New HR20 DVR will be FREE....if you are a 'select' customer

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by newsposter, Jan 6, 2006.

  1. ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

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    As I don't have my H20 setup yet... I can't check.

    Are the LIL-HD stations... just the ".1" channels.... like 5.1 or are they giving us all the multicasts as well?

    What about Dish? Is their HD-LIL giving all the multicasts as well?

    I know our local Cable-Co's isn't offering all the multicasts. They have a couple.. .but not all of them.
     
  2. dswallow

    dswallow Save the ModeratŠ¾r TCF Club

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    I am pretty sure DirecTV was only offering the main subchannel.

    Comcast around here I noticed offered the ABC and NBC subchannels offering weather as well as 2 extra PBS subchannels, so they're probably carrying all subchannels (FOX and UPN each have a subchannel of the other in SD, so no reason to carry that). But then, they also are missing HD for WB and UPN. So they're really not much better than DirecTV. Though they do have Cinemax and Starz in HD, as well as INHD and INHD2. I'll even give Comcast bonus points for not wasting space with ESPN2-HD (yet). :)
     
  3. generalpatton71

    generalpatton71 Open,Flash and clear

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    This is just a really messy situation now. D* seems to be really screwing the you know what here. I have had my h10-250 for about a year and love it. I however love the idea of having a Hd Tivo box that tivo controls(the series3). I'm just not happy with the pace D* is moving at with HD. My cable company SEEMS to be moving a little faster in regards to HD. I figure this time next year things will be allot more clear however. Chances are i'll end up with a D* and cable Tv solution. Here is basically what I want.

    D*- The H20 needs not to suck like the r15 lol. I want 30 sec skip. I want the series pass to work right. I want then to dramatically improve the UI for finding shows you want to record. For god sakes just let me put in the channel number and not spell the dam channel!

    I'd also like to have about 20 additional channels of HD! Thats right F!@#ING 20 channels of HD. They also out to have a new package for HD customers where they can get all the HD channels and about 40 sd channels for 50$ or something. I know it will never happened but this is what would make me happy lol!

    To get me to go to cable again I need Mediacom to offer all my locals in HD. I want the to offer HBO in HD. I have to have my Deadwood in HD lol. They already offer showtime,and Starz in HD. They already offer all the Hd channels D* does plus INHD1 and 2. I'd like to see them increase this by offering basically all the Hd channels that are out there lol.

    In summary I want everything and I want it for a 1$. I'm just sick and tired of everybody draging there feet when it comes to HD. More HDTVs were sold in 2005 then all the sets of previous years combined. HDTVs also outsold SDTV for the first time. Right now is the time for HDTV to take off!! At least I have my HDTV Tivo and my big 4228 antenna lol.
     
  4. KungFuCow

    KungFuCow Thread Killer

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    Well, well.. nothing to worry about! They sure know how to use those USB ports!
     
  5. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

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    wow then my little cable co may be pretty darn good afterall. for 11 bucks they have
    603 CBS - HD
    604 WB - HD
    605 Fox - HD
    606 ABC - HD
    610 NBC - HD
    612 PBS - HD
    614 UPN - HD
    615 Discovery Theater
    616 HDNet
    617 HDNet Movies
    618 Universal HD
    619 Comcast Sports HD
    620 ESPN HD
    621 TNT HD
    622 NFL Network HD
    623 Wealth TV HD
    624 Outdoor Channel HD

    plus when you get the premiums they do HBO HD Cinemax HD Showtime HD The Movie Channel HD Starz HDTV

    maybe if I can't get my final 2 channels ota I'll really have to consider this.
     
  6. AbMagFab

    AbMagFab What happened, TiVo?

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    If my cable company offered that, I'd be switching tomorrow. Or absolutely no later than the release of the Series 3 SA HD Tivo.
     
  7. ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

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    News... Your list just proves... HD via CableCo.. .highly depends on the area you are in.

