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Discussion in 'DIRECTV DVR with TiVo Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Dec 6, 2011.
Here's a place where all of you who have waited so long can rejoice!
Add me to the list only if my lifetime Tivo is still active & the THR22-100 is faster
Lifetime won't get you out of the new $5 tivo fee. Just the $7 dvr fee.
Lifetime service is only good on the DVR you purchased it for. Lifetime service does not transfer from one DVR to another. It's not such a good deal when you figure the typical DVR will be obsolete anyway in 2-3 years. Count me in for the new TiVo when it's available in Charlotte NC.
Not true, I had a old-school DVR where you plugged the receiver in s-video, then transferred that to my HR10-250. It still says on my directv account LIFETIME TIVO.
You may be right but when I switched to cable and purchased 3 TiVo HD's the TiVo customer service rep told me lifetime service was not tranferable from one DVR to another. Therefore I refused it and bought the one year plan.
Lifetime service for DirecTiVo units in the early days was purchased per-box from TiVo Inc, not DirecTV.
Later, the Lifetime service was handed off from TiVo to DirecTV and became Lifetime DirecTiVo service per DirecTV account, for all DirecTiVo units on the account.
More recently, the Lifetime service started also covering DirecTV DVRs (non-TiVo), again all DVRs on the same DirecTV account.
On my recent statement it shows as, "DIRECTV DVR Service Lifetime - $0.00"
I know this because I have passed through all of these iterations myself.
I am looking forward to the the DBSTalk first look to help me decide. Count me as very interested at this point.
And... I'm working very hard on getting that first look to you. You know how it is, paying job, real life, :lol:
Count me in. I'm not in a "select market" city, so I won't be eligible to get it tomorrow, but I'm definitely planning to switch from cable to DirecTV as soon as it shows up as available to me.
Is the $5 TiVo fee per box or per household?
That adds up quick. Three TiVo's means $15 for me.
What markets are they making this available to? I've had a Lifetime subscription with my old 1st generation TIVO for 11 years. Last year, in anticipation of this happening, they promised me a discount on a Lifetime Directivo, when it hit the market. I bet that's one promise that got lost in the neverending binary of the WWW.
faster than what?
I am assuming faster than the stock HR22-100.
Consider me one of those people who had one of the DirecTiVo 2 (a HDVR2) in August, 2003 (after switching from Dish Network). Within two months, I had swapped the hard drive from a 40GB to a 160GB hard drive. Four months later, I had put in a second 160GB hard drive. (This increased the SD recording capacity from ~35 hours to ~243 hours.) It was a sad day when I had to retire the DVR due to a bad tuner and a SWiM upgrade. If it has the same functionality as that DirecTiVo, I would be happy. If it had the DirecTV Video on Demand, I would be very happy.
Folks, I really, really tried to like the SD versions of the DirecTV DVRs, both the non-SWiM and SWiM versions (I think they were the 22 versions). Being a movie buff, I would record plenty of movies off TCM and Fox Movie Channel. The DirecTV DVRs just simply did not fit my workflow. Heres why:
I could limit my listings to just the "Channels I Receive". I could deselect the channels that I had no desire or access in watching such as the Spanish, non-subscribed Premium channels, or the shopping channels.
One trick that I used on the DirecTiVo was to do a search by category. So, I would bring up all the movies, and select the ones I wanted to see. With that DirecTV DVR, even though I had "deselected" the Spanish channels, it would still come up with movies such as 28 días después from the Spanish package that I did not subscribe to.
Another trick I used was to go through the text listing of a particular channel for movies on TCM. While I could bring up the listing, somehow, after selecting the movie to recording, it would go back to the beginning of the list.
30 second skip that is an actual 30 second skip, not a 30 second fast forward.
When that DirecTV DVR hit recording capacity, panicked, rebooted, and erased all of my recordings, I simply picked up the phone, and returned it to DirecTV. That was around April. I have not had a DirecTV received in my room since.
Now, there are a couple of things that prevent me from grabbing the new DirecTiVo. The first one is that I don't have a HD television (yet!). The second is the fact that it only has a 500GB hard drive, and I would really love to have a 1 TB drive. Unfortunately, the current pricing for hard drives is somewhat insane, thus I have to wait a while.
As compared to the old GUI or the new HD one?
Order away folks! If you're lucky enough to be in the ten cities!