DirecTV TiVo may finally ship in April or May

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

  1. davezatz

    davezatz Funkadelic

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    Here's a DirecTV TiVo training video:
    http://www.viddler.com/engadget/videos/3092/
     
  2. Callindril

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    Damn...that video sez no MRV between multiple new DTivos....that sucks...might have to rethink my whole scheme now...
     
  3. ncted

    ncted A leaf on the wind

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    No DirecTV MRV, but I wonder if it is possible to move recordings between DTivos, like can be done on the standalone units.

    -Ted
     
  4. RMBittner

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    My guess -- and I have no insider info whatsoever -- is that the answer's no. Everything I've read suggests that it will be a completely discrete box.

    Our solution will be to make the DTiVo our primary TV room DVR, along with an additional DTV HD DVR -- with MRV -- as the secondary DVR, so we'll be able to share programming with a second DTV HD DVR and an HD receiver. (So that's one room with both a DTiVo and a non-TiVo HDDVR, a second room with an HD DVR, and a third with just an HD receiver -- with all of the DirecTV units connected for MRV.)

    But, of course, this kind of setup may not be the kind of solution you're looking for. I think it'll do the trick for us, though.

    Bob
     
  5. EJ

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    I've been waiting for the new tivo since it was announced. The lack of MRV was a bummer, but I was still on the bandwagon. I told myself that I use 1 of my 2 DVRs most of the time, it has a 1.5TB external drive, and I rarely have scheduling conflicts.

    Then I experienced the new DirecTv HD GUI. Tivo, you're too late! My last reason for disliking the DirecTv box just jumped off your bandwagon.

    The new GUI looks and performs beautifully.
     
  6. Dec 1, 2011 #586 of 669
    RMBittner

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    If you're happy with your current DirecTV hardware, that's terrific. You're not the target market for this unit. I don't expect any current DirecTV subscribers to suddenly drop their current setup in favor of a TiVo-based unit.

    IMO, this is simply one more option for people who love the TiVo interface and want to carry that over when they switch from cable to satellite service. I don't think they'll sell millions; it's just one more option for serving a currently untapped market.

    Bob
     
  7. Dec 1, 2011 #587 of 669
    Adam1115

    Adam1115 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    The problem is that most of us were HUGE TiVo fans, but because of the delays and reports of a featureless TiVo, we moved to DirecTV hardware or cancelled service for Cable. Now that we're happy we're not going to switch.

    The point is, they lost most of their loyal TiVo following. This box isn't going to recover any of their clients they risked losing from dropping TiVo, because it's been like 6 YEARS! It's too late!
     
  8. Dec 1, 2011 #588 of 669
    tunarollz

    tunarollz Jon at TiVo

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    gotta love how the assumption is the delay's TiVo's fault...
     
  9. Dec 1, 2011 #589 of 669
    bigpuma

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    Why wouldn't you assume that. It's the same scenario that TiVO had with their Comcast box but either way does it really matter.
     
  10. Dec 1, 2011 #590 of 669
    tunarollz

    tunarollz Jon at TiVo

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    because the assumption is based on pure speculation. As much of the rants here are.
     
  11. Dec 2, 2011 #591 of 669
    sjberra

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    same as your statment that is also based on speculation. Given tivo's track record on other projects it is a pretty decent suspicion as to exactly where the delay occurred.

    Botto line - to little, to late
     
  12. Dec 2, 2011 #592 of 669
    tunarollz

    tunarollz Jon at TiVo

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    Well you'd be wrong to suspect that in this case.

    And it's "too" not "to"...
     
  13. Dec 2, 2011 #593 of 669
    Wil

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    You're nitpicking. Keep your eye on the botto line.
     
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    tgibbs

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    BrettStah

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    I just watched the video... That is exactly what I wanted when the MPEG-4 channels started rolling out, and we realized that we would never get any more HD channels on our HR10-250. Now I'm all set with HR2x DVRs, and will likely add an HR34 when they become available.
     
  16. Dec 2, 2011 #596 of 669
    puffdaddy

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    The belief is that it will support ATSC via USB (AM21).
    Code:
    Atsc Usb Input
     
  17. Dec 3, 2011 #597 of 669
    nrc

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    TiVo's track record is that they have released on time when they have a partner that is willing and supportive. TiVo has shipped products for over seven different cable providers since the DirecTV deal was announced. That includes a DVR with a full HD UI on Motorola hardware and a quad tuner DVR.

    What we know about "blame" for the DirecTV TiVo product is that DirecTV specified an outdated hardware platform and an SD UI with limited functionality. The rest is anyone's guess.
     
  18. Dec 3, 2011 #598 of 669
    fasTLane

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    There is no need for blame in that parallel universe where Mister Turdoch never sabotages the Directv/Tivo partnership. :cool:
     
  19. Dec 3, 2011 #599 of 669
    sbiller

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    +1 :up:
     
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    stevel

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    At the time this whole thing started, the platform was current (and would be so for two more years), as was the UI. We don't know exactly what was specified.
     

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