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Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by ebonovic, Jul 31, 2007.
Can anyone fill us in as to what these features are? I've settled into a nice equilibrium with my DTivos and haven't been paying attention to stuff for a while.
Hmm HME maybe?
Oh and has Liberty Media taken over yet? Or is Rupert still holding the Turd Bird?
The "stock swap" has not been completed yet.
by the way Earl, glad you still peek in from time to time
Man, I realize it's just a tiny glimmer of hope, but still, that's good news!
if this means we can register our TSN's on Tivo's website, that's a step in the right direction.
TCF is still a "sibling site"... can't let the family go...
I guess I should have bought a Series 2 at some point. Oh well, my Series 1 is still working fine!
So three new items coming to Series 2 ...
- a Recently Deleted Folder
- Overlap Protection(TM)
- DIRECTV's Remote Booking feature
I know what the first is, have an idea on the second (soft padding?), but have never heard of the last new feature. Is this remote online scheduling?
Got this from tivolovers.com
It's like X-mas in July all over again!
Back in the days when Newscorp took over Directv, I actually worked for News in a dth teleport for SkyBrazil, SkyLA and SkyMexico (Televisa) here in florida. Some of the development for the nds box was being done in their Miami Lakes facility in conjunction with other nds products in development at the time. I kept hearing "Too unstable" and "Too expensive" when I asked about it. Heck, I even posted on this board (as much as I could) that things just weren't all that rosy with the new nds box. No one I knew felt that directv would sign off on the durn thing. Then after the race for the "low cost" unit and tivo delivered the r10 platform that came in on time and supposedly under cost, everybody thought it was all wrapped up, especially since the nds box was way late and (rumored) way over cost..
Boy was I wrong.
Anouncments were made, stories started coming out:
DirectTV Dumps TiVo
DirecTV: TiVo-less DirecTV In October
Carey Confirms DirecTV Will Cease Marketing TiVo
NDS Threaten TiVo with DirecTV PVR
DirecTV To Develop TiVo Rival!
DirecTV Dumping TiVo
DirecTV makes moves to drop TiVo
DirecTV sells its TiVo stake
News Corp's NDS is the anti-TiVo
TiVo dented by DirecTV move
DirecTV touts potential TiVo rival
Then, a year or so later, we get what we thought was a little ray of hope ...
"On April 12, 2006 they entered an agreement to allow existing DirecTV customers using the TiVo digital video recorder to continue to receive maintenance and support from DirecTV. As part of the agreement, TiVo and DirecTV also said they wouldn't sue each other over patent rights."
But, alas, the experts shot down any hope we may have had:
And now we are told something completely different!
Supposedly, the release of this "DVR enhancement" is timed just One Year Before The End of what was touted as an agreement simply just to cover directv's butt on possible patent litigation!
And this isn't just some service/maintance release, they're supposedly adding enhancements and new features!!!
It's like the live-in that breaks up with you, tells you to get out and six months later, just as you're moving the last almost forgotten box out of the attic, the hurt and pain finally over and you're finally moving on, she looks at you and coyly suggests that you stay over and share a bottle of wine or something, all the while fluttering her eyes the way she use to!!!!!
Bless her heart, I gotta take my box and go. I can't go through that again!
.... at least not today.
By the way,
Thank you, Earl, for giving us the word.
I appreciate it.
+1 but Earl this better not be a false hope thread as you will feel the rath Of BBB
Great News but:
What of us all with the Series 1 units. If they can update all the Series 2's why not the Series 1 units too.
Its about time Directv enabled its USB Ports on all units be they Directv or Directv/Tivo units. Why the need to put them there in the first place without enabling them seems senseless. This is one reason why the Tivo units where so much better - Home Networking. If Directv pulls it off, and has something along the lines of TTG etc, it would be very welcome by all Directv users.
I don't think it is going to be a false hope, hence thre reason not to mention any of it until the deal was done (and the press release issued)
As for me giving you all the news... not really "correct" this time..
This was off the press release... and in fact others where here a few minutes after me posting the same stuff...