Updates on the new DIRECTV TiVo

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

  1. Dec 7, 2011 #961 of 1039
    lxtasy

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    I want Direct*, have heard about this new Tivo box that has been in the works for some time and now it is here. For a new subscriber who Direct* really wants to join their family and get my $$$$, which box is really "better", the THR22 or the HR24? Right now I have TWC HD DVR in 2 rooms - Family Room / Master BR and just a HD box in my daughters room. Most of the recording occurs in the family room, but we really double record (same show on both the Family Room / Master BR DVR's) because we always seem to have a issue over everyone wanting to watch their show. Do I assume correctly that the THR22 box is not a "whole house DVR" system? Of course cost is a major concern, but I do want to get what everyone will be happy with on the 1st try as I don't want to be trying to change later on for some ridiculous amount of $$$. Advise? Feedback? Questions for me?
     
  2. Dec 7, 2011 #962 of 1039
    sloan

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    We don't know. The THR22 don't come out until tomorrow in select markets. And only some markets.

    If I were in your shoes, then.

    1. If Whole-House was what I wanted, you only have one choice. But you gotta pay for it. I have multiple HD-DVR's in my house. But the whole house feature isn't worth the price. You should also research the ethernet requirements for whole house.

    2. Other than that, I'd get the new directv/tivo unit. The Tivo interface remains the best (In my single humble opinion).

    But that's me. I've had some version of a Tivo since 2001 in my house. The first time the 12 hour unit went on sale at Circuit City, I got one. Wow, 12 hours of standard def tv shows. That was a long time ago.
     
  3. Dec 7, 2011 #963 of 1039
    ncted

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    I'd also consider the HR34 whole home system they are about to release. It has 5 tuners that can playback in up to 4 rooms.

    http://www.satelliteguys.us/directv-forum/272992-directv-hr34-home-media-center-launches.html

    That said, I am planning to leave my HS24 whole-home goodness for a pair of Premiers with OTA as it is just getting too expensive to pay for cable/satellite every month. Just waiting out the contract right now. Maybe by the time I am ready, streaming from one Tivo to another will be working. :)

    -Ted
     
  4. Dec 7, 2011 #964 of 1039
    eleventeen

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    Customer Service officially knows they are being released tomorrow to select markets, opening up to others "at a later date". I was on the phone this afternoon about another issue and asked and they had just gotten an email but it didn't have any details yet on the markets or ZIP codes covered when she went to check into it further for me. Guess we'll find that out tomorrow.
     
  5. Dec 7, 2011 #965 of 1039
    nasafella

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    Looking back at the first post in this thread, how many people who signed up for email updates from DirecTV on this new box actually got an email update.
    Show of hands? Anyone? Anyone?
     
  6. Dec 7, 2011 #966 of 1039
    stevel

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    I would not make any assumptions about the interface, speed or much else until the THR22 hits the market and there are real-world reviews. I am sure they will show up soon. As I've said before, look at the disaster that was the Comcast TiVo for an example of what could go wrong.
     
  7. Dec 7, 2011 #967 of 1039
    HiDefGator

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    The hardware in the HR24 is faster than the 22. Now maybe Tivo's software is just so slick it will make the 22 seem as fast as a 24. That remains to be seen. But I would still want the HR24 myself.
     
  8. Dec 8, 2011 #968 of 1039
    ronsch

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    I too am going to wait for the reviews. I am just a plain SD TiVo user still depending primarily on my Series 1 DSR6000, an HDR312(DirecTV & Comcast Basic) and two Series 2 SAs one with Comcast Basic and the other hooked up to DirecTV.

    Whole House - Don't need it although now with two Series 2 boxes I have transferred a couple of programs. Nice Feature but don't need it.

    No Kid Zone, Game Search, You Tube - Don't care in the least.

    Basic TiVo Features - Unlimited SP, Wishlists, Suggestions, etc. That's what I'm looking for!

    Am a little disappointed that it only has a 500GB drive. I use a 500GB drive in my DSR6000 and one of the Series 2 SA.

