DirecTV TiVo may finally ship in April or May

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

  1. Oct 7, 2011 #521 of 669
    lrhorer

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    In fairness, I have had relatively few complaints about their product delivery. It is their policies I find abominable and their product support that is abysmal. I'm not thriled with their pricing.

    Well, mostly. I did find out something shocking the other day. It really is another one of their moronic policies, but in this case it actually does impact service delivery. For some idiotic reason, they have decided to regionalize key aspects of their business. This means, for example, that support of critical operations in one city may be managed in another. I learned the other day that a major chunk of their network - an entire hubsite - went down hard for several hours because the backup generators are managed in another city... and they are not being fixed when they fail.
     
  2. Oct 7, 2011 #522 of 669
    lrhorer

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    It's Austin who manages the generators, and who is not fixing them when they are known to have failed. That doesn't just impact TiVo owners, either.
     
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    eddyj

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    And why should this date be any more believable than the myriad of other dates we have heard in the last few years?
     
  4. Oct 7, 2011 #524 of 669
    Rainy Dave

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    They were most likely talking about the HR34.

    From directv.com:

    and from dbstalk.com

    Still no mention of the DirecTiVo on there.
     
  5. Oct 7, 2011 #525 of 669
    Francesco

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    Well, we were specifically talking about when I could replace my six S1s (and one R10), so I had to infer that he was indeed talking about the new DTiVo.
     
  6. Oct 7, 2011 #526 of 669
    Rainy Dave

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    Then I would submit that they were talking out their arse.
     
  7. Oct 8, 2011 #527 of 669
    Cudahy

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    Cudahy,...
    It is sometimes difficult to understand when they speak that way.
     
  8. dcstager

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    What is involved in "managing the generators"? What are the generators? What goes wrong with them? What are they supposed to be fixing, but don't? Who else is impacted? How?
     
  9. psywzrd

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    Do you have a link to the article on DirecTV's website?
     
  10. Rainy Dave

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    http://support.directv.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3532
     
  13. Rainy Dave

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    lpwcomp: Off-topic, but I love your sig line.

    I usually FF through a show's opening credits, but I always watch the "Burn Notice" opener. Never fails to amuse and entertain.

    Bob
     
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    Rainy Dave

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    That's been a place holder on solidsignal for quite a while.

    I'm looking at getting the HR34 when it's available.
     
  17. Nov 3, 2011 #537 of 669
    BOBCAT

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    Anybody have any news on the release of the THR22? Thought that it would be today, 11/03/2011.
    Called D* CSR retention, they knows nothing about it!
    Guess this was just another false start. Wish that D* could get their act together.
     
  18. Nov 3, 2011 #538 of 669
    Rainy Dave

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    Where did DirecTv announce that the rollout was 11/3?
     
  19. Nov 3, 2011 #539 of 669
    hefe

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    It says "no built in ATSC tuner."

    Seriously? Probably a deal breaker for me.
     
  20. Nov 3, 2011 #540 of 669
    BOBCAT

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    When I talked to the D* CSR, he said that it does have the OTH built in.
    He told me this when I asked if they could ship me the outboard tuner unit when I get the THR22.
     

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