Updates on the new DIRECTV TiVo

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by tivoupgrade, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. Feb 22, 2010 #181 of 1039
    litzdog911

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    I wish. Rumors at last month's CES suggest end of 2010 or even early 2011 is more likely.
     
  2. Feb 22, 2010 #182 of 1039
    shibby191

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    Yea, that's the same sign up page Tivo has had up for a year and a half. LOL
     
  3. Feb 26, 2010 #183 of 1039
    Banana-Heads

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    All I know is my patience is wearing thin. I've been with Directv for 10 years. They said I'm eligible for two free unit upgrades and offered me their DVRs. I said no way as they are complete crap. I'm waiting for the new box. We had two HR10-250s. One went bad, now I'm using an old Phillips in the bedroom. It's getting to a point where this old hardware won't last much longer.

    If I didn't have lifetime Tivo and free lifetime HDTV, I would drop them but those two things are too good to lose. I mean, how long does it take to build a unit??? This is ridiculous!

    On a side note, the retention dept. told me they are in the testing phase of the units. That they were almost released but something went wrong and the units had to go back to the bench.
     
  4. Feb 26, 2010 #184 of 1039
    John T Smith

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    >they are complete crap

    I am now half-and-half DTivo (one each HR10-250 and RCA upgraded to 320Gig) and two DTV HR23-700

    The HR23's are not, IMHO, crap... yes they are DIFFERENT, but they do work to record individual or season pass items

    Wait if you want... but also realize that whatever new HD DTivo box comes out MAY have screens that don't look the same as the current DTivo boxes
     
  5. Feb 26, 2010 #185 of 1039
    Banana-Heads

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    The HR23's are not, IMHO, crap... yes they are DIFFERENT, but they do work to record individual or season pass items

    I'm just going by the thousands of reviews and comments I've read, all of which were pretty negative. In addition, the retention rep told me that the DVR boxes would be discontinued some time after the new Tivo boxes come out. I'm sure it will be several years. but still. I don't want to get two free DVRs then have to pay for the new Tivos. But if it's going to be 2011, I may just not wait.
     
  6. Feb 26, 2010 #186 of 1039
    Adam1115

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    You're reading forums that only post complaints.

    There are plenty of complaints about TiVo here, search for those to.

    IMO the DirecTV box isn't as good as a TiVo, but it's far from crap.
     
  7. Feb 26, 2010 #187 of 1039
    Banana-Heads

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    All I've owned is Tivo and I've never had a problem with it, except failure after so many years. Which is expected with any component from daily use.

    No one seems to think the Directv's DVR is as good as Tivo's, so that's pretty much it. I really didn't sign up here to debate opinions about the pros and cons of each box. If you have a Directv DVR and like it, great. I'm just interested when the new unit is coming out.
     
  8. Feb 26, 2010 #188 of 1039
    bigpuma

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    Did you even read this thread? There certainly are people who think they are as good, some even think they are better. Personally I think the HR2x series is pretty good.
     
  9. Feb 26, 2010 #189 of 1039
    Rainy Dave

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    I think the HR2x series is great. I somewhat prefer it over the 2 DirecTiVos I also own.

    PS. I wouldn't put much faith in what the retention reps say. Their job is to keep you with DirecTV.
     
  10. Feb 26, 2010 #190 of 1039
    samo

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    There are 9+ millions of DirecTV DVR users. All of them hate DirecTV DVRs?
    If DirecTV DVRs were nothing but the problems, you would think that people would jump over to the cable and bought HD TiVos. The facts are that TiVo sold about 300K HD TiVos over the years and currently selling about 10K a month while lossing subs at the rate of 25K a month (and these numbers exclude DirecTivos)
     
  11. Feb 26, 2010 #191 of 1039
    innocentfreak

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    I wouldn't say all of them, but if you want HD and the Sunday Ticket you don't have a choice unless you just go without a DVR.
     
  12. Feb 26, 2010 #192 of 1039
    Wil

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    ... and when that capability is basically being held hostage, you pay the ransom.
     
  13. Feb 27, 2010 #193 of 1039
    shibby191

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    Check some other forums like DBSTalk or Satguys. Are there threads of problems? Sure, just like there are threads with problems in the Tivo threads here. But there are plenty of people that like the DirecTV DVRs just fine.

    The key here is this: If you can't get over the fact it's not a Tivo and doesn't have the Tivo UI then you'll never be happy. But if you can let that go then the DirecTV DVR performs just fine. It records your programs and plays them back. I guess if you need something more that perhaps Tivo offers and DirecTV doesn't then maybe you'll be disappointed. But for it's core use, it's plenty fine and many prefer it over the Tivo UI. That doesn't make it "better". Also doesn't make Tivo "better". Just like some people think both are crap and the Dish DVR is the best.

    Also, a lot of sentiment here is from the troubles the platform had 3-4 years ago that for the most part just don't exist anymore. It's very solid.
     
  14. Feb 27, 2010 #194 of 1039
    SullyND

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    I'm holding out for an HD TiVo on DirecTV (Still using my SD DVRs). Have they added suggestions to the HR series recorders? Can you have more than 50 Series Links?
     
  15. Feb 27, 2010 #195 of 1039
    shibby191

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    Well, your first mistake it listening to anything a CSR says and believing it. They don't know anything. Your best source of that info is forums like Satguys or DBSTalk or AVS.

    Second, they aren't being discontinued. In fact they just released the H24 series which is their newest platform. And the home server project is also in testing and due out this year. I highly doubt they are going to discontinue a product that continues to roll out newer receivers and is central around everything they are building out. Plus 10+ million homes have one, be pretty dumb to drop the whole platform.

    This new DirecTivo HD, IF it ever comes out, is a *premium* product which will cost more to get up front and cost an extra monthly fee. DirecTV is allowing Tivo to build it and is passing on all the extra costs. Sort of like "Ok Tivo, you say your best, show us what you got and we pass on the cost". So it's a no lose for DirecTV if it flops or even never ships.

    Anyway, this has all be rehashed many times...
     
  16. Feb 27, 2010 #196 of 1039
    Adam1115

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    Yes, and a lot of people have never had a problem with the DirecTV DVR.
     
  17. Feb 27, 2010 #197 of 1039
    shibby191

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    Nope. So if those are more important then anything else for you then you won't be happy.
     
  18. Feb 27, 2010 #198 of 1039
    Banana-Heads

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    Well, now you all have got me thinking. I'm not married to the Tivo. I'm open to change. So you're saying that the Directv DVR is basically just as good?

    I did read that when you fast forward on the Directv DVR it doesn't roll back a few seconds when you stop like the Tivo does. I really like that feature.

    I do miss getting HD and do not really want to wait any longer.
     
  19. Feb 27, 2010 #199 of 1039
    John T Smith

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    >fast forward on the Directv DVR it doesn't roll back a few seconds when you stop like the Tivo does

    My two HR23 boxes both DO have that feature

    Even my wife, tech challenged and who HATED the Comcast cable DVR we used for a year while building this house, is getting used to the different remote control and different UI

    Again... the DTV DVR is different... we've only had ours since December so there may be things we haven't used, but for what we do (record individual programs or series) they work just as good as the two DTivo boxes we still have
     
  20. Feb 27, 2010 #200 of 1039
    fasTLane

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    Ready to check out the new Tivo from DirecTV.
     

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