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Discussion in 'DIRECTV DVR with TiVo Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Dec 6, 2011.
Must be that peanut remote. :lol:
I have never had a Tivo and my DVR experience has been a SA with Charter then HR's with Directv. So for me I am just fine with what I have now and especially my HR34!
I'd love to play with the new DirecTV TiVo box for a few days. Another DirecTV toy to take for a test drive!
I'm curious ...
The previous firmware was always somewhat sluggish on the HR22, I wonder what the TiVo UI will feel like.
The TrickPlay remote keypress response was never really totally instantaneous, like to see how it feels.
MPEG4 TrickPlay was not as smooth as MPEG2, like to see how it looks with FFx3 frame advances. Assume it's similar.
Wonder if DLB is the same.
Wonder if TiVo Desktop works the same.
Lots of little things to just test out, even for a few hours just to play.
Could never live without PiL/PiG or MRV, and could never give up the beast HR34!
TiVo ... welcome to the DirecTV family again.
That was me to a T. But the HR2x platform has come such a long way since it was released. I think TiVo messed up a little with not supporting MRV. It is such a game changers and they are still on the sidelines. Even if they only supported their own version of it they would be better off than not supporting it at all.
No interest until they could support MRV with other HR tuners.
To be fair though, the $10 HD fee is not required and the DVR fee is per account. So it would only be $17 extra in DirecTV fees if the account wasn't in autopay and have the free HD. The $5 Tivo fee can't be lumped into DirecTV fees. I'd assume that goes to Tivo (and should be waived if you have a lifetime subscription.)
You're probably happier anyway, as your Tivo box is probably better than the THR22 anyway.
DLB- Non issue for me
Wishlists - Wouldn't use it
NO Pil or PiG - Don't care at all
Deleted items folder - What's the point?
Suggestions - No thanks. I know what I want to watch.
If it had come out before the HR34 was announced I'd have gotten 2. I much prefer the Tivo ui and the peanut. I'm still using an S3 ota but, with the additional $5 fee and with the HR34 I'll be able to go from 2 HR21's to 1 HR34.
If they had come out with the Tivo cypherex described on Virgin's system, I'd go with that.
No thanks for TiVo. No MRV? No way! Plus the extra $7 a month.
The HR series has come a long way since is start and is still today being upgraded/fined tuned. Only if the HR had a thumbs up/down for suggestions (maybe we'll get that in a future release) Thats the only plus for TiVo that I would care for.
The 34 is only one model of the HR2x box and is the highest end of that line. I would not be surprised. They will sell 40 Tivos and 10 HR34s.
I'm a big time TiVo fan!!! I'm just NOT a DirecTiVo fan...
One of the best DBSTalk jokes I've seen.
For me, the boop just isn't enough of a thrill.
As with everyone else I feel let down big time by this release. I am a huge fan of Tivo and their interface. However, no whole home dvr and no 3d is a deal breaker for me. I can't for the life of me figure out why Directv would release a dvr without at least WHDVR.
I know what you mean. Tivo Q bundle is available for order now in PA, Chicago and New York from RCN. The Tivo Premiere Q is the HD UI Tivo with multi-room.
Seems like Tivo has the means to do it... should of done it with DirecTV too.
As a long-term TiVo shareholder and owner, yes owner, of a still in use Series One DTV TiVo box, I believe that this box is for all practical purposes the product of the two legal departments. One might think of this box as a legal fig leaf over the issue of payments for the use of patents, an issue that neither organization thought would be in their best interest to negotiate directly, or maybe even litigate. So we have this odd construct that is for all practical purposes, the technological equivalent of one of those 1950's Havana Chevys.
I will not be leasing this box and I predict the uptake rate will be abysmal, but it really won't matter, and will make for an interesting footnote in someone's text book.
I switched to FiOS which runs me $120 a month for 35/35 internet, 5 CableCARDS, and HD TV which covers all regular channels plus Epix, Red Zone, Cinemax and Showtime. Never used the HD DVRs on DirecTV since I made the switch when I still had SD sets.
As far as features, a big one for us is the unlimited number of season passes. We record everything we can which brings me to another reason. We offload anything we don't watch after a certain point to a central home server. There all the shows are organized into folders by show title, then broken up into seasons. When I feel like watching something on the server rather than a recent recording, I can either play it back directly from the 360 which we use as Media Center extenders or I can push the shows to my TiVos with PyTiVo using a webpage on my iPad.
I also do all my scheduling and prioritizing of season passes from my PC either directly in Media Center or with KMTTG to access the TiVos remotely over the local network. The best part with this is it never interferes with someone who is currently watching something. It all just happens in the background.
It really boils down to what features you use though. Like I said I am not that familiar with the HD DVRs of DirecTV so if you want to know about a particular feature that you use feel free to ask. Also not sure if the mods care about this somewhat off-topic discussion in the thread though so feel free to PM.
My curiosity is peaked on these as well, and these answers are probably the only reason I'll peek at the Tivo forum.
when a subscriber calls in to start service, what will the sales people say? if the customer says they want a tivo will they be warned that they are making a 2 year commitment to a DVR that doesn't support most of the things DTV advertises in commercials and has a $5 Tivo fee as well? Users can't easily change their minds and switch. if they're told the Tivo has a $5 upgrade fee the common belief is going to be that it is the better DVR with more features.
"As far as I've heard" the TiVo will only be offered if customers express interest in TiVo's, 4:1 sell ratio is laughable
And therein lies the issue. "I want a Tivo" could mean they really know the difference and specifically do want a Tivo, or it could mean they don't have a clue and are using the word tivo as a generic reference to a DVR. I would estimate the ratio between those two groups of people to be about 1:1000