THR22 Asked and Answered thread

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

  1. Dec 7, 2011 #41 of 258
    Stuart Sweet

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    It can't download to the receiver because to change an HR22 to a TiVo requires a change at a very deep level. It's still a software change but these devices were never designed to accept that sort of programming change over the air.

    I can't get into more detail than that, but simple answer is, it's technical not contractual.
     
  2. Dec 7, 2011 #42 of 258
    inkahauts

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    I'd agree with that concept. I think directv basically controls their inventory by category, and TiVo hd dvr is its own category, just as the hr34 will be its own category.
     
  3. Dec 7, 2011 #43 of 258
    inkahauts

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    The first problem with that idea is that there are that many people with hr22-100s that will want to change to a TiVo. I doubt very many people that have that specific unit will change. And remember, it would also have to be that exact model and manufacturer.

    Add in its not technically something that should be done, and it won't be happening.
     
  4. Dec 7, 2011 #44 of 258
    Boobie1998

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    If you would like to swap one of your receiver with this one, do you still have to pay the $199 fee? If your no longer on contract would you have to renew?

    Thanks
     
  5. Dec 7, 2011 #45 of 258
    Stuart Sweet

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    There is no "1-for-1" swap. Unless a CSR offers you a better deal, you'll pay $199 and get a new two-year commitment.
     
  6. Dec 7, 2011 #46 of 258
    Boobie1998

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    Ok, thanks
     
  7. Dec 7, 2011 #47 of 258
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    Ok Stuart I am giving these instructions from memory. Consider them a framework and not literal step by step. If the below is not enough information I can get you exact step by step instructions.

    1>Create a keyword Wishlist. Lets say "Sprint Cup."

    2>After spelling it out select done entering keyword.

    3>Select add additional keyword. Lets say "Practice."

    4>After spelling it out select done entering keyword.

    5>Now select add additinal keyword but this time highlight the word practice. Hit the thumbs down button. Now the word practice has a minus sign in front. The result will be anything Sprint Cup but no results with the word Practice in it. Of course this is just like the HR2X NNOT.


    I wish I could think of something more relevant for this time of year but I guess you can tell I am a sports guy. This feature is sorely missing from my HR10. My Series 2 and TiVo HD can both do this stuff. Makes search results pin point.

    Thanks for you input on this!
     
  8. Dec 7, 2011 #48 of 258
    Stuart Sweet

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    Seems to me it should be pretty obvious whether or not there's an option to add an additional keyword. Thanks!
     
  9. Dec 7, 2011 #49 of 258
    Brennok

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    If the box still has classic TiVo settings Menus, could you possibly post the software version number under System Information?
     
  10. Dec 7, 2011 #50 of 258
    Stuart Sweet

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    I will do that as soon as practical, and it will also be part of the Issues thread at the top of this forum.
     
  11. Dec 7, 2011 #51 of 258
    Stuart Sweet

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    Here's the latest software/system info:

    Version: 018A
    Software ID: 11.2.3-01-3-627
     
  12. Dec 7, 2011 #52 of 258
    Brennok

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    Thanks.
     
  13. Dec 7, 2011 #53 of 258
    keyoctave

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    Are these Tivo THR22 receivers new or re-manufactured? I thought they weren't building any 'HR22' units anymore?
     
  14. Dec 8, 2011 #54 of 258
    rodnig1

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    funny thing... i have been a directv subscriber since 95, and have had a directivo receiver since 2003, and continue to have 2 of them active on my account.

    i called directv to order 1, or 2 of them today, but i cannot get one, since i am not in their "market"

    why would they release them to specific markets, and not to the loyal tivo subscribers who have had tivo all these years?? so, instead of a loyal tivo subscriber, some joe off the street who never had tivo gets one before me?

    weird
     
  15. Dec 8, 2011 #55 of 258
    shadowbozo

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    I switched to DISH and the wife hates their DVR almost as much as the DTV ones. We had 3 SD Tivo's before switching to DISH. What is needed to switch back to DTV? Are they offering any sort of deals on this?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  16. Dec 8, 2011 #56 of 258
    dpeters11

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    They haven't been released nationally, they always start small in a more controlled fashion, getting installers trained etc.

    Same thing happened with the HR34, people who may have no idea what they're getting ends up with them and the big fans have to wait.

    Though, I'm kind of doubting that many new subscribers are getting this, I'd think DirecTV would still default to their normal equipment. Tivo would probably be mostly for those that ask for it in that market and want it.
     
  17. Dec 8, 2011 #57 of 258
    Stuart Sweet

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    As far as I know they are all new.
     
  18. Dec 8, 2011 #58 of 258
    Mark Holtz

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    Will there be a manual available in PDF format?
     
  19. Dec 8, 2011 #59 of 258
    docawkward

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    Does this solve the issue that DTV has with the 30 second fast forward button? I'm talking about the 2-3 second lag while the screen visually fast forwards, showing segments of the commercials you're avoiding. Compare to Dish, which instantly snaps to the next segment when you hit the button.

    If so, it's worth the 5 bucks a month to me. The options of mashing that damn button 6 times and waiting for the commercials to pass, or mashing FF 4 times and missing the mark every time drives me insane, but they have me in their shackles thanks to the NFL.
     
  20. Dec 8, 2011 #60 of 258
    weaver6

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    On the current Directv HRs, you can do a search for "30SKIP", keyword, All , Done, and it will just skip the 30 seconds, not do the default slip (the showing segments of the commercial thing).
     

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