Updates on the new DIRECTV TiVo

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

  1. Sep 5, 2010 #561 of 1039
    fasTLane

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    I will give them until 3rd quarter 2012. If my 5 year old HR10-250 hangs on until then, I will be impressed.
     
  2. Sep 6, 2010 #562 of 1039
    Syzygy

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    My over-6-year-old HR10-250 still performs flawlessly every day (for my wife). Every few months or so, it might need to be rebooted.

    I sure hope the new MPEG-4 TiVo isn't delayed until 3rd quarter 2012.
     
  3. Sep 7, 2010 #563 of 1039
    HiDefGator

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    I think after 5 years with the same box they lump you into that group of grandmothers who will never upgrade no matter what new box comes along.
     
  4. Sep 7, 2010 #564 of 1039
    Syzygy

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    Fiddlesticks! I gave my original 14-hour Series 1 TiVo from 1999 (which I had field-modified to 76 hours) to my son in 2004, and he's using it right now.
     
  5. Sep 7, 2010 #565 of 1039
    fasTLane

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    Young Whippersnapper!!

    All the grandma's I know are on Dish network with NO interest in time shift tech. LOL :p:p
     
  6. Sep 7, 2010 #566 of 1039
    rhuntington3

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    My Series1 DirecTivo from 2001 is still working fine although it did get a new hard drive in 2006.
     
  7. Sep 8, 2010 #567 of 1039
    msmart

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    I use our S2 TCD540040 in conjunction with our DirecTV R16-300 DVR.

    Stuff we want to download to our PC gets recorded on the TiVo, stuff to watch then delete is recorded on the R16. You have to watch the scheduling to make sure there's no conflicts and the R16 has to stay on all the time, other than that it works great.

    It would be nice to have it all in one box though. The TiVo user interface is so much better than DirecTV's.
     
  8. Sep 9, 2010 #568 of 1039
    rolybert

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    All I can say is thank heavens for my 400 hour modded DSR-704. Without wishlists I would have missed the fact that Spike TV was running "Voyager" reruns Now I have the entire series:):up: As well as every episode of the "Simpsons"

    I hope the New HD TiVo comes out and is so great that we will never speak of those other DVR's again:D;)

    Or at least the praises of TiVo can return;)
     
  9. Sep 9, 2010 #569 of 1039
    rolybert

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    Yup they really are great devices. Especially if you were lucky enough to get in on the lifetime service.

    IMO The ones that are praising the D* boxes that are reaping the reward of that lifetime should remember where they done got it from:D:D Directivo.;)
     
  10. Sep 21, 2010 #570 of 1039
    Gunnyman

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    Here's an interesting datapoint.
    I was invited today to participate in a Beta Test for the New Directivo. Sadly I can't participate as I no longer have Directv. But at least we know the hardware exists! :)
     
  11. Sep 21, 2010 #571 of 1039
    magnus

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    That's cool (somewhat). I never thought that Directv was ever going to have another Tivo box. Maybe my sister will get one of them. Still wonder if it's just a software update to the existing Directv boxes though.

     
  12. Sep 21, 2010 #572 of 1039
    Lord Vader

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    As a longtime DirecTV customer (from the mid-1990s) and longtime TIVO user, I'd love to beta test a new DirecTIVO.

    ;););)
     
  13. Sep 22, 2010 #573 of 1039
    fasTLane

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    I registered to beta test. Not lucky enough to be chosen.
     
  14. Sep 22, 2010 #574 of 1039
    Lord Vader

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    I didn't even know one could register.
     
  15. Sep 22, 2010 #575 of 1039
    innocentfreak

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    Not sure you will be invited to beta test again though by mentioning it, but still it is good to hear it is out there.

    You register at http://www.tivo.com/beta
     
  16. Sep 22, 2010 #576 of 1039
    stevel

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    Registering is no guarantee of being chosen. I registered for this some time ago.
     
  17. Sep 22, 2010 #577 of 1039
    dswallow

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    Keeping the registration updated helps.

    And not registering is something of a guarantee of not being chosen. :)
     
  18. Sep 22, 2010 #578 of 1039
    Syzygy

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    It's OK to say there's a beta test, and it's OK to say you are not a beta tester. It's only after you acknowledge the NDA that you have to stop talking about it.

    I registered too, long ago. No word on being chosen or not.

    I did get an email from TiVo about a Coyote beta test — just yesterday. What's a TiVo Coyote?
     
  19. Sep 22, 2010 #579 of 1039
    CuriousMark

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    It is probably just a code name. That way it can be talked about without giving away what it is that is being tested.
     
  20. Sep 24, 2010 #580 of 1039
    Athenian

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    After numerous struggles, my parents have made it clear that they want something else -- anything else -- to replace the 2 R15s they got as protection plan replacements for their DTiVos last year. We had a fiasco last week when DirecTV proposed swapping them but that came to naught when the installer said the remaining TiVo would have to go too.

    As of this morning, I've pretty much decided to suspend their DirecTV service and try U-Verse. Their DSL speed will double, net telephone charges will decrease and there's no contract for the TV service that will cost about the same. I'm going to stop by an AT&T office this afternoon to see the interface but don't see how it could be worse than what they have now. Even if it's not as good as Tivo's, finally getting On Demand and MRV would mitigate the disadvantages. I figure that if they really don't like it, I can switch them back to DirecTV when the new TiVo boxes are released.
     

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