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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.
 

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mavs-fan said:
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.
AFAIK, its available to everyone now.

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

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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.
 

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dirtydog2005 said:
I spoke with DirecTV yesterday, and the rep confirmed Feb 9 was the date they'll be accepting orders. Fingers crossed, I guess.
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.
 

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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! :)
 

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

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Shades228 said:
there is not an official date released at this time for the national release, anything being said right now is just speculation.
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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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Here's the full Press Release:

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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.
 

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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.
 
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