DirecTV TiVo may finally ship in April or May

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by gimp, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. Todd

    Todd Gee thanks Jeremy...

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  2. Adam1115

    Adam1115 Well-Known Member

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    I would be ALL over this if it weren't for DirecTV's whole house DVR. :sigh:

    I really miss suggestions and kidzone.
     
  3. dcstager

    dcstager 1st Gen Tivo Owner

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    Today is supposed to be the day. Is it available to order today or not? Has anyone tried?
     
  4. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    Whoever suggested that this product would be launched on a Sunday was hallucinating.
     
  5. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    According to what source?
     
  6. magnus

    magnus Tivo User

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    If you're looking for freedom of choice then get a Premiere. You can use it with OTA or whatever cable company you want. The Directv Tivo will be watered down on features anyway.
     
  7. sbiller

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  8. Matt L

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    Then go cable or OTA. Dish does not offer a choice of DVRs and neither does Uverse, some cable companies don't either. Having been a big Tivo proponent over the years, there is very little that TiVo could offer that would get me to give up my 5 HR2x D HD DVRs. They do everything my HR10-250 did and do it better.

    Other than a level of familiarity there is really very little difference between most DVRs. Yes there are some crappy ones out there, but the current D offerings are not among them.
     
  9. nrc

    nrc Cracker Soul

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    How long ago was that? They're required by the FCC to support CableCARD. You should file a complaint with the FCC.

    http://www.fcc.gov/complaints
     
  10. Matt L

    Matt L Member

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    See my earlier post.....
     
  11. fasTLane

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    I think it is time I went back and checked out my local cable providers.
     
  12. Athenian

    Athenian New Member

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    I switched my senior parents to U-Verse a year ago and am just waiting for the new TiVo unit to released before switching them back.

    Believe me, former TiVo users will not be happy with the U-Verse DVR. The schedule is so error prone that you have to review your upcoming recordings every week, and the functions are simply not as robust as TiVo. MRV is nice but it's not worth all the deficiencies in the DVR functions.
     
  13. nmiller855

    nmiller855 Active Member

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    When I went to stay with my Dad he had just gotten Uverse. We both hated it but he had tried DirecTv before & the installer didn't get a good signal so at the first sign of clouds it started looking for a signal. I had a different installer come out & he got a great signal so we switched back to DirecTv & since I already had a few DirecTiVos, we were up & running without a break in period. I can't wait to see what the new DVR offers but it would take me quite a bit of improvement to get me to switch.
     
  14. EJ

    EJ New Member

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    Does anyone know if the new tivo will need a phone line for activation like the 10-250?
     
  15. litzdog911

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    Don't know yet. Hopefully it can be set up via Internet, or a simple conversation with support rep like the DirecTV DVRs.
     
  16. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Well-Known Member

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    Yeah that whole posting to a link that emails it to the FCC takes a long time. Oh I would say it takes about the same time to post a reply to a message board.

    Oh well as long as people can't be bothered to file complaints the system won't be fixed since according to the cable companies everything is fine.
     
  17. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Well-Known Member

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    You are right if it had been me I would have been wise and filed a complaint with the FCC.

    http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm
     
  18. fasTLane

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  19. davezatz

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    I'm guilty of the same and should have been more proactive in that regard when having issues with Comcast and then Cox. I did call my local franchising authority once, who motivated Comcast to do things right. But I'm not sure they passed my complaint along to the FCC. Ah well, now I just tell everyone to join me on FiOS where the CableCARDs work and I can walk right into the Verizon mall store to pick up a card then simply activate online - no muss, no fuss.

    https://twitter.com/#!/davezatz/status/106128053477965824/

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  20. mercurial

    mercurial Retro-Av

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    If I could get FiOS I would have.
     

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