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Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by moonman, Jan 3, 2006.
Further on down this thread:
discussion started about the Press Release...
Some key factors:
1) DirecTV 2Go was announced, apparently for now just for the new line of DVRs (not the TiVo powered ones)
2) "PRO" package comming late 2006 to have OEM 19" rack system equipment
3) DirecTV Dating (go figure that one out)
4) Video Game League
5) HR20 announced with a retail date of mid 2006
6) March Madness Interactive items (let's hope the HR20 is available then)
7) VOD (for the new line of DVRs) starting with NBC material
8) New DirecTV Original Programming Channel
9) Integrated LCD units with DirecTV recievers
Couple things to note...
No specific mentioning of the Home Media Center
MPEG-4 Recording is up to 50 hours (vs 30 hours of MPEG-2) on the HR20
Most newer "features" are geared for the new line of DVRs
They didn't say it outright, but my impression was that the 19" rackmount PRO DVR was the media center.
I would think the 19" would have some serious integration with Home Media Center.... but time will only tell, I guess.
No PBS HD and no way for me to download content to my work owned laptop
Comcast "Dating on Demand" has been (surprisingly) popular ...
I never really understood VOD...is that for when you forget to record something or don't have a season pass and just want to check a show out? Plus it looks like it will cost 99 cents to watch each program?
Well, one lame press release, huh?
super super lame.
Well, at 67 years old, I don't think dating channl would do much for me. Leave that to the Internet.
Now maybe if D* would send a hooker to my house...
I'm all for that!
The integrated LCD panels might be interesting. Might be just the ticket for my bedroom wall mount that I'm hoping for. But I'll likely just choose a better LCD and run an HDMI cable throught the wall.
That's what I have set up. I don't have an LCD for the bedroom yet (prices still too high for the wife to approve), but the equipment goes in the adjoining closet and the wires run through the wall. Add in an IR repeater and it should be nice and quiet.
I do wish DirecTV would make their DVRs with upconverting DVD players in them. I know most of us have DVD players, but it seems like a logical option to include, and would reduce quite a bit of wiring for many people.
Oooh Aaaahhh - STUPID!
Nothing they've announced so far is even remotely interesting to me.
If they were to announce that they have partnered with TIVO once again to provide a new high-definition DVR receiver with MPEG4/Ka-band capability and TIVO software built into it, then they have my undivided attention.
Oh well, keep moving - nothing to see here.
If they sent a hooker to my house, I wouldn't be interested. (My wife might not like it, though.)
If they sent Tanya Meme dressed like a hooker to my house, I'd thank them.
It is not "that" lame.... But I think DirecTV had to whip something together really quick, since Humax leaked the DirecTV 2Go in their press release..
I kinda like the "PRO" aspects as well as the DirecTV 2Go (I will like it even more if, computer support is allowed... as some "pictures" have mentioned)
wouldn't hold your breath there- last year humax announced lcd's with tivo built in and they never showed up so Humax's credability drops a notch in my book. (I think i saw a post that they even had a month and model numbers announced so it wasn't like some nebulous comment...)
you think humax would have caugh directv by surprise like that? I cant imagine with all the secret squirril they do that Directv doesn't write in 20 spots in all their contracts not to use their name without first getting permission.
I just think Directv has nothing good to say....
if cable could only get the cablecard tivo done....
Nah... I am sure they had permission, but I think there was a communication breakdown on what was going to be released when.
Since today there was an announcment off a 2nd device for DirecTV 2Go...
Would have made sense to have the DirecTV 2Go press release before all the devices for it where announced.
What was everyone expecting from the DirecTV announcments? Nothing has "surprised" me yet with the announcements (accept for the dating thing, and the "PRO" aspect) most of the others stuff has been "leaked" on blogs for the last few weeks...
(The gaming league was mentioned before as an evoloution of the Interactive abilitites)
Or is it "NOT GOOD" because everything has been mentioned for the new DVR line, and not the TiVo.. (again... did you expect anything different?)
It sucks because it's a bunch of boring unimportant announcements with no significance long-term at all; it sucks because it's disappointing to see DirecTV languish amidst such lame announcements as 90 minute dating blocks as the best they could come up with for the industry event of the year. It sucks because in combination with a lame HD rollout in local markets that is just the 4 major networks, we get nothing in HD to look forward to except a concert channel DirecTV will produce itself.
Ex-TiVo was so last year. Except for an ultimate "I told you so" in one direction or the other, that's a dead issue; not gonna change.