The ONE AND ONLY Official THR22 "Not for me" thread

Discussion in 'DIRECTV DVR with TiVo Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. jal

    jal Icon

    Mar 3, 2005
    Well, I left Directv in June, tired of waiting for TIVO and also had customer service issues. Since then, I have enjoyed my Premiere. By the way, no $10 HD fee, no $7 DVR fee, and no $5 TIVO surcharge fee. Simply put, I pay $2 for a cable card, and that's it. To be fair, I did pay for a lifetime subscription. Yet, at $22 per month just in Directv fees, the break even point is 24 months with cable. And, I have a fully functional TIVO.

    I never would have switched to Cable had Directv put the TIVO out on time. Oh well. Good luck to those with Directv who will get the THR22.
  2. bones boy

    bones boy Godfather

    Aug 25, 2007
    Was really looking forward to this ... for me it's all about nostalgia. HR10-250 was my first HD tuner from DTV. But the absence of WHDVR is the dealbreaker for me.
  3. cadet502

    cadet502 FHNSAB

    Jun 17, 2005
    A few features in the TIVO that would be nice, but I'm not giving up WHDVR and paying more to get them. Still have an inactive HR10 collecting dust and a stand alone series 2 the boy used at college last year.

  4. meStevo

    meStevo AllStar

    Jul 23, 2007
    I'd get 2 in a heartbeat if it weren't for the missing features like whole home DVR service that we've grown to depend on.

    Would consider getting one for my parents who are using an R15 in the living room connected to a poor quality HDTV, and a SD Tivo in the bedroom.
  5. Aztec Pilot

    Aztec Pilot Legend

    Oct 11, 2007
    I really do not see the point. This unit would not fit in to my system well at all. Maybe for a true TIVO fan. Maybe it will attract the TIVO faithful to Directv, only to find out they just paid for the inferior DVR setup.
  6. dclarke

    dclarke AllStar

    Sep 20, 2007
    I'm not a Broncos fan, but I admit he is pretty good
  7. cypherx

    cypherx Hall Of Fame

    Aug 27, 2010
    PA - Berks...
    Did anyone ever see how TiVo implemented their service in the UK with Virgin Media? It's a fully complete version of the Premiere HD interface, just more red tones in the background to match Virgin Media's branding. It's better than the US Retail Premiere because here in the states that UI is still inconsistently switching between the old look and new look. Also in the UK it is using a triple tuner piece of hardware from Cisco. Yes you can record 2 things and watch a 3rd live program... Or heck, record 3 things at once.

    Any idea why TiVo didn't bring this level of innovation here with DirecTV? I think they would have potential if that were the case, but it seems someone was shortsighted.

    I just can't see how it is to compete with DVRs of today. Especially since DirecTV's own HDUI is a great improvement. Seems this hardware can render graphics in HD... But do you think maybe Tivo's choice of Flash to author the UI was the nail in the coffin?
  8. digitalfreak

    digitalfreak Legend

    Nov 29, 2006
  9. dsw2112

    dsw2112 Always Searching

    Jun 12, 2009
    I don't think we'll ever get any definitive answers on those questions. The Tivo folks will blame D*, and vice versa. The truth is probably somewhere in between.
  10. digitalfreak

    digitalfreak Legend

    Nov 29, 2006
    I like my WMC setup because everything is accessible from one box. TV, DVDs/Blu-ray, Netflix, Music, etc. With the correct number of cable card tuners, you can record up to 12 channels at once (I'm set up to do 4 cable and 4 OTA right now).
  11. Kevin F

    Kevin F Hall Of Fame

    May 9, 2010
    I respect the people who have waited for this product. But it is not for me. I will stick with my H(R)s.

  12. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas

    I WANT MORE CowboySooner

    Oct 3, 2006
    Northern plains
    Same here. I really don't see what all the hype is about.

    I WANT MORE CowboySooner

    Oct 3, 2006
    Northern plains
    Now don't go blasting me for this.
    The installer that did my upgrade today told me that he was told that they are expecting the Tivo to outsell the 34 by a 4:1 margin.
  15. sipester

    sipester Mentor

    Nov 9, 2006
    I won't blast you, you are just the messenger. If true, then it just proves that the ratio for those that are swept up by marketing/nostaglia/stupidity outnumber those that understand real features by a 4:1 margin.
  16. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006
    Is the THR22 going to be a lease or owned? If owned, I can see lots of sales just to avoid the two year commitment and the ability to resell later to recoop some of the original purchase price.
  17. Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
    To me, it'll depend more on how DirecTV markets the HR34.

    If it will continue to have only one manufacture (-600? perhaps), and inventory will indeed be tight, with the majority of that going mainly for new installs with a minimum requirement of receivers for most of next year, I suspect TiVo will outsell the HR34 considerably.

    If the HR34 will be readily available to all subscribers next year, with no minimum receiver requirements, and no higher monthly fee, I suspect it will pick up a nice amount of techie subscribers and couch potatoes, etc... particularly if there is a receiver swap-out... allowing them to outsell the TiVo.

    If however, DirecTV chooses (as rumored) to go the HMC route for DVRs in the future, and gets a good inventory going, then the HR34 will outsell the TiVo easily...

  18. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    I'm sure there will be some Tivo loyalists.

    Despite almost 3 years in the works, the specs and capabilities are underwhelming.

    At this time, I can't think of a single reason to get excited about or get the pending new Tivobox. Time and other technology has passed Tivo by some time ago.
  19. NR4P

    NR4P Dad

    Jan 15, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Afraid I am underwhelmed too.
    I had thought of trying it when it became available but without 3D and Nomad support, I wouldn't know where to put it in my home.

    For those who waited, I am glad your wishes were fulfilled. Enjoy!
  20. bidger

    bidger Hall Of Fame

    Nov 19, 2005
    The HR20 was rough at first, but after correcting the dish on my first install and replacing a unit that went belly up, I found more that I preferred on that platform than the TiVo. There aren't 50 recurring shows I watch on TV (I don't know where people would find the time) so the 50 limit Series Link is no big deal. Those of you who waited for the THR22, enjoy. More choices improve a service, but I'm happy with what I have.

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