THR22 - First Pictures!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV DVR with TiVo Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. Guindalf

    Guindalf Legend

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    30 minutes each...

    ...and the D* buffers are 90 minutes, not 2 hours.
     
  2. vaderx

    vaderx New Member

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    Does the new remote have the 30 second instant skip or the annoying 30 second fast forward skip?
     
  3. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    I would think (because of DTV proprietary HW) it would be FF 30-sec.
     
  4. dirtyblueshirt

    dirtyblueshirt Under Suspicion

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    No, the fast forwarding functions are a feature of the software, and the THR22, by default, does the 30-second skip versus a 'slip' or 'scan'.
     
  5. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Perhaps not just HW as I thought (remember TiVo vs dish case about using Broadcom chip features for processing and do trick modes?) but and FW [SW].
     
  6. Fraaaak

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    So, is this thing worth a damn? I mean does it have the hyper-accurate TIVO program schedules of the past? I remember my old SD D* TIVO back in the day, and it would give me a message if a program start or finish time differed by a minute or two. Does this new tivo box do the same?
     
  7. Bartman94

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    Too bad the DirecTV TiVo unit isn't compatible with the Whole-Home service, has no 3D capabilities, and only has a 500GB hard drive. TiVo equipment is not expected to make it out of 2012. A large chunk of their revenue in 2011 was earned from patent disputes that settled:

    http://www.dailyfinance.com/2012/01/26/9-big-companies-that-will-disappear-in-2012/#photo-8

    A much better way to go is the DirecTV HR34. It is Whole-Home capable, records up to 5 streams at once, has a 1TB hard drive, is 3D capable, and even has a picture-in-picture function. TiVo used to be the standard 10 years ago... but not any more.
     

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