Updates on the new DIRECTV TiVo

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

  1. Aug 16, 2010 #541 of 1039

    shibby191 New Member

    Dec 24, 2007


    Not sure how they can promise you anything today in terms of swapping to a product that just doesn't exist. Once it finally gets announced as available on a certain date with pricing and all that, then they can work swap deals. But they certainly can't do that for something that doesn't exist, who knows what the price will be and who knows when it will come out (if at all). I'm sure you can understand that. What if they give you the promise of some deal and then it doesn't come out for another year or maybe doesn't come out at all and then you get all pissed off because of that. Better to not make promises for something that isn't out yet.
  2. Aug 16, 2010 #542 of 1039

    Admdata New Member

    May 9, 2010
    Greeley PA
    hmm.... thats odd I took off a directv reciver box off my account (not a dvr) a regular box (a leased box mine you) and never asked for it back or charged me for it. I still have it after 7 months of it not actived still works on channel 100 only.

    go fig!
  3. Aug 16, 2010 #543 of 1039

    brentsg Member

    Sep 19, 2004
    Nevertheless, I called back and spoke to a different CSR. He was happy to mark my account with a note that I was to be upgraded to the new TiVo box when it's available, as a swap for my current DVR.

    I doubt it'll mean squat down the road but it doesn't ever hurt to try.
  4. Aug 20, 2010 #544 of 1039

    lvsaint New Member

    Jun 9, 2005
    Called in today to activate an R10 receiver to replace my dying Philips 708. (Crap picture on the R10 by the way, but at least no pixellation. )

    One of the people on the other end of the phone told me that Beta testing was underway on the new units and they might be available within a couple of weeks. But then talking to another person, they informed me that Tivo were no longer working with DTV and their DVR service was pretty decent.......blah blah blah.

    So. No change. Nobody working there really knows anything...
  5. Aug 20, 2010 #545 of 1039

    shibby191 New Member

    Dec 24, 2007


    Keep in mind that front line CSR's don't know *anything* about the companies long term plans and future releases. *You* know more then they do. Seriously. Asking them questions like this should be viewed as just entertainment on your part, not actually trying to get real information.

    This isn't to speak ill of the CSRs but it is a high turnover job with little training and their whole world is their call scripts. They really don't know much beyond that for the most part.
  6. Aug 27, 2010 #546 of 1039

    MannyE Dalek Sec

    Dec 7, 2001
    I'm still running my Phillips Tivo from 1999 and my two GXCEBOTs but my recently built HTPC and the constant delays of the new DirecTivo are making me wonder why I don't just cancel everything, go with my OTA for locals and download whatever I may be missing from FX or Comedy Central. Then again, I may be able to live without new episodes of Futurama after all.
  7. Aug 27, 2010 #547 of 1039

    eddyj Señor Member TCF Club

    Jun 20, 2002
    South Florida
    Every month, when I pay the DIRECTV bill, I ask myself the same question.
  8. Aug 27, 2010 #548 of 1039

    bigpuma Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2003
    Morgan Hill, CA
    If it wasn't for sports I might just get rid of DirecTV and go with some type of Apple TV type of device and netflix. Alas I have to have my live HD sports and NFLST. It's my vice. :D
  9. Aug 27, 2010 #549 of 1039

    shibby191 New Member

    Dec 24, 2007
    You can get NFL ST online only now without a DirecTV subscription so you could now get all major sports streaming (in HD) via a HTPC. So it's possible now. :)

    FYI I've had an HTPC for over a year now with just OTA, Hulu, Netflix and network web sites and I don't miss anything. Wife likes it too, especially saving over $100 a month. :D
  10. Aug 28, 2010 #550 of 1039

    bengalfreak Active Member

    Oct 20, 2002

    Only if DirecTV is not available to you for some reason.
  11. Aug 28, 2010 #551 of 1039

    shibby191 New Member

    Dec 24, 2007
    Nope, that is not a requirement. Check their FAQ online (and a big thread on DBSTalk about it). As of this season DirecTV will sell Sunday Ticket ToGo (online only) service to anybody without DirecTV, period. Doesn't matter if you can get DirecTV or not. Like they would send a tech out to check anyway, that would cost them more money then they would make selling it. ;)

    So as of now, Sunday Ticket is available to 100% of the country that either has DirecTV *or* fast enough broadband service.
  12. Sep 1, 2010 #552 of 1039

    Tigerdog1 New Member

    Jul 13, 2010
    I guess that's one of my big concerns that keeps me with DirecTV. I still get the MLB and NHL packages, but canceled the Sunday Ticket (Detroiter here, living in So Cal, you understand the priorities). I've figured out that ATT U Verse does not have my programming, but TWC cable does.