    Comcast in my town (Major SouthBurb of chicago), doesn't have NFL HD, Wealth HD, Universal HD, Outdoor HD... The have "Indemand" instead of HDNet
     
  8. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

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    Thing is, I dont even know what those channels carry since I dont get then and really dont look at the guide. I do know that one carries "the equalizer' and that's reason enough for me :)

    And my co. is "the one that invented cable" so I would hope they cared enough to send their very best. It's fear of the moxi box keeping me at DTV
     
  9. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

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    I know nothing about SA. So when they come out, would i just be able to get the cable card ,the SA, then have dual HD recording using my usualy tivo interface? I thought you can't use the cable guide with cable cards?
     
  10. jcricket

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    You can't use the "Interactive Cable Guide" to surf channel listings with a cable card, but that won't matter if you have a standalone HD cablecard Tivo. The Tivo will have it's own channel guide (downloaded from Tivo or whomever) that you use to pick programs to record/watch.

    The only things that Series 1 CableCards can't do that I see mattering is purchase PPV and "OnDemand" programming from Cable Cos that offer it. I know the SA HD Tivo includes a "Series 2" CableCard slot, but it's not clear to me if that will be compatible with the eventual (2007+) CableCards that have all the features missing in Series 1.

    Anyone know?
     
  11. dswallow

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    Here's the full HD/HD-related Comcast lineup for my area:

    202 ESPN HD
    205 Discovery HD Theater
    206 INHD
    207 INHD2
    215 & 300 HBO HDTV
    219 & 319 Cinemax HDTV
    223 & 339 Showtime HDTV
    227 & 369 STARZ! HDTV
    231 WABC-DT News
    232 WNBC-DT (NBC)
    233 WCBS-DT (CBS-HD)
    234 WNYW-DT (FOX WIDESCREEN)
    240 WNET-DT (PBS)
    241 WNET-DT Kids Thirteen**
    242 WNET-DT Thirteen World**
    245 WABC-DT News Plus**
    248 WNBC-DT Weather Plus**

    It's not clear if any PPV or On Demand material is available in HD.
     
  12. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

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    we dont have on demand so that's no biggie.

    so it looks like you have to keep the phone line plugged in though to get the guide data. I'm not used to that lol. But if the new tivo is the same /better than the old one, and can do 2 HD signals at once, it merits serious consideration once out. Of course there's the pricing thing to consider too though. Hope they really aren't 5-800 like i read. I'd need 2 for conflicts.
     
  13. SpankyInChicago

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    No PBS is a deal breaker for me.

    Unless some serious changes come from DirecTV, my 10 year relationship with them will probably end if / when the dual CableCard HD Tivo comes on the market.
     
  14. AbMagFab

    AbMagFab What happened, TiVo?

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    Pretty lame. Looks like my Comcast line up, too. Other than Starz and Max, no better than DirecTV (for us happy OTA HD folks).
     
  15. SpankyInChicago

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    Tinley Park is a major suburb, now? You Tinley Parkers are so uppity. I remember when nobody went to that town except to see Farm Aid!

    :)
     
  16. tfederov

    tfederov M GO BLUE!!!

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    At least you guys will get ABC HD if you upgrade to the H20. Dallas area folks are screwed because the local ABC station isn't O&O. No ABC HD in the D* local HD package. Since diplexers are useless with the 5 LNB upgrade I'll be short one cable. I'm aware I could run another cable for OTA but I was pushing it running two cables to every spot I have.
     
  17. Skankboy

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    That's exactly what I was thinking. :)
     
  18. Lee L

    Lee L Got Basenji?

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    Well, you probably remember both Dish and Direct both tried to do the same thing for regular LIL a few years back. Only after the FCC made them carry all teh stations did they do it. Somehow, they seem to think that people who want locals only really want the big 3.
     
  19. newsposter

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    dish has this

    Also included in the ViP series is the ViP622(TM) DVR, the world's first MPEG4 multi-room high definition and digital video recorder satellite TV receiver with the ability to view independent programs -- one in high definition and one in standard definition programming -- on two televisions at once. No other pay-TV company offers this innovative combination. It features a massive hard drive with a recording capacity of up to 25 hours of high-definition and up to 180 hours of standard-definition content.


    wonder if dtv or tivo can duplicate it. Would be very popular!
     
  20. stevel

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    I think that's what the "server" product is supposed to offer.
     

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