Received DirecTv mailer today, new DIRECTV TiVo software coming in 2008

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by dvr4me, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. dvr4me

    dvr4me New Member

    Jul 10, 2007


    I just received a mailer from DirecTv. Here's the text:

    As a DIRECTV/TiVo customer, you'll soon have access to the latest innovations such as:

      Forgot to set up a recording before you left the house? Simply schedule recordings remotely by visiting
      Quickly restore deleted programs to your "Now Playing" list.
      Never worry about recording conflicts again. For consecutively scheduled recordings that overlap, TiVo will clip the ending of the first show or beginning of the second (based on the higher priority), but will never cancel one of your recordings.

    These new features are completely FREE and you don't need to do anything to get them. In early 2008, the enhancements will automatically download to your DIRECTV Receiver, as long as it is connected to a land-based phone line.

    So sit back, relas, and continue to enjoy the nation's best television experience with DIRECTV. And know that DIRECTV and TiVo will continue to explore ways to bring future enhancements to our valued DIRECTV customers with TiVo service.

    Thanks you for being a loyal DIRECTV customer.

    Quite interesting. It would seem that maybe DIRECTV and TiVo are partnering again? What are the bets that they introduce a TiVo HD type device that will work with DIRECTV in high def? (and only DIRECTV)...

    I actually just cancelled DIRECTV and bought a TiVo HD and have been happily running on cable service. I'm quite surprised to have received the mailer.
  2. WhyMe

    WhyMe New Member

    Jul 11, 2005
    I also got this flyer a phone call and the info on screen. Seems like to me they are pushing this software upgrade alot, maybe quite a few customers are leaving?
  3. LeoGetz

    LeoGetz New Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    I got the same thing...Just in time...Comcast in my area should be getting the TIVO software rolling out soon...Who every gets me the TIVO HD first gets my business....
  4. appleye1

    appleye1 Active Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Back From...
    Surely this doesn't apply to Series 1 DirecTivos but I couldn't find that mentioned anywhere on the flyer. (I think I did see that exception in the on screen announcement though.)

    And it's pretty weird to be pumping the software upgrade so far in advance. This whole thing is kind of strange.
  5. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

    Sep 19, 2001
    Binghamton, NY
  6. Dkerr24

    Dkerr24 Lost in Big Bend

    Oct 28, 2004
    Okla, USA
    Still no MRV (Multi Room Viewing) or the ability to copy files directly to PC? Still no ability to get updates over USB/Ethernet? Still needs a land-based phone line? How 1980's.... c'mon directv we need more than these meager offerings.

    I'll pass on these 'upgrades' and continue to enjoy more advanced features on my zippered units.
  7. Cutty

    Cutty New Member

    Sep 8, 2007
    What they didn't tell you was that if you own the HD model, all the new HD channels coming on board are MPEG4, and since the 250 receiver only accepts MPEG2, it won't pick up the new channels....AHHH. However, Direct TV did tell me on the phone that they would continue to support the 10 or so channels in HD.

    Very obvious to me they are trying to force TIVO out. :mad:
  8. BigFoot48

    BigFoot48 New Member

    Jul 1, 2003
    I don't get the point of this "upgrade". Most people will be switching to HD DVRs and they're not Tivo, so this upgrade will only benefit those who choose to remain in the last century.

    A last gasp from D* throwing a bone to the non-HD crowd?
  9. jmoak

    jmoak Beware of Conky!

    Jun 20, 2000
    On one hand, directv is saying, "Want the new channels? Gotta give up your tivo."
    On the other, directv is saying, "New stuff's a'coming! Don't give up your tivo!"

    Jim Stark said it best....
    The "Rebel Without a Cause" guy, not the Norwegian pop band

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