Updates on the new DIRECTV TiVo

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  1. Feb 11, 2009 #1 of 1039
    tivoupgrade

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    Didn't see this posted here and not exactly sure when TiVo put this on their site, however there is now a mailing list you can sign up for on TiVo's website for updates on the DIRECTV HD DVR with TiVo service planned for later this year.

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    Not clear yet whether it will be a re-purposed Series3/TiVo HD with DIRECTV tuners or a DIRECTV HD DVR with TiVo functionality (perhaps implemented using middle-ware like the Comcast box) but hopefully details will emerge, soon.

    Full blog post here.

    Lou
     
  2. Feb 11, 2009 #2 of 1039
    Gunnyman

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    Thanks Lou
    I signed up
     
  3. Feb 11, 2009 #3 of 1039
    dswallow

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    Like anybody here regularly needs to sign up to hear any news first. ;) It's more like DirecTV should sign up here to hear the news first. :p
     
  4. Feb 11, 2009 #4 of 1039
    CuriousMark

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    Last October at the Nataxis Bleichroeder Hidden Gems conference TiVo's CEO, Tom Rogers, said that it would not be a middle-ware supported download like the Comcast box. Unfortunately he didn't say much more than that either.

    I think the leading speculation is that it will be TiVo Software on an HR2X platform, but that still no more than a guess.
     
  5. Feb 11, 2009 #5 of 1039
    shibby191

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    That mailing list was up right after the announcement last summer so it's nothing new. At DirecTV's conference call yesterday they again did not mention Tivo. Certainly not a good sign if it would indeed be rolled out this year.
     
  6. Feb 11, 2009 #6 of 1039
    HiDefGator

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    I doubt it is as big a deal for Directv as it is for Tivo.
     
  7. Feb 11, 2009 #7 of 1039
    shibby191

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    It's not. DirecTV really doesn't need the Tivo unit but Tivo sure needs it to come out. The Tivo conference call is March 2nd I believe so we'll see if they have any info or if they will continue their "no comment" line from CES after the CEO said it was delayed until next year.
     
  8. Feb 11, 2009 #8 of 1039
    innocentfreak

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    I swear I got it from here but good to see it posted again anyway. I made it part of my signature when I first found out about it.
     
  9. Feb 13, 2009 #9 of 1039
    mp11

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    Not sure about Directv or Tivo, but its a big deal for me. Having to reset this POS HR21 twice a week is absolutely rediculous! Tivo based units HAVE to be better than this!
     
  10. Feb 13, 2009 #10 of 1039
    Navion1951

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    Well, I don't know if they do or don't. I have a couple of very old Sony T-60's and a Phillips box that I'm nursing along until the new DirecTiVo boxes come out. I have a couple of HiDef TV's but DirecTV isn't getting me as an HD customer until the new boxes come out. I have friends that have the Hughes HD DVR's and they are very disappointed with them. Why would I spend money on something like that?

    I know it's not a big deal to get the HD fee but I wonder how many people are waiting for the new DirecTiVo boxes to make the move?
     
  11. Feb 15, 2009 #11 of 1039
    john-duncan-yoyo

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    Isn't the point for lots of people to sign up and let them know lots of people are waiting for them to get this out the door.
     
  12. Feb 15, 2009 #12 of 1039
    grecorj

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    Thanks Lou. Even if it isn't "new", it's "new to me"!
     
  13. Feb 15, 2009 #13 of 1039
    rock_doctor

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    It's a big deal for me. I have absolutely had it with my old series 2 and my SA units. If D* doesn't roll these things out soon i am done with D* and i will take $90 a month elsewhere. (Sounded harsher then i had expected... :) )
     
  14. Feb 16, 2009 #14 of 1039
    belunos

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    Those units are actually quite nice. If you're moving straight from Tivo to them you're going to hate them.. it took me about 3 months to really warm up to it. But over the life of the unit they've released tons of updates, which tells me the engineers actually care about the product. These days most of the bugs are in the hardware rather than the software.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm still as tickled as a little girl about Tivo coming back, and I'll switch over to one when it gets here.. but these days, the DTV units are pretty competitive. I mean, I'm sorry, but Tivo isn't enough to make me want to go back to *shudder* Comcast -_-
     
  15. Feb 16, 2009 #15 of 1039
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    I'm one of those. A friend has the D* DVR and I don't like it. I've considered switching back to cable, but then I remember all the reasons I dumped them in the first place. Luckily HD doesn't mean enough to me to get rid of my series 2 DTivos and replace them with something I don't like, so I'm patiently waiting for the new unit.
     
  16. Feb 16, 2009 #16 of 1039
    tivoupgrade

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    After 11 years with DIRECTV I ended up dumping them to go back to cable with a Series3. Ironically, our local cable options have gotten better and since there are no contract requirements, we can always go back to DIRECTV when it suits us (and when we feel like signing another two-year contract).

    Lou
     
  17. Feb 16, 2009 #17 of 1039
    Rodwalls

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    I wonder if this will mean the Series 3 HD will eventually be able to work with Direct Tv. Just a thought.
     
  18. Feb 16, 2009 #18 of 1039
    shibby191

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    Impossible, it doesn't have satellite tuners in them (among other things). Any new Tivo unit for DirecTV with either be a new box or will be software loaded on the current DirecTV DVRs (ala the Comcast Tivo boxes).
     
  19. Feb 16, 2009 #19 of 1039
    CuriousMark

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    Not a download like the Comcast boxes, but a full TiVo software installation wedded directly to the DTV hardware. See above.
     
  20. Feb 16, 2009 #20 of 1039
    HiDefGator

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    Unless it ends up being diffferent hardware it could one day be a download.
     

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