Updates on the new DIRECTV TiVo

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

  1. Dec 6, 2011 #921 of 1039
    sloan

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    http://www.engadget.com/2011/12/06/directvs-tivo-ready-to-return-december-8th-in-a-few-markets/

    I know, it's old news. I'm just excited. I finally retired 2 Phillips 708's (Standard Def) units (replaced with HR-34) because of TV upgrades.
    I've made peace with the directv hd-dvr's. But I love and miss the Tivo/Directv units.

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    Unfortunately, I'm not in one of these markets:
    :<

    Chicago IL
    Denver CO
    Los Angeles CA
    New York NY
    Philadelphia PA
    Phoenix AZ
    Sacramento CA
    San Francisco CA
    Seattle WA
    Washington DC
     
  2. Dec 6, 2011 #922 of 1039
    bigpuma

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    I figured at this point they would just drop the additional fee for TiVo. I can't believe they are going to charge an additional $5/month for a device that is has fewer features. It will be interesting to see how many people go for it.
     
  3. Dec 6, 2011 #923 of 1039
    cfryer

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    I am seriously considering this as a replacement for my Series 3. Those of you using Directv now forget that Comcast is almost always more expensive for the same services as Directv. Even with the $5 extra, it might be less expensive for those of us on Comcast.
     
  4. Dec 6, 2011 #924 of 1039
    sloan

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    Depending on where you live:

    1. Hook up an antenna to your Series3.
    2. And go for the directv/tivo unit.
    Then enjoy the best of both worlds.
    Free OTA/HD for most network shows.
    Directv for everything else.



    I have this antenna. I'm under 40 miles to the antenna towers though.
    http://www.gomohu.com/
    Check Amazon for reviews.

    I have this setup.
    I have a TivoHD with antenna only.
    And a directv HR-XX.
    Netflix comes in on the TivoHD during the summer months. (I subscribe during the summer only, when there are less new shows running).
     
  5. Dec 6, 2011 #925 of 1039
    sloan

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    Some people just love Tivo. And miss their HR-250's.

    I'm ok with the price, because I know directv has to pay Tivo a service fee per receiver, and their passing the costs to the customer. I'll take that over not having a Tivo option.

    And there is now alot of CSR training that has to happen to support 2 different family of devices (HR-xx vs THR-xx).
     
  6. Dec 6, 2011 #926 of 1039
    Cudahy

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    So this Wednesday(December 8th) I can call DirecTV and get the new Tivo!
    It's about time.
     
  7. Dec 6, 2011 #927 of 1039
    HiDefGator

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    All Directv boxes pay the $7 per month charge. DVR, non-DVR, doesn't matter. The only difference with this box is there is an additional $5 Tivo fee. Directv may let Tivo sell DVR's but they are not going to take any less for themselves if you do chose the Tivo.
     
  8. Dec 6, 2011 #928 of 1039
    sloan

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    Only certain markets to start:

    Chicago IL
    Denver CO
    Los Angeles CA
    New York NY
    Philadelphia PA
    Phoenix AZ
    Sacramento CA
    San Francisco CA
    Seattle WA
    Washington DC

    I don't think there is a timeline for other markets.
    It's kinda a big experiment right now.
     
  9. Dec 6, 2011 #929 of 1039
    Lord Vader

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    Many here are going to be very disappointed when they find out how plain and featureless this thing really is.
     
  10. Dec 6, 2011 #930 of 1039
    stevel

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    Not so. The $7 charge per account is to enable DVR service on all DVRs on that account. If you don't have any DVRs, no $7 charge.
     
  11. Dec 6, 2011 #931 of 1039
    sloan

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    Correct.

    The $7 DVR fee is "per account", not per receiver.
    So if you have 1 or 2 or 6 DVR's on your account, you pay $7.

    The $10 HD fee is "per account". If you lease a HD receiver, or HD-DVR, you must pay the fee. I have no idea what happens if you lease a HD-DVR, then say "I don't want HD anymore", if they swap out your HD receivers or SD receivers or just let you use the HD receivers (in SD mode).

    The $5 Tivo fee is "per account" as well I believe. And not per machine.

    If you have a directv (non tivo) HD-DVR (HR-xx), then you're most likely already paying the $17 ($7 + $10) already.

    So at the end of the day, a Directv/Tivo will add $5 to your monthly bill "per account".
     
  12. Dec 6, 2011 #932 of 1039
    pmyers

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    Just tell me that I can have more than 50 "season passes" and I'll throw my DirecTV dvr in the trash right now and get the new Tivo unit!
     
  13. Dec 6, 2011 #933 of 1039
    HiDefGator

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    OK. But there is also a mirroring fee right? That is per box. So the new Tivco would have the mirroring fee plus the tivo fee. Unless it was the first and only box.
     
  14. Dec 6, 2011 #934 of 1039
    Wil

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    The point is the differential, the increment. It's $5, can't be stretched.
     
  15. Dec 6, 2011 #935 of 1039
    sluciani

    sluciani TiVowner Since '99

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    That's my understanding as well.
    So actually $5 + $6/month, if it's an additional box on the account.
     
  16. Dec 6, 2011 #936 of 1039
    sluciani

    sluciani TiVowner Since '99

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    According to this site, you can have more than 50 SPs.

    I'm guessing you're not a WHDVR customer now?
     
  17. Dec 6, 2011 #937 of 1039
    pmyers

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    well I don't know what WHDVR stands for so I would assume not. I just have the standard DirecTV DVR that's been around forever (that I'm not a big fan of).
     
  18. Dec 6, 2011 #938 of 1039
    pmyers

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    wow...didn't notice until I went to you link that it's going to cost me $199 to "upgrade" to this.

    I don't think I hate what I have THAT much
     
  19. Dec 6, 2011 #939 of 1039
    eddyj

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    I have called a couple of times and the "deal" they have offered makes it only $150. :rolleyes: I don't want it that much either.
     
  20. Dec 6, 2011 #940 of 1039
    litzdog911

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    Or via an authorized dealer, like Solid Signal and Value Electronics. $399.
     

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