DirecTV/TiVo to update DTivos. (See they haven't completely given up on DTiVo)

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by ebonovic, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. Billy Bob Boy

    Billy Bob Boy What Me Worry???????

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    Here. http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=361315
     
  2. samo

    samo New Member

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    That brings an interesting question. I have 2 R-10s, R-15 and HR20. Am I TiVo sub or DirecTV sub? My DVR fee covers both TiVo and non-TiVo DVRs. All of my DVRs are purchased, not leased if it makes a difference. To complicate an issue,
    I first purchased R-15 and my initial DVR fee was setup to use it. Two days later I added 2 R-10s, and few months later HR20. Does TiVo get paid for my sub? Does it matter what brand DVR was first on a account?
     
  3. megazone

    megazone Hardcore TiVo Geek

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    If you have a DirecTV box, ANY box, that runs the TiVo software then TiVo gets paid for the subscription - about $1.11 a month or so as of the last public figures. You're counted as a DirecTV subscriber by DirecTV *and* as a non-TiVo-owned subscriber by TiVo. (TiVo-owned subscribers are standalone box owners who's subscription is directly with TiVo - your sub is with DirecTV and only with TiVo by proxy.)
     
  4. ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

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    You are both...
    Part of your DVR fee would be going to TiVo

    TiVo get's their "share" of the DVR fee, if you have atleast 1 DTiVo installed and enabled.
     
  5. Bonanzaair

    Bonanzaair New Member

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    I wouldn't call $1.11 their share, but a contract is a contract. Hope Tom doesn't give away the farm this next contract.


    Bonanza
     
  6. ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

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    "Share" of the DVR Service fee, that is defined by the contract.
    The "contract" didn't dictate the DVR Service fee (As a whole), it only dictated what TiVo was to get per subscription of a TiVo on DirecTV (with regards to share)
     
  7. Phantom Gremlin

    Phantom Gremlin Active Member

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    Compared to what DirecTV charges, throwing $1.11 to TiVo is so small it's ludicrous. Whoever negotiated that deal for DirecTV should have been given a huge bonus. It'll probably be "water cooler" talk at DirecTV for the next 20 years!
     
  8. dtremain

    dtremain New Member

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    I disagree. TiVo is getting about 18% of the $6 DVR charge as a royalty for their software. That seems like a fair deal all around.
     
  9. RARamaker

    RARamaker New Member

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    I think you are more likely to see TiVo software on the HR20 than a completely new box if the DirecTV/TiVo relationship is restored. This would preserve DirecTV's investment in the HR20 hardware. Remember, TiVo is a software company that reluctantly designs hardware for contract manufacturers to produce.

    Russ
     
  10. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    I dunno how hard would it be to modify the series 3 to accept a smart card as well as/instead of a cable card?
     
  11. Phantom Gremlin

    Phantom Gremlin Active Member

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    For my household DirecTV only pays TiVo their paltry $1.11 (or thereabouts) for the entire household. Yet DirecTV gets an extra $15 from me for the three extra boxes I added only because of TiVo. Your analysis doesn't take that into account. I wouldn't have 4 active boxes in one house unless they were DVRs. I wouldn't have 2 boxes in one family room unless they were DVRs. What would be the point?
     

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