DIRECTV to Introduce Additional TiVo Features

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  1. Jul 31, 2007 #1 of 219
    Markman07

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    If this is a dupe then I am sorry and a mod can delete it. Fast scan I didn't see it.
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    -July 31, 2007--DIRECTV, Inc. (NYSE:DTV), the nation's leading satellite television service provider, and TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ:TIVO), the creator of and a leader in television services for digital video recorders (DVR), will develop a software upgrade to enhance the user experience for DIRECTV customers who have DIRECTV DVRs with TiVo(R) service built on the Series2(TM) platform.

    Launching in early 2008, the new software download will provide these customers with DVR enhancements offered with the TiVo service, including a Recently Deleted Folder and Overlap Protection(TM), as well as DIRECTV's Remote Booking feature. In addition, DIRECTV and TiVo will continue to explore ways to bring future enhancements to DIRECTV customers with TiVo receivers.
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    http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=127160&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1034357&highlight=
     
  2. Jul 31, 2007 #2 of 219
    bonscott87

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    Earl just posted it in the non HD forum. Basically looks like an upgrade to current DirecTivo's which have been stale for quite some time.
     
  3. Jul 31, 2007 #3 of 219
    Jon J

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    Emphasis added.

    Hmmmmmmmmm. ;)
     
  4. Jul 31, 2007 #4 of 219
    Markman07

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    Can anyone really say they saw "this" coming?
     
  5. Jul 31, 2007 #5 of 219
    Rojma

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    Finally just made the jump from my Tivo HR10-250 to an HR20. Unfortunately content, and not Tivo, is king (i.e., upcoming HD channels in September). Although the HR20 is not bad, it certainly is no Tivo, and would instantly switch out any receivers for Tivos if Tivos were made available that supported the newer MPEG4 format. One can only hope...
     
  6. Jul 31, 2007 #6 of 219
    Gunnyman

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    I did eventually, but not this soon.
     
  7. Jul 31, 2007 #7 of 219
    ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

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    I can.. ;)
     
  8. Jul 31, 2007 #8 of 219
    newsposter

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    while i still have an unsubbed sony to watch, having 2 HDtivos now kinda makes me jealous. :)

    So what is the technological block to adding this to HDtivo since they can do it to the other ones?
     
  9. Jul 31, 2007 #9 of 219
    ebonovic

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    None that I am aware of...
    Other then it is a seperate "code branch" off the Series 2 tree.

    And given the number of HR10-250's is dimishing... it will probably be the last one to get the update, if it does get the update.
     
  10. Jul 31, 2007 #10 of 219
    Cruzan

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    I did, and posted as such. Of course, I got flamed.
     
  11. Jul 31, 2007 #11 of 219
    phox_mulder

    phox_mulder I get paid 2watch TV

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    I could have used the Recently Deleted numerous times over the past couple of years.


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  12. Jul 31, 2007 #12 of 219
    Gunnyman

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    I've had it for longer than that with Tivoweb Plus :D
     
  13. Jul 31, 2007 #13 of 219
    Mark Lopez

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    Meaning what? I don't think this will have any effect on any of DirecTVs long term plans especially concerning MPEG4 and their brand of HD DVR. In other words if anyone thinks this will lead to a MPEG4 Tivo, I wouldn't hold your breath.
     
  14. Jul 31, 2007 #14 of 219
    20TIL6

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    I think some people will be willing to hold their own breath.
     
  15. Jul 31, 2007 #15 of 219
    jautor

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    No, but the dual-company press release with quotes from both parties certainly sounds like there could be something more under discussion...

    Given the Comcast software rollout starting this month, is it too far fetched to think that a possibility down the road could be a TiVo software download to live on the HR20?

    The HR20 is improving, but I'd certainly pay a few extra $$$ for TiVo software running on that box!

    Jeff
     
  16. Jul 31, 2007 #16 of 219
    94SupraTT

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    ditto

    Ditto. :) Nice to see Tivo/D* making improvements to DirecTivos for those that don't want to hack their boxes.
     
  17. Jul 31, 2007 #17 of 219
    ebonovic

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    You did? Must have missed that one...
    Can you link the thread, so we can see what other features maybe comming...
     
  18. Jul 31, 2007 #18 of 219
    Mark Lopez

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    If someone could reasonably explain (and not just some far fetched wishful thinking) how keeping Tivo around (MPEG4 box) or switching the HR20 software to run Tivo software would be cost effective for DirecTV in any way, I would be glad to hear it. Just not going to happen IMO. Not this late in the HR20 rollout.
     
  19. Jul 31, 2007 #19 of 219
    sluciani

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    Exactly. I think some folks are forgetting that the current TiVo/D* support agreement runs to early 2010. Since that agreement was inked, the HR10 was upgraded to the 6.x platform. This announcement appears to be a similar upgrade for the SD series 2's that are still out there and perhaps even the the HR10 next year, if past history is an indication of what's to come. /s
     
  20. Jul 31, 2007 #20 of 219
    newsposter

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    does recently deleted take up space reserve space on the drive and you have to 'clear out' the 'recycle bin' like in windows in order to reclaim space?
     

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