new directv tivo delayed until "late 2010"

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by tivoknucklehead, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. Sep 3, 2010 #301 of 365
    sjberra

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    "unbiased reader" that search would be less productive and even less successful then Diogenes of Sinope's search
     
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    Syzygy

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    LOL. You're right. What was I thinking, "unbiased reader?" ;)
     
  3. Sep 4, 2010 #303 of 365
    joed32

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    Now that would take some search feature!
     
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    sjberra

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    first and last thing I will ever agree with you on
     
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    Syzygy

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    Very confrontational, aren't you?

    You have no idea how many opinions we might have in common. Nor do I.
     
  6. Sep 5, 2010 #306 of 365
    joed32

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    Lets not get too friendly here, I come to watch the fights.
     
  7. Sep 6, 2010 #307 of 365
    Matt L

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    I just noticed something interesting today on my HR2x series boxes, I may have missed it and it's been around for a while, but now there is a listing "You May Like" or something to that effect. It suggests show that are similar to what you are looking at and gives a list.

    While it's not as powerful as TiVo's suggestions in that TiVo goes out and autorecords and bases the suggestions on an algorithm, it shows the gap is closing. I know the die hard TiVo fans will dismiss it automatically, but it's one step closer to TiVo features.

    I will be curious to see exactly what a new TiVo offers if it ever shows up.
     
  8. Sep 6, 2010 #308 of 365
    plazman30

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    Sounds like a cool feature that was borrow from Tivo. I still prefer the Tivo UI over any other DVR, but DTV's DVR is a close second at this point.

    Andy
     
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    shibby191

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    That was added end of last year I believe.
     
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    ClubrhythmEnt

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    You know I would have never noticed this if he hadn't pointed it out. I now check the guide after I execute a search with no results and low and behold every once and a while its in the guide but does not return in a search. Weird.

    My top three wants are dual live buffers always on, Wish List, and the recycle bin. I can't tell you how many times I am in a hurry to press buttons or the unit lagged and I end up deleting a program I had not watched yet.
     
  11. Sep 8, 2010 #311 of 365
    joed32

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    Sometimes I delete something just because I'm not in the mood for it and a few days later I wish I hadn't. That feature was a used a lot more than I thought it would be.
     
  12. jmhays

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    I just received notification that I was rejected from the upcoming DirecTV HD Tivo beta test that is about to start. The information I saw said it would last until the end of this year. This is good news for those of us still holding out for the next HD DirecTivo.
     
  13. davezatz

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    Which they got from me, as cited, that I got from someones. :) It's my understanding that no NDAs were broken in sharing this information.

    Invite:
    Rejection Letter:
     
  14. innocentfreak

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    Sounds like if you are a good tester you may get to keep the hardware assuming it is final production units.

    It makes me wish I still had Directv slightly just to get a chance to test and play with it.
     
  15. stevel

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    Interesting. I signed up for this as well and have not received any email. Oh well.
     
  16. Syzygy

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    The recruitment period for TiVo's Coyote DVR lasted only 44 hours and 18 minutes (at least for me)...

    Emails from TiVo Field Trials Team [beta@tivo.com]:

    Tue 9/21/2010 4:18 pm -- FROM TIVO: Opportunity available to join a TiVo Beta Program
    Thu 9/23/2010 12:36 pm -- From TiVo: Recruitment for Coyote Beta Closed [sorry about that!]
     
  17. innocentfreak

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    There could be a lot of factors at play. I don't know what they ask about Directv setups on the profile, but depending on if they support SWM and Deca they may be looking for people with existing setups. If they don't they might be looking for people without.

    I wonder if there was a follow-up question to determine what setups people currently have and if those are covered under NDA. Most betas I have been in at least for game and other tech companies, they always had the initial invite based off the profile and then a questionnaire to see if you fit the necessary target they were looking for.
     
  18. Syzygy

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    But I don't think anyone's building a "new box". Here's the actual quote from TiVo 2Q 2011 earnings discussion...

    The DirecTV HR24-100 is made by Thomson/Technicolor, and I have long believed that TiVo, Inc redirected their efforts to the HR24's hardware as soon as (if not before) the HR24 was announced by DirecTV.

    The DirecTV HR24-500 is made by Humax, and the two HR24s have different firmware, so I think it would be unlikely (and unwise) to use Humax as a second source for the "Coyote".
     
  19. innocentfreak

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    I think he just means new TiVo box and not actually new hardware. Over at dbstalk they found mention from I believe the Technicolor site a model THR-2200, iirc, that uses Broadcom the same chip TiVo always uses. Of course this also probably means it won't be based off the HR24. I am going off memory here so I may be slightly off. It is towards the end of the TiVo thread over there though.
     

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