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** HD TiVo and HD DirecTV TiVo FAQ **

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by feldon23, Jan 1, 2004.

  1. sosaescobar

    sosaescobar New Member

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    Well I've had my HR10-250 since October. I'm just hearing about this today. I guess that's what I get for not coming to this site often. Now, for the current HR10-250 owners. What are you guys planning on doing when we can't get HD channels anymore? From what I've read this new DirectTV dvr is getting a bad rap so far. I like DTV and don't plan on leaving them. But I hope their new box is comparable to the Tivos.
     
  2. ddrultramix

    ddrultramix New Member

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    I am so confused, I was told (I think by BestBuy) that Tivo cant record HDTV yet.
     
  3. maharg18

    maharg18 Active Member

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    The HR10-250 Directv HD Tivo can indeed record HD. It is true that standalone Tivos cannot, but that should change in 2006.
     
  4. ddrultramix

    ddrultramix New Member

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    When will the time come where everyone has to switch to HDTV? (Or will that not ever happen?)
     
  5. maharg18

    maharg18 Active Member

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    There is no requirement to switch to HDTV. Over-the-air TV stations are required to go digital-only (in early 2009 as it stands now). There is no requirement for them to transmit HDTV over their digital channel if they don't want to.

    None of this affects cable or satellite channels either. They can go HD whenever they want to, but there is no requirement.
     
  6. sosaescobar

    sosaescobar New Member

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    They use to say '06. But I just read something recently that says that '06 date is being pushed back. I'm hearing '09 now. But you know how things change.
     
  7. tivoupgrade

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    I think anyone who wants an HD DVR who doesn't purchase an HR10-250 is gambling that they are going to be happy with whatever DirecTV releases this summer.

    Personally, my desire to have an MPEG4 box specifically for locals is outweighed by all of the other content which is already available in MPEG2 and will continue to be for the foreseeable future (ie until DirecTV chooses to shutdown the MPEG2 stream, rendering every non MPEG4 box on the network unusable).

    I wouldn't count on any buyback/tradein scenario whatsoever when it comes to DVRs from DirecTV.

    I wouldn't count on the MPEG2 stream going away any time soon.

    I wouldn't worry about purchasing an HR10-250 unless HD locals were particularly important to you...
     
  8. jakegoat

    jakegoat New Member

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    Does anyone have a good idea when this switch over will occur?

    I am slightly myopic in my HD use with my HR10-250. I watch HBO HD mostly, and some Travel HD... not the full spread at all.

    Best,
    Jakegoat
     
  9. cheer

    cheer Registered Offender

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    DirecTV hasn't announced that they will do this EVER, let alone given a schedule. I gotta believe you're safe for at least a couple more years.
     
  10. goku4658

    goku4658 New Member

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    this thread makes me nervous...i just got $300 for xmas to use for tv, and my new sony 42hdtv comes tomorrow. decisions, decisons..
     
  11. joetoronto

    joetoronto HR10-250 Lover

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    mine arrived yesterday and while it's only one day, i'm very, very happy with it.

    i hooked it up to my toshiba rdxs-32 (sd hdd dvd recorder) so i can burn dvd's. the pq setting on the tivo has to be set at 480i but with the original source being so clear, the pq i end up with is just fine although not hd.

    i also have an hd expressvu receiver so guess what toy i'm eyeing next. :D

    the directv guide is slow but not as slow as i thought it would be after reading about it for a week or so here and elsewhere. i'm thinking it might get slower as time goes on but i don't bother with season passes because besides nfl football, i'm only interested in recording movies.

    the "list guide" is actually kinda cool for me because i can aim at one particular hd channel, like hdnet movies, and choose a bunch of movies to record. :)

    by the way, i spoke to my buddy at directv yesterday while he activated the tivo for me and he said they are well aware of the complaints and concerns from their customers regarding the separation from tivo. he said the company will do everything they can to keep these customers happy, for what it's worth. :rolleyes:

    edit: i've had hd locals since i "moved" to new york city back in the summer.
     
  12. Jan 4, 2006 #1072 of 1440
    danryan28

    danryan28 New Member

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    I will personally wait until Tivo launches the HDTV SA Tivo.

    Since I can post links yet, you can see the press release at tivo /cms_static/press_19.html

    Then I will be able to through away this piece of garbage hd8300.

    I had D* for 7 years, with Tivo for 4 of those, and I left because of high def Locals. I was planning on going back, but now I will just wait for the SA.

    Thanks again D* (for nothing useful)
     
  13. Jan 4, 2006 #1073 of 1440
    tivoupgrade

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    Guess he'll miss the season finale of the Sopranos (in HD)...
     
  14. Jan 4, 2006 #1074 of 1440
    maharg18

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    Unless I'm missing something, that press release is dated 2005 .

    :)
     
  15. Jan 4, 2006 #1075 of 1440
    BeauB

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    :eek:

    LOL - I think the 1/06 /05 got me, guess realizing that today was the 4th would have helped too...
     
  16. Jan 4, 2006 #1076 of 1440
    jantomas

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    What to do to get both HDMI and Component out to work together so that two HDTV units can be fed?
     
  17. Jan 8, 2006 #1077 of 1440
    starbucksfreak

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    I stopped by the DirecTV booth at the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show on Friday, saw the replacement unit for the HR10-250 and was told by one of the many white-clad DirecTV reps that DirecTV would indeed be swapping out the old HR10-250s for the new unit.
     
  18. Jan 9, 2006 #1078 of 1440
    RangersRBack

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    I want to make sure I understand. I just bought a 40"LCD HDTV, I have a regular SD Tivo and the picture is terrible. I didn't expect to receive HD TV with a SD Tivo, but I didn't think the picture would be horrible either. How did you get that to work?
     
  19. Jan 9, 2006 #1079 of 1440
    joetoronto

    joetoronto HR10-250 Lover

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    what type of video cable are you using, RangersRBack?
     
  20. RangersRBack

    RangersRBack New Member

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    It looks like we have one set of cables (two audio and one video) going from one Tivo output to the TV, and another set with two audio and an S-Video going to the other TV input.

    Thanks for your help!
     

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