Official: Tivo says "DVR rollouts with... DirecTV are on track"

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by Phillip Chapman, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. wkearney99

    wkearney99 Bill Kearney

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    Given how frequently programs are shown again it's easy to just pick another showing to record. That and as more online access develops it'll be even easier to just go grab another copy of it. A longer per-show buffer would be an interesting feature. But not one I'd argue strongly for or against.
     
  2. fasTLane

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    sjberra New Member

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    as pointed out, directv has no presence at CES according to the CES website and those that have direct contact with them. Will be interesting to see a blue smoke and mirros device introduced by a blue smoke and mirrors presence at CES. Unless they have some direct link to corporate confidentail correspondence, it is all speculation
     
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    so, still has no basis in fact. I really doubt that Directv will allow a small company to show new hardware for them. Would be poor marketing on Directv's part.
     
  6. beardad

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    Poor Marketing? Perhaps if the technology is there and Directv was the first to have the cutting edge both would benefit. TiVo at one time was the only word used to describe a DVR. Many celebrities are making references to TiVo so perhaps the fact of using the term may actually save the company.:cool:
     
  7. snickerrrrs

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    Once Directv releases a new Tivo based dvr they'll make a big deal about it, probably at a big trade show. They will be able to charge an extra $5 per HD dvr for the new software so they'll want people to know about it immediately. Plus with all the commercials from Time-Warner and Dish attacking Directv's service and prices they'll want any leg up they can get.
     
  8. HiDefGator

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    I think they are "hoping" they can charge an extra $5 for it. So far there is no proof anyone will pay the extra up charge.
     
  9. cbessant

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    On March 31, 2010 the grave stone will read: "Rest in peace MPEG-3, and screw all the remaining TiVo HD customers, unless you are a hotel or college DORM consumer".

    Check-out Channel 99, and you'll see the rest of the 70-channel range that was used for MPEG-3 HD is going away; it has been suffering a slow death over the past 2 years as DirecTv chipped away at it. Still no word on when the new HD DirecTiVo will be released, and DirecTv could care less, unless you are a hotel or college dorm customer.

    Nice, real nice.
     
  10. litzdog911

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    It's actually the MPEG2 HD channels going away. Being discussed here ....
    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=444597
     
  11. Wil

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    Don't stop him; he's on a roll (said in the original spirit).
     

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