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Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by JJK1954, Nov 29, 2011.
You and I know 90% of it.
This thread sohould be here: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=480057
Installer showed up 8 hrs later with THR22. Powered-up, and had no idea how to set-up, had never seen a Tivo before. I did the complete set-up, all he did was activate.
Having said that, I love my Tivo!!!
I had MRV on my DirecTV TiVo like 7 years ago. My series 3 had it almost 5 years ago and had youtube, netflix, and amazon shortly after. You seem to think it's something that had to be invented...
They've already implemented these things. Have you seen the Series2, Series3, TiVo HD, Premiere??
Good to hear!
Same story here (Seattle), installer showed up with only the HD-DVR and hadn't heard of the new Tivo. After calling around he located one across town, picked it up, and we're now all set. So far so good, and a huge upgrade from the Series 2 we were clinging to.
For all we know, there may also be contractual reasons for some features not being included. I used to work for a cable company (up until July), and we were forced to remove Netflix from an otherwise un-doctored TiVo Premiere because Starz objected to a cable company offering streaming of their movies and trying to sell Starz as a premium channel at the same time.
We had to remove Netflix from all our publicity material and offer Roku as an alternative, sometimes free, to customers who had rented the TiVo specifically to stream the service.
Here's a tip Adam: Read all the posts in a thread before jumping in. I know that will hinder your post count, but it's common courtesy.
I thought DirecTV was advertising free HD? Was that just a temporary thing a while back?
The way I understand it, DirecTV bankrolled TiVo's R&D. So it'll be a long while before that $5 will cover both that and TiVo's subscription commission.
Still there, with autopay.
Glad to hear. I'm still waiting, they can't figure out how to get the order right to the install company, latest I heard was that it was cutting off the TIVO portion on the order and just sending HD-DVR so they are trying to resolve. They said they didn't think they could direct ship it either because of the same issue.
Went to sign up for autopay on their website, no mention of free HD.
Hard to imagine they would wave $10/month.
You need to call them and specifically request this.
MRV Native of hacked?
Done! HD fee waived for the next 2 years.!
Considering the hardware TiVo was given to work with HR20 its not much of a surprise. Yeah I had an HR20 and, was an active member during the early days, from what I recall D* was working overtime to match the features and friendliness of TiVo both hacked and, supported. Over all they did an extremely good job with the home brew in part due to embracing the help of the community.
The current TiVo premiere line IMHO just makes every other DVR look sad in comparison. Knowing the faults of the HR20 even if I was still a D* sub I would not want it even powered with TiVo software. The hardware is simply not capable of providing the expected experience of a DVR late 2011 early 2012.
Granted, I do no know the process that happened behind closed doors I suspect some of the extended time to market had to do with both DirecTv and, TiVo having issues with both hardware and, software.
Actually the THR22 is based on the HR22 hardware platform, not the HR20.
I'm surprised you're surprised. Did you review any of the information here before getting a THR22?