    The decision will be between the THR22 with DirecTV and a 4-tuner Premiere Elite with a 2TB drive with full-blown Comcast instead of just Basic and all of the TiVo features.

    The only thing I lose by dropping DirecTV is NFL Sunday Ticket and as long as I can get Red Zone from Comcast I can live with that. I will wait for the reviews but I can't see the THR22 being a better choice under any scenario.
     
  9. Dec 8, 2011 #969 of 1039
    Rainy Dave

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    Just checked my account on DirecTV.com. I can order a "TiVo HD-DVR from DIRECTV" if I wanted one.

    So..they have hit the market (in selected areas). :)
     
  10. Dec 8, 2011 #970 of 1039
    sloan

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    This is the feature I am very curious about with the new directv/hd/tivo boxes. If I can do that, then that would satisfy that once in a while need to get one show from one box to the other.

    The TivoHD and Tivo-Premiere allow for this as well I think.

    I think the TivoHD can pull shows off of a Series2, and a Series2 can pull ANALOG shows off of the TivoHD. Obviously, the Series2 cannot pull digital shows off of the TivoHD. That would trying to play a CD in a cassette boom-box.

    But if the new directv/hd/tivo machines have the same copy-from functionality that the TivoHD/Premiere/Series2 has, that might be the tipping point for me.
     
  11. Dec 8, 2011 #971 of 1039
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  12. Dec 8, 2011 #972 of 1039
    eleventeen

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    I bit the bullet and ordered, I need a new dish so they'll be here tomorrow to install hopefully. I'll keep everybody posted. I'm running a HD DirecTivo and SD DirecTivo now and they are both dying....again.
     
  13. Dec 8, 2011 #973 of 1039
    sloan

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    Thank you! Looking forward to the report.
     
  14. Dec 8, 2011 #974 of 1039
    CuriousMark

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    Nope, DirecTV has that feature disabled.
     
  15. Dec 8, 2011 #975 of 1039
    litzdog911

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    Unfortunately they do not.
     
  16. Dec 8, 2011 #976 of 1039
    sloan

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    :mad:

    That stinks.
     
  17. Dec 8, 2011 #977 of 1039
    Alecp

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    I got an email today at noon (EST). Not sure if it was because I was signed up, or if it was just a mass email to all DirecTV subs. Copy of text below:

    If anyone cares about my plans:
    I'll be patiently awaiting the nationwide rollout since I'm not in one of the lucky markets. I have a HD non-DVR receiver that I'll be looking to upgrade. I still have two SD Tivo boxes (a S1 and S2, been successfully running since ~2002&2004ish? - knock on wood*) - I'm reluctant to retire them because I only have one HD TV (waiting to upgrade until I move) and I currently have them available for watching in multiple rooms of the house (thanks to an IR repeater system and a coax (?) modulator). Don't think I could pull off a similar system with the HD Tivo, which would be a major bummer. It's nice to have flexibility on which room to watch your shows in. (guess I could get that with the multi-room system (MRV?) but the Tivo doesn't have that).

    *I attribute the longevity of my S1 (upgraded w/ 2nd drive) and S2 DTivos to luck, but also to the fact that they're kept in the basement, with a dehumidifier running near-by. So it's a relatively cool, dust free, and dry environment. Perfect for electronics like that.
     
  18. Dec 8, 2011 #978 of 1039
    spudly

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    And if you (like me) are paying $0 for DVR service becuase you bought the lifetime option back in 2000 then pressume we still would then have to pay the extra $5.

    Also in my case I'd have to pay the HD fee because I've been living in the SD world with my original DirecTivo's.
     
  19. Dec 8, 2011 #979 of 1039
    sloan

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    Excellent question. That one will take a lawyer or some lawyer-esque-ness I think. No, I didn't get that option back in 2000.

    I think you should fight and try to get the new Tivo boxes and not pay the $7/month fee. That would rock.
     
  20. Dec 8, 2011 #980 of 1039
    RickL66

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    I got the email from TiVo today not DirecTV. I think both places offered the option to let me know when it's out, but I asked on TiVo's site.
     

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