DirecTV - TIVO Functionality ... neutered?

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by oregondean, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. sjberra

    sjberra New Member

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    Ahh, sorry did not see where they stated "set it up and cancel the very next day then send the unit back for a full refund" So as long as you get rid of the box back to the manufacturere you can cancel the subscription, but if you want to cancel and keep the box you are stuck with the subscripion, makes perfect sense.
     
  2. Jerry_K

    Jerry_K Don't know much

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    After much research I am sad to say I must leave TiVo after 11 years. The new DTV TiVo interface is not the old TiVo with the program on a hard drive. So it is highly unlikely that MRV will be implemented. I waited and waited for the DTV TiVo interface and now it is useless for my lovely wife and I.

    I really want HD so I am switching to a couple of the new DTV boxes, the HR34 and HR24. Not a TiVo and missing some TiVo functionality, but they do allow viewing among DVRs. We have been on the road now for two years watching SD on HD TVs. Pillar boxed, squished in a tiny central location, time to get the real deal.

    What a pity that DTV would not allow real TiVo functionality.
     
  3. stevel

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    The previous DTiVos didn't have MRV either. Also, I think all this talk about who "didn't allow" this or that is just guessing. We'll likely never know who specified the feature set or what the limitations were.

    That said, I think you'll soon wonder why you waited.
     
  4. Jerry_K

    Jerry_K Don't know much

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    Because TiVo is the best interface and feature set PERIOD.

    Time will tell if my life will be pleasant or a living hades when momma gets hold of the remote.
     
  5. mantonuc

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    Hello all,


    I am new on this forum... Perhaps 2-3 weeks ago, TIVO pushed a new firmware load out... Since that new load, I am seeing issues... It took three calls to TIVO just to get them to admit that there are issues. I was wondering if anyone else is seeing similar problems... I have a TIVO Premiere that is about 1 year old... Normally, I keep the "filtering" turned on with the primary set to HD and the subcategory not specified...

    However, with the latest firmware load, when I have it filtered this way, if I hit the Guide button, I see the first column with the channel numbers, the second column with the channel names, but the 3rd column always says "To be announced". Is has been behaving like this for more than 2 weeks... When I turn off the filtering, I see all three columns with all the data in them... Has anyone else experienced this?



    Matt
     
  6. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    You're in the wrong forum here. This is for DirecTV+Tivo DVRs.
     
  7. nrc

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    We know based on the portion of the agreement that was published in SEC filings that DirecTV had absolute final say over the feature set. It's a DirecTV product contracted from TiVo. If they wanted it to have MRV it would have MRV.
     
  8. Wil

    Wil Unknown Member

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    The dogma here is to the contrary.
     
  9. CuriousMark

    CuriousMark Forum Denizen

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    Agreed, However those docs did provide for a change request TiVo could file with DirecTV requesting changes to the feature set, so TiVo did have a formal way of making a request. We, of course, have no idea if TiVo ever availed themselves of that.
     
  10. nrc

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    Dredging this back up. According this story DTV required TiVo to remove TTG capability.

    http://www.phonenews.com/tivo-directv-tivotogo-19677/

     
  11. Wil

    Wil Unknown Member

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    That is contrary to the dogma here. All the un-named sources. Can't be true.
     
  12. mp11

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    Incompetent? Before you completely live up to your signature, have you ever even looked at the Tivo Elite? Who else comes close to this monster? Don't compare this watered down Tivo with what Tivo can really put out. Tivo is alive and well. This Directivo shouldn't be a surprise to anyone who's been here since "the announcement" 3 years ago. Not only was this predicted back then...it was expected! This is exactly the unit Directv wanted. Something that wouldn't make their unit look inferior.
     
  13. Jerry_K

    Jerry_K Don't know much

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    And now with a month under our belt with the latest and greatest DirecTV DVRs (HR34 and HR24) I can tell you without equivocation that the DTV DVRs are inferior to TiVo in almost all ways. They have all sorts of glitches and odd behaviors. The Multi Room Streaming works but do I ever miss True TiVo MRV. One of the worst things is no undelete. We have about five faults of some type or other per day. With TiVo both DirecTiVo and Series 3 TiVo we never had a fault any day.
     
  14. BOBCAT

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    Jerry_K,
    You have an HR34?
    I thought that the HR34 wasn't to be released until 2/9.
     
  15. MJHoltorf

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    H34's have been available since 12/8 to all new customers, and a month or two before that to new customers in certain test markets. 2/9 is the date that existing customers can upgrade to the H34.
     
  16. Jerry_K

    Jerry_K Don't know much

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    I am not new customer or in test market. I bought one owned outright from a dealer. No problem at all. Same with the HR24, brand new owned.
     
  17. stevel

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  18. Jerry_K

    Jerry_K Don't know much

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    They are owned by me and DirecTV agrees. Why do so many not think one can own their equipment? I have never leased any AV equipment.
     
  19. sjberra

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    I guess it boils down to what you actually paid for the unit - I rememebr reading that directv will seel them for 450-500, if you paid less then that number or 199 it is pretty likely leased
     
  20. Jerry_K

    Jerry_K Don't know much

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    Paid to own.

    The charge from DirecTV for a unit is not for the unit at all. It just covers shipping because you have no equity in the unit. So for a HR34 just consider the $399 to be the shipping cost.
     

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