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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by ZeoTiVo, Sep 3, 2008.
TiVo and DirectTV back to making DVRs together
or just read it in this forum
Maybe this is Earl's secret project.
nah. I'm sure Earl is punching holes in walls today.
You have to wonder what kind of day a DirecTV DVR+ platform developer is having today.
Yes, the PR says that DTV will offer both platforms to new and existing subscribers. It's going to be interesting to now hear the other side speak of the merits of having both systems, when just a while ago only one made sense to them.
As a consumer, DirecTV is once again an option for me. Thank you Chase Carey.
This is good news. I wonder if it will allow for things like the ol' transfer of programs to a PC, MRV, etc.
I know this will bring a few DTV folks back to the TiVo service.
And based upon how my cable card experience has been, it will bring some Tivo folks over to DTV.
It's been so long since I been here that I had to reset my password. Can't wait to get my dual live buffers back. Happy day
This is just smart business for DirecTV.
While I think CableCard is a pretty lousy technology so far, it will, long term, make cable a better product. DirecTV needs to fight that, and I think working with an established, DVR-only company to develop the technology for other hardware to integrate into your system is a brilliant move. I'd imagine the USB box (HDPC20 or something like that) was another step in this direction.
D* just won me back. I imagine there will be lots from this board like me.
Sorry. Didn't see this thread when I started the other.
This just popped up on engadget.
Hell freezes over, new DirecTV HD TiVo on the way
It's good to see it happen, but it's probably not going to win me back. It might let them be an option at some point in the future again should I find reason to leave Comcast. But things work well; the price is significantly better than DirecTV; Internet and phone service is included; and I have all the HD channels I have any interest in, except for 2 minor ones and I fully expect we'll have them before a new DVR could come from DirecTV anyway. Heck, Verizon FIOS should be in my neighborhood before DirecTV will have a new DVR, so they'd have to compete with that option as well.
Even though Dtv sent me quite the offer yesterday (4 mos of *everything* free, free hookup and free HD DVR), I've got to agree with Doug on this one.
CableCards should win out, but it when a product depends on support from 100's (taking a guess here) of companies versus just one, the average level of support will be worse. Especially when cc users make up such a small user base (and that's not necessarily going to change for awhile), the motivation for training and just plain competence isn't there. Right now cablecards are a crap shoot depending on where you live and what providers are available. When it's bad it is bad.
I will switch to Direct immediately IF TiVoToGo and Multiroom Viewing are part of the deal. While I will put up with Direct's HD Lite I won't settle for TiVo Lite.
DirectTV moving away from Tivo and the HDLite that was being transmitted pushed me to Fios. I can't see going back. I think this is great though. I've got friends that like their DirectTV Tivos that were wondering where to go and this could be their answer.
So why is it going to take almost a year to get this "new" DVR out of the door? Seems like with what Direct and TiVo already are doing they should be able to part this together in less time than that.
Wow. I guess I really shouldn't be surprised but it just goes to show everyone how fast technology and businesses can change.
I'm still running two Series 2 DirecTivos and a really old Series 1 DirecTivo but have moved onto Vista Media Center along with Media Center Extenders for all my primary OTA HD viewing.
I'll be watching this closely though and would love a Directv / Tivo HD DVR.
This is great news! It is good to have options and DTV is going to back in the list of options for me
Don't look a gift TiVo in the mouth.
Wow, it's been awhile since I've posted here. I used to check this site multiple times a day before I switched out my DirecTivo's for DirecTV's version of a dvr.
I am so happy to hear that DirecTV is bringing back a HD capable TIVO! I can't wait... though I do like the VOD feature on the DirecTV boxes. Hopefully that will find its way into the new box.
We're retiring to our motor home in about two years. I was planning on going to Dish because their user interface gets good reviews. But, with a Tivo-based HD Directv, I know where I'm going! It's a no-brainer. Every time Directv sends me a notice saying "Come on back! We miss you!" I throw it in the trash, muttering, "Give me a Tivo interface and I will come back.".
Good job Directv!