Updates on the new DIRECTV TiVo

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

  1. Nov 1, 2011 #881 of 1039
    tarman

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    DIRECTV TiVO THR22 High Definition MPEG-4 HD-DVR (THR-22)
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    Model: THR22
    Availability: Currently Not Available
     
  2. Nov 2, 2011 #882 of 1039
    litzdog911

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  3. Nov 13, 2011 #883 of 1039
    Davisadm

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    I've been a DTV customer for many years.

    I, like others have been waiting over 3 years for the new DirecTV/TiVo.

    Called CS again today asking when, finally, will the new TiVo be out which has been promised for over 3 years. Got the same standard answer "We don't work with TiVo anymore, but have great DVRs available". I replied that "Yes, you are working with TiVo, I want to know when the THR-22 will be available?" After a bit of silence, he replied that the THR-22 is in the system as of 11/3, will be $199 and an additional $5 per month, but the release date is not yet listed. He seemed very surprised that there will be a TiVo! Then he said if you do a search on DTVs web site for TiVo, you will find the info, stating release in 2011.

    //support.directv.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/77/

    Nothing concrete on this page. It says "We are optimistic that the new TiVo HD DVR from DIRECTV will be available for purchase in calendar year 2011".
    I will believe it when it actually happens.

    I have given myself a deadline till the end of the year. If nothing is announced, I'm canceling service, getting the Premiere Elite, and going with cable. And if the new unit does not have all the features available with the HR**s, as has been written about in length, I probably will go with cable anyway.
     
  4. Nov 22, 2011 #884 of 1039
    innocentfreak

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    TiVo's earnings press release today mentions the DirecTiVo. According to what DTV has told TiVo, it will be limited markets for fieldtrials/testing in December with an early rollout in 2012.
     
  5. Nov 22, 2011 #885 of 1039
    farmdwg

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    I'll believe it when I see it. This could be yet another delay. They've been promising this thing for over 2 years.
     
  6. Nov 22, 2011 #886 of 1039
    innocentfreak

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    It is DirecTVs offering so as TiVo has said in the past it is up to them to announce when it is coming.
     
  7. Nov 22, 2011 #887 of 1039
    BrettStah

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  8. Nov 23, 2011 #888 of 1039
    DatacomGuy

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    I just got DTV and I'm miserable with this crap dvr setup. It's horrible.

    I hope this comes soon. It's going to be a long two years.
     
  9. Nov 23, 2011 #889 of 1039
    litzdog911

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    Welcome to TivoCommunity!

    Feel free to start a new thread here with more information about your current DVR setup problems and maybe we can help.
     
  10. Nov 23, 2011 #890 of 1039
    unitron

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    Is that Carson's old producer?
     
  11. Nov 23, 2011 #891 of 1039
    unitron

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    I think his current DVR problem is that for the time being he's stuck with the one from DirecTV.:rolleyes:
     
  12. Nov 23, 2011 #892 of 1039
    Rainy Dave

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    Which for thousands of people isn't a problem.

    I went from DirecTiVos to the DirecTV HR2xs. The only regret I have is that I held onto the DirecTiVos so long.

    So maybe, just maybe, litzdog911 was offering to help.
     
  13. Nov 23, 2011 #893 of 1039
    BrettStah

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    No, it's Howard Jarvis... he had a cameo role in the classic comedy Airplane! - in the beginning of the movie, he's shown leaving the airport and hailing a taxi. He hops in just as the taxi driver gets out of the taxi (the driver turns out to be the main character of the movie, and he's trying to stop his long-time girlfriend from flying away after dumping him).

    Well, the main character winds up needing to buy a ticket and getting onto the same flight as his girlfriend, so the dude in the taxi is still outside waiting in the taxi. The meter is running the whole time.

    At the end of the movie, they show him still in the taxi, vowing to only give the taxi driver 20 more minutes to return.

    So I posted that image of him because seeing this thread pop up, and seeing how long some people are waiting for this new DVR to finally ship, reminded me of that part of Airplane!... makes sense now? :)

    Here's a youtube video that has all of Howard Jarvis' scenes spliced together:

    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fP_m7BoYDBY[/media]
     
  14. Nov 23, 2011 #894 of 1039
    unitron

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    It looked kind of like Freddie de Cordova, producer of the Tonight Show for years and years.

    Unless (and it's not at all impossible) my memory ain't what I think it is.:eek:
     
  15. Nov 24, 2011 #895 of 1039
    fasTLane

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    That's it. :up:
     
  16. Nov 24, 2011 #896 of 1039
    jpcamaro70

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    It's not too bad once you get to know it. I felt the same way when i went from old directivo to d10. But once you get used to it, it's not all that bad. And, consider the alternatives, DTV happens to have pretty good dvr's compared to others.

    Better idea, play with someones cable sa-8300 and you'll think the HR2x is a powerhouse.
     
  17. Nov 30, 2011 #897 of 1039
    DatacomGuy

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    I'll have to verify the model # when I get home, for the one that I have.

    However.. It is the slowest piece of crap i've ever used. The 7-10 second delay between the selection via remote and the actual execution on the device is enough to make me want to set it on fire.

    And I don't understand why "on demand" stuff is only available on the main DVR and not the remote boxes, but this is quickly becoming a deal breaker for me also. I digress.

    Very disappointed right now. I've had the 8300 and it was light years above the one I have now. I just left FIOS, and that DVR setup is, by miles, the best setup i've ever experienced and i'm really missing it right now. :(
     
  18. Nov 30, 2011 #898 of 1039
    fasTLane

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    Left FIOS? That and Tivo would be darn good IMO.
     
  19. Nov 30, 2011 #899 of 1039
    DatacomGuy

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    I had no choice.. moved from Florida to atlanta. Atlanta market is a complete monopoly.

    Comcast or DTV.. And when it came to channel selection, DTV was far superior for the money. But they are both horrible.. and money wise, about the same give-or-take. There is AT&T U-Verse or whatever its called, but everyone I talked to urged me strongly to avoid it, so I never even looked much more in to it. No verizon in Georgia from what I can tell, ATT owns the FTTx world.

    Same problem with broadband here. Two choices in MOST areas. Just so happens, my suburb doesn't get one of the options, so i'm forced to Comcast. $55 a month for standard broadband. Such a racket. Blown away at the way the utilities are setup here.
     
  20. Nov 30, 2011 #900 of 1039
    ncted

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    If you just got a new install, you should have gotten the HR24 which shouldn't be too slow. If they gave you something earlier than that, I would complain. I got D* last year, and they gave me 2 HR24s. They're not perfect, but they're better than anything from Scientific Atlanta or Motorola. Still, I'd prefer a Tivo.

    -Ted
     

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