    Has anyone switched from DTV to TWC and gotten their TIVO product? Once again, I have two TIVO receivers now, but they're not HD, and I have two HDTV's, but my other five sets are not HD.

    Cost wise, it seems that I save on the phone/ internet package as I already have TWC as my ISP. At least for the two year intro, I'd save every month, but I want all my programming and a TIVO that works well with my HD and non HD sets.
  13. Sep 3, 2010 #553 of 1039

    RickL66 New Member

    May 13, 2007
    Arvada, CO
    I hate US Cable. I am so ready to switch to something else, but can't live without my Tivo. Is this Tivo/DTV still happening? (I know I should read this thread, I read about three pages, but most of you guys are going off-topic).
  14. Sep 3, 2010 #554 of 1039

    dswallow Save the Moderatоr TCF Club

    Dec 3, 2000
    Are glaciers still moving? Are mountains still rising? Is the Universe still expanding?

    Yes, and at about the same speed TiVo is making any progress on anything, if not a little faster.
  15. Sep 3, 2010 #555 of 1039

    RickL66 New Member

    May 13, 2007
    Arvada, CO
    LOL... Thanks. sigh.
  16. Sep 3, 2010 #556 of 1039

    marrone Phased Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    Melbourne, FL
    I'm holding my wife off as much as possible for going HD, and dealing with a tuner on my Hughes (yeah, there's a thread on how to fix it, I'm too chicken) because there's no good HD DirecTivos. If our TV goes, though, she's gonna wanna replace it. And I don't wanna give up my DirecTivo.

    Hurry up guys!

  17. Sep 3, 2010 #557 of 1039

    dshinnick Member

    Jun 6, 2003
    Sure would be nice to know if they're really still working on it, or have put it on the shelf for now. We're going to go satellite within the next 4 months or so, and if I don't have any indication that the new Directivo project is still alive, I'm going to have to (be forced to) go Dish.
  18. Sep 3, 2010 #558 of 1039

    Syzygy New Member

    Aug 17, 2000
    Twin Cities, MN
    On August 25, TiVo CEO Tom Rogers made a passing reference to the much-delayed MPEG-4 TiVo. These comments are from another TC thread, DirecTV HDTV TiVo Powered PVRs:
  19. Sep 4, 2010 #559 of 1039
    Ken Crane

    Ken Crane New Member

    Jun 23, 2005

    Question-and-Answer Session

    David Miller – Caris & Company

    Yes, hi, guys. Congratulations on the stellar print, just a couple of questions. Tom, could you give us a sense of what the pent-up demand is? This is just somewhat of a rhetorical question, but just your overall subjective yield of what the pent-up demand is for this DIRECTV HD-TiVo combo box that’s about to come out. Can you give us a date of what the deployment would be coming up in the late fall?

    Tom Rogers - CEO Tivo

    As to the DIRECTV box that we are developing, it’s something that we hope to be able to push out late this year. We continually hear, as DIRECTV does, from current and former TiVo subscribers through DIRECTV that they want the new HD box. We believe the demand is strong particularly among existing and former TiVo subscribers. There are a good 1.5 million or so DIRECTV subscribers who are former TiVo subscribers just to give you some sense of the number of people that have been exposed to TiVo through DIRECTV in the past. So, we are believing it will be a strong offering, once we’re able to get it out.
  20. Sep 4, 2010 #560 of 1039

    catocony Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    So, 1.5 Million ex-DirecTivo folks have either jumped ship from DirecTV in general or moved to the Hughes boxes. Great for the props in acknowledging them. Now, how about a little something for those of us still using 5 year old (minimum) gear AT THIS VERY SECOND?

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