TiVo to HR-20 Survival Guide

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by Milominderbinder2, Nov 6, 2006.

  1. Nov 6, 2006 #1 of 39

    Milominderbinder2 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '08

    Oct 8, 2006
    This guide is to help TiVo users find features and understand the differences as they go to the HR20 HD DVR Plus. Over 40 new features you will find in the HR20 are noted. The ideas come from the posts in DBStalk.com.

    There have been a number of different TiVo boxes over the years with different User Interfaces, features, and remote controls. This Guide generalizes the variations.

    Additions in Version 1.3 include the new 5-Minute Quick Start and many new links and documentation on newer features: Remote Booking, Suggestions, DIRECTV On Demand, Media Share, 30 Second Skip, Fast Forward Autocorrection, Group Delete, Group Play, etc.

    Here are a couple more key resources from the ● HD DVR FAQ:
    Better Suggestions than TiVo!
    Undocumented Tips & Tricks
    Installation Guide

    - Craig

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    Through Version 1.1 - 20,468 Downloads
  2. Nov 6, 2006 #2 of 39

    wakajawaka Godfather

    Sep 27, 2006
    Nice Job

    One item I don't think is right is the line about Season Pass, my experience with Tivo is that it is in fact channel specific, however Wishlist with auto record is not.

    Season Pass is actually Series Link on the HR20

    Or am I missing something??
  3. Nov 6, 2006 #3 of 39

    tjbtexas Cool Member

    Nov 3, 2006
    you are correct:

    Season Pass IS channel specific and correlates to Series Link

    WishList is not Channel Specific
  4. Joe Siegler

    Joe Siegler Cool Member

    Nov 11, 2006
    I had a read through this as part of my research into possibly going HR20 from a DirecTiVo. I found something contradictory; possibly I'm just not understanding it.

    In the "What Will I Lose" section, you have Wishlists there.

    However, at the bottom on "What is renamed or changed", you also have Wishlists there only it's called "autorecord".

    I don't see how the two statements can co-exist, unless there's some subtlety I'm missing here.


    And I agree with tjbtexas - Season Pass on a DirecTiVo IS channel specific. If you want a "season pass across all channels" on a DirecTiVo, you have to use autorecord. The Season pass item in what will you lose in this document is incorrect.

    Forgot to mention that these pdfs have been a great resource for a newbie - thank you.
  5. jbongiovi

    jbongiovi Cool Member

    Sep 26, 2006
    Thank you for this. Excellent work.
  6. Milominderbinder2

    Milominderbinder2 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '08

    Oct 8, 2006
    The 1-page Version 0.9 had over 600 downlaods

    With your input, Version 1.0 expands from 1 to 2 pages
    + Details 26 Features the HR20 adds
    + Better detail in finding key features
    + Designed to be printed on the front and back of one page.

    The pdf is in the first post in this thread. Click Here.

    Let me know what you think!

    - Craig
  7. Milominderbinder2

    Milominderbinder2 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '08

    Oct 8, 2006
    Updated TiVo to HR20 Survival Guide

    Th Survival Guide is now upgraded to include the new features in software version 0xEF.

    This update also adds another 14 key new features the HR20 give former TiVo owners. Thank you to the folks working on the HR20 Advantages Thread for continuing to give so many ideas.

    - Craig
  8. newsposter

    newsposter Hall Of Fame

    Nov 12, 2003
    shouldn't "Seven HD Channels today and the promise of 150 nation HD Channels (due Q4, 2007)"

    actually say 'capacity' and not 150 "promised" stations. Technologically I dont think that many will exist then even. :)
  9. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    Just reading the Survival Guide. My TiVos never gave me a blank screen when I do a 30 seccond skip. They skip right to the new spot with no blank screen.
  10. Milominderbinder2

    Milominderbinder2 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '08

    Oct 8, 2006
    Sorry. More accurately stated, the TiVo screen freezes during the 30 second skip. The Hr20 Slip is a 1.5 seconds but lets you see where you are as you go so that you can jump in with the Replay button if you want ot come back early.
    - Craig
  11. rminsk

    rminsk Legend

    Dec 4, 2006
    Under "What Features Will I Gain"

    - It has "The promise of receiving OTA..." The TiVo already receives OTA.
    - Also the TiVo has HDMI and Component Video outputs, S-Video, Composite, and 5.1 optical audio. You do gain all outputs.
    - "External Drive lets you add"... It should be "External Drive lets you replace the internal drive".
    - The screen does not go blank on a TiVo with 30-second skip.
    - The TiVo supports 5.1 dolby digital.
    - Under "New Playback Controls" the TiVo has Skip to Tick.
    - The TiVo only needs a phone line to activate software updates and PPV online.
  12. iacas

    iacas DBSTalk Club Member

    Nov 18, 2006
    Agreed. This one never made sense to me.

    Heck, my FIRST TiVo (series one DTivo) supported 5.1 DD.

    Yes it does. Both forwards and backwards.

    Right, it needs it one time. But I think it gets its software updates via the phone line, too...
  13. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    This thread has been moved and stuck.

    Anyone that has any other documents that need to be moved and stuck in this forum, please PM me.
  14. Kagey

    Kagey New Member

    Apr 3, 2005
    When will direcTV actually switch to the new satellites and force me to give up my Tivo to get the new dish and HR20...so I can continue to receive my local channels in High Defitition (in Northern NJ). I live in a valley and can't get HD off the air.
  15. gay_nubian

    gay_nubian Cool Member

    Feb 8, 2007
    In the guide it says you can record the XM music channels. I've tried every way I can think of without any luck. Has the feature been removed or am I doing something wrong?
  16. Demsin2008

    Demsin2008 New Member

    Feb 28, 2007
    Hi, I am new to this site and I have been a subscriber since the beginning of time.

    I received two HD 20's during the very first week it was available

    It has problems as everyone is aware of.

    I have had are you ready TEN, that is right 10 receivers over the period of six months and they simply cannot fix them. They are totally incompetent and it is very disturbing to me. I have been in talks with executives in California and Colorado and even spoke to the CEO of the company.

    I would like to hear from some of you as to what the heck you are doing to cope with the every day problems.

    I have to reboot my HD 20 every single day because of freezing. Even with umpteen new downloads..
  17. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
  18. GStuart

    GStuart New Member

    Mar 16, 2007
    On my TiVo HR 10-250 I could trick to display the time on the bottom right of screen can this be done with HR-20?
  19. dmr

    dmr New Member

    Mar 3, 2007
    A Tivo feature that I can't find on the HR-20 is the display of schedule conflict.
    I know in the guide it shows a X on the program but you need to find it in the guide yourself.
    You know how Tivo had, in the history of the to do list, you can see what would not be able to be recorded due to conflict.
    Is there a single place on the hr-20 where I can see that same soort of info??
  20. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2004
    Mill Creek, WA
    Not yet. Conflicts are only displayed in the program guide. It's been requested on the wish list.

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