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

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  1. Sep 19, 2008 #81 of 460
    aarong50

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    Directv IF you are listening I will switch back to your service if you can get this right. DONT SCREW IT UP!!
     
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    fasTLane

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    Good observation. Could be a factor. Just saw a 1 Tb Seagate on sale for that price!
     
  4. Sep 19, 2008 #84 of 460
    dswallow

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    Considering 1TB drives are in the $130/Qty1 range now, in a year, I'd certainly expect them, or larger, to be even cheaper, especially in any sort of quantity.
     
  5. Sep 19, 2008 #85 of 460
    mhn2

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    When the HR10-250 came out, it was the only HD DVR option from DirecTV, so they could charge what they wanted. Times have changed, and there are many more choices. Hopefully, D* will price the new HD DirecTiVo more reasonably.
     
  6. Sep 19, 2008 #86 of 460
    bigpuma

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    Not only that but it was the only HD TiVo and one of very few HD DVRs available.
     
  7. Sep 19, 2008 #87 of 460
    MikeAndrews

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    I'm gone from D* forever, too.

    They hit me with a commitment I didn't agree to, which was the last straw. I activated an OWNED HR-10-250 and they put me on a two year commitment without telling me. They can DIAF.

    Also I will guaran-d*-tee you that the new HD DTivo will not have Tivo2Go, MRV, net features, or anything else I have now.

    I'm starting a campaign to cost DirecTV one sub for every dollar of the early termination fee. I have a real good start since I referred 18 new D* subs. I'm unreferring them Who's with me?
     
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    mp11

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    MikeAndrews

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  11. Sep 20, 2008 #91 of 460
    self

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    Better look in the contract you signed about that. Oh, yeah, there isn't one, is there?

    My prediction is that it'll be an option on a DTV-produced DVR. You can pay the base fee (or nothing, for those of us with lifetime), or you can pay TiVo extra money for the right to have their UI and ads.
     
  12. Sep 20, 2008 #92 of 460
    dswallow

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    Well, actually there is; the terms are part of DirecTV's regular service contracts and you can follow what they've done to clarify things regarding the meaning of lifetime TiVo service. We may not have physically "signed" it, but we have implicitly done so.

    It's all moot until there s a real product and real information about service cost.

    Some of the absurd claims I've read here and elsewhere about what "might" be the charges are just further panic by people who seem to want to do nothing but be panicked and scared and to do the same to others.
     
  13. Sep 20, 2008 #93 of 460
    magnus

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    Who really knows what it will be based on? Do the Comcast Tivos have MRV and the other premium features that the SA Tivos have? If they do... then that might be a good indication of what's to come.

     
  14. Sep 22, 2008 #94 of 460
    JRAllas

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    I received a message on my SD DirecTivo receiver that the HD Tivo receiver would be released around mid 2009. No messages on my HR10-250, yet, but I'm looking forward to the new unit.
     
  15. Sep 22, 2008 #95 of 460
    JRAllas

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    You got that right! I'm still waiting for the flying car!
     
  16. Sep 22, 2008 #96 of 460
    annenoe

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    Well, I for one am happy to see this but will sit back and wait. If they can give me a tivo interface, a box that will record two channels at once, a box that will let me record my OTA, a box that has more than 50 SPs (I've had to delete SPs from my D* DVR), wireless access to my music and photos on my mac, and a box that allows easy space expansion, I think I'll be happy. MRV would be nice but I don't use it enough to be a purchase decision, nor do I use wishlists. But I'm not giving up my Hr10-250 until then. However, I may finally give up my 3rd SD tivo so I can HD on my 3rd TV (for now, I only get HD via live feed so no pause or record).
     
  17. Sep 22, 2008 #97 of 460
    JRAllas

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    I'm not making a move until the new HD DirecTivo is released. The majority of the HD content I watch/record is from local OTA channels, so gradually losing the MPG2 HD channels doesn't bother me. Some of SD satellite channels look pretty good so I have no picture quality issues unless I have the option of choosing between SD and HD broadcast of the same show, in which HD will always win, but I don't cry if I don't have that option. I'm very curious to see how good the new unit is and how easy it will be to switch over to the new unit and still keep the rest of my old SD receivers. I'm sure my dish will have to be replaced. I've waited long enough for DirecTV to realize very few are happy with their DVR's to finally work a deal out with Tivo. My wish seems to have come true. Now we'll see if they're capable of turning it into a nightmare.:)
     
  18. Sep 23, 2008 #98 of 460
    Norm3

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    I'm thrilled because I hate Directvs HD box. I wanted to switch to Fios but now i'm ready to stay because of the return of tivo.
     
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    Semco

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    ok. Been a while. Any news on this front? I'm dying for HD service and I'm tired of my frankenstein directv tuner/ TiVo stand-alone boxes
     
  20. shibby191

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    No, nothing new. About a month ago the Tivo CEO said it was delayed until next year. Tivo would give no comment at CES about it. A report hear from a user that they emailed and heard back from Tivo PR that they hoped to still have it out by end of this year. DirecTV (once again) made no mention of Tivo at all and no financial analysts asked about it at their recent conference call.

    Tivo has their conference call on March 2nd so if there is any new news to be had it will be there.

    Honestly it's really not looking that good for a release any time soon with nothing in beta or testing yet and now nobody wants to even talk about it. But time will tell.
     

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