Will the THR22 National Release Date be Feb. 9?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV DVR with TiVo Discussion' started by mavs-fan, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. mavs-fan

    mavs-fan Mentor

    Aug 31, 2011
    Do we yet know the national release date and pricing for new customers for the THR22?

    I read a few months ago that Feb. 9 is the potential release date, but I wanted to see if anyone had any additional info of when the THR-22 may be available from DirecTV outside of the test markets.
  2. RobertE

    RobertE Active Member

    Jun 9, 2006
    AFAIK, its available to everyone now.

    The HR34 will be available to existing customers starting 2/9, limit 1 per household.
  3. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

    Mar 18, 2008
    THR 22 is still only in select markets and there is not an official date right now when it will go national.
  4. codespy

    codespy Go Pack Go!!!! DBSTalk Club

    Mar 29, 2006
    Correct...if you are out of market, DirecTV.com does not give you the option to purchase the HD DirecTiVo yet.

    ....And the HMC HD DVR (HR34) cannot be purchased either on the website at this point. It indicates coming in early 2012.
  5. dirtydog2005

    dirtydog2005 New Member

    Jan 19, 2012
    I spoke with DirecTV yesterday, and the rep confirmed Feb 9 was the date they'll be accepting orders. Fingers crossed, I guess.
  6. mavs-fan

    mavs-fan Mentor

    Aug 31, 2011
    Thanks for the confirmation. It will be interesting to see what the cost of the THR-22 is for new customers and if it will also be available for new customers on 2/9. We may either get two THR-22's or go with a HR34/HRxx DVR setup.
  7. alexginga

    alexginga Mentor

    Dec 25, 2003
    The more I use it - the more I am becoming a fan of the Tivo.

    With the ability to upgrade the disk drive to 2TB and Photo and Music integration via Tivo Desktop free PC app, as well as DirecTV on Demand (1xxx) channels in place, I don't see much of a service loss vs. the traditional HR2x series receivers.

    But I have to admit I will miss the following features:

    - Ability to share the playlist across multiple receivers (connected home)
    - YouTube
    - Pandora
    - iPad App Remote, Guide and Streaming (oh wait - I can still do it as long as I have at least one R22, H25, or HR2x receiver) :grin:

    Anything else I missed?

    On the bright side - my TV has a lot of apps, including Pandora, Netflix, and YouTube - so not much to lose in this respect.

    Have fun with your new DTivo - whenever you get it! :)
  8. ndole

    ndole Problem Solver

    Aug 26, 2009
  9. sbiller1

    sbiller1 Cool Member

    May 18, 2008
  10. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    My understanding is that it is still in select markets, but online retailers have some stock with more coming soon.
  11. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

    Mar 18, 2008
    Correct and there is not an official date released at this time for the national release, anything being said right now is just speculation.
  12. Heynonny

    Heynonny Mentor

    Jul 11, 2009
    Then multitudes of DirecTV CSRs are speculating. February 9 is the date they are giving out. You should report this to your people to take care of the problem.
  13. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

    Mar 18, 2008
    If I could figure out how to stop people from creating information due to the lack of information I would be an author/speaker making millions.

    The THR22 did make the cut on the 9th though and will go national as speculated.
  14. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    Here's the full Press Release:

  15. RDH416

    RDH416 Legend

    Oct 24, 2007
    Looks great except for NO Whole Home DVR; that's an immediate deal breaker for us. We love that feature in our system.
  16. alk3997

    alk3997 New Member

    Feb 7, 2011
    Ordered ours this morning. For $99 (long time customers) receiving the THR22 + AM21 + free shipping. Will be replacing our old HR10-250. The dual hard drives in our HR10-250 are starting to get louder during spinning which is sometimes a sign of impending failure.

    We have a whole home HD distribution system, so the lack of DirecTV's whole home in the THR22 luckily isn't a factor for us.
  17. Groundhog45

    Groundhog45 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 9, 2005
    Cedar Park,...
    I got an email from Tivo this morning announcing the availability and I can see it available online when I log into my DirecTV account. I'm going to stick with the HRxxs to keep the whole home service. That works too good and is used daily.
  18. Araxen

    Araxen Icon

    Dec 18, 2005
    I have no need for whole home so the Tivo DVR has been perfect for me!

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