Why can't Tivo use their own hardware with Directv tuners in it?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV DVR with TiVo Discussion' started by mkdtv21, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. chapel

    chapel Cool Member

    Aug 26, 2011
    This would all be so much easier if there was just a DirecTV CableCARD...
  2. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    The technologies are not compatible.
  3. cypherx

    cypherx Hall Of Fame

    Aug 27, 2010
    PA - Berks...
    It would be much easier if there was a PCIe / USB 2.0 / Ethernet Dual tuner DirecTV tuner card.

    Windows 7 Media Center > Tivo anyday of the week.
  4. bidger

    bidger Hall Of Fame

    Nov 19, 2005
    Since I'm of the mind that a computer is the perfect Home Entertainment solution and I really love W7 I can't help but agree. TiVo's fine, but for quite a bit of the advanced options a computer comes into play. I guess I just don't understand why folks limit themselves to one DVR platform.
  5. PrinceLH

    PrinceLH New Member

    Feb 18, 2003
    Agreed. I'd like an HD standalone that could be shifted to different rooms, as I see fit.
  6. dennisj00

    dennisj00 Hall Of Fame

    Sep 27, 2007
    Lake Norman, NC
    With 5 DVRs, if I have to switch inputs, go to another remote, check some setting, or otherwise lose 5 minutes, I've got 2 or 3 hours of programming to watch!!
  7. CuriousMark

    CuriousMark Icon

    May 21, 2008
    If it is the dual core version with built-in flash support then the premiere experience could probably be ported to it.

    TiVo is working on a sat box for Canal in Europe, so they already have a start in the right direction. My guess is that it also uses fairly current Broadcom chipsets.

    DirecTV could probably leverage off of that if they decide they want to keep working with TiVo going forward.
  8. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    I think its all about the security technology that DirecTV uses that would make tivo avoid ever trying to develop their own hardware, and there is no reason too anyway, since many of the same components are ones tivo would use anyway.

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