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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. Apr 8, 2010 #1401 of 1440
    smcpartlin

    smcpartlin New Member

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    OK so we will have to lease it... how is that going to effect people that hack the tivo box to enable features that have been turned off.

    Most noteably is the ethernet port and the ability to access stored programming on the HD so you can drag the video off of the Tivo and play on a laptop/ computer whatever.... We have the 10-250 HD Tivo and I know there are plenty of hacks that let you do this. We never did it because it wasn't worth the trouble.

    If we don't own the boxes then they could come and swap out the box any time they wanted. (they may even have the right to fine you for messing with their hardware) Thus I hope there is a way to just buy the box through someone at some "full" price allowing you to mess with the software to a certain degree.

    Personally I would just say this:

    If DirecTV just made a cable card adapter so a Windows Media Center PC could become the DVR for HD SAT content I think the Tivio might go the way of the dodo. I would just set up 2 to 4 Media Center "servers" and start recording all the content that my viewer would want... then archive everything on huge data stores... purging when we get over 20-40 TB the oldest/least desired content. Allowing realtime streaming of "live" programming for x number of users and your done. This would also be the cheaper method for bars to show programming accross multiple TV's. and far simpler. (maybe not cheap for the ave home user but cheaper then what places like BW3's does now)

    But as it seems there is no option for Cable Cards for DirecTV (would call em' something diffrent I guess if they did)

    We have no idea when a new DirecTV unit with Tivio will ship, we only can assume we can't buy it, and we have no idea but assume adv features will be crippled on the units. Slingbox is trying to get time-shifting built right into the boxes for DISH network (some may already have the feature) and they are trying to really get it going.... It's a very nice function if you have good internet connections. I doubt we can expect something similar from DirecTV.

    I'm more than fed up with DirecTV. We don't want to switch to cable. Plus we don't a crap DVR. If it's not a Tivio it's most likely crap.
     
  2. Apr 8, 2010 #1402 of 1440
    stevel

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    I fully expect that the new TiVo box will not be hackable.
     
  3. Apr 8, 2010 #1403 of 1440
    id2.1k

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    then that would be an electronics industry first then, wouldn't it?:)
     
  4. Apr 8, 2010 #1404 of 1440
    shibby191

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    Eh? None of the DirecTV DVRs are "hackable" and the DirecTV had a huge issue with the old DirecTivo's being hackable, thus why the last DirecTivo model was only hackable with a hardware chip hack (if I remember correctly). You can bet good money that DirecTV won't let this new DirecTivo on the market if it is hackable, especially in terms of taking content off the hard drive. It was announced to "run on the DirecTV network platform". Thus you can also bet that if it has MRV it will be DirecTV's version of MRV, not Tivo's. It will most certainly not have Tivo 2 Go on it. If you're expecting anything beyond the Tivo UI and what comes with that (wishlists, suggestions, etc) then you're going to be disappointed. Certainly we don't know for sure but in taking what is publicly known along with the SEC filings, the past DirecTivo units and what DirecTV is trying to build, these are good bets to make.
     
  5. Apr 8, 2010 #1405 of 1440
    id2.1k

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    hey, ok, i'll take your word for it. but i suspect directv dvr's "aren't hackable" because there's no real incentive to do so. if there were a payoff, i'd bet it could be hacked.
     
  6. Apr 8, 2010 #1406 of 1440
    stevel

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    There's as much an incentive as there is for TiVos. People have tried.
     
  7. Jan 5, 2011 #1407 of 1440
    biarmafterb

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    mdgm wrote:Well you should follow chirpas advice and contact tech support.
     
  8. toobleu

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    For what it is worth, I talked to a field technician the other day, and he claimed to have actually seen the new DirecTV HD Tivo at some tech forum. He had no idea when it would be released, but felt that if they are showing it to techs, it might be in the next few months.
     
  9. litzdog911

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    Current rumors are this summer.
     
  10. Apr 2, 2011 #1410 of 1440
    mtgranny

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    I have tried to stay loyal to TiVo for 8+years. I moved 5 years ago. I have no antenna service. I have no Cable service. I have 3 TiVos unusable except for Tivo games and podcast, streaming, etc. I am stuck with Direct TV. I am stuck with promises that a DTV-TiVo HD unit will be out "next year". I am beginning to lose faith. Being without TiVo TV programming for 5 years has about weaned me off the desire to return. The only winner in all this is DTV and TiVo. Both are getting money from me and neither seem interested in providing me with DTV-TiVo HD service. It is time for me to set a deadline of my own and move on. Perhaps by June 1st. If nothing then, I need to get over my grieving and find a way to enjoy HD program capture on my home networked computers.
     
  11. Apr 2, 2011 #1411 of 1440
    litzdog911

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    Set your deadline a couple months later and I think you'll be happy. Latest rumors are that the new HD DirecTivo should appear this summer.
     
  12. Apr 2, 2011 #1412 of 1440
    Rainy Dave

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    What is "TiVo TV programming"?
     
  13. Stoystown

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    I have DirecTv. Until about 6 months ago, I had a DirecTv SD Tivo. Then it died, and they sent out a new direcTv SD dvr.

    It's ok.

    My in-laws have an DirecTv HD dvr.

    It's ok too.

    The day I can get an HD Tivo on DirecTV, I will order it. I would pay the box fee, plus $5 a month for the Tivo software, above the DVR fee. No question. I have been waiting to do so for more than a year.

    If I could get baseball games and ESPN over the air, I would get a stand alone Tivo with lifetime and cancel my DirecTv. But I can't. I pay my DirecTv bill every month for the sports programming. I get a bunch of shopping channels, a few movie channels (the free ones) and HGTV tossed in on top. I know that's not what the contract says, but that's how I perceive it.
     
  14. Rcrew

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    Hey Dog! 3 months later, any rumor updates? I'm happily sitting here 10 years with my SD TiVos, but planning the switch to HD. Had occasion to actually talk to DirecTV this morning, and they offered me free HD hardward, but of course not TiVoHD.

    Sometime between now and 12 month I will have a new HD TV ready for inputs of some kind! Still hope it will be TiVo software.

    TIA for any updates you know of.
     
  15. Jul 4, 2011 #1415 of 1440
    litzdog911

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    Nothing good. Looks like it's still a few months away. Crazy, huh?
     
  16. bajabingo

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    wow this thread is old
     
  17. Dec 4, 2011 #1417 of 1440
    bukzin

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    OK, today is Dec 4th.

    Any new thoughts on Tivo programming?
     
  18. Dec 4, 2011 #1418 of 1440
    litzdog911

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    Rumors are that the new DirecTV/Tivo will be released this month.
     
  19. Dec 5, 2011 #1419 of 1440
    bukzin

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    Is that the HR-34 that I heard about?

    Any details?
     
  20. Dec 5, 2011 #1420 of 1440
    stevel

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    No, it is not the HR34.
     

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