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

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  1. magnus

    magnus Tivo User

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    I don't think it's too early to give some details. I'd think that Directv could at least give some pricing details.
     
  2. stevel

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    That's not their style - and they probably haven't figured out pricing yet anyway, as that's usually one of the last things to be decided. I expect to see something at CES in January.
     
  3. shibby191

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    Exactly. When has DirecTV ever offered such information so far ahead of time. Typically not until it's actually released or very shortly before. And I'm sure DirecTV has put a gag order or sort on Tivo to keep their mouth shut on such things.

    If Tivo shows nothing at CES then be worried it will be out at all in 2010. DirecTV doesn't go to CES anymore so I wouldn't expect anything out of them.
     
  4. fasTLane

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    Thank goodness for the HR10-250! Makes the wait bearable. ;)
     
  5. shibby191

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    LOL. Yea. I'm sure all the NFL games in HD looked great on the HR10. Oh wait... :eek: ;)
     
  6. samo

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    Sorry to disappoint you, but you will not get the "TiVo loyal fan" medal. It is given to people who drop DirecTV and buy TiVo HD with lifetime so they can watch pause ads :)
     
  7. Matt L

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    I've been enjoying double play since May and it's one of the reasons I opted to switch to the HR2x series. And now there are more goodies out there. I used to be in the TiVo or die camp, but now i just chuckle when i read all these posts. I have 2 guides set up, One is all channels less crap, and the other is Hd. The HD guide says 120 + channels, now to be honest it includes my OTA sub channels, but even without those it's a hell of a lot more than the 7 the HR10's are getting.

    You guys can smugly sit there holding your TiVo remote feeling superior, while I have over a 100 HD choices available to me and you have only 7. Ok.... Sure...
     
  8. innocentfreak

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    I guess that would put me in that boat, but I don't even notice the ads. Then again I only pause something if I have to leave the room or do something where my attention won't be on the TV.
     
  9. samo

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    Just curious why you set up HD guide. It is one of the standard options on the guide menu. I can see making custom guide for "all channels less crap" (I do it too) and "just channel that I really watch", but "all HD channels" is already pre-set.
     
  10. magnus

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    Yep, too much is made of this. It's not even something that bothers me.


     
  11. sjberra

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    why would I even want pause ads on a unit? Use the dvr to bypass the annoying things on a program and then get subjected to them if I have to pause the unit for something? Wonder what the kick back amount to Tivo is for having the ads on the unit
     
  12. TyroneShoes

    TyroneShoes HD evangelist

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    :) You could just ignore my posts like most folks. That would protect you. In fact, you should probably stop reading this one right now.
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    OK, don't say I didn't warn you. Let's just say that even if I might be very uninhibited, everyone has to draw a line somewhere. That said, I'll wager the peanut remote has gone (but never in my house) where no man has gone before probably more often than any other remote, if you get my drift (use your apparently-vivid imagination). :D


    (I have never been less proud of a post :eek:)
     
  13. 20TIL6

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    What medal? I want my medal.
     
  14. TyroneShoes

    TyroneShoes HD evangelist

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    So, not to read between the lines, but when you look back at the person you were at one time (Tivo-or-dier) you also laugh at how ridiculous that person was acting?

    I guess we all grow. Good for you. Glad you didn't actually "or die".

    Well now I feel really smug and superior, because I have both. My HR20's are capable of any channel and are my primary recorders which have lots of slick features that Tivo arrogantly dismissed and/or never dreamed of, and I also have my HR10-250's, which can get about 85% of what I watch from OTA HD channels with an ergonomic GUI and good search, slo-mo, and suggestions abilities as my backup recorders. Tsk tsk, all you pitiful poor suckers with only one platform, what a shame. :)
     
  15. 20TIL6

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    You know, in O&G, if you don't take some profits from the end product and invest in new exploration.... eventually there is nothing to support the end product at all. So that is why it is a common business cycle for that industry.

    DVRs without some sort of acceptable inclusion of advertising are equally disruptive in the business cycle of content. The 30 second spot is gone. You pay DirecTV for delivery. DirecTV pays for license to broadcast. But advertising pays for content creation in this model.

    So in the long term, all DVR platforms will have ad inclusion. I actually don't mind TiVo's at all. I'm not interrupted, and sometimes the stuff is of interest actually. The only way out of ad inclusion is ala carte programming where the consumer shoulders the cost. That's possible, and the shows would probably get a lot better!:p But I really think the telcos and cable are better apt to deliver this model just from an infrastructure aspect.
     
  16. magnus

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    What features does an HR20 have that a TivoHD or S3 does not. Are you comparing apples to apples?

     
  17. Matt L

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    Well, I have both too, but the TiVo get very, very little use now. I have AM21's or HR20's so all receivers have OTA capability. I much prefer to record the MPEG4 streams since they take up less space and I rarely if ever record a sub channel.

    As to the other post about my channel lists, I set up HD only for just that. I don't watch anything, unless it's really compelling, if it is not HD. I've never seen an HD only option available on the HR2x series. If you mean the sort function, that just makes a few more key presses when none are needed.
     
  18. samo

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    You click guide twice and it opens the menu for the preset guide options like "movies", "sports", "news", etc. One of the options is "All HD channels".
    If you select an option, then only channels in this option will show up in a guide.
     
  19. fasTLane

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

    The mother of threads gone off topic.... moderators?

    Or is this merely a sales "forum"? ;)
     
  20. 20TIL6

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    What makes me chuckle is the attention these "new HD DirecTiVo" threads get.

    • Will never happen, vapor... it's delayed vapor.
    • There isn't a significant number of DirecTiVo users still holding out.
    • DirecTV does not need TiVo (certainly true)
    • Current/Future DirecTV customers will gain nothing by opting for the new TiVo.
    • The 5+ year-old HR10-250 is crap next to the latest HR2X (and guess what, my iPod Touch is a lot better than my original iPod too)

    A whole bunch of protesting, a whole bunch of "Just move along, nothing to see here". Nobody is interested.

    And yet these threads get thousands of views and at least hundreds of inputs.
     

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