Updates on the new DIRECTV TiVo

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

  1. Sep 19, 2011 #861 of 1039
    jonbig

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    I've been waiting for the new HD DirecTiVos for years now, but my HDVR2s are slowly becoming less reliable (many disk swaps, power supply replacements and tuner repairs).

    I finally got my dream HD home theater setup and SD looks pretty crappy on it.

    Now that the new TiVo Premiere Elite is almost on the market, there's a hard deadline for DirecTV to put up or I'm going to have to go to cable.
     
  2. Sep 19, 2011 #862 of 1039
    weaknees

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    We think the Premieres are great units, but I'm not really sure what the Elite specifically offers to have you draw a line in the sand. No DirecTV DVR at this point has four tuners . . .
     
  3. Sep 20, 2011 #863 of 1039
    jonbig

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    I need at least three tuners for what I record, so the Elite makes buying a standalone TiVo more cost effective to get what I need:

    2 Premiere XL with lifetime service = $798 x 2 = $1594
    1 Premiere Elite with lifetime service = $998
     
  4. Sep 20, 2011 #864 of 1039
    litzdog911

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    The upcoming HR34 will have five tuners.
     
  5. Sep 20, 2011 #865 of 1039
    rumpleteazer

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    I'm not up to date on SWM and networking. In order to make use of the 5 tuners will I have to have more than 2 cables run to the HR34?

    I have all of the cables from the satellite running into my basement and then two lines out to each of my 4 devices from there.
     
  6. Sep 20, 2011 #866 of 1039
    stevel

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    One cable for the HR34. SWM required.
     
  7. Sep 20, 2011 #867 of 1039
    mercurial

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    Right but if you have the standard SWM8 they provide, you can't have more than 3 other tuners active (mix of other DVRs and standard recievers, I think DECAs count to but I'm not certain).
     
  8. Sep 20, 2011 #868 of 1039
    ayrton911

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    Do we know if DirecTV TiVo will be able to support 3D channels?

    I would love to return to a TiVo interface, but I want 3D capability.
     
  9. Sep 21, 2011 #869 of 1039
    bearbig

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    I have a question regarding all of the newer DTV DVR's. Do they allow you to "save to VCR" as my old TIVO unit does? I use this feature to save to DVD .
    I really really really want a new DTV TIVO unit.

    Thanks
     
  10. Sep 21, 2011 #870 of 1039
    stevel

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    The word from DBStalk is that the new DTiVo will not support 3D at launch. The hardware is capable of it so possibly later. I would not want to bet on it.
     
  11. Sep 22, 2011 #871 of 1039
    litzdog911

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    Tivo's "save to VCR" feature simply disabled most of the remote control commands to avoid accidentally bringing up menus while dubbing from the Tivo to your VCR. You can also dub your recordings from the newer DirecTV DVRs to your VCR or DVD Recorder. You just have to be careful with the remote to avoid bringing up unwanted menu displays while dubbing.
     
  12. Sep 25, 2011 #872 of 1039
    drmanny3

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    You may recall from several of my posts that I am trying to get three working Hr10-250 units for my parents. We had at one time three units but two of them bit the dust. I have purchased about 4 additional units getting 1 or 1 1/2 good units out of all of them. Currently one unit that works correctly is going through a period where it constantly reboots. I recall several months ago that there was a problem and then a fix was developed and deployed by Direct TV and Tivo. I have since put this unit into service. Prior to that I had not been used for at least 2 years. The software is 6.3 Any ideas on what I can do to stop the reboot? Otherwise it works just find.

    Unit two: I initially put a card in by going through the process of ordering it from Direct TV. It worked for a while and then began to freeze for a second then work again. Then the card stopped being read as current. Direct TV sent out another card and now there is no longer a message saying the card is not current. However the picture will still break up every few seconds to a minute. It then seems to catch up and everything works again. I tried to see if it was one of the tuners. So I started to record one station where the problem occurred. I then tried to watch another channel thinking this would require the other tuner. Still no change. There are some programs that were recorded by the previous owner. They play back without a problem. Any ideas? The software is 6.4 on this one.

    Manny
     
  13. Oct 8, 2011 #873 of 1039
    magcon

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    So its October............ Is this going to happen this month ? Been waiting so long. Really tired of DTV DVR about to go elsewhere, but really want to see this new dtv/tivo but I dont think it will ever see the light of day:confused:
    You experts let me know whats up
     
  14. Oct 9, 2011 #874 of 1039
    litzdog911

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    No new news. This year? We'll see.
     
  15. Oct 9, 2011 #875 of 1039
    unitron

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    Have you closely inspected the power supplies for "capacitor disease"?
     
  16. Oct 9, 2011 #876 of 1039
    drmanny3

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    Is this a common issue with the hr10-250? Are there certain capacitors to check?
    Manny
     
  17. Oct 10, 2011 #877 of 1039
    puffdaddy

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    Looks like tivo has developed support for this on the new DirecTiVo: /tvbin/HpkAtscUsbDaemon
     
  18. Oct 26, 2011 #878 of 1039
    Tigerdog1

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    Figured.
     
  19. Oct 26, 2011 #879 of 1039
    unitron

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    It's a common issue with a lot of consumer electronics (TiVo power supplies, LCD computer monitors and televisions, computer motherboards, and other stuff), and has been since the late '90s.

    Go look at this

    http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Repair-a-Hughes-HDVR2-Tivo-Power-Supply/

    then go to badcaps.net to learn how to look for visual signs of capacitor disease.

    lcdalternatives also has good info on the problem.

    Generally the large capacitors on the side of the power supply with the connector for the cable that goes to the motherboard are the likely suspects.

    The big capacitor on the AC input side that has a sticker listing the output voltages seems to come from a higher quality source, I've never read of anyone having to replace it.
     
  20. Nov 1, 2011 #880 of 1039
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