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Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by tivoupgrade, Feb 11, 2009.
I have the HR23-700. Should I complain?
You can complain, but don't get your hopes up. There's no guarantee of a specific model - you get what the installer is handed at the depot.
That said, the new HDUI makes all the older HR2x models feel much faster.
You'll be happier with the speed once you get updated to the new HD user interface. In the mean time there are some tricks that can speed that up by a few seconds. Post back if you want those, or search the DirecTV Support Forum.
OnDemand is only downloadable on DVRs because a hard drive is required. But if you have Whole Home DVR service, then all of your other HD DVRs/Receivers can view those shows once they're downloaded on one of the HD DVRs.
Is the HD UI rolling out? I noticed via Sling that my office DVR had gotten an update (the NP list was reset to newest first - why can't that stick over updates?) but obviously I couldn't tell if it was the new GUI (SB is on the S-video out). Or is it still just for folks doing the BE only?
So far as the model, if you go through a re-seller, you can get the exact equipment you want. When I switched back to DTV, I went the Robert at Value Electronics and got all HR24/H24's for our setup and a price within noise of what I could have done via DTV promotions.
When is the HD interface getting rolled out?
It's rolling out now, but it's a very slow rollout, expected to take into January.
100% admissible!?!? SOLD!
Are you sure they didn't mean submersible?
I see they've got the pricing rigged to screw TiVo.
Yeah, at this point in the worlds history I figure this is going to be a BUST. More money for LESS functionality? Does that make ANY sense? this is basically JUST and MPEG-4 H10-250. Fail.
Re: pricing...DANG! Am I understanding this? You mean the TiVo is $22 a month HIGHER than the D*TV HD DVR - or does the D*TV version also require the $17/month for the HD Access and DVR fee (making the TiVo only $5 more/month)?
The new Tivo will be $5 more per month.
Do you buy this thing or rent it from DirecTV?
Is that $7 per month basically a bribe to DirecTV to let you use a DVR of any sort?
Is that $5 to TiVo to use their software, but you pay DirecTV something else to get them to get the listings from Tribune Media Services and send them on to you?
But it has the "beloved sound effects" and the peanut remote. That's gotta be worth $5/month to some people.
I just happen to not be in that group.
You know, the remote would actually be a pretty big deal for us - we used to love the peanut remote. But our system got to be too complex, so we wound up switching to a Harmony remote - somewhat peanut-shaped, with tons of features. It took about a week to get used to it and now it's all we use. The rare times that I have to use the DirecTV remote makes me very thankful we don't have to use it on a daily basis - it sucks!
The sound effects on the HR10-250 never worked via the digital optical audio connection, so I wonder if they'll work on the new DirecTivo. The HR2x DVRs also have sound effects, so I guess it's technologically possible.
Supposedly the new Tivo peanut remote will also work with the DirecTV HD DVRs.
Pretty sure it's a lease arrangement, not owned.
$7/mo applies for as many DVRs as you want on your account, not per DVR.
$5/mo Tivo fee is probably an opportunistic adder, or perhaps part of the contract with Tivo.
Initially, the HR10-250 sound effects did not work over the digital audio connection. A later enhancement made them work over the optical and HDMI audio paths. We still use them that way.