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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. Jan 9, 2009 #1361 of 1440

    Tucker2 New Member

    Dec 6, 2006
    My question concerning HR10-250’s is I’m currently using a dual LNB round dish with an SD DirecTV/Tivo PVR with a 120 MB hard drive. I’ve just ordered a Plasma HD 46” TV. What I think I want to do is buy a used DR10-250 and a new SL 5PIG-Z dish until DirecTV comes out with the new TiVo box at the end of 2009. My thinking is that since my current box only has S-Video, by going to the HR10-250 I will gain HDMI to the TV. This should, in my thinking make the SD picture better and integrate Off Air HD signals from the locals. I am aware of the lack of MPG4 reception of the unit and will probably not pay the extra for Direct’s HD service and will just receive SD via the satellite like I do now.

    So what do you guys think? Is this worth doing? I’ve tried DirecTV box without TiVo and do not think I want to go that route. I live in a rural area and satellite is my only option.
  2. Jan 9, 2009 #1362 of 1440

    Anubys All About Footwork

    Jul 16, 2004
    I don't think there's anything wrong with what you're doing...the cost would be minimal ($50, maybe?) to get an HR10-250 since many people have no use for them anymore...and you get to watch OTA in HD...

    seems like a waste, in my opinion, of a 46" plasma to not get the HD service...I don't know your reasons for not wanting the non-tivo HD DVR (I hated the idea at first as well) but you need to keep in mind that if history is any indication, the new Tivo DVR will probably be delayed...hey, it could come out early for all I know, but that's not what has happened in the past...on top of that, you'll be dealing with a new machine and software, with all the bugs that come with that...

    long story short: what you propose will work but I recommend that you reconsider your decision :D
  3. Jan 9, 2009 #1363 of 1440

    newsposter Poster of News

    Aug 18, 2002
    SE PA
    If you watch a lot of OTA, then i'd say you will do just fine. I use my HDtivo for SD and OTA and put all the mpeg4 stuff on the HR20..no SD stuff goes on the HR20 (the real reason is tuner 2 doesnt work well but that's another story)

    on CRT RPTV i know hdmi did make a big difference but on plasma, i dont know if hdmi will improve the pic or not. I ran my T60 S vid vs HDtivo with hdmi side by side for a while and the hdtivo was definitely better.
  4. Anubys

    Anubys All About Footwork

    Jul 16, 2004
    just saw this post on dbstalk ...looks like the new HD Tivo is delayed till 2010 with some speculation that there are problems...

    my advice is to take what is currently available and upgrade if the new stuff is all that great...life is too short to wait for the "next best thing"...
  5. Feb 9, 2009 #1365 of 1440

    magicsquid New Member

    Jan 6, 2005
    This may be a silly question, but is it possible to use a "regular" TiVo HD (with two cable card slots in the front) with DirecTV?

    I currently am on Time Warner cable using a single multi-stream cable card, but am looking to switch to something else. Is it possible to continue using my existing TiVo HD if I switch to DirecTV?
  6. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

    Feb 18, 2004
    Ontario Canada.
    Nope. That box has no inputs or control for satellite receivers. It has only RF inputs. The TiVo HD only works with antenna or a QAM cable service with cablecards.

    For DirecTV, your choice is their non-TiVo HD DVR or new DirecTV TiVo when it is released, existing DirecTV TiVos which practically are SD only, or a direcTV with a Standalone TiVo, also will be SD, and single tuner also.
  7. annoyed99

    annoyed99 New Member

    Nov 19, 2003
    Sorry for not reading this whole thread, (this is probably old news) but I wanted to share something I heard today. I got an email from directv a couple days ago thanking me for being a loyal customer since 1998 and asking for my feedback. I sent them a note saying I wanted them to bring back Tivo and that I don't like my hr20 dvr interface.

    They replied and said they expect to have a new HD tivo receiver in the second half of this year.

    I can't wait. I sure hope they don't cripple it.

  8. robpickles

    robpickles Lurking Around

    May 19, 2005
    Brooklyn, NY
    Wow! This hasn't been updated in some time. The new Tivo HD reciever is not coming out until 2010 now.

    Rob :)
  9. Jul 5, 2009 #1369 of 1440

    Sandlapper New Member

    Oct 26, 2003
    Greenville, SC
    2010? Do you have a press release about this?
  10. Jul 6, 2009 #1370 of 1440

    sjberra New Member

    May 16, 2005
    it was reported in the otehr thread concerning this - and over on dbstalk in their thread
  11. Jul 6, 2009 #1371 of 1440

    shibby191 New Member

    Dec 24, 2007
    Yea, what sjberra said. Tivo announced the delay to 2010 6 months ago now. No further details other then Tivo said in their latest quarterly call that they still planned on the new DirecTV box as soon as they could in 2010...whatever that means.

    DirecTV still barely acknowledges Tivo at all in their financial and quarterly calls.

    So who really knows other then Tivo says sometime in 2010.
  12. Jan 3, 2010 #1372 of 1440

    HiDefGator New Member

    Oct 12, 2004
  13. jhrain

    jhrain New Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    I spoke to DTV today to complain about another failed HR21 box.. the Account Retention rep I spoke to say her boss said TIVO documentation is being printed now and expect customers to place pre-orders soon. Because I was speaking to someone here in the U.S. and she was a TIVO Devotee.. I am inclined to listen. I hope she's right. I can't wait to sink these DTV DVR's..
  14. bigpuma

    bigpuma Active Member

    Aug 12, 2003
    Morgan Hill, CA
    Never listen to a CSR.
  15. joed32

    joed32 New Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    You got that right!
  16. Joey303

    Joey303 Gaga for Lala.com

    May 1, 2001
    Denver, CO
    When I asked last week, the CSR said that the new DirecTivo would be out in "a couple of weeks." I hope so.
  17. whitepelican

    whitepelican Member

    Feb 14, 2005
    Look two posts above yours.
  18. Mar 1, 2010 #1378 of 1440

    sjberra New Member

    May 16, 2005
    sorry, a level 1 csr will not have any accurate information, if the unit would be out in "a couple of weeks" the boards would be awash with speculation and FUD posts.
  19. Mar 9, 2010 #1379 of 1440

    sluciani TiVowner Since '99

    Apr 21, 2003
    In the Q&A following yesterday's earnings conference call, Tom Rogers said "latter part" of this year. In previous calls, he's said "2009", "late 2009" and "2010".
  20. Mar 9, 2010 #1380 of 1440

    dswallow Save the Moderatоr TCF Club

    Dec 3, 2000
    In other words it's been on schedule for the last 4 quarters, due: "6 months from now." :p

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