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Old 01-16-2004, 10:42 AM   #301
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Well I can't believe this. For the past 2 months (taking time off from my daily business of running a hosting company 140 hours a week) I finally managed to get my entire house wired with cat5. This isn't easy in a 2 story with 6 rooms to install it in. I even made a patch closet for all my networking and Sat cables. The whole reason why I dropped cable TV and bought 5 HDVR2's from BestBuy for x-mas and wired my entire house for DTV was so I could take advantage of THIS HMO!!!!!!!!!! have I lost my mind or did I read somewhere or was told by someone that this was available on the DTVR series 2 boxes? I am 99% sure either the idiots at BestBS told me about it or I read it on a box or something. I KNOW I talked about it with the sales guy. He asked me if I have my house wired with a network? I said not yet ..why? I **think** that is when I learned about this jaw dropping feature HMO. Now I learn I was fooled big time!!. I just spent 2grand in hardware and wire, high gain dish, 4x16 multi switch, 1000Mbit switched network ... you know.. if you are gonna do it ..do it right!! I needed a reason to do it!!! Somebody at DTV, or Best Buy planted this thing in my head people. I did NOT dream this thing up. Haven't we been told in some form of advertising that we should have this? am I crazy? Someone please hose me down ..i got blood coming out of both sides of my nose and I am about to have a heart attack over what I have just learned in the past day about this. Please ..someone here make me feel better and make my wife stop asking me when she can share shows from box to box ..please????? help me guys loosing it
If you really need HMO, get a bunch of SA TiVos or get a set of REPLAYTVs. Or MCE or Happaugue based pcs with IR blasters. Also, a system or RF modulation would distibute stuff, although not in the way that you want. Alos look into hacking the DTiVo. Somebody did this, I don't know how. They probably disabled the second tuner.
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Old 01-16-2004, 12:04 PM   #302
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I just retired a system that used RF modulators on multiple channels to distribute content though my home. It's not the same. PC based systems are expensive, complicated and take up too much room. I can wait ..hell I have no choice do I? Hacking is an option. Some have said I am a Linux expert, but that would be time consuming and I would rather just pay for a well supported feature the many of us here.
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Old 01-19-2004, 04:16 PM   #304
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Old 01-19-2004, 06:11 PM   #305
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Old 01-20-2004, 02:17 PM   #307
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Tivo makes it somewhat unclear that the DirecTivos do no support HMO. You have to do digging on www.Tivo.com to even find that info.....although it IS there, if you read magazine adds or listen to the Best Buy guys(LOL when I went looking for Tivos for the first time I asked the Best Buy guy where the SA units were. He immediately took me to the DirecTivos and said they were the SA's) you will wind up thinking all Tivo series 2 units will support HMO. I was looking for a DVD player that supported DivX at Best Buy and they told me a cheap Toshiba they had would play anything......ROFLMAO!! The only DVD players that can play DivX are the players like the old Pro Scan PS8680Z and the European Kiss DP-500. I can't find a player anywhere that will play anything DivX encoded. Guess I'll have to find a Kiss DP-500 on ebay. That player is friggin awesome.
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Old 01-21-2004, 08:36 PM   #308
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Old 01-21-2004, 09:09 PM   #309
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mini itx pc? for DIVX that is. or a regular boxen
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Old 01-22-2004, 07:15 PM   #310
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Old 01-23-2004, 07:30 PM   #311
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How many TiVos can share content on a 10/100 network anyway? i know replaytvs can do 8, I don't know about TiVo.
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Old 01-27-2004, 12:59 PM   #312
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Old 01-29-2004, 02:44 AM   #313
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Has anyone thought about doing an organized request to get DirecTv's attention? ie.. Everyone call Jan 30th, to the DirecTv's Support line and plesantly ask for HMO? They couldn't ignore that.
This sounds like a great idea! Any Idea how we can get this set up?
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Old 01-29-2004, 05:21 AM   #314
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Perhaps it might be a good idea to call the DirecTV Account Service folks the last day of each month to see if Home Media Option has been enabled yet so I can add it to my account. Since I'm a leading edge techno type I'd hate to miss even one month of this cool new technology.

What do others think?
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Old 01-29-2004, 05:52 AM   #315
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You already know the answer is "no" it has not yet been enabled because only software version 4.0 supports HMO and D* has not released that as of yet. I want both 4.0 and HMO now D* had better start listening to us.
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Old 01-30-2004, 06:32 PM   #316
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To see if its avilable is not the point, the point is to get them to realize that epople want HMO and hopefully they will get tired of having all of the calls.
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Old 02-03-2004, 07:26 PM   #317
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Given that the HDTiVo is using 3.x and therefore doesn't have folders or HMO, I'm thinking it is going to be even longer (if ever) before we see the improvements to the HDVR2/whatever units. It just wouldn't be logical from a service perspective for them to try and support two distinct versions.
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Old 02-05-2004, 11:08 PM   #318
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Last night I caught my Tivo recoding a commercial for HMO in between movie trailers for shocases... But no ad on the box yet. Anybody else seen this?
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Old 02-10-2004, 07:04 PM   #319
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They would only have officaially supported version. If it was 3, then only people whio specifically requested four would get it, and they would have no support. If it was 4, they would make everyone upgrade, or else warn them that they have no tech support. It has been put out before to have HMO be a unsupported feature.
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Old 02-12-2004, 04:23 PM   #321
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jeez, DirecTV has some real hardheads. 8200+ sigs. WOW
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Old 02-23-2004, 01:55 PM   #322
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yeah, but where has it gotten us? might as well be 8 million...
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Old 02-25-2004, 12:03 PM   #324
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yeah, but where has it gotten us? might as well be 8 million...


8400 * $100 = $840,000. If only half of those people had two recievers that's and additional $420,000. That's about $1,260,000.

A million bucks just to flip a switch? The code exists, it's not like they would have to develop anything. I don't get it.
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Old 02-25-2004, 02:43 PM   #325
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8400 * $100 = $840,000. If only half of those people had two recievers that's and additional $420,000. That's about $1,260,000.

A million bucks just to flip a switch? The code exists, it's not like they would have to develop anything. I don't get it.
Well that is simplifying it a bit, don't ya think? They don't have to develop anything, but they do have to support it.

Plus, it seems they're struggling just rolling out a bug fix/update as of late. I cringe if/when they do roll out the HMO if it's anything like the latest rollout in progress/halted currently.
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Yeah, it's an oversimplification.

How much money has been spent by TiVo in support? I have no idea, but considering HMO is still available, it can't be more then they are making on the feature, right? If it did cost too much, they would raise the price.

I have not been following the issues with the latest bug fix, but I would suspect two things:
1. The bug fix may need to be revised. I would be surprised if the problem were just with delivery. This is based on the fact that there have a LOT of bug fixes and new versions of the software delivered to TiVo units in the last, what 6-7 years.
2. It's possible that if they were on the current version of the TiVo developed code (4.x) then we would not be having the issues that we are. More reason to go to 4.x and offer HMO.
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Well I hope he's right! Can anyone else back him up on this though? Do we know any of the specifics? I'm suspicious and pessimistic.
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Waiting for my unit to be installed on 3/13, so what did I do while I waited. Why, I went to Best Buy and bought another already.

Just give me HMO (and my other receiver ) and I'll be a super happy customer.
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