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. Richierich

    Richierich Hall Of Fame

    Jan 10, 2008
    I wish our HR2X DVRs had the "Deleted Recordings Folder" as that would have saved my A$$ after I accidentally Deleted a Folder with 102 Recordings of "The Jay Leno Show" in it due to the Lag Performance Issues of the HR23-700.

    A Recycle Bin would be very Nice and not that hard to implement and I don't see why Directv doesn't do it.

    Also, not having Whole Home DVR Service is a definite Deal Breaker for me even it the New Directivo had all of the other Features in it.
  2. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2009
    How very true, many people refer to DVR's as a TiVo no matter what brand it is. It happens to be the first DVR they has and just call it that. However I do think that number of people is shrinking.
  3. fluffybear

    fluffybear Hall Of Fame

    Jun 19, 2004
    About the only feature that keeps me from getting one is the lack of support for whole-home. I am not saying I would drop my HRxx in favor of the THR22 but I wouldn't mind having one in my set-up if it supported Whole-Home.
  4. thirteen

    thirteen New Member

    Dec 1, 2010
    I'd had TiVos since 2000, but had to give them up when we went HD at the beginning of 2009. I was apprehensive about switching to the HR-21s but, as it's turned out, I love them. PiP, 90-min buffers, all sorts of features. I never thought, almost three years ago, that I wouldn't switch back to TiVo if given the chance ... but the chance has come, and I'm not switching back.
  5. Richierich

    Richierich Hall Of Fame

    Jan 10, 2008

    Directv blew by TiVo a couple of years ago and now with Whole Home DVR Service and the New HDGUI plus a lot of other Features like 3D that the New Directivo will not have makes it a No Brainer to Vote for the Directv DVR and Not the New Directivo. :)
  6. jbaron76

    jbaron76 Cool Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    It is really too bad that there are so many limitations to the new TiVo box. I still own an SD DirecTivo box. The user interface is still way faster and smoother than my HR22 with the HD UI. However, TiVo has left out too many features to make this even remotely attractive to me. On top of that they think an additional $5 monthly charge will fly? I don't think so. Let's just look at some of the cons...

    -Obsolete SLOW hardware
    -$5 more per month
    -DirecTV Cinema Limitations
    -No MRV
    and more limitations I can't remember now

    Why in my right mind would I even consider this?!
  7. jbaron76

    jbaron76 Cool Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    I agree 100%!! I keep forgetting about that when comparing the two.
  8. Jon W

    Jon W AllStar

    Jan 27, 2004
    We loved our 2 DirecTivo's switched to Dish in 2007 when we bought our first HDTV and wasnt happy with DirecTV's HD recievers. At that time I figured there was a good chance of returning when the new HD Tivo came out after our 2 years was up. Now that its been almost 5 years we are going to wait and see.
  9. spec2

    spec2 Cool Member

    Oct 1, 2007
    I'm scratching my head here. How did this DirecTiVo take 3 years to engineer? It seems like a step back from the DirecTV DVRs. I was looking forward to being reunited with a TiVo, but this is an extreme disappointment. It offers none of the modern TiVo functionality or even any of the newer DirecTV functionality yet costs more each month. Why did DTV even bother?

    I WANT MORE CowboySooner

    Oct 3, 2006
    Northern plains
    I have 0 interest in this thing. Never have had.
  11. Skyboss

    Skyboss Icon

    Jan 22, 2004
    No MRV... :nono2:


  12. dirtyblueshirt

    dirtyblueshirt Under Suspicion

    Dec 6, 2008
    Anaheim, CA
    Back before I was able to get DirecTV, I was of course, a Cable TV customer. I started with a venerable but shiny silver Series 2 in 2004 and upgraded to a Series 3 in 2006, which I held onto until I got DirecTV in 2008.

    I loved the TiVo interface. I loved the way it handled series recordings. I loved the way it would automatically go back a few seconds when I wasn't perfectly timed while fast forwarding through commercials. I loved how (later in its life) the Series 3 introduced this new concept of accessing multiple DVRs from one box. Scheduling a show to record online! TV Apps! YouTube! Netflix! Heck, I could order a Dominos Pizza from my TV!! All of these things were made popular on the TiVo first.

    But then they languished. DirecTV caught up. Today, especially with the HD GUI, the DirecTV DVR is quite frankly, the most put-together DVR out there. My friend in Michigan inherited my Series 3 and eventually upgraded to a Premiere. The Premiere was good, it had an HD GUI.

    When I heard TiVo was actually creating a new DirecTV DVR, I thought this would be amazing! I expected it to work like a Premiere and interact with DirecTV's DVRs seamlessly. I was excited!

    Now what I see is an outdated piece of hardware with a GUI and functionality level from 2006. No Multi-room, not even with other TiVo boxes. No semblance of TV apps.

    TiVo; we've had some great times. I want to love you. I want you to succeed. Why must you make it so difficult? I weep for thee.

  13. Mark L

    Mark L Godfather

    Oct 23, 2006
    Day late and a dollar short IMO

    This box has been "just around the corner" for 4 years! No thanks

    Now that DirecTV has it's Nazi like control over hardware, no one could care les about Tivo, just how DirecTV wanted it.

    Besides the HR24s and HR20s, every piece of hardware DirecTV has put out has been a piece of crap.
  14. blll000093

    blll000093 Duplicate User (Account Closed)

    Dec 8, 2011
    That is DIRECTVS fault --- NOT TIVOS - DirecTV wanted their 1st box based on the old boxes and features set because their "research" wrongly told them people who own TIVOS / use the service do not want these advanced feature sets.

    Supposedly a TIVO box is coming on later 2012 or 2013 that will be based on the WHOLE HOME & have TIVOS new PREMIERE ELITE SERIES 4 features as well.
  15. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    Don't feed the troll blueshirt.
  16. Skyboss

    Skyboss Icon

    Jan 22, 2004

    From reality straight to Tivo Homerville.
  17. matt

    matt New Member

    Jan 11, 2010
    I see what you did there...

  18. chuck1996

    chuck1996 Mentor

    Jun 28, 2007
    I agree with most posters here. Lack of Whole Home DVR is an immediate deal killer for me. Close behind that is the 30 min live buffer. I've grown VERY used to the 90 min buffer. Its saved the day for both my wife and myself due to long unexpected phone calls and other interruptions. I don't see why they can't easily extend the buffer to at least 60 mins.
  19. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006

    I've deleted a bunch of posts that got off topic and started to get rude. I apologize if one of yours got caught in the crossfire.

    Please let's not be rude to each other, and let's keep to topic.
  20. cypherx

    cypherx Hall Of Fame

    Aug 27, 2010
    PA - Berks...
    There is no grid guide is there?

    Have to admit that guide looked horrible.

    Why couldn't it have looked more like this? (Though DirecTV blue colored vs. Virgin Media's red colored)

    Then I would of been interested.

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