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Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by tivoupgrade, Feb 11, 2009.
I took that as a reference to the fact that the current boxes are standard def (SD).
And here's another story that came out of CES.
I don't believe there will ever be a directv tivo
Considering we know it is currently being beta tested I don't see why you would have this opinion.
How do you know it's being tested - have you seen one in person, do you have one in your hands, or are you just repeating what you've heard and or read somewhere on the Internet ...?
Supposedly, (and I said supposedly, as I wasn't there and therefore can't say for sure) they wouldn't even reveal it at this years CES show that doesn't give me much confidence they have anything -
I believe it is being tested. But I'm also coming to believe that it isn't going to be desirable, even by TiVo fanatics.
An aquaintence of mine is involved in the beta test. I can't wait anymore and will be moving on to the stock HD directv whole home system. They win.
I can wait as I haven't made any investment in HD yet but if Steve is right and it's not recognizable as a TiVo..... But why bother with creating it at all if it's not a TiVo that is clearly distinguishable from a DTV dvr?
It exists; it's coming (not in April as originally believed); and it's not very unique. Moreover, it won't support Whole Home DVR service (MRV) and will not be much of a big thing when all is said and done.
I tend to agree with your assessment.
It'll be desirable to me. If it works like my old TiVo and provides an HD signal, that's all I need.
DirecTV is increasing my bill by $3 next month. But the e-mail didn't make that clear. I had to research the various packages to find out what is happening. One would think that an e-mail could at least be personalized to the recipient. Instead, it was all a big mystery.
That's literally the last straw. In November my bill went up $20 to $71 ($74 next month), apparently because my last call to retention expired. Waiting for the HD DirecTiVo has been a costly and disappointing effort.
Meanwhile, I got a Blu-Ray with Netflix, etc., for Christmas and my local Suddenlink Cable, one of the worst outfits in the industry, has finally offered HD here and will go all digital in mid-March. Furthermore, they have begun offering the TiVo Premiere in west Texas for about $15 per month. The present and the future look a lot brighter for cable.
Cost of adding HD cable with HD DVR to my Internet-only system is $57 per month. So, for maybe $6 per month more than I am likely to get my DirecTV bill reduced. I can have 62 analog channels, 49 HD channels, including local broadcast, and an HD DVR.
Or just forget the whole thing and go with my Blu-Ray. Suddenly, DTV has gone from first choice to third choice.
I just switched from cable to DirecTV. TWC raised my bill for the second time in the past year. It was the last straw.
I'm hoping the new TiVo comes soon, but my expectations regarding its features have dwindled.
Can't tell from your post whether you're saying it won't support the between-DVR features and protocols to allow it to share functionality with other DTV DVRs, or with other TiVo's, or both.
Like many of you, I am sick and tired of cable and waiting for the HDTivo to drop so I can switch back to D*. Problem is how long to wait? If HDTivo won't drop before the summer, I will install D* now and then upgrade my receivers. I can otherwise wait 2-3 months to switch when HDTivo is ready. Any suggestions? Also, if you had to install D* right now, who would you call to install? I'm in the tri state (NYC) area... Thanks for any suggestions / thoughts.
From DirecTV this morning:
For your reference, we are working with TiVo to develop a new HD DVR. The details are still being determined, but for now we can tell you that the new receiver will have:
-Access to over 160 HD channels
-DIRECTV CINEMA, with thousands of shows and movies to watch instantly
-TiVo's Universal Swivel Search
In addition, we expect the new receiver to launch in early 2011 and we will provide more information as soon as it is available. To receive updates on the new TiVo HD DVR, sign up at: see posts above
I talked to one of their techs but she couldn't provide any other info. Steve
Looks like that's from this link:
Anyone remember when that changed? I wonder how accurate the "early" still is.
It's interesting they don't mention 3D. Of course, they don't mention plenty of features that it will likely have, and 3D doesn't sound terribly hard to implement, but they push so hard on that in other avenues.
People please - how long has it been, how long does it need to be before you realize what's up?
For me, no MRV would be a deal breaker. I haven't switched to HD yet, because I still have picture tube TV's in the house. I'm slowly moving over to HD sets, but nothing's pushed me over to HD satellite.
But it's important to me to be able to record on one DVR and watch on another. I like Tivo's MRV, but could live with the streaming that DirecTV supports.
Yea, not only does it need MRV, but it needs to integrated with whole house DVR. That feature is a must have for us now...