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. Sep 3, 2008 #21 of 460

    JimSpence Just hangin'

    Sep 19, 2001
    Binghamton, NY


    I suggest that a new sub-forum be created to house all of the threads about the new TiVo based DirecTV DVR. :)
  2. Sep 3, 2008 #22 of 460

    pretzelbag New Member

    Mar 11, 2003
    I'm just glad to know that I will have a choice from (hopefully no later than) 31 Dec 2009 onward. I have both an HR10-250 and an HR21-100 (as well as a Series 3), and they each have their benefits, so it will be nice to let me choose which one I want for which room/TV/scenario.

    I must admit the Series 3 remote kicks the ass of the others -- backlit, best layout for my fingers, etc. I hope that makes it into the 2009 TiVo HD DVR.

  3. Sep 3, 2008 #23 of 460

    bengalfreak Active Member

    Oct 20, 2002

    <--Munching happily.
  4. Sep 3, 2008 #24 of 460

    JimSpence Just hangin'

    Sep 19, 2001
    Binghamton, NY
    I'm wondering if this might allow some upgrades to HR10-250s. I know that MPEG4 is out of the question, but I'm sure there are other things that could be done to improve this unit.
  5. Sep 3, 2008 #25 of 460

    skaeight New Member

    Jan 20, 2004


    I'm pretty happy with my HR20. If this doesn't cost anymore monthly I may consider getting one, but I kind of doubt it at this point (I can almost guarantee they offer this like Comcast is - with an additional monthly fee. Especially if it runs on the same hardware and is just a "software upgrade".) The HR20 is improving all the time, and for the most part "it just works". Maybe if I were to get another HDTV I'd consider it, but that probably won't be happening anytime soon.

    It's good for people who like tivo though.
  6. Sep 3, 2008 #26 of 460

    HofstraJet Member in Hiding

    Jul 19, 2001
    I'll bet that the TiVo units will be premium units that will carry an additional charge.
  7. Sep 4, 2008 #27 of 460

    Dssturbo1 New Member

    Feb 22, 2005
    what phone line requirement??

    my hr10-250 ran just fine for 1289 days without a phone line connection. just last week decided to take an update, connected the phone line and went from from 3.1.5e to 6.4a :)

    two new hr21 and 3 older dtv receivers are not on a phone line either.
  8. Sep 4, 2008 #28 of 460

    AJRitz Princess Anti-Santa

    Mar 25, 2002
    What part of the word "non-exclusive" do you not understand? DirecTV may be trying to be first to partner with TiVo, but it's not an either/or for the TiVo folks. They can turn around tomorrow and announce a deal with Dish to provide software for DishDVRs too (though it won't happen, because Charlie doesn't believe in paying for stuff).
  9. Sep 4, 2008 #29 of 460

    cfryer New Member

    Aug 21, 2004
    I do enjoy my Series 3 but don't have much love for Comcast. Looking forward to the oppurtunity to move back to Directv. Great news!
  10. Sep 4, 2008 #30 of 460

    Castaa New Member

    Jun 16, 2004
    San Francisco
    Oh man the timing of this announcement. My HR10-250 just went out on me this weekend. I was just about to start considering the non-TiVO D* options. But still no word on when this new box will be available.
  11. Sep 4, 2008 #31 of 460

    pretzelbag New Member

    Mar 11, 2003
    From the press release:

    "TiVo will develop the new HD DVR for an expected launch in the second half of 2009."

    I agree it's not as definitive as one would like, but it's better than nothing. You can assume July 1 or December 31, 2009 based on your optimism or pessimism...personally, since Tivo has worked extensively with DirecTV in the past and still makes very good DVRs for non-D* use, I'd like to think that the timeframe is reasonable. At the very least it's not two companies that have never worked together and which don't currently make DVRs.

    On the other hand, the technology industry is littered with devices announced or promised or half-developed but never shipped (see Wired's annual vaporware awards for a trip down memory lane), so until these new TiVos start rolling off the assembly line, nothing is certain.

  12. Sep 4, 2008 #32 of 460

    sjberra New Member

    May 16, 2005
    Read the press release - at least teh second half of 2009, so 8-9 months from now minimum not counting design and R&D time overruns
  13. Sep 4, 2008 #33 of 460

    incog-neato ObamaGuy

    Sep 17, 2007
    The Cold...
    They were about 2 yrs late with the "Comcast TiVo SOFTWARE upgrade (disaster)" and were many months late with the HR10-250 ...... so don't hold your breath for pre-orders" just yet. :D

  14. Sep 4, 2008 #34 of 460

    GKevinK Member

    Mar 10, 2003
    Even if it's an exclamation that is past it's prime...


    I've been dragging my feet holding onto my 10-250 and putting off getting the HR-20 as long as I possibly could. This football season DirecTV forced my hand by moving the high definition broadcasts of the NFL Sunday Ticket onto the mpeg4 satellite, but I'm PSYCHED that I'll be able to replace it with a TiVo based DirecTV receiver in 2 years.

    Maybe taking the time to mention my TiVo preference each and every time I've had occasion to communicate with DirecTV has finally helped. I even told them that I was forced to upgrade my Comcast service to digital so I could use a TiVo HD because of DirecTV's move away from TiVo.

    The future looks much brighter suddenly. :)
  15. Sep 4, 2008 #35 of 460

    Adam1115 Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Dec 15, 2003
    Denver ish
    They would have nothing to say about it.

    I can already transfer SD encrypted content to my series2 and HD content to an OTA series3.

    The content provider can determine weather or not it can be transferred.
  16. Sep 4, 2008 #36 of 460

    Charlutz New Member

    Apr 7, 2005
    Columbia, MD
    Good news. Freedom of choice and market competition is always a good thing. I had two Hr10's and have three Hr20/21s now. I've learned to appreciate the things the 20/21's do better and miss the things the tivo did better. The best part is that directv gave them all to me for free, except for one of the tivos which when I sold it more than covered the $200 it cost me. I've been more than pleased with directv even if they haven't been perfect. I'm looking forward to trying the new box.
  17. Sep 4, 2008 #37 of 460

    madbeachcat Content is King

    Jan 31, 2002
    Dyersburg, TN
    I am one of those who said that ship has sailed. Well, I was wrong, and I am happy that it seems some of you (most ) will be getting what you have been wanting. But for me, my HR21 will remain my primary receiver. If the price is low enough to justify the purchase, I may try the ney HD DirecTivo, but no way will I come close to paying a $1000, like the HR10 when it came out.

    Plus, it should have some of the new features of the HR21 added to it. An additional $5 a monthj would be OK just to check it out. But if's around $15 extra, no way.

    Just my 2 cents.:eek:
  18. Sep 4, 2008 #38 of 460

    LlamaLarry Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Apr 30, 2003
    Where do we sign up to alpha/beta the new units and/or deployment to HR2*? :)
  19. Sep 4, 2008 #39 of 460

    Cudahy New Member

    Mar 21, 2001
    Maybe by next spring they'll be beta testing. Wonder if it'll do any good to ask Directv to put me on a first out list?
  20. Sep 4, 2008 #40 of 460

    T-Wolves Member

    Aug 22, 2000
    Fantastic news. As nice as the HR20 boxes are, I've missed my old TiVo systems. I'll switch back to TiVo as soon as they let me. :up:

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