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THR22-100: Who has one?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV DVR with TiVo Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. elmofongo

    elmofongo Cool Member

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    Yeah that's what I consider my main annoyance, the 30 sec skip is now a 30 sec fast forward. Also the $5/Month Tivo fee that I did not have to pay with my old DirecTivo boxes. Anyone able to successfully add an external drive yet?
     
  2. Athenian

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    The old S-P-S-30-S code doesn't work. If there's a new one, I wish someone would post it.
     
  3. bldxyz

    bldxyz AllStar

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    Woa. That's a pretty big one for me. No 30 second skip? Is it possible they would cripple the box so much as to exclude it?

    (I'm not clear on how, say, Tivo Premier handles the 30 seconds forward button. Has Tivo generally caved to the interests of advertisers by totally disabling the full skip, or is this implementation devoid of it, or is it just hidden and we cannot figure it out?)

    Anyone try calling DirecTV and asking them?
     
  4. elmofongo

    elmofongo Cool Member

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    It's not that there is no way to go forward 30 seconds, it's just that the 30 sec skip is now a 30 sec fast forward.
     
  5. bldxyz

    bldxyz AllStar

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    AFAIK: There has always been a 30 second fast-forward feature, and that was the default behavior of the button. However, as mentioned above, in the original DTV SD TiVo and HR10s, one could use a special sequence of key presses on the remote to change that behavior from fast-forward to complete skip.

    So the big question is: can that feature be enabled on the new box, or did they completely remove it from this version of the software?

    My related question is: does TiVo Premiere have a real 30 second skip feature, or has it, too, been crippled in the interests of advertisers (and not customers).

    I need to know because that feature is completely essential to me. I am so on the fence about DTV these days that I may defect if the DTV TiVo doesn't have that feature but TiVo Premiere does -- it would be the straw that breaks this camel's back!
     
  6. oddballmkg

    oddballmkg New Member

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    If you read some of the reviews of the TiVo premiere box, most of the articles point put that TiVo phased out the skip feature with the Premiere Box. I have one of the New DirecTV TiVo's and this is the only thing that I really miss from the HR23 that I've been using. I would post a link to the article, but I do not have 5 posts yet. The article is on the Engadget web site under home Entertainment section at the bottom of the page, the article is by Nilay Patel.
     
  7. bldxyz

    bldxyz AllStar

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    Interesting. There's a thread on TivoCommunity.com where I asked TiVo Premiere owners about it, and one said that the secret code backdoor still works. Perhaps the version of the software Mr. Patel was reviewing has been revised to re-include it.

    Oh, so puzzling for me. I am on the fence... On the fence I say!
     
  8. hhh222

    hhh222 Cool Member

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    Yeah, it would be hard for me to get the one of these without the skip.
     
  9. bldxyz

    bldxyz AllStar

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    At the suggestion of a DTV Technical Support person, I created a posting on the DTV Forums.

    The technical support rep said that real DTV technical people read the forums and use them to gauge what possible priorities may be.

    I read an article that said the TiVo Premiere started without the 30 second-skip feature, but people on tivocommunity.com are saying it is there now. Perhaps it started without it and an update added it back in. Anyway, it may be possible to influence DTV to influence TiVo to put it back in, too. So maybe people here who care about it should post there in the above thread suggesting that DTV get it back in the DirecTiVo boxes, like the versions of DirecTiVo before!
     
  10. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

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    As one of the DirecTV TechKnow Guides, I can say it's actually quite unlikely that anyone from DirecTV will see this posted at the DirecTV Forum. Best bet is to send them an email.
     
  11. kla52

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    Set the Remote Control to RF mode and move the THR22 out of line of sight so the terrible blue light distractions on the front of the box will be out of sight and out of mind.
     
  12. kla52

    kla52 Cool Member

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    In remote control settings Part 2, you can easily program the tivo peanut remote to do volume and mute through your AV receiver
     
  13. kla52

    kla52 Cool Member

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    The only "problem" with this is my wife not liking the bright lights [even in the dim mode] when the room is otherwise dark. Very minor issue and nothing to do with functionality. I may play more with the peanut as well as my RC64R to see if I can trick one into controlling all three [tv, Tivo, AV] together.

    Set the Remote Control to RF mode and move the THR22 out of line of sight so the terrible blue light distractions on the front of the box will be out of sight and out of mind.
     
  14. kla52

    kla52 Cool Member

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    I’ve had no problems that have discussed here, but several problems not yet discussed. No problems with remote responsiveness, software downloads, activation, wedding the volume and mute to my A/V receiver, the 30-second fast forward button, speed of the user interface, etc.

    My problems, which are pretty much solved after multiple visits from Direct TV technicians and multiple phone calls to Direct TV case management, are:

    None of my techs had never made a service call on the new TiVo box (I’m in a test market), and the first tech could not install properly the wireless connection kit to give me access to internet channels or VOD. The second tech used the broadband connection kit (coax to router, coax through the walls for a direct connect to the DVR), which not only gave me an internet connection, but it is much faster than the wireless connection, and the router DOES NOT need to be in the same room as the DVR.

    Still, it took 100 hours to get the internet channels on the upstairs THR22. Downstairs, after 2 weeks, we STILL don’t have internet channels (luckily my wife couldn’t care less about that). I am pretty positive this is a THR22 issue because a week later I got to go along with it the HR24, and it got all the internet channels within 1 hour.

    I also got an HR24 to go along with it because one football game didn’t film [black screen] and I wanted to double film the NFL playoffs just in case it happened again—also, it’s nice to have the HR24-supported 3D, and the ability to record more than 2 shows at a time, which has always frustrated me in the past with only the SD R10 Direct TV Tivo).

    One technician said in his training that the THR22 did not support the internet. He was mis-informed, but so was the Direct TV website initially. Another tech told me that during the THR22 training, there was “no internet in the classroom”, which explains a lot about the overall ignorance about the internet. But still not having internet channels downstairs also makes me think that there is not a 100% compatibility between the internet and the THR22.

    Also with the internet, my downloads sometimes don’t download the first time (though they usually do on the second time, but ocassionaly don’t download at all).
     
  15. bldxyz

    bldxyz AllStar

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    To follow up: at least four TiVo Premiere owners are saying that the 30 second skip does work (after Select Play Select 3 0 Select while watching something recorded). So, there's that.
     
  16. bldxyz

    bldxyz AllStar

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    Okay. Now I've done things everyone has told me to do:

    1) Posted here
    2) Posted in tivocommunity.com
    3) Called DirecTV
    4) Posted at DirecTV.com
    5) Contacted TiVo
    6) Submitted an email to DirecTV

    Anything else people recommend? Should I hire out a billboard in LA?
    :lol:
     
  17. kla52

    kla52 Cool Member

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    Very strange...my 30 second forward skip has worked like clockwork ever since I got the THR22.
     
  18. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

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    You're probably getting the 30-sec "slip", not "skip". bldxyz is asking about the backdoor code to enable an immediate 30-sec "jump" (or "skip") instead of the couple second "slip".
     
  19. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

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    Couldn't hurt!
     
  20. kla52

    kla52 Cool Member

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    Thank You!! You are quite correct. I didn't realize there were both "skips" and "slips". I definitely would like to know how to enable the skip as well. I can only do the slip.
     

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