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. shibby191

    shibby191 New Member

    1,329
    0
    Dec 24, 2007

    Advertisements

    Using your link I clearly see 5 Showtime's in HD.

    Showtime East HD, Showtime 2 HD, Showtime 3 HD, Showtime West HD and Showtime Extreme HD (and actually there is a 6th, The Movie Channel HD which is part of the Showtime package).
     
  2. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Well-Known Member

    9,234
    54
    Aug 25, 2001
    Florida
    I don't have the PDF in front of me but the one I printed out must not have had HD next to them or I would have listed them. Also if you want to include The Movie Channel, Fios has 4 of those which is also part of their Showtime and Movie Channel package. They also will have Epix soon but no idea which package they are putting it in though.
     
  3. shibby191

    shibby191 New Member

    1,329
    0
    Dec 24, 2007
    FYI I was just looking online on that page. You can scroll thru the channels. I didn't look at any PDF.

    All I'll say about the movie channels is that they are all worthless to me anyway. I mean, how many times can you really see Wedding Crashers on HBO 14 or Showtime the Ocho? ;) I really don't need 25 HD movie channels that all repeat the same old tired movies over and over and over again. Really only need 1 or 2 each at most.

    Netflix is a much better deal price wise. For my family anyway.
     
  4. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Well-Known Member

    9,234
    54
    Aug 25, 2001
    Florida
    No worries. It definitely wasn't my intention to give incorrect info. I had printed both out so I could compare them side by side since it was easier to check them off as I compared them. The PDF may be out of date. I didn't bother using the web page and just assumed they would be the same.

    I have Netflix also but I get delayed shipments because I return movies too quickly since I watch them the day I get them. Some days I even return them the same day since my mail comes early morning and they don't pick up from the local mailbox till midafternoon. I finally just downgraded to two discs out at a time since I was always waiting for the third disc anyway. I am now looking at dropping to one disc for the same reason. It keeps taking several days to get my movies.

    I agree somewhat but I have found you do have better choices on the secondary channels than the regular HBO/Showtime.

    EDIT: I just looked at my PDF and it turns out my printer only printed page 1 of 2. The rest of the Showtimes were on the top of page 2 so I missed them and it is my fault.
     
  5. Spiky

    Spiky Macman

    144
    0
    May 30, 2002
    Mpls, MN

    Advertisements

    Nice to see the reasons for why I seldom come here (or to DBSTalk) are still 100% valid. Maybe you freaks should go watch all of these shows you've recorded on your various types of DVRs.

    At least Tivo Community actually had the news I wanted about the next Tivo on D*. So, I guess I'll come back in another 5 years to see if you are all still measuring your 3rd leg.
     
  6. Matt L

    Matt L Member

    396
    0
    Aug 13, 2000
    Flushing, MI
    See you in 5 years when you check to see if the new D Tivo is coming out in the next year or so...
     
  7. shibby191

    shibby191 New Member

    1,329
    0
    Dec 24, 2007
    LOL. That wouldn't actually surprise me. :eek:
     
  8. fasTLane

    fasTLane Member

    562
    0
    Nov 25, 2005
    LOL!

    Yessiree... This so called Tivo forum can be a real hoot.... :p
     
  9. durst

    durst Member

    111
    0
    Nov 12, 2002
    Fort Worth, TX
    This is good proof that everyone watches their Tivo differently.

    I too have had a Tivo for about 12 years now. I am always turning my TV on and start watching whatever is on and realize that I want to watch the whole show at a later time and hit record as its been on this channel for 30 min just to see it start recording the next program and completely dump what I wanted to watch.

    Its not only frustrating that you don't get to watch the earlier part of the program, but you don't get to watch ANY of that program.

    Of course, since I've been Tivo'ing for so long, you get in the habit of checking to see if this program in the buffer is already over because you know you will lose it, but nonetheless.....it sucks!

    Anyways, if you have only done this once in the last 10 years, you must not watch live TV much...if ever. This only happens to me when I first turn on my TV, but it happens often. I am about to uprgrade to an HD and will love/hate the 90 minute buffer for these reasons.
     
  10. nrc

    nrc Cracker Soul

    2,491
    35
    Nov 17, 1999
    Living in a...
    Yes, I rarely watch live TV. In fact, I usually hit the TiVo button to bring up Now Playing before my TV even comes on so I rarely even see whatever happens to be on at the moment. Now Playing, Suggestions, Live Guide is the order I check for things to watch and I rarely get to the guide. That'll happen when you have more than 50 season passes and auto-record wishlists. :)

    BTW, TiVo has only been available for 10 years and six months.
     
  11. cramer

    cramer Member

    430
    0
    Aug 14, 2000
    Raleigh,...
    The question of who has the most HD cannot be answered by a channel list. It might *say* HD, and might be in an HD resolution on your TV, but an unacceptable amount of crap being broadcast is f'ing NOT HD. Taking 4:3 content and variable field stretching it into a 16:9 box is not what I'm paying for. It looks worse than a** and is simply seizure inducing. TNTHD has done this crap for eons -- 'tho surprisingly, they don't do that to commercials (anymore)... they get pillar boxed with logos (like ESPN2HD does with SD content.) If it's 4:3, for the love of all that's holy, broadcast it that way; let the receiver and TV deal with it.

    Second thing to consider... how insanely over-compressed is the signal? Even Cartoon Network HD, which is more of the 4:3 stretched insanity -- the simplest sh*t in the world to compress, btw -- is compressed so heavily that it gets grainy and pixelated.
     
  12. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Well-Known Member

    9,234
    54
    Aug 25, 2001
    Florida
    This is one of the perks of Fios. They don't do any additional compression and the only compression done is from the signal providers themselves prior to Fios receiving the signal. This is why for OTA the recording size is the same as if you recorded it off Fios.

    Regardless I just wish we had some real Tivo news to talk about lol.
     
  13. DixonJDixon

    DixonJDixon New Member

    30
    0
    Feb 13, 2004
    Atlanta, GA
    Aint that the truth!
     
  14. llarch

    llarch Member

    60
    0
    May 7, 2004
    For what it is worth, just got this from Tivo via email out of the blue, they asked me to update my profile which I setup two years ago (this is the first and only contact I've ever received from them);

    "TiVo Supplemental Profile Survey

    Please allow me to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt thanks for your willingness to be one of our highly valued Beta testers.

    Please take a few moments to complete the Supplemental Profile Survey (under Survey in the left navigation) at https://fieldtrials.tivo.com at your earliest convenience. This will help us in selecting participants for upcoming Beta programs, so it is critical that you provide this information.

    Thanks again for joining the TiVo Field Trials community. We look forward to working with you in the future.

    Casey Nance
    Sr. Manager, TiVo Field Trials/Beta Programs"

    Could be routine, could be prep for an upcoming beta relating to this thread, have no idea.
     
  15. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Well-Known Member

    9,234
    54
    Aug 25, 2001
    Florida
    I think it might be more for the new Best Buy Tivo since some of the questions have to deal with another survey they sent out recently.
     
  16. llarch

    llarch Member

    60
    0
    May 7, 2004
    It actually didn't contain any questions, it was basically a prompt for me to update my existing field trials profile.
     
  17. SullyND

    SullyND L: 31-14 (10-2) TCF Club

    12,398
    2,712
    Dec 30, 2004
    Chicago Burbs
    Would DirecTV run the trials for a new DirecTiVo?
     
  18. lrhorer

    lrhorer Active Member

    6,933
    10
    Aug 31, 2003
    San...
    Most TiVos have not been designed and built by TiVo. Indeed, until the advent of the S3, the vast majority of TiVo boxes were manufactured by Sony, Philips, Hughes, or Humax, nearly from day 1. I could be wrong, but I don't think TiVo ever manufactured a DTivo, did they? Certainly I never purchased one.
     
  19. lrhorer

    lrhorer Active Member

    6,933
    10
    Aug 31, 2003
    San...
    Well, I'm certainly not hurting for space on my TiVos, but the buffer is as worthless to me as porcine male mamaries. I definitely vote either the ability turn off such nonsense or at least as small a buffer as possible.
     
  20. magnus

    magnus Tivo User

    2,507
    0
    Nov 12, 2004
    Texas
    Yeah, I have a friend that subscribes to the thought that a 90 minute buffer is needed. He used to have a Dish DVR. The only way I would want this to change would be a configuration option. I believe that TWP (via Hackman) has an option like that.

    Yeah, it has 15 minute increments to 180 minutes.

     

Share This Page

spam firewall

Advertisements