Updates on the new DIRECTV TiVo

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

  1. Dec 8, 2010 #641 of 1039
    innocentfreak

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    I believe only people who previously accepted got the follow-up survey so it is probably more that they are looking to expand the pool.
     
  2. Dec 9, 2010 #642 of 1039
    tivoboy

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    This is just the STOCK beta survey for this forum/website creator, I have seen it many times for many other beta products. No difference in questions asked, nothing.
     
  3. Dec 9, 2010 #643 of 1039
    innocentfreak

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    Not in this case...dbstalk

    It seems it was sent specifically to people who accepted but didn't make the first cut.
     
  4. Dec 9, 2010 #644 of 1039
    tivoboy

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    I think you may have mis-understood my point. The survey that I (underscore I) got, was the same "happy with the beta" survey that I have the Centercode Connect forum templates use for many other betas, for other companies. There wasn't anything unique about it.
     
  5. Dec 28, 2010 #645 of 1039
    Draken

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    I recently called DirecTV to cancel my service. The rep handling my call asked if there was anything I wish DirecTV had done better during my 10 years with them. I said I wished they would have come out with the HD DirecTV/Tivo box sooner. The rep said: The boxes are built and are in the final testing phase for the software and should be released first quarter 2011.

    True or not, who knows. But he did offer me 3 months free with no strings or commitments to keep me as a customer until the new unit was available.

    Oh, and they are sending me a pre paid mailer as they want me to return the access cards from my units. So it looks like I don't have much time to watch what is already recored on the DVR before I lose access to it.
     
  6. Dec 28, 2010 #646 of 1039
    1999cobra

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    Promises, promises... I have heard it all before I was a customer of D-tv since 1997 until a month ago and I pulled the plug on them for me it was just the cost - i was happy with the DVR's and the menu system. However, I couldn't justify $125 a month for their service which basically only included HB and Showtime.

    Like you, I would call up and complain about the cost, and like you, they would give me freebies and like you, they will all soon run out, and you will be back to square one.

    What made it easy for me was when I moved into a new community which has fiber optics ATMC fiber optics (not Verizon). I have the full spectrum of services, two phone lines (ones a dedicated fax), nationwide unlimited calling, Broadband, and the Platinum Plus package which includes every freakin channel under the sun, as well as a DVR at a reduced cost.

    I have saved myself $80.00 over what my cable for broadband and phone and D-tv cost me together where I used to live. Now, if my choices were Comcast and or Time Warner I would not have made the switch.
     
  7. Dec 28, 2010 #647 of 1039
    Lord Vader

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    The new DirecTV/TIVO HD receiver will most likely not be released until quarter 2. It has been delayed--again. There is still a chance it may be released in the first quarter of 2011, but those chances have lessened considerably.
     
  8. Dec 28, 2010 #648 of 1039
    stevel

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    You don't need the access card to watch already recorded programs.
     
  9. Dec 28, 2010 #649 of 1039
    Draken

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    Cool, thanks Stevel. Now the wife and I don't need to rush to watch the backlog.
     
  10. Dec 28, 2010 #650 of 1039
    stevel

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    A clarification - if you have DTiVos, you don't need the access card to watch recorded programs. It will complain about it for a while but eventually will stop nagging you.

    If you have a DirecTV non-TiVo DVR, you do need service to watch.
     
  11. Dec 28, 2010 #651 of 1039
    catocony

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    I think that you can save your stuff on a DirecTV box - like an R15/R16 - if you unplug your SAT inputs before you cancel your service. I don't know if the card is still needed or not.

    Actually, why would they want the old cards back? You definitely own them, and they're mated to your DVRs. If they're afraid that you're just going to spend eternity re-watching stuff you've already recorded, well, even if true, what business is it of theirs?
     
  12. Dec 28, 2010 #652 of 1039
    stevel

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    No, you don't own the cards.
     
  13. Dec 29, 2010 #653 of 1039
    catocony

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    I wasn't aware of that, certainly as of the last time I "bought" a new card for $20. I guess I've just been renting it all these years.....
     
  14. Dec 29, 2010 #654 of 1039
    Adam1115

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    There were a lot of years where people used them to steal their service.

    You paid them to mail you a new card, you didn't buy it.
     
  15. Dec 29, 2010 #655 of 1039
    E94Allen

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    Sound expensive if they just "mail" the card.
     
  16. Dec 29, 2010 #656 of 1039
    Cudahy

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    So now we're looking at maybe March or April?
     
  17. Dec 29, 2010 #657 of 1039
    stevel

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    Of 2012?

    Not before March, at least.
     
  18. Jan 5, 2011 #658 of 1039
    iwantmyhdmitv

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    One man's opinion with which I agree.

    Source -

    http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2010/12/27/tivos-significant-role-in-2011.aspx


    "The thing is that TiVo has won so many of the skirmishes that I don't see how the company could lose the war in the end. At some point, DISH and EchoStar will probably have to cough up the cash for years of fines, late fees, and cumulative damages. The challenges will run out.

    TiVo's stock is currently trading in a low range because the latest chapter in the legal saga was a temporary defeat. When that particular delaying action is defeated (as I believe it will be), TiVo will jump again and give us bottom-feeders a nice return on our investments.

    This will probably happen in 2011, but I'm willing to sit on my shares until 2012 if need be because the payoff will be huge. Armed with an undisputable court record, TiVo will go looking for license payments from every cable and satellite operator under the sun: Pay up or remove your DVR services along with millions of subscribers! TiVo will become a licensor of DVR technologies first and an innovator second."

    Off topic comment - I've been running HR24/H24 boxes for over 2 months now. Zero glitches. The only thing keeping them from being way better than TiVo is those pesky look/feel patents that TiVo is waiting to enforce.

    Happy New Year!
     
  19. Jan 7, 2011 #659 of 1039
    EmilyEmily

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    Since the board is balking at letting me post the link to this Multichannel News story, I've doctored it a bit:

    www[dot]multichannel[dot]com/article/462088-CES_TiVo_Expects_DirecTV_HD_DVR_This_Year.php

    This low-hanging fruit has been hanging on for several years. Just had WeaKnees repair my old DirecTiVo (fortunately only small problems). I guess this article makes me feel better about waiting, since I don't care that much about HD. But who knows if these comments actually mean anything.
     
  20. Jan 7, 2011 #660 of 1039
    SullyND

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    That's an interesting quote, seeing as how the new HD DirecTiVo is supposed to have the SD interface as well.
     

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