely - the 1TB and 4 tuners especially, and probably OTA IMO)
  6. wildbill129

    wildbill129 Godfather

    Dec 22, 2006
    :goodjob:Cheers to you for that one....that gave me a laugh!
  7. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    Of course anything is possible but I'd consider much of that to be highly, highly unlikely.
  8. ffemtreed

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    Jan 30, 2008
    why would any of that be unlikely???

    1TB HD ????? that pretty easy. I would actually hope for a 2TB HD and only be happy with a 1TB. Anything less than 1TB on a new box is a disservice to the user.

    HD GUI -- others are already kinda doing it, why would that be out of the question with a new cutting edge technology?

    4 tuners --- Wasn't DTV already talking about making a home central box a couple of years ago? If it can be done there why not now? As far as OTA i'll I will say as long as it scans....LOL

    I know it comes down to what price point DTV wants to match to implement any of this, but to say its highly highly unlikely to get any of that is far fetched. Its not like he he was asking for 4TB HD, Ability to record 10 shows at once with a 3D gui that you don't have to wear special glasses for.
  9. my1423

    my1423 Godfather

    May 16, 2009
    Why not make it swm only and use 8 tuners on one cable? Can be done.
  10. usnret

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    Jan 16, 2009
    Hope that I can MRV between my Tivo HD and the D Tivo too :)
  11. Tom Robertson

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    Don't expect anything in the new TiVos that aren't in the existing HD DVR's from DIRECTV. They will be on the same hardware.
  12. Jeremy W

    Jeremy W Hall Of Fame

    Jun 19, 2006
    I have a feeling that DirecTV will require that to be the case.
  13. texasmoose

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    May 24, 2007
    I've heard the new TiVo will have the next generation "Broadcom" chip, not like the one that's in the current HRxx/TiVo HD boxes. More comparable to the one that's featured in Dish's forthcoming VIP 922 unit.
  14. spec2

    spec2 Cool Member

    Oct 1, 2007
    Unless DTV expects to phase out their DVRs and go back to TiVo exclusively. Keep in mind that the DTV DVR was the brainchild of Newscorp back when they owned DTV. The DTV DVRs have proven to be craptastic and I'm sure they have lost a few new subs so why not dump it for a proven winner like TiVo?

    That said, I do expect the DTV TiVos to be dumbed down from the SA TiVos.
  15. Tom Robertson

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    Fortunately the numbers do not support your premise. DIRECTV has gained more subs and more market share in the past 3 years. All on the HR series.

    Have some subs left for TiVo waters elsewhere? Sure, we've seen a few posts about that. But all in all, that is a drop in the swimming pool. :)

    I don't expect the HR family to go away at any time. Remember the TiVo units are expected to be an extra charge item. I'm not planning on paying extra for them. :)

  16. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    According to the announcement last fall, the new DirecTiVo's will run on the same hardware as at least one of the HD DVR's. That could be an existing model or a new model. If a new model, the faster chip will benefit both platforms.
  17. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    I wonder if those of us with "lifetime" service will have to pay any extra charges? If not, I'm leaning the same way as Tom. I'm happy with my 6 HR's, but it might be fun to have one DirecTiVo... just to play with. :)
  18. Ken_F

    Ken_F Godfather/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Jan 13, 2003
    Many HR2x owners will want to upgrade to the new DVR platform for reasons that will become obvious in several months. At that point, they'll have to decide whether they want the DirecTV or TiVo software.
  19. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    So you believe it will be "either/or", with no ability to have one or more of each, if that's what someone wants? Curious why. :)
  20. dhhaines

    dhhaines Hall Of Fame

    Nov 18, 2005

    Where did you pull this information from..???? Personal opinion and "proven to be" are two VERY different things.

    I personally have had 2 TIVO unit crap out after 6 months, so I guess that means TIVO is "proven to be craptastic" ? Not hardly.. but I wouldn't get one because of my personal experience.
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