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Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by gimp, Jan 14, 2011.
If only it existed
So the new HD DTiVo comes out this year. Duke Nuke'em Forever comes out this year.
Maybe the Maya were off by a year.
Does this mean that those who have been pushing away their plate of crow can finally dig in?
http://hr20.dbstalk.com/docs/Tivo First Look.pdf
Nice initial look at the new DTV TIVO DVR.
However I don't understand why all "the experts" are so pessimistic about future software updates for the THR22. All us DTV Tivo users will now be adding $5 a month to the TIVO coffers. Dribbling out an occasional update should not be a problem ... that is unless the world does end next year with the Mayan calendar!
No word from DTV or tracking number from Fed Ex as to when my THR22's are to arrive. After they arrive and I have anything other to add to the above review I will post it here.
(Already purchased my AM21N from Amazon for over the air HD programming.
Thanks for the clarification.)
My pair of THR22-100's arrived on Monday, they where shipped next day air via Fed EX on Friday. Nice! (I ordered on Thursday)
Straight forward install process, hooked to my network via ethernet and the boxes activated itself. No phone call required. (Just needed the order number from my account on DTV.com.)
There are indeed many new features to explore, obviously HD programing being the biggy! I see what DTV/TIVO was after, familiar interface with modern functionality ... but not overwhelming.
I myself have no need for more features, I guess whole house DVR would be nice. I am confident some newer features will be added via a software update in the near future. No doubt I was the target audiance for the THR22-100.
The interface is lightning fast except for channel changing, I dropped from 2 seconds with 10-250, to 3 seconds with THR22. No big deal. The new Tivo peanut remote control is also more functional and even more user friendly. The DTV DVR remote requires two hands and feels like an absolute clunker in comparison. (Yes, I have owned both for years so don't even go there.)
So am I am fanboy for the new THR22-100 ... yea you could say that!
Blend that with DTV programming and ... well you get the picture!
Like they say ... you have to get DTV Tivo ... to "get" DTV Tivo.
DirecTV is not planning any software updates anytime in the near future.
Maybe not, but as they would probably come from TiVo, this is a moot point!
No, they would come from DirecTV, who controls any and all software updates to this box and its HR DVRs.
They've already deployed one software patch to the new boxes.
I think it's a bit early to debate whether or not there will new features added to the new Tivo. I think a lot will depend on its sales success.
They way the deal is structured, DirecTV can use part of the money they're required to pay TiVo as credit it toward fixes and updates. So minor updates cost them nothing.
A patch does ot equate to the possiblity of new features being added, MS is still patching windows XP but they won;t add new functionality to it.
A portion of the $5/mo fee is reserved for software updates and upgrades. I wouldn't be surprised to see a few new features added but I think it would be dependent on the number of subscribers signing on to the new box.
They may be sent by D* to the boxes, but I'm sure it would be the TiVo techs working on the update (with input on features from D*).
To Tell The Truth!!!
No 3D, No MRV (Whole Home DVR Service), etc.
Here from DBSTALK.COM are a few of the missing Features on the THR22 that you will find on an HR2X DIRECTV DVR.
What isn't supported:
DIRECTV App for iPad
Before you copy/paste from someone else's post from DBSTALK.com, please make sure you understand what you're copying. This list is NOT "missing Features on the THR22 that you will find on an HR2X DIRECTV DVR" This list contains some features that fall into that category, but also contains some features that are only available on tivo's retail boxes. So, it's important for people to know they're missing, but they're features that are missing on any DIRECTV product (so, irrelevant for the comparison of the THR22 to the HR2X).
Those features are:
For Front Panel dimming, the TiVo box does have front panel dimming, but does *not* have the ability to turn *off* the front panel. And, I don't see a way to do this from the HR2X UI. There's only an undocumented key combination for this (I'm not an expert here, so would be happy to learn I missed a setting).
On the HR2x, press the left and right ring buttons simultaneously. Each press will dim the lights more and o. The third, I think, they will go out. This does not work on the THR22.
Every DirecTiVo series2 and newer had KidZone. It is a core feature of the TiVo. The fact that KidZone isn't on the HR2x is irrelevant, it would be like if it were missing suggestions.
It's the single most missed feature in our family from the TiVo.
Directivo series 2 "and newer"? What's "newer"?
Even the latest retail TiVos do not offer Kidzone. (in their default interface).