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 8, 2008 #61 of 460
    psywzrd

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    I really hope DirecTV doesn't rape us on these new Tivo boxes. Considering some of us paid $1000 for our HR10-250s that are now rendered almost useless as far as HD programming, it's really not fair that we should have to shell out big bucks to switch back over to Tivo. It's almost as if DirecTV is using this solely as a way to generate revenue. Think about it - they phase out the HR10-250s, get everyone to switch over to their crappy DVR, and then come out with a brand-new, expensive HD Tivo that we have to buy if we want to go back to Tivo (and I definitely do).

    I know this is a bit premature since we have no idea what the pricing structure will be but I will not be happy if they charge a lot for these boxes. Lock me in for another two years but subsidize the boxes for me. That's only fair, right?
     
  2. Sep 8, 2008 #62 of 460
    madbeachcat

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    Why should anyone care about someone else saying they were wrong? Be happy that people here would appear to be getting what they want.
     
  3. Sep 8, 2008 #63 of 460
    madbeachcat

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    I've been wrong on this all the way, but I do not think the unit is going to cost a lot more than the HR2X. But I do think there is going to be a $10 to $15 monthly charge. Nothing to back it up, just my feeling.
     
  4. Sep 8, 2008 #64 of 460
    JRAllas

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    I meant to come on here to say something at the time, but a couple weeks ago I received a phone call from DirecTV. The woman began telling me about the HD service and that it would require me to change DVR's because I have the HR10-250. I told her I absolutely refuse to replace my HR10-250 with any of their new DVR's because all I've heard is complaints and that the reason I switched from Comcast to DirecTV was for the receiver with the built-in Tivo. She seemed very interested in my answer and thanked me for my response. She didn't even try to push their DVR's on me or anything like that. Now it all makes sense. My guess is they've been receiving the same comments from many of their customers.
    I find it interesting that no where in the article can I find a reference to DirecTV trying to move away from Tivo and p!ssing off it's customers.
     
  5. Sep 9, 2008 #65 of 460
    Rowsdower

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    When I received the call, I informed the representative that "we don't want to give up TiVo." "Oh, no one wants to give up TiVo," she replied (as though she'd heard this many times).

    Yes, I'd like to think that customers like us played a role in this decision.
     
  6. Sep 9, 2008 #66 of 460
    fasTLane

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    They gave up on me after the fourth call. :cool:
     
  7. Sep 12, 2008 #67 of 460
    Thehypnotoad

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    While this is great news, I just hope that when the new DirecTivo unit finally appears they make it like the HR10-250 and include the off-air tuner(s) in the box and not as an add-on.
     
  8. Sep 17, 2008 #68 of 460
    unixadm

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    I'd be happy with that! I have grandfathered "lifetime" DVR service on my account, so they can't charge me for DVR service! (and they can't use the excuse that it is a better quality interface since the TiVo interface is what I had purchased the lifetime on initially)
     
  9. Sep 17, 2008 #69 of 460
    Cudahy

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    I expect a 2 to 5 dollar extra charge. If Directv doesn't care which box we choose as long as we stay with Directv it shouldn't be more than 2 dollars.
     
  10. Sep 17, 2008 #70 of 460
    Budget_HT

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    What he said!!
     
  11. Sep 18, 2008 #71 of 460
    pbmaxx

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    Well, I had been considering finally getting dtv hd dvr... Then I flipped off the 360 a moment ago (2:30 am CST) and back to tivo. I had a message... announcing the new TIVO HD and directv. Nothing to specific of course.... but now I will most likely wait and see what happens... Have used the dtv hd dvr at a family members house and just do not care for the interface... Plus the wife luv's tivo's enterface.... and if she's happy..........:D

    Funny, I had not been here in a good while so though I'd see what was going on... Not shocked to see ya'll had been talking about it for a while now...
     
  12. Sep 18, 2008 #72 of 460
    Citivas

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    If you're sure, that's great, but I'm not counting on my lifetime DVR automatically applying to the new TiVo service. It seems like it would be easy to market is as some premium service and say our lifetime was for basic DVR service only. I'm not saying they will, only that I see no legal reason they couldn't. After all, they didn't even have to give us lifetime of the account since the TiVo lifetime service agreements were originally tied to the box and TiVo doesn't honor them still without the original boxes.
     
  13. Sep 18, 2008 #73 of 460
    fasTLane

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    Well, we just got the same message here and it does say what we already know... but, just seeing it written up there on the big screen gives you that warm feeling, like morning sun coming up all bright and toasty. :)

    Ain't it grand? :p
     
  14. Sep 18, 2008 #74 of 460
    mp11

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    I associate it more like living inside a hurricane for 2 years then seeing sunlight breaking through. :rolleyes:
     
  15. Sep 18, 2008 #75 of 460
    DeWitt

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    Sadly it was too late for me. If they had extended the cut off on the MPEG2 channels I probably would have waited.

    So.... I bought a Tivo HD and switched to Verizon Fios. Long install process, but so far so good. It's funny, but someone asked me why I switched and I said, same reasons I left Comcast to go to Direct TV, better picture quality, HD, and integrated Tivo.
     
  16. Sep 18, 2008 #76 of 460
    mp11

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    With the TivoHD you may have better than what we'll get with the new DirecTivo as far as hardware. Hope I'm wrong. :cool:
     
  17. Sep 18, 2008 #77 of 460
    mp11

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  18. Sep 18, 2008 #78 of 460
    EricG

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    Won't the new HD DirecTiVos be leased just like all the other boxes?
     
  19. Sep 18, 2008 #79 of 460
    dswallow

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    It's not like that means you won't still pay some absurd fee up front. :)
     
  20. Sep 19, 2008 #80 of 460
    magnus

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    Some would argue that D* is a bigger and unecessary expense.

     

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