DIRECTV and TiVo to Launch New HD DIRECTV DVR with TiVo Service

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by trausch, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. BGLeduc

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    Great news if true, but I would like to see something more then "some dude got it via Twitter". ;)

    As one of those head in the sand types that will not even consider a non-Tivo, this can not come soon enough.

    Brian
     
  2. 20TIL6

    20TIL6 BaDoop BaDoop BaDoop

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    A more accurate statement is that some DVR providers have licensing agreements and/or other partnership arrangements with TiVo that provide for adequate immunity from infringement litigation. Still, some DVR providers have no agreement with TiVo, and have not faced infringement charges. One DVR provider has no agreement with TiVo, and they have been found guilty of patent infringement. So I don't think we can assume this is a patent issue, when it could simply be an agreement issue.
     
  3. sjberra

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    Would believe the official statements a lot more rather then someone on twitter.
     
  4. buckeyenut

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    OH.........IO!!
    Man, I'm so excited about this! [​IMG]
     
  5. fasTLane

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    +1 [​IMG]
     
  6. shibby191

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    LOL. So some dude on Twitter says it's on track for this year trumps what Tivo corporate submitted to the SEC and what the CEO has said that it's due in 2010? Yea right.
     
  7. shibby191

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    However it is a fact that Tivo doesn't have a patent on DLB.
     
  8. sjberra

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    especially since the last CE features for the HR2X's
     
  9. 20TIL6

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    If their patented method of recording, indexing, and playback is key to enabling enough system resources to allow for more than one buffer to exist, then I think that could be debated. You are talking about an extended benefit of a core function. How different in method is DirecTV's core function? Then you can effectively differentiate such extended benefits as DLB.

    But again, it could just as well be a matter of agreement over patent. But DirecTV comes around like clockwork and renews and/or extends their agreements with TiVo. Must be some reason for that.
     
  10. buckeyenut

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    OH.........IO!!
    This year, next year. Doesn't matter. I need to retire the HR10-250.
     
  11. shibby191

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    Latest Twitter post, a correction:
    Which points to the Tivo SEC filing which states 2010. LOL.

    Pwnd
     
  12. May 3, 2009 #232 of 460
    Cubfan

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    I've moved on. Don't miss the "bloop sound," the clumsy remote, the ads on every screen, and the slow interface. I don't want to enter about 20 remote commands with every reboot just to get 30-second skip. I don't miss pushed "upgrades" that give me a doorstop for weeks.

    Name me one thing that Tivo will give us that we don't already have with the HR-2X DVRs/

    Tivo, you cut your own throat, you prima-donnas. You're OS/2 while the world went Windows. We DirecTV subscribers don't miss you one bit. Suck it, Tivo.
     
  13. May 3, 2009 #233 of 460
    Budget_HT

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    My two HR10-250 HD DirecTiVo units both operate flawlessly right now and they have for quite a while. I have always wondered why some of us have no problems and others have problems many of us are not seeing.

    Yes, in the past when DirecTV was making changes to the guide data we all had some problems. Yes I had a power supply go bad in my oldest unit, but after repairs, all is stable again.
     
  14. May 3, 2009 #234 of 460
    newsposter

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    yea no one else had the todo problem i had...it would 'reset' itself just when you scanned thru it. very annoying once past the first screen..then would lock up and you cant move around at all within it

    as far as 30 sec skip it's only 7 buttons :D
     
  15. May 3, 2009 #235 of 460
    JimSpence

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    With the addition of DLB on the HR2x platform there is only one thing I can think of. And that is the TiVo style grid guide. I miss it, but have learned to move on. Afterall, exactly how often does one really surf the guide anymore?
     
  16. May 3, 2009 #236 of 460
    WaldorfSalad

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    the "bloop sound"? I turned that off in the first hour of setting up my D*HDTivo 5 years ago.
    clumsy remote? I really like the peanut remote much better than the other D* remotes.
    the ads on every screen? Nope, not on my HR10-250.
    slow interface? Yes, it can be a bit slow at times but a non-destructive C&D perks it up again.
    30-second skip? don't use it. I actually prefer the default operation of the skip button.
    pushed "upgrades". I decided to stay with 3.1.5f.
    I love the DLB and the Tivo guide.
    My comments are regarding the HR10-250. Its worked pretty well for 5 years, though I did have to replace the power supply a couple of months ago to fix some flakiness.
    Just my 2c.

    I'm looking forward to the new D* HD Tivo as I've been a die-hard Tivo fan for almost 10 years (Sont T60 before HR10-250) but I was a bit disappointed by the TivoHD that I had for a month before throwing in th towel due to various problems. I hope the new D* HD Tivo won't have as many problems.
     
  17. May 3, 2009 #237 of 460
    MichaelK

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    30 second skip survives reboots on the s2's and S3's for several versons now....

    no reason a new directv box wont behave the same (unless directv says so...)
     
  18. May 3, 2009 #238 of 460
    stevel

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    I hope the new DirecTV TiVos don't have the ads that are sprouting up all over the standalones.
     
  19. May 3, 2009 #239 of 460
    MichaelK

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    I'd bet that not only do the tivo ads show up on the directivos but that they have more ads then the stand alone boxes. Last I read tivo and directv have a deal that not only can tivo sell ads on the directivos but directv can also and keep the cash all to themselves.
     
  20. May 4, 2009 #240 of 460
    Sir_winealot

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    Yeah, TiVo is like-like.... so gay (NTTAWWT).:rolleyes:
     

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