Somebody had to start it... how sad...1948GG said:Okay, folks have had enough time to digest the 'public' press releases from DirecTV and TIVO.
What we don't know, however, are the private (non-public) agreements as to how the new machine and/or software, is to be fielded, sold, and the profits distributed between the partners.
In short, I suspect that any 'advanced' features like MRV and DLB, irrespective of the hints here and there by the corporate types at DirecTV over the past x years, will be limited to the TIVO interface. (And I won't talk about the 'non-support/support' for eSATA).
Those with the basic HR2x machines need not apply. All kinds of pricing has been
mentioned, but just about everything is a shot in the dark at this point, but I'd think $10/month per unit is probably about right. Maybe $20/month.
But whatever, the poll simply asks, those features that everyone in existance has been asking about since day one of the HR20 ever be released for the 'standard' machines (or standard release software) out there right now. Very narrow question.
You aren't going to see a bloody TIVO for at least a year and who knows what the rules will be by then and based on past performance of both TIVO and DirecTV, well does the word "SOON" mean anything to you...
Don't stir the pot unless you see it in writing from a real source.:nono2::nono2::nono2: