THR22-100: Who has one?

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

  1. kla52

    kla52 Cool Member

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    For what it is worth, TiVo and Directv gave me two things to try and neither worked in my case. They were very similar:

    From Tivo, while watching live TV: Press Select-->press 30-->press Select

    From Directv, while watching previously recorded shows: Press Select-->press 30-->press Select

    By the way, TiVo said it is hit or miss, that skip works on some DVRs and not on others, and that Tivo officially treats this as an "Easter Egg Hunt" matter, meaning it is not an issue they support, or would try to fix, change, or anything else. They said customers are on their own, period. If true, both TiVo and Directv customers will be permanently out of luck.
     
  2. bldxyz

    bldxyz AllStar

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    The old code was: watch a previously recorded show, and press Select - Play - Select - 3 - 0 - Select. You'd then hear three bings and the behavior of the remote key would change from slip to skip.

    My guess is that it simply isn't enabled right now, and that it'll take a whole lot of us complaining to DirecTV to get them to push TiVo to re-enable it. If that would even work.
     
  3. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Bottom line here:

    The 30-second skip code does not work. No need to keep trying.
    Just because it works on Premiere means nothing. This DVR has one thing in common with Premiere, and that's the sticker on the box with the TiVo guy. That's it.

    Complain all you want to DIRECTV... but I really wouldn't expect swift action on this. I signed a petition in 2003 to get a DIRECTV-supported MRV solution on my TiVo and 9 years later I still don't have one. Just saying.
     
  4. kiddbats

    kiddbats New Member

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    Have mine for about 3 weeks now. I was surprised how much DTV tried talking me out of the Tivo unit. Kept insisting that there was no difference. I actually got 1 tivo and 1 DTVDVR to compare as I just went back to them after a year off. Great to be back. Well at first I was almost convinced but after a few days Boy id it Great to have TIVO back gonna try and change the other to tivo too. TIVO ROCKS! I too want the 30 sec skip! No problems other than an occasional picture freeze for just a split sec.
     
  5. bldxyz

    bldxyz AllStar

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    I wouldn't say that it means nothing that Premiere has the feature. It means that there is an alternative that has the feature that, in my view, is an essential ingredient in a DVR. 30 second skip means you can very quickly skip commercials. Replay TV had the technology to do it without any intervention, and the beginning of the DVR landscape was both about Time Shifting and Time Saving. Heck, my VCR allowed me to fast forward through commercials, but it was slower than TiVo did.

    I set about to verify that Premiere had it so that I could try to decide between abandoning DirecTV in favor of a more full-featured DVR. So in that sense, it means something that 30 second skip works on Premiere.

    I appreciate your skepticism about DirecTVs responsiveness to issues. I am, however, quite surprised about how many experts here claim as fact that DirecTV won't do anything/won't listen/isn't a place to go with this feedback. Give me an official inside of DirecTV saying that they do not listen to customers and I'll show you someone about to lose their job. If enough people complain to DirecTV about something, there is a better chance they'll do something than otherwise.
     
  6. kla52

    kla52 Cool Member

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    IF the tech support person at TiVo that I spoke with the other day knew what he was talking about, he said Skip works on some Premieres, but not on others, that it is a random "hit or miss" thing. He basically meant some Premiere owners get lucky and Skip works, and other Premiere owners don't get lucky and Skip doesn't work.
     
  7. kla52

    kla52 Cool Member

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    Stuart, I'm kind of shocked to hear you say that this DVR has only one thing in common with the Premiere, the sticker on the box. But perhaps that's only because I personally don't care about an HD UI, whole home compatibility, streaming recording content to a PC, moving recorded content to mobile devices, access to YouTube and Directv Apps (my Samsung Smart Hub TV has every app imaginable), etc. I do kind of like 3D sometimes and have an HR24 DVR backup that supports 3D.

    So, I "HOPE" you are talking more about the above stuff in relation to the Premiere, and not so much about the basic TiVo features (e.g., Wishlist) and TiVo menus and navigation, which I am "GUESSING/HOPING" isn't that much different--or that much worse--than the Premiere.
     
  8. bldxyz

    bldxyz AllStar

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    I asked this question on tivocommunity.com, and about five people pipped up saying that it works on their Premieres, and none said it didn't. I don't know if that settles it, but it makes it seem like these days, it works (perhaps it didn't in an earlier release of the Premiere software.)
     
  9. codespy

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    FYI- There are no SPS backdoor codes that exist or work on the THR22's. This includes 30 sec skip, clock, etc.
     
  10. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    The THR22 and Premiere are completely different. Saying something works on a Premiere has no bearing on whether or not it works on a THR22.
     
  11. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Each TiVo's proponent expecting the company will keep same functionality across different platforms and providers.
     
  12. bldxyz

    bldxyz AllStar

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    If you look back in the thread, this comment was not suggesting that if something works on Premiere, it should work on the THR22. The comment is about comparing the two in order to try to decide between the two.
     
  13. bldxyz

    bldxyz AllStar

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    ...which, I am fully aware, also involves leaving DTV for my cable provider, just to pre-empt some other misinterpretation of that comment.
     
  14. fasTLane

    fasTLane AllStar

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    It is great to have options.
     
  15. bill596

    bill596 Mentor

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    Got ours just before the holidays and after moving the 75 series names from the old SD DTV TIVO box all appears well. The wife thinks it's great to have her stuff in HD. She's happy, I'm happy. I send the composite video out via a modulator to get the stuff onto the dining room tv. Switched the remote to RF and how she doesn't have to leave the chair to watch TIVO. Me I use MRV frrom the DTV HD DVR so I'm good with my stuff everywhere.
     

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