TiVo for Directv

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by camelDoyle, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. camelDoyle

    camelDoyle New Member

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    I purchased a new HD Tv. My standard Tivo does not work with it. Does anyone know anyhing about the rumors of a new Tivo model soon for DirecTv?
     
  2. bigpuma

    bigpuma Well-Known Member

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    The only thing that is known about the upcoming HD TiVo for DirecTV is that it is supposed to be out by the end of this year, which probably means sometime in 2010.
     
  3. wkearney99

    wkearney99 Bill Kearney

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    DirecTV has promised and failed to deliver just about all announcements they've made in recent years. Until they actually ship something don't bet on anything ever actually coming to market. Even stuff they demo fails to ever get delivered.

    I jumped ship from DirecTV and went with FIOS using TivoHDs and CableCards. Now at least I can take my Tivos to another carrier should I want to change. With DirecTV devices you're stuck with DirecTV service. You can't use their gear with any other carriers. This is not a good strategy unless you want to get trapped with a sole provider.
     
  4. Fezmid

    Fezmid New Member

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    Yeah, but you paid for your TiVo(s) and pay a monthly fee for each.... I don't feel "locked in" when I didn't have to pay for the equipment, and I only pay $6/month for all 4 DVRs in my house....
     
  5. RS4

    RS4 New Member

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    Of course there is a resale market for the Tivo's and many of us not using Direct do not have a long-term contract with the service provider, meaning we can shop around.:p
     
  6. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Well-Known Member

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    Fios requires a 1 to 2 year contract so while tempting to make the switch I figure I can hold out for another year. If we don't see the Directivo by then it may be time to look into Fios again. At the same time maybe by then we will see some additional features or new Tivo hardware that really gets excited.
     
  7. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    To get this thread back on topic.

    Yes, a new DirecTV HD DVR with Tivo is in the works.

    BTW, your standard TiVo will work with the new HDTV, just not in HD. :)
     
  8. TyroneShoes

    TyroneShoes HD evangelist

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    Not even re-MOTE-ly true.

    Of course you could prove me wrong by listing what you say they claimed but did not deliver, but too late, they have announced MPEG-4, Ka sats with increased capacity, the HD DVR+ platform, LIL in HD in all major markets, as well as that they would launch numerous HD CONUS channels well before anyone else and become far and away the continuing HD leader among vendors.

    All of that came true, and all were significant to a majority of customers.

    What's on your important scary list that would be enough to push that into the category of "failed to deliver on just about all announcements" and make it insignificant?
     